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    December 08, 2008

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    goldmedalmel

    Stein, I saw that pic with the caption..... Pretty &%#$ funny.

    Robin, we don't swim fifty strokes because they are not on the OLYMPIC schedule. USA Swimming is focused entirely on performing at the OLYMPICS.
    (If any one else has an explanation, I'd like to hear it. I'm 99% sure my answer is correct.)

    maly

    swimming is getting more coverage on french tv since 2004 and the 3 medals of laure manaudou , since 2006 , the french public tv has shown live the evening session of the europeen long course championship and since melbourne in 2007 we are getting the evening session of the world championship live. this weekend , the french public tv will be showing live the evening session for the first time instead of on their web site. eurosport have signed with the french swimming federation to show the long and short course championship to 2012. i am glad tha swimming is getting more coverage on french tv.

    Megan

    Wow! Has France always been this into swimming? Or is it a new found appreciation since Beijing like it is here in the US?

    The men's 50 fly...whoa! Serious competition there. Now *that* is exciting. Same with the 100 free. So many records fell and I can feel the buzz that France is making in the swimming world.

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this and writing with such passion! I felt like I was there! :)

    Robin

    Pardon my newbie ignorance, but why do the French (or is it all the Europeans?) race 50m sprints in the strokes besides freestyle, and we don't in the U.S.? Just curious and I'm having a hard time finding anything with the search terms I've tried.

    Stein

    Well, this photo certainly had the most accurate title.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/guyomedw/2842413089/

    Stein

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