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Russia stripped of hosting world junior swimming championships

By Mitchelle Nwanneka, 5:27am

FINA, has reportedly pulled the world junior championships from Russia Monday 28, 2022 and has said no other events will be held in the country “if this grave crisis continues”.

Swimming powerhouse Australia welcomed the decision, which came after criticism that FINA had been slow to follow other sports in cancelling events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In a post on twitter, the swimming body said, “FINA remains extremely concerned with the continuing war in Ukraine and following ongoing consultation with athletes and stakeholders from the aquatics family, FINA can confirm that the eighth World Junior Swimming Championships is cancelled,”.

FINA will not be holding any future events in Russia if this grave crisis continues,” it added.

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