Saturday, April 19, 2008

Germans Denied Swimsuits!

Set your TiVo, the Summer Olympics are going to be so awesome!!!

BERLIN (AP)—German swimmers are concerned about a disastrous performance at the Beijing Olympics because they will be wearing the wrong swimsuits.

The country’s Olympic trials have been overshadowed by the swimmers’ demands to be allowed to compete in the Speedo LZR Racer. Twenty-two world records have been shattered in the high-tech suit since its February introduction.

The Germans say their medal chances are bleak at the Aug. 8-24 games unless they can wear Speedo instead of Adidas.

“The German swim federation has to seriously consider it, otherwise we will sink completely into mediocrity,” Thomas Rupprath, one of Germany’s top swimmers, said Saturday.

Rupprath lost his 50-meter backstroke world record two weeks ago to Liam Tancock, who swam in a Speedo. If you listen to U.S. head coach Mark Schubert, an outspoken supporter, that just shows every record could fall at the Beijing Games because of the suit. (H/T - Yahoo!)

Oh, they are being denied a certain brand of swimsuit. Well, that's not hot. That's not hot at all. Damn.

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