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In this Issue - February 1998


On our Cover

Michael Klim, Coach Gennadi Touretski and Alexandre Popov



About this Issue
By Nick Thierry
This month's issue includes our coverage of the 8th FINA World Championships from Perth, Australia.

Preamble: 8th FINA World Swimming Championships
By Karin Helmstaedt

American Press Conference
By Karin Helmstaedt
Doing What We Love To Do, Which Is Swim Fast

World Champs Day 1, January 12
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Klim Wins Australia’s First Gold, Favourites Easy Winners on First Day
A report on Day 1 events

World Champs Day 2, January 13
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Poll and Dolan Predictable. Upsets by Kowal and Australia
A report on Day 2 events

Personality: Lauren Van Oosten
By Karin Helmstaedt
A Bronze Medal and a Canadian Record in the 100 Breaststroke

German Controversy
By Karin Helmstaedt
The Winfried Leopold Saga

Personality: Alexandre Popov
By Karin Helmstaedt
Licenced to Thrill

World Champs Day 3, January 14
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Popov Unbeaten in 100 for Eighth Year. American Women Win Two More Golds
A report on Day 3 events

World Champs Day 4, January 15
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Thorpe Youngest Winner. American Men Extend Unbeaten Relay Streak
A report on Day 4 events

World Champs Day 5, January 16
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Klim Wins Fifth Medal. American Record in Medley Relay
A report on Day 5 events

World Champs Day 6, January 17
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Roxy Wins First Gold for France. Popov Upset, German Women Win Relay Over Americans
A report on Day 6 events

World Champs Day 7, January 18
By Karin Helmstaedt & Paul Quinlan
Aussies Win Three Golds on Last Day. Americans on Top with Strong Women's Showing
A report on Day 7 events

Poster: Canadian Medallists
By Greg Kinch

World Championship Results
Results from the World Championships.

World Championship Medal Table


Swimming Fights for Its Life
By Cecil M. Colwin
Commentary on the Chinese Drug Scandal and its effect on swimming.

Rule Changes and Other News
By Karin Helmstaedt
A report on the FINA Technical and Extraordinary conferences.

FINA World Cup 1 Sydney
By Karin Helmstaedt
A report on the FINA World Cup 1 from Sydney.

World Cup 1 Results
Results from World Cup 1.

Personality: Michael Klim
By Karin Helmstaedt
Man of Iron Klim

World Open Water Championships
By Paul Quinlan
A report on the Open Water swimming events at the World Championships.

BACKWASH - Gossip and rumours behind the news
Features short clips, gossip, letters, opinions and the rumours behind the news.





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