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Dec 16, 1998

Extended Olympic Swimming Schedule
The extended swimming schedule for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games has been approved. The schedule has been extended from 7 to 8 days by FINA at the request of Australian Swimming in order to allow swimmer Micheal Klim a chance to repeat his 7 event performance from Perth.

This new Olympic schedule will be tested at next summers Pan Pacific championships in Sydney. Klim said recently that he is excited at the opportunity to compete for Australia. This change spreads his events over the 8 days avoiding an overlap.

USOC to select Sportsman of the Year Tonight
U.S. swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg is one of 3 finalists for the US Olympic Committee 'Sportsman of the Year' award. Final decision will be announced at a USOC dinner tonight in Indianapolis. Good Luck Lenny!

Swimming World picks Male Swimmer of the Year Twice?
Swimming World Magazine recently announced that Ian Thorpe was their choice for male/World 'Swimmer of the Year'. Back on November 16 they reported that Fernando Scherer was their choice for male/World 'Swimmer of the Year'. Whats up??