Swimmers Not Allowed to Cover Up Their Modesty

You may remember that during the Summer Olympics in Beijing last year, there was quite a bit of controversy surrounding the new swimsuits worn by swimmers. Apparently they were such advanced pieces of technology that they were causing world records to be broken at world record pace, and they were making everybody just a little bit faster.

Therese Alshammar

Seems that critics may have been right, since 105 swimming world records were broken during 2008, and that led Swimming Australia to make a couple of rule changes. Unfortunately for one Swedish swimmer, she had to learn these rules the hard way. Therese Alshammar (pictured above) was stripped of  a title and a world record when it was discovered that she had been wearing a “modesty suit” underneath her swimsuit while competing.

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