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The Colour Orange Dominates the Swimming Pool

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The Netherlands are the world’s Number 1 nation in speed skating. But Dutch athletes are also pretty dominant when the ice has melted:

A lot of orange jerseys, caps and even crowns can be seen in the RTU Kipsalas Aquatic Center in Riga during the 5th CSIT World Sports Games. “Our swimmers are the Dutch team at these Games”, says Coach Hugo Walters. “We are 24 youth swimmers and 24 masters – 48 athletes and 5 coaches all together.” And most of them played a major role on the final day of the WSG. CSIT President Bruno Molea visited the team, which has won almost 150 medals in Riga and is the most successful swimming equipe together with the Austrian ASKÖ team.


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