Male Synchronized Swimming Team Barred From London Olympics

By: ABC News Email
By: ABC News Email

ABC News reports, a group of medal-winning athletes is training for one of the most demanding Olympic competitions-- synchronized swimming.

But no matter how hard they train, no matter how good they are, this team isn't welcome at the 2012 Summer Games, for one simple reason: They're men.

Synchronized swimming was first demonstrated at the Olympics in 1952, and didn't become an official sport until 1984, but then it was only opened to female teams.

The Out To Swim Angels are Britain's only male synchronized swimming team. Last month they wrote a letter to the International Olympic Committee and FINA, swimming's governing body, arguing that men deserve to compete in synchronized swimming as well.


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