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Open-water race in Mexico canceled

Updated: April 27, 2011, 7:41 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- An open-water Grand Prix event in Mexico has been canceled because the water quality was judged unsafe.

Swimming's governing body FINA says its sports medicine committee recommended calling off the May 7 event at Sumidero Canyon.

FINA says documents from Mexico's swimming federation showed "that FINA should not expose its swimmers to these unsafe water conditions."

FINA is re-evaluating safety at open-water races after receiving critical reports from ...

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