Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tara Kirk is back in the "lab" along with Cesar Cielo and both will be racing in Brazil - Watch it at the 'Universal Sports' website this weekend!

Tara Kirk, denied a legitimate spot on the US Olympic Swim team after Jessica Hardy tested positive for a banned substance will swim in Brazil. Looks like Tara Kirk may be swimming the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke and you can see it all at here at the 'Universal Sports' website: [Link]

Here is another article at Universal Sports regarding Tara Kirk an her come back in Brazil and he considerations about that fiasco with the USA Swimming and Olympic Trials fiasco: "... Kirk is back racing following a tumultuous summer, where she failed to make the U.S. Olympic team at the Beijing Games by an excruciating 0.001 seconds, then entered a continuing legal battle with USA Swimming over an Olympic berth denied her in the 100-meter breaststroke after Jessica Hardy was found to have tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol shortly after Olympics trials in early July. "..."

The latest: "... Last week Kirk’s attorney received a letter from USA Swimming asking Kirk to pay the federation’s attorney fees. Meanwhile, other swimmers have been slow to join the fight. Kirk doesn’t blame them. She says swimmers might be afraid the federation would retaliate.

“There is always that risk, when you go against the establishment, the little guy is going to end up with the short end of the stick,” she says. “It’s hard. It’s one of those things where you burn a lot of bridges...It takes an emotional toll.”

But Kirk, who says she still mourns her lost Olympic experience, says she could not drop the issue for another reason...."

And USA Swimming, it's directors and employees have no problem ding that to an American swimmer who tried to represent her country? She has to get congress involved. She is waging to polite of an argument.

You got to go to read the article to find out. :-P [Link]

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