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Swimming Federation Of India Hopes Foreign Coaches Will Raise Standard

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

Realizing "the importance of adopting a focused and systematic approach to raise the country’s overall standard," the Swimming Federation of India "has set a target of preparing the promising swimmers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Y.B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. The SFI has sent a...

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