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World swimming organisers avoid clash with F1

Organisers have moved the diving program at next year's Melbourne world swimming championships to avoid a clash with the Australian F1 grand prix.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 19:33 IST

Organisers have moved the diving program at next year's Melbourne world swimming championships to avoid a clash with the Australian Formula One grand prix.

The eight-day diving program at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre was originally scheduled to begin on March 18, the same day as the F1 grand prix at the surrounding Albert Park street circuit.

World championships organisers reviewed the program and decided to move the start date for the diving to March 19 to ensure any distracting noise on the divers would be eliminated.

The women's and men's five-kilometre open water swimming events at St Kilda Beach on March 18 have also been moved forward two hours to avoid a clash with the start of the grand prix nearby.

The swimming competition will take place from March 25-April 1 in a drop-in pool at Rod Laver Arena.

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