800m Freestyle to remain in 2012 Olympic Programme
11 December, 2009
Following the news from the IOC meeting in Lausanne yesterday,
it is great to hear that the swimming programme will not be changed
for 2012, keeping the 800m Freestyle for women in the
Being a third of the way through the current cycle it was a
massive relief that they won't switch the 800m for the 1500m in
London, I believe it would've been unfair to ask all those
currently training for the 800m event to modify their training
programmes during an Olympic cycle.
I've always maintained what a great event it is, with Olympic
history going back to 1968. If I qualify for Team GB in the 800m in
2012 I will be proud to defend my title in London.