FINA's lack of cooperation a bad sign

Updated: April 13, 2011, 7:51 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Fran Crippen would have turned 27 this Sunday, April 17. Instead, his family will gather with Crippen's beloved high school coach, Dick Shoulberg, in suburban Philadelphia to celebrate his life and continue to mourn his shocking death last October in a 10-kilometer open-water race.

As luck and fate would have it, Sunday is also the day when the 10K World Cup Marathon circuit sanctioned by FINA, swimming's world governing body, will begin again in Santos, Brazil. The series, originally ...

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