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FINA responds to criticism

Updated: April 14, 2011, 2:07 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swimming's governing body responded to criticism that it refused to help a USA Swimming panel that was investigating Fran Crippen's death in an open-water race in the United Arab Emirates.

FINA's action Thursday came 24 hours after the American probe was published and report leader Dick Pound attacked the Swiss-based organization for its "inexplicable" lack of cooperation.

FINA insisted that its five-member investigating task force did have authority to share ...

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