Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blog Updates

** Follow the Wabash soccer team in Argentina here. The team leaves today.

** An update on the OWU swimmers who were attempting a relay crossing of the English Channel: The relay effort turned into a solo attempt after the British government denied Usman Javaid's request for the visa that would let him enter the country. After Javaid’s visa was denied, David Gatz made the decision to attempt a solo channel swim to fulfill the mission of their Channeling Peace Initiative. He began his swim at about 3:30 a.m. EDT Monday (8:30 a.m. BST/British Summer Time), but was forced to abandon the effort about four hours later after becoming ill and unable to keep down either food or water. Gatz hopes to participate in a separate relay swim in the English Channel later this week, and Javaid, a gold medal swimmer in Pakistan, is planning his own long-distance swim there. Read more here and here.

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