Tuesday, February 5, 2008
News Item: Gold-medal triathlete not concerned about air quality in Beijing
Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, February 04, 2008
Triathlete Simon Whitfield of Victoria, who won gold for Canada at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, says that despite widespread concerns about air quality at Beijing in 2008, he doesn't think it's going to be an issue.
"We are 45 mintues north of the city," Whitfield, 32, said Monday at a news conference to promote the 2008 world championships in Vancouver on June 8.
"I mean it is such a big isuse now that they have to address it and I just don't think it's going to be an issue [in August]. We're certainly preparing for worst case scenario and I just think they're going to address it."
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