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A SWIMMING CAP DESIGNED FOR THICK CURLY HAIR RULED OUT OF THE OLYMPICS, IS NOW BEING RECONSIDERED



A decision not to allow swimming caps designed for afro hair at international competitions could be reconsidered, after backlash.

Soul Cap said Fina, the water sports world governing body, told them the hats aren't suitable because they don't follow "the natural form of the head."

The comments sparked criticism from many swimmers with some saying it would discourage black people from the sport.

Fina now says it's "reviewing the situation" regarding the products.

In a statement, it said it understood "the importance of inclusivity and representation".

"Fina is committed to ensuring that all aquatics athletes have access to appropriate swimwear for competition where this swimwear does not confer a competitive advantage," it added.

It said it would speak to Soul Cap about using the hats at Fina's development centres, which train swimmers around the world.




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