On Deck: FINA Vice President Dale Neuburger Talks About Short Course Worlds Venue and Task of Hosting Event

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 10. THE 2008 FINA short course world championships has already produced four world records, and in an On Deck interview with FINA Vice President Dale Neuburger, viewers get a better understanding of the work it took to bring some of the world's best athletes together.

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Neuburger helped put together the 2004 short course worlds that took place in Indianapolis, and he says he knows the hard work British Swimming had to do before the first race.

In addition to talking about the live streaming coverage on WCSN, Neuburger discusses the innovative presentation the 2008 meet is using, saying it is "the future for major events," and will be the norm going forward. The atmosphere in Manchester, using spotlights and special lighting, is similar to what swimmers will see at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

"For the American athletes, the chance to be in an arena setting will be an asset for them," Neuburger said.

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