16 Oct '11, 6am

After 33 years, Hong Kong resumes iconic cross-harbour swim, which was suspended due to water pollution concerns

HONG KONG (AP) - Hundreds of swimmers have taken part in a new version of Hong Kong's iconic cross harbour race, which was suspended for 33 years because of concerns about water pollution. Sunday's event over a 1.8km course linking Lei Yue Mun in Kowloon to Quarry Bar on Hong Kong island was the first time the race had been held since 1978. It had been a Hong Kong tradition since 1906, when the China-controlled territory was a British colony. This year's event was held several kilometres east of the traditional Victoria Harbor venue. Hong Kong paralegal Davis Hui said 'there was no visible rubbish in the water' and that 'it was a good idea' to revive the race now that the water is cleaner.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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