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17th November, 2016

Swimmers support Hosszu in dispute with federation chief

National team swimmers Daniel Gyurta and Boglarka Kapas expressed support yesterday for Katinka Hosszu’s criticisms of the Hungarian Swimming Federation, but stopped short of endorsing her call for federation president Tamas Gyarfas to quit.

Hosszu’s Tuesday statement contains much that is familiar to other swimmers, although they cannot speak openly about it, Gyurta wrote on his Facebook page.

He said he agrees with Hosszu on many things and the competitors are the victims of problems visible in Hungarian swimming.

Five-time European champion and Olympic bronze medal winner Kapas later agreed with Gyurta’s remark that there seems to be little order in the federation, and said it is time to speak openly about this.

“Either there was noisy in-fighting or we had to live our everyday life in a cold war,” she said, adding “Dani and I hope that the sports leadership will make decisions that will create firm foundations for us to prepare calmly for races”.

Gyarfas made it clear at a Wednesday press conference that he will not resign. (MI p.20; MH p.16; Nsz p.15; inforadio.hu; mti.hu; TV)
17th November, 2016

Arms cache found in Jaszbereny

Police impounded a Russian-made grenade launcher, as well as several illicit firearms and ammunition seized during the search of a Jaszbereny home on Wednesday.

County police began proceedings against a 62-year-old man on suspicion of abuse of firearms. (MH p.14)

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