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Swimming challenge cancelled
The challenge planned for yesterday, which swimmer Jonathan García wanted to overcome by swimming across the open sea from La Gomera to Santa Cruz de La Palma, was cancelled at short notice. The Santa Cruz City Council announced yesterday that the start had been unilaterally cancelled by the athlete and that he had broken off all contact with the organisers in charge. Councillor for sports, Raico Arrocha explained, "We have no explanation for this. On the social networks, Jonathan announced that he had cancelled the crossing for bureaucratic reasons.


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25.09.2018 - "But we prepared everything, were willing to support the action with a lot of enthusiasm and can only explain the cancellation in such a way that Jonathan did not want to face it".  The compensation for the accompanying boats, which were supposed to accompany Jonathan during the swim, had to be paid by the athlete himself, he announced.

 



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