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Slick Swimsuits Stir Trouble In The Water

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Slick Swimsuits Stir Trouble In The Water

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Slick Swimsuits Stir Trouble In The Water

Slick Swimsuits Stir Trouble In The Water

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The swimming world championships are going on this week in Rome, and a bunch of world records already have been shattered. It's making many people wonder — is it the suits? And the answer is YES. Now swimming's international overseers are getting ready to ban all the swimsuits that make fast competitors even faster — but not before two of the fastest have a few words with each other.

Host Scott Simon talks about swimsuits and steroids with NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

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