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Tara Kirk offers her view of the world

August 2, 2008 |  3:16 pm

Tara Kirk has posted on her wcsn.com blog in the wake of Jessica Hardy's decision to withdraw from the U.S. Olympics swim team -- and USA Swimming's decision not to add another swimmer (Kirk) to the team.

Here is part of what she had to say:

I’m frustrated and disillusioned. But most of all, I am saddened that the people and organizations that I gave a huge part of my life to couldn’t bring themselves to do the right thing. To make this situation right.

Kirk also delivers this message to the swim hierarchy:

I’m not sure what I can do for myself. But I think that it is vitally important to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again. I don’t think that change can occur without the acknowledgement that mistakes happened. But since no mistakes are being admitted to, that means that my fight is not over.

-- Greg Johnson