Hong Kong swimmers
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Hong Kong revives harbour swim race after pollution ban

Hong Kong has revived its iconic cross-harbour swim, suspended for 33 years because of pollution concerns.

Some 1,000 competitors took part in the 1.8km (1.1 mile) race just east of the world-famous Victoria Harbour.

The race was halted in 1978 as raw sewage and the detritus of sea traffic made the water unfit.

  • 16 Oct 2011
Go to next video: Swimming from Asia to Europe