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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.

Anne-Marie Evans reports.

  • 16 Oct 2011