The International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) has confirmed that the 2017 INAS Swimming Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will go ahead as planned from 27 November – 4 December.
INAS President Marc Truffaut said: “On behalf of the whole INAS family I would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to the people of Mexico City and the surrounding areas affected by the terrible earthquake on Tuesday.
“Today INAS officials have been in contact with the organisers of the 2017 INAS Swimming Championships and they have confirmed that the host city of Aguascalientes, which is some 500km north of the worst affected areas of the country, has not been affected.
“At this point we would like to reassure athletes and teams preparing for the Championships in Aguascalientes that the competition will go ahead as planned.”
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