The Bosphorus Cross-continental Races are organized under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. When this event started in 1989, it was apparently participated by 4 female and 64 male athletes but has since grown to become an important part of the Turkish sports tradition.
USCG Istanbul says that “For 24 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul for friendship, to compete, to challenge and discover their limits. The pleasure of making swimming or rowing from Asia to Europe, to experience the exquisite beauties of the Bosphorusl and witnessing the passion of the fans all combine to create this unique event.”
The consulate’s presser says that U.S. Consulate General’s Swim Team will be attending this year’s ’2 Continents 1 Race’ Bosphorus Swim.
Below is the consulate’s swim team:
You go, guys!
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