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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

nNazi Theme Chosen

PARIS () -- France's Olympic synchronized swimming team has chosen the World War II Holocaust as the theme for its performance at next month's Atlanta games.


The swimmers will goose-step into the swimming pool to German military rhythms and will act out the arrival of Jews at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, the French sports daily L'Equipe said.


"I chose it as it conveys emotions. Our sport is a sport of expression,"said coach Odile Petit said. "Our message is an appeal to fight racism."


She recalled that Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay had skated on a theme evoking torture in Chile.


"We perfectly knew that this could start an argument, but the theme is merely a support for the choreography," the team's captain Marianne Aeschbacher said.