July 22th, 2020

Last Chance For The Cross-Continental Race

Additional quotas for foreign swimmers are announced for the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 23 August.

Turkish Olympic Committee, the organiser of the event since 1989, re-opened the registration at bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr only for the swimmers abroad. The initial 1200-person international quota had filled within three hours of opening on 4 January.

The foreign participants will join the Turkish swimmers, who are selected through a qualification process, in Kuruçeşme at the European side of Istanbul on the 23rd of August. The competitors will then be taken to Kanlıca, the start area of the race at the Asian side, with an increased number of three boats as one of the many precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the participants.

The 32nd Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race carries a significance as it is an international sporting event gathering 2400 participants after the long coronavirus break. Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event as well as transmitting the results to the LED screens.