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Textile suits and trunks poised to return: FINA

ROME (Reuters) - Swimsuits will almost certainly have to be made from textiles from January and men are poised to return to trunks, swimming’s governing body FINA said on Friday.

Controversy over performance-enhancing bodysuits made from non-textiles has overshadowed the swimming world championships, which start on Sunday.

“The material is to be textile,” FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told a news conference after a congress meeting.

“In general it is going to be short trunks. But let us finish the rules.”

The details of the new rules will be thrashed out at another meeting on July 28 but full bodysuits will remain for these championships.

Reporting by Mark Meadows and Paul Virgo; Editing by Ken Ferris