Andras Hargitay named Hungary's new swimming coach
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The Hungarian swimming federation says Andras Hargitay has been named to lead the national team following the resignation of Laszlo Kiss.
Hargitay, a three-time world champion and 1972 Olympic bronze medalist in the 400-meter individual medley, will be assisted by Csaba Sos and Sandor Wladar and will keep his job as a veterinarian.
Kiss resigned on Thursday after it became known that he has been convicted of rape along with two other swimmers in 1962 and given a three-year prison sentence.
The 60-year-old Hargitay was promoted from his post as coach of Hungary's youth teams. He already held the top position from 1984-88.
Hargitay says the job comes with ''incredible responsibility, especially now, in an Olympic year and a month before the European championships.''