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Between Rio and Tokyo, Paltrinieri looks for Olympic feeling

Taking place between the Rio and Tokyo Games, Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri is hoping for some Olympic feeling at a new European multi-sport event.

Often struggling to gain much interest on a European level, swimming and six other sports have brought their stand-alone continental medal competitions together in the 11-day European Championships, which started Thursday in Glasgow with gymnastics, rowing and track cycling.

"It's kind of like a different emotion, different feelings, like the Olympics," Paltrinieri told The Associated Press.

The Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion will start his quest for a seventh European title on Friday, when...

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