Craig Lord - Swimming World Editor-in-Chief - (Author)

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Judge Orders Closure Of Rio 2016 Olympic Park On Safety Grounds

A Brazilian judge has ordered the closure of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park from today on safety grounds. The complex includes the abandoned site of the pool in which we witnessed the last stand of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time. The Rio pool was dismantled after the Games bu...

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Sun Yang Withdraws From FINA Showcase Citing Tokyo 2020 Focus

Sun Yang has withdrawn from the FINA Champions Series in Shenzhen next week, telling his China teammates in social media posts that he will see them in Qingdao for Olympic trials in March and continue to focus on his Tokyo 2020 Games preparations. The news follows a FINA announcement including ...

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How The International Swimming League Took Flight

The International Swimming League was the creation of Konstantin Grigorishin. The boss, founder and funder of the will be delighted was not in Las Vegas to see his vision unfold at the first Final Match in League history. Visa issues meant that the power player of Ukraine's power sector was unable t...