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CAS Rejects Russian Olympic Committee Appeal against IOC

CAS Rejects Russian Olympic Committee Appeal against IOC The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by the Russian Olympic Committee against its suspension of membership by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC executive board last October suspended the ROC “with i...

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Illness Casts Doubt on Olympic Hopes of Singapore’s Nicholas Mahabir

Illness Casts Doubt on Olympic Hopes of Singapore’s Nicholas Mahabir American-born Singapore international Nicholas Mahabir is dealing with a viral infection that has delayed his progress toward the Paris Olympics. In an interview with the Straits Times, the 18-year-old Mahabir said he’s dealt with ...

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SEC Championships, Night 2: Florida Starts with Two More Relay Titles

SEC Championships, Night 2: Florida Starts with Two More Relay Titles The University of Florida went 4-for-4 in relays on the opening night of the SEC Championships Tuesday. Make it 6-for-6 Wednesday. Both of the Gators’ 200 free relays claimed titles on the second night at Auburn University, helpin...

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SEC Championships, Day 2: Bella Sims Opts for 200 IM over 500 Free

SEC Championships, Day 2: Bella Sims Opts for 200 IM over 500 Free Florida’s Bella Sims, fresh off her SEC record in the 200 free, opted out of the 500 free on the second day of the SEC Championships on Wednesday. Sims already holds an A cut in the 500 free, having gone 4:32.53 this year, a time tha...

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Kyle Sockwell Wins 2024 Ben Franklin Award from CSCAA

Kyle Sockwell Wins 2024 Ben Franklin Award from CSCAA Social media personality and content creator Kyle Sockwell has been awarded the Ben Franklin Award by the CSCAA. Sockwell, who swam at Arizona State, was recognized for his post-graduate achievements to “best promote the integrity and enhancement...

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Passages: Sonia O’Neal, Barbados Swimming Executive, Age 72

Passages: Sonia O’Neal, Barbados Swimming Executive, Age 72 Sonia O’Neal, the former president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association, died on Feb. 16. She was 72 years old. O’Neal was a significant figure in Caribbean swimming, affectionately known by many as “Aunty Sonia” for the warmth with...

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Dr. Andrew Young Named CSCAA’s Charles McCaffree Award Winner

Dr. Andrew Young Named CSCAA’s Charles McCaffree Award Winner Dr. Andrew Young, a Howard University alum and trailblazer for Black swimming in America, is the 2024 recipient of the CSCAA’s Charles McCaffree Award. The award from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America recogniz...

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Leon Marchand Set to Be the Face of the Olympic Games in Paris

Leon Marchand Set to Be the Face of the Olympic Games in Paris Leon Marchand has accomplished so much in the last three years that his career won’t be solely defined by 10 days in Paris in the summer of 2024, swimming at the Olympics in his home country. But he has a chance to author an unforgettabl...