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Olympic Greats de Varona and Moses Back Postponement of Tokyo Games

As the world awaits official confirmation of the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said was on the way Monday, American sports legends Donna de Varona and Edwin Moses put their support behind a postponement. De Varona, a two-time gold...

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Great Races: 1976 US Olympic Trials Men’s 400-Meter Freestyle

By Dave Bartlett and Brenda Borgh Bartlett “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley Great races are made of great racers.  Great racers start out with a dream.  That dream becomes reality through limitless training, never-ending miles, demanding coaches, and bone-a...

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Ben Higson: A Guide To Beating The Coronavirus Blues

Ben Higson is the Swim Ireland National Senior Team Head Coach. He penned the following to his swimmers, Ireland's swimmers and all of their coaches at a time of great progress - and now uncertainty over the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on Olympic season. Higson's aim was to help them see how they ...

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Free Webinar on Leadership During Coronavirus Concerns

During this unprecedented time, leaders still lead and one way you can do that is to grow YOU.  It’s not time we wanted but it is time we have.  How will we use it to grow? We hope that each of you is spending some extra time with family; sleeping a bit more; getting some projects done around the ho...

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Magic in the Lane: Documentary on Chuck Katis

Having been life-long athletes themselves, filmmakers Eriksen and Soren Dickens, otherwise known as the Dickens Brothers, were drawn to making films about athletes. They had done a documentary on their high school football team in 2016. They made a short documentary on a golfer they met while in col...

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New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather Stakes Her Claim For Tokyo Ticket

By Dave Crampton New Zealand's Erika Fair-weather, who turned 16 on the last day of 2019, raced inside the qualifying time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the weekend. She is the second of only two New Zealand-based swimmers to achieve the Games standard in individual events in the past year. At the ...

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Six New Members Join USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors

The USA Swimming Foundation starts 2020 with six new members on its Board of Directors, the body announced in the following press release today: USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced today that its Foundation, the USA Swimming Foundation...

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USC Tops 2020 MPSF Women's Water Polo Coaches’ Poll

Defending conference champion and NCAA runner-up USC placed on top of the 2020 MPSF Women’s Water Polo Coaches’ poll, collecting 33 points and four first-place votes. Winners of four of the last seven conference titles, the Trojans return senior All-Americans Denise Mammolito (29 goals) and Kelsey M...

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WADA 2020 List Of Prohibited Substances & Methods In Force From Today

WADA wasted no time in reminding the worldwide sports community that the latest anti-doping list of prohibited substances and methods comes into force on this first day of 2020 and a new decade. The WADA Statement: Montreal, 1 January 2020 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its 202...