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Rikako Ikee Claims Victory in 50 Butterfly at Tokyo Open

Rikako Ikee Claims Victory in 50 Butterfly at Tokyo Open Will there be enough time for Rikako Ikee to get into form to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo? That is a common question surrounding the Japanese star, who has returned to the sport from a fight with Leukemia and seemingly get...

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Group of Seven Countries Unanimously Support Olympic Games Being Held

Group of Seven Countries Unanimously Support Olympic Games Being Held Yoshihide Suga, the Prime Minister of Japan, announced on Friday that he has received support from all members of the Group of Seven in regard to holding the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Group of Seven consists of the U...

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Passages: Philippine Olympian Jacinto “Jack” Cayco, Dies at 96

Jacinto “Jack” Cayco, who represented the Philippines at the 1948 Olympics and won gold medals at the Asian Games, died Wednesday Feb. 17 at age 96. Philippine Swimming Inc. announced Cayco’s passing early Thursday. We are one with the swimming community as we mourn the passing of Mr. Jacinto S. Cay...

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Honoring Black History Month: Female Swimmer Edition

Honoring Black History Month: Female Swimmer Edition Every February brings a month full of reflection, gratitude and a chance to honor some of the nation's most inspiring black leaders and their contributions. In the world of swimming, there is no debating the excellence and accomplishments of sever...

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Aussie Olympic Medalist Scott Miller Arrested on Drug Charges

Australian two-time Olympic medalist Scott Miller was arrested Monday in Sydney in connection with an alleged drug distribution ring. According to reports, Miller was arrested after the discovery of up to $2 million of methylamphetamine, or "ice," in what are reported as “commercial quantities” hidd...

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Kristin Otto: A Legendary Olympic Performance Shrouded in Doubt

Kristin Otto: A Legendary Olympic Performance Shrouded in Doubt (From February's Issue of Swimming World Magazine) The image is iconic in Olympic lore. As he crossed the finish line, index finger pointing to the sky, Canadian Ben Johnson was the most-celebrated athlete on the planet. He had just won...

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Emma McKeon and the Story Behind Australia's Most Underrated Star

Emma McKeon and the Story Behind Australia's Most Underrated Star (From February's Swimming World Magazine) After not qualifying for Australia’s Olympic team in 2012, Emma McKeon was ready to quit, but over the next several months, she had a change of heart and understood what was necessary to compe...

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Tokyo 2020 Chief Mori Resigns As Search For New Leader Gets Under Way

Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori resigned on Friday following the furore over his remarks about women and Saburo Kawabuchi turned down the request to replace him with the Games scheduled to open in less than six months. It leaves the organising committee searching for new leadership with Olympics minis...

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Lia Neal Working for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Swimming

Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley Working for Change in Swimming (From Swimming World Magazine) In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, elite swimmers Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley created Swimmers for Change to promote diversity and to make swimming a more inclusive sport and a more inclusive community...

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European Championships To Go Ahead In May But Without Spectators

The European Championships will go ahead in Budapest, Hungary, in May but without spectators, LEN announced on Wednesday. The event will run from 10-23 May in the Hungarian capital with some nations using it as a qualifying meet for Tokyo 2020. The Duna Arena - which hosted the 2017 World Championsh...

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Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies Will Be Broadcast Live in US

The opening ceremonies of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast live in the U.S. Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, and viewers can see the July 23 ceremonies on NBC at 7 a.m. EDT, 4 a.m. EDT in Los Angeles, according to The Associated Press. “I think became very clear th...