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Australian, US Olympic Committees Refute Olympic Cancellation Report

Australian, US Olympic Committees Refute Olympic Cancellation Report Conflicting reports have surfaced over the status of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo scheduled for this summer, after they were delayed a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Times of London on Thursday produced a report, ci...

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FINA Publishes List of International-Level Officials Through 2024

FINA Publishes List of International-Level Officials Through 2024 FINA, the governing body of swimming, announced its list of international-level officials for January 2021 through December 2024. The list includes 482 officials from 126 federations. These officials will be eligible for international...

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Aussie Open's COVID-19 Problems Not a Good Sign For Tokyo Games

The closer we get to the 2021 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, the more up in the air the Tokyo Games seem as the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under an emergency order because of a rise in cases with about 4,500 deaths attributed to COVID-19, leading to incr...

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Olympic Swimmer Mark Chay Appointed to Parliament in Singapore

Mark Chay, who swam for Singapore at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, is one of nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMP) in his home country. Chay swam in the 100 and 200 freestyle at the 2000 Games and the 2004 Games. His international career began at the 1997 Southeast Asian Games and covered fiv...

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Time of Day ‘Strongly Affects’ Performance of Olympic Swimmers

A study by a Stanford postdoctoral fellow published last week finds that Olympic swimmers are more than a third of a second faster, on average, in the evening than in the morning. The study is titled, “Gold, silver or bronze: circadian variation strongly affects performance in Olympic athletes.” It ...

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The Swimming World 10-Best Performances of the 2000s...So Far

The Swimming World 10-Best Performances of the 2000s...So Far A tradition at Swimming World is the annual compilation of the 10-best performances of the past year. But with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the number of competitions that were held in 2020, putting together that list for the past 12 mo...

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Barrier Breakers: Women Who Have Elevated the Sport

Barrier Breakers: Women Who Have Elevated the Sport By Gigi Picard Swimming World College Intern It is easy to look back on the year 2020 in sports and feel a measure of disappointment: seasons were cut short, championships were canceled, stands stood empty, athletes were quarantined. It all felt a ...