Articles by Braden Keith

Shanghai Organizing Committee Gives Official Nicknames to Each of Oriental Sports Center Pools

The public has been fascinated by the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, which is the official name of the three-pool facility…

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Athens Sectionals: Manaudou, Romano Continue to Put on Show in Georgia

Laure Manaudou came out on fire in tonight’s finals session at the Athens Sectional meet on the University of Georgia…

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In Briefs: More Swift Times for Manaudou in Georgia; 100 Back, 200 Free

In Prelims at the 2011 Speedo Southern Zone East Sectional Speedo Chamionship Series Meet on the University of Georgia campus (AKA Athens Sectional),…

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Shanghai Roundup: Lochte, Phelps Fired Up for Worlds; Germany First to Head to Shanghai

Yesterday was media day in the Gold Coast with the American World Championship Team. The two biggest nuggets were mined…

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Kazan, Guadalajara Chosen to Host 2015, 2017 World Championships

While most of the United States slept, the FINA bureau in China was wide awake and announced the hosts for…

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5 World Records That Won't Go Down in Shanghai [with videos]

After the 2009 World Championships, and when FINA and USA Swimming removed the rubber-suits from competition, there was a lot…

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Manaudou Takes 2nd in 50 Free Final at Athens Sectional

On night two at the Southern Zone Eastern Sectional Championship Meet in Athens, Georgia (also known as simply the Athens…

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In Briefs: Manaudou Makes Blistering Return at Georgia Sectionals Meet

France’s Laure Manaudou, the three-time World Champion, is competing in her first significant action since announcing her return from retirement…

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Shanghai News Roundup: Look Out for Goldman in Women's 800 Free

FINA completed their bureau meeting today, where they discussed, among other things, the upcoming round of Major Championship meets. There,…

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Shanghai 2011: Men's Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Relay Predictions

In the first part of the men’s meet, we picked Ryan Lochte to have a huge meet, and sweep gold…

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CAS Announces July 20th Hearing Date for Cielo, Other Brazilians

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the timeline for its decision on the punishment for Cesar Cielo…

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Shanghai 2011: Men's Freestyle, Backstroke, and IM Picks

Now that we’re done with the women’s picks (Free/Back/IM’s | Breast/Fly/Relays), it’s time to start on the men, which usually…

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NCAA Rules Committee Recommends 2011-2012 Rules Changes; Eliminates False-Start Recall

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee recommended several rules changes that will have minor, but still noticable,…

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Shanghai 2011: Women's Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Relay Predictions

Women’s Breast, Fly, and Relay picks here. In part 1 of our women’s predictions, we looked at the freesytles, backstrokes,…

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Press Release: Dave Salo Given Well-Deserved 5-Year Extension at USC

The following Press Release was posted on the USC Athletics site this morning, granting Dave Salo a five-year extension. If…

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