Articles by Olivier Poirier-Leroy

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“In a country where cricket, soccer and rugby soak up all the media and sponsors, 21 year old Chad Le Clos became a nationally-celebrated icon after beating his idol Michael Phelps in the 200 metre butterfly in London…” (Photo Credit: US PRESSwire)

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Hardcore Swim of the Week: Home Cooking at the World University Games

The HardCoreSwim of the week for the 2013 World University Games goes to the Russian men’s 400 free relay. Vlad…

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2013 World Championship Previews: Yang’s Shape Questioned, But Still a Big Favorite in 1500

China’s Sun Yang has had his conditioning publicly questioned by his coach, but he’s still a favorite in the 1500 in which he holds the World Record. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Worlds Previews: Sun a Runaway Favorite as Men’s 400 Free Field Thins Out

China’s Sun Yang is the defending Olympic Champion, and there doesn’t seem to be anyone even in the neighborhood of catching him in the 2013 field. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 Worlds Preview: Men’s 50 freestyle, Familiar Faces with New Expectations

Can Nathan Adrian go from not qualifying in 2012 to gold in 2013? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 Worlds Trials Previews: Will Cordes’ Short Course Success Transfer to LCM?

Kevin Cordes is viewed as the favorite by many, but Scott Weltz, pictured above, was last year’s Olympic Trials champion. (Photo credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)

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2013 US Worlds Trials Preview: A Dozen Names for Half a Dozen Spots in the Women’s 100 Free

There is little consensus about the favorites in the women’s 100 free except that it should be a crazy, unpredictable race. (Photo: Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Courtesy Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 US Worlds Trials Preview: A Very Crowded Vacuum in the Men’s 400 IM

Though one of them isn’t Michael Phelps, there’s more good names in this men’s 400 IM than we’ve seen in the last decade, including his young teammate Chase Kalisz. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 US Worlds Trials Preview: Conor, Connor, or Klueh in the Men’s 400 Free?

Conor Dwyer (above) and Connor Jaeger are both swinging hard this summer. Will either win the 400 free at Trials, or is there an upset brewing? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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100m Freestyle World Champ Trials Preview: Solidifying of the Guard

Nathan Adrian, the defending Olympic Champion, is a big favorite in the 100 free with many retirements from the male sprint group. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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