Articles by Reid Carlson

Falsified Safety Data Delays Tokyo 2020 Aquatics Center Construction

Construction on the Olympic Aquatics Center for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, has hit a snag following the recent reveal of falsified earthquake safety data by Tokyo-based firm KYB.

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Asia Seidt Doubles Up As Kentucky Sweeps LSU in Home Opener

University of Kentucky vs. Louisiana State University Lancaster Aquatic Center (Lexington, KY) Short Course Yards Results Scores: Men UK 189…

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Following Youth Olympics, Buenos Aires Considers 2032 Olympics Bid

Following last week’s conclusion of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, host city Buenos Aires has entered the conversation as a potential contestant to host the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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CIA Charges 7 Russian Operatives for Anti-Doping Cyber Attacks

Earlier this month, a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted seven Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking American and international anti-doping agencies and sports federations, thereby accessing data and medical records of 250 athletes from about 30 countries.

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Freshmen Take Lead as Virginia Doubles Up Against Penn State

The University of Virginia opened it season with a pair of wins that highlights the talent and versatility of its large freshman class.

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Reece Whitley Drops 1:56 200 Breast as Cal Men Down Pacific

The Cal-Berkeley men kicked off their dual meet season Wednesday morning with some mid-week racing at home.

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SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Karla Breaststroke

SwimSwam thanks SwimmersBest for sponsoring “Drill of the Month.”  This is a SwimSwam recurring feature that brings drills and idea submissions from…

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WADA Reinstates Russia With Lower-Than-Planned Standards of Compliance

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) voted Thursday to officially reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), officially ending the nearly three-year…

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USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee: “We insist that WADA stands with us”

On Wednesday, the USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee released a statement in response to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) plan to…

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USOC Responds to WADA Recommendation to Reinstate RUSADA

Today the USOC released a statement expressing its hopes that WADA will make a decision that restores athletes’ confidence in the international anti-doping system, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

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WADA Poised to Reinstate RUSADA Thursday With Amended Requirements

On Thursday, September 20th, the World Anti-Doping Agency will hold a meeting of its Executive Committee to determine whether or not to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.

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Syrian Swimmer Sara Mardini Arrested in Greece for Aiding Refugees

Sara Mardini, sister of UNHCR Ambassador and 2016 Olympian Yusra Mardini, is being detained in Greek prison on charges that include aiding human traffickers, money laundering, espionage, and forgery.

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Kuwait’s Flag Flies at Asian Games Following IOC Reinstatement

Following an announcement last week by the Olympic Council of Asia, Kuwaiti athletes are now competing under their own country’s flag at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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From the Ground Up: Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatic Center Begins Work on Roof

Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatics Center has already begun working on a roof for the facility, with construction taking place near the ground in order to enhance workers’ safety and reduce cost.

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IOC Adds 30 Female Commissioners in Effort to Improve Gender Equality

In an effort to improve gender equality and representation in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has added 30 women to various commission positions.

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