Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

Italy’s Luca Dotto Takes To Twitter, Calls For A Touch Of Common Sense

“The real worry is for those who are sick or who by the end of this outbreak will lose their jobs and will not know how to feed their family,” wrote Dotto.


Spain Joins the Calls For Tokyo 2020 Postponement

Spain’s swimming federation is joining several other national and international sports governing bodies in calling for the postponement of the 2020 Games.

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Japanese Olympic Swimmer Naoko Imoto Appointed Torch Relay Anchor In Greece

Retired 1996 Olympic swimmer Naoko Imoto of Japan was a last-minute addition to receive the Olympic flame during a downsized handover in Athens.


Coronavirus: Barcelona Olympic Stadium Architect Vittorio Gregotti Dies At 92

Gregotti is renowned for having redesigned Barcelona’s Olympic stadium for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Spanish Olympic Swimming Trials Suspended Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The Spanish Royal Swimming Federation has canceled several major championships, including the nation’s swimming Olympic trials.

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Olympic Update: Tokyo 2020 Volunteer Training Postponed, Games Motto Unveiled

As the coronavirus outbreak rapidly spreads, volunteer training plans for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games have been postponed.


Mexico’s National Synchronized Swimming Head Coach Accused Of Abuse, Corruption

Mexican head coach Adriana Loftus would have reportedly hired her husband as the sole responsible adult for the athletes’ mental health.


Tokyo 2020: IOC Fails To Investigate Alleged Labor Violations

As of last Aug. 57 people died resulting from heat-related illnesses between Jul. 29 and Aug. 4, among which was an Olympics construction worker.


Mexican Swimming Federation Allegedly Buries Tokyo Selection Criteria

Less than six months away from next summer’s Games, Mexico’s Swimming Federation has been accused of concealing their selection criteria for Tokyo.

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Olympic Update: Olympic Tickets To Go On Sale Worldwide, Heat Threats Persist

As we surpass the six-month mark to next summer’s Games, the heat is still a hot topic as organizers scramble to find alternative solutions.

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Water Cleanup Tasks Begin At Odaiba Marine Park Ahead Of Next Summer’s Games

Tokyo officials say an estimated 720 tons of sand were dumped into Odaiba’s water, and plan to pour a total of 19,800 tons by the end of March.


Spain’s Munoz Takes To Twitter, Calls For Support Of Nation’s Elite Athletes

Earlier this week, Spanish freestyle ace Lidon Munoz took to social media calling for the government’s support of the country’s elite sportspeople.


Olympic Update: 2020 Village Nearing Completion, Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Amid health concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Japan is bracing for a possible deadly contagion.

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Olympic Update: Hydrogen To Fuel Olympic Flame, Games To Appeal For Peace

From a hydrogen-fueled Olympic Flame to an Opening Ceremony calling for peace, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games will be ones to remember.

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Did You Know: The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art?

In the first-half of the 20th century, Olympic medals were awarded in 5 different disciplines of art.