Articles by Torrey Hart

Open Water Olympic Qualifiers from 2019 Worlds Will Remain Qualified for Tokyo

Open water Olympic qualifiers from the 2019 FINA World Championships will remain qualified for the postponed Tokyo Games, the IOC confirmed.

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NCAA Reduces 2020 Payouts to Division I Conferences and Schools by $375 Million

Due largely to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament, the association is reducing 2020 payouts from about $600 million to $225 million.

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USOPC Asked Congress for $200 Million in Relief for NGBs in Stimulus Package

The USOPC estimated the 50 NGBs will lose a combined $800 million through the summer, but the request to Congress was not approved.

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After $1 Million Alum Gift, Florida Pool Named for Anne Marie Rogers

Rogers served as the school’s associate athletics director from 1985-2003 and is regarded as a “trailblazer” for women’s athletics.

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Whose Circumstances Could Benefit From the 1-Year Olympic Postponement?

Postponement is a necessary, safe option – to that end, we all benefit. But the year-long extension will give some swimmers a renewed opportunity.

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Minakov on Olympic Delay: ‘I Can’t Agree That It Was The Correct Decision’

Minakov expressed his disappointment, writing that “if the country denies taking a part in the Olympics, it’s their problem.”

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Texas Seniors Maxime Rooney, Jack Collins Pen Letter to NCAA About Eligibility

In a letter titled “A Voice for Senior Athletes,” the duo asked NCAA president Mark Emmert to consider giving an additional year of eligibility to seniors.

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After Surveying Athletes, USOPC Endorses Postponing 2020 Olympics

A survey garnering responses from more than 1,780 U.S. athletes revealed that nearly 93% prefer postponement to cancellation.

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IOC Member Dick Pound: 2020 Olympics Will Be Postponed Due to COVID-19

Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today that the IOC has made its decision, and that the details will be “worked out in the next four weeks.”

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Would-Be Final Stop of 2019-20 Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis Canceled

The final two stops of the formerly five-meet 2019-20 Pro Swim Series have now been canceled as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USA Swimming Asks USOPC to Advocate for Postponing Tokyo Olympics

In a letter to the USOPC Friday, CEO Tim Hinchey asked the committee to advocate to push the Games back one year.

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Bob Bowman Says Postponing Olympics to 2021 Would ‘Take a Lot of Pressure Off’

Former U.S. Olympic head coach Bob Bowman has emerged as a vocal proponent of postponing the 2020 Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Russian Swimming Championships (Olympic Trials) Postponed Indefinitely

The Russian Swimming Federation will host a training camp for Olympic-hopefuls from April 3-15, during which the meet would have originally taken place.

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USA Swimming Now Mandating Cancellation of Sanctioned Events Through April

While the organization previously “strongly recommended” canceling all events through April, it has now taken a stronger stance.

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Russian Swimming Federation to Discuss Postponing Olympic Trials

Following a new recommendation from the Russian Sports Ministry, the previously spectator-less Russian Swimming Championships may be postponed.

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