Open water Olympic qualifiers from the 2019 FINA World Championships will remain qualified for the postponed Tokyo Games, the IOC confirmed.
Due largely to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament, the association is reducing 2020 payouts from about $600 million to $225 million.
The USOPC estimated the 50 NGBs will lose a combined $800 million through the summer, but the request to Congress was not approved.
Rogers served as the school’s associate athletics director from 1985-2003 and is regarded as a “trailblazer” for women’s athletics.
Postponement is a necessary, safe option – to that end, we all benefit. But the year-long extension will give some swimmers a renewed opportunity.
Minakov expressed his disappointment, writing that “if the country denies taking a part in the Olympics, it’s their problem.”
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.
A survey garnering responses from more than 1,780 U.S. athletes revealed that nearly 93% prefer postponement to cancellation.
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.”
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.
In a letter to the USOPC Friday, CEO Tim Hinchey asked the committee to advocate to push the Games back one year.
Former U.S. Olympic head coach Bob Bowman has emerged as a vocal proponent of postponing the 2020 Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
While the organization previously “strongly recommended” canceling all events through April, it has now taken a stronger stance.
Following a new recommendation from the Russian Sports Ministry, the previously spectator-less Russian Swimming Championships may be postponed.