Coronavirus

Daily Athlete Testing Among New COVID-19 Countermeasures For Tokyo Olympics

The coronavirus countermeasures put in place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been greatly enhanced.

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Optimism On Stanford Sport Reinstatements After President Meets With Alum Group

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne met with alumni advocacy group 36 Sports Strong, sparking optimism that 11 sports could be reinstated.

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After Initial Cancellation, CIF-San Diego Championships Back On

After initially canceling the meet three weeks ago, CIF San Diego has announced that their Section Championship meet will go on as scheduled.

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High-Ranking Japanese Gov’t Leader Says Olympic Cancellation Still Possible

Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, said that canceling the Olympics could be an option if the pandemic worsens.

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New Zealand To Give Vaccination Priority To Olympic-Bound Athletes

New Zealand has become the most recent country to announce that those headed to Tokyo this summer will be permitted to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue.

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Western Clubs Will Have Choice of 18&U Spring Cup Sites Due To CA Restrictions

USA Swimming has created a geographic exemption for its four-site 18&Under Spring Cup meet due to California’s ban on out-of-state youth sports teams.

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Magdeburg: Wellbrock, Märtens, and Gose Put Up World Top-10 Times

Isabel Gose moved into fourth in the world this season in the women’s 400 freestyle at the German Qualification Meet in Magdeburg

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Dutch Olympian Joeri Verlinden Pulled from Eindhoven Olympic Qualifier

Two-Time Dutch Olympian Joeri Verlinden will miss this weekend’s Olympic qualifying meet after testing positive for coronavirus, in spite of a later negative test.

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Multiple Masters International Meets Cancelled or Postponed Due to COVID-19

While vaccines are being distributed worldwide, event organizers globally are still trying to figure out how to safely hold large events.

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UCSB Cancels Women’s Water Polo Season After 10 COVID-Positive Cases Reported

UC Santa Barbara put out an emergency alert on Tuesday after 10 members of the women’s water polo team tested positive for COVID-19.

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Ontario Lockdown Poses Potential Threat To Upcoming Canadian Olympic Trials

Mounting cases of COVID-19 in Ontario have caused a potential 4-week lockdown just a month and a half before Olympic Trials is set to begin.

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California Aims For Full Reopening From COVID By June 15

The state of California is hoping to “fully reopen” on June 15, if the state can meet certain vaccination and hospitalization benchmarks.

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Breaking Down the Stakes Around the Extra Year of NCAA Eligibility

It’s complicated since whether a student-athlete actually plans to pursue a fifth year depends on many different factors.

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Several Olympic Qualifying Events Canceled Due to Reported COVID-19 Concerns

The BBC obtained a FINA letter criticizing organizers of a diving World Cup competition for not having a sufficient plan to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

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Pernille Blume In Denmark, Out of the Pool, Recovering from COVID-19

Olympic gold medalist Pernille Blume returned to Denmark 2 weeks ago without explanation, but now reveals that she has been recovering from COVID-19.

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