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South African Ocean Swimmer Theodore Yach Dies At Age 60

South African open water swimmer Theodore Yach died this week while undergoing hospital tests for asthma.

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Russia Claims Youth Olympic Games Swimming Crown

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games wrapped up last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the nation of Russia racing away as the clear leader of the swimming medal table.

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Milak Gunning For YOG 2Fly Glory; Opts Out Of 1Free Final

Denied 100m fly gold, Hungary’s Kristof Milak is ready to give it his all in the 200m fly final tonight in Buenos Aires.

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Record 30 Nations Now Represented In YOG Medal Standings

Through the penultimate night of competition of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, a record number of nations penetrated the medal standings, totaling 30 in all.

Ceccon Lifts Italy Up To Fourth Place In YOG Medal Standings

Night 4 of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games saw the nation of Italy get a big bump in the overall medal standings, courtesy of 17-year-old Thomas Ceccon.

Chad Le Clos: YOGs Prepared Me To Win Olympic Gold (Video Interview)

Youth Olympic Games ambassador and 2010 YOGs alum Chad le Clos says the Youth Olympic Games prepared him to win Olympic gold two years later. The butterflyer appears in a Youth Olympic Games promotional video with his take on what the competition did for his career.

Olympian Kirsty Coventry Named Chairperson Of 2022 Youth Olympic Games

Olympian Kirsty Coventry can put another feather in her administrative experience cap, as the 35-year-old has been appointed Chairperson of the Senegal Youth Olympic Games Coordination Commission 2022.

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Russia Remains On Top Of Medal Standings Heading Into YOG Day 4 Finals

Heading into day 4 finals, Russia remains atop the overall swimming medal table at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires.

IOC Members Unanimously Confirm Senegal to Host 2022 Youth Olympics

The IOC membership has unanimously confirmed Dakar, Senegal, Africa as the host of the 2022 Olympic Games. The vote took…

Russia Powers To YOG Medal Table Lead Through Day 2

World record holder Kliment Kolesnikov took the men’s 100m back in Buenos Aires tonight, contributing to Russia’s lead in the overall YOG medal table through day 2.

Kolesnikov’s Speedy 48.17 Lead-Off Snagged Russian Gold

Nine different nations got on the board on day 1 of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, including Russian world record holder Kliment Kolesnikov in the mixed 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

Michael Houlie Swims Fastest-Ever Youth Olympics 50 & 100 Breast

In the same race, Michael Houlie, a Tennessee commit, swam the fastest-ever times at the Youth Olympic Games in both the 50 and 100 meter breaststrokes. He also broke a Cameron van der Burgh South African Record.

Kaylee McKeown Keeps The Double For Night 1 Of YOG

Australia’s finalist at the 2017 World Championships, teenager Kaylee McKeown, will take on the 100m back field tonight in Buenos Aires, as well as the 200m IM.

WATCH LIVE: Swimming at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Some of the world’s biggest junior stars, including European Champion Kristof Milak, take the stage in Buenos Aires this week.

Entry Lists for 2018 Youth Olympic Games Released

Hungary’s Kristof Milak has 9 individual entries at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

USA Youth Added To FINA World Cup Mix For Budapest

Miranda Heckman of Pleasaanton Seahawks is among the young patch of Americans joining national teamers Molly Hannis, Kelsi Dahlia, Kathleen Baker, Michael Andrew and Blake Pieroni in Budapest this weekend.

2018 FINA World Cup Eindhoven Day 2 Finals: Sjostrom Strikes Twice

After a uncharacteristic 50m freestyle loss on night 1, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom fired back with 2 golds tonight in Eindhoven.

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