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Beyond The Lane Lines: Matsumoto Returns To The Pool

Catch international happenings in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Japan’s World Championships silver medalist Katsuhiro Matsumoto.

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FINA Announces Postponement of World Short Course Championships to 2021

The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.

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Japan’s Swimming Club Association Unveils COVID-19 Guidelines

Japan’s Swimming Club Association and Health Sports Medical Science Committee have collaborated on official COVID-19 guidelines for when pools can reopen.

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Rikako Ikee Embraces Her Recovery Look For Inspiring Ad Campaign

“Today, I will show you myself like this for the first time,” reads 19-year-old Rikako Ikee, the Japanese Olympian stricken with leukemia in early 2019.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Phelps, Ikee, Klueh, Meili, Bovell & More

Loads of big names are included in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, including Michael Phelps, Rikako Ikee, and Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell.

WADA Identifies 4 More Positive Tests in Moscow Lab Data

This brings the total adverse analytical findings in the Moscow laboratory data to 61 since WADA began reviewing the retrieved information.

China’s Xu Jiayu Punches Near-Lifetime Best 52.37 100 Back Return Swim

Chinese swimmers conducted a domestic meet of just national teamers, rendering some head-turning results as their Olympic journey begins.

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Junya Koga’s Suspension Expired On May 14th, Giving Backstroker New Life

Junya Koga has said he is facing the challenge head-on, capitalizing on the extra time he, and other athletes in his scenario, have been gifted.

South Koreans’ Return To Training Stifled Due To Coronavirus Spike

South Korean Olympic athletes, including swimmers, have seen their return to training derailed due to a coronavirus resurgence in the nation. 

Looking Ahead to Tokyo for the Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay

Looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics, there appears to be a crowded field in the men’s 800 freestyle relay, with no clear favorite for the gold.

Olympic Delay Costing IOC Estimated $800 Million

More widespread ripple effects are just beginning to be realized from the Olympic Games’ delay, as costs are mounting related to the historic schedule change.

World Champion Daiya Seto Advising Japan’s Sports Minister On Reopening

Japan’s world champion Daiya Seto is dealing with his nation’s swimming lockdown by advocating for a return to the pool behind the scenes.

Rio Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Restores Resolve For Olympic Berth

Remember Masato Sakai of Japan, the man who fell just .04 shy of 200 fly Olympic gold in Rio? The soon-to-be-25-year-old is back.

Malaysia’s Phee Jinq En Continuing To Train At Purdue Post-Graduation

Malaysia’s Phee Jinq En says she intends on remaining in the United States after having graduated as a student-athlete at Purdue University.

AOC President John Coates Claims Tokyo 2021 Olympics Could be “Greatest Ever”

In a meeting with the Australian Olympic Committee, Coates remarked that the Tokyo Games could be the “greatest ever” despite of the delay caused by COVID-19.