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South Korea’s Public In Support Of Park Competing In Rio

Just days after South Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan got down on his knees in front of the Korean Olympic Committee, begging for an opportunity to race for South Korea at this summer’s Games in Rio, surveys from him home country point to public support of the controversial swimmer.

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French Swimming Fed Partners With Japan For Pre-Tokyo Olympic Training

The French Swimming Federation has struck up a deal with Japan to train at a new facility in the city of Kanazawa, with an eye on the 2020 Olympics

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Park Suplica de Rodillas por la Oportunidad de Competir en Río

El una vez estrella de la natación de Corea del Sur, Park Tae Hwan, se encuentra suplicando ser incluido en la nómina para los Juegos Olímpicos de Río.

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Banned Park Begs His Nation’s Olympic Committee For Chance To Compete

South Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan is literally begging his nation’s Olympic Committee for a chance to compete in Rio.

Current South Korean Olympic Squad Composed Of 5 Females, 0 Males

Although he won 4 events at his nation’s Olympic Trials, South Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan is unable to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games due to a punitive ban enforced by the Korean Swimming Federation.

Park Wins 100 Freestyle in Gwangju in a time of 48.91

In his final swim of the 2016 Korean Olympic Trials Park Tae Hwan took the men’s 100 freestyle in a time of 48.91…

South Korea Unveils Olympic Uniforms – With Zika Proofing

While the buzz about yesterday’s release of Team USA’s Olympic closing ceremony outfits was mostly fashion-based, South Korea has gone a different direction, tailoring their Olympic uniforms to ward off the Zika virus.

Rio Roll Call: How The Women’s Relays Are Shaping Up 100 Days Out

Let’s take a look at what the women’s Olympic relay landscape looks like now that we’re 100 days away from Rio’s Opening Ceremony.

Park Posts World’s Fourth Fastest 400 Freestyle in Gwangju

Park Tae Hwan won his third gold of the Korean Olympic Trials on Wednesday taking the men’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:44.26…

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Park Wins 200 Freestyle at Korean Olympic Trials in a Time of 1:46.31

Park Tae Hwan won his second event at the Korean Olympic Trials taking the 200 Freestyle in a time of 1:46.31…

Schooling Wins SSA’s Male Swimmer Of The Year

Joseph Schooling and Tao Li each took home prestigious Singapore Swimming Association awards over the weekend.

Fresh New Tokyo 2020 Logos Selected After Plagiarism Debacle

Tokyo 2020 organizers have revealed the new logos for their edition of the Summer Olympic Games.

Park Makes Return To Pool With 1500 Freestyle Win In Gwangju

Fresh off his 18-month ban for doping, Korea’s Park Tae Hwan made his post-suspension debut in Gwangju at his nation’s Olympic Trials.

Updating The Story Line On Russian And Chinese Doping

What’s the latest news regarding the ever-present subject of anti-doping? Find out here.

WADA Suspends Accreditation of Beijing Anti-Doping Laboratory

Less than a week after revoking the accreditation of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and suspended the license of the lab…

Park Tae-Hwan To Compete At Korean Nationals

Despite being ineligible for the Olympics Park Tae Hwan will compete at Korean Nationals, his first competition since his 18-month doping ban.

Ruled Out Of Rio, Park Tae Hwan May Still Compete At Korean Trials

On the heels of our report last week that Korean Olympic gold medalist Park Tae Hwan was deemed ineligible to compete at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Asian sources indicate that Park may still partake in his nation’s Olympic Trials.

Despite Tough Standards, Japan Assembles Its 2nd-Largest Olympic Squad

Despite tough Japanese Olympic-qualifying standards that sometimes stood quicker than the country’s own record in the event, the Japanese are bringing its 2nd-largest swimming squad ever to an Olympics.

Rio Hypothetical 200 Free: Hagino Vs. ‘Insert American Swimmer Here’

Townley Haas is among the possible U.S. swimmers who can break out at Trials and establish himself as a threat to Japan’s Kosuke Hagino and France’s Yannick Agnel (if he swims) in the 200m freestyle.

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