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Rio 2016 Olympic Preview: Campbells Look To Go 1-2 In Women’s 100 Free

Newly-minted World Record Holder Cate Campbell of Australia is the one to beat in the women’s 100m freestyle event at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Chinese Olympians Must Sign No-Cheat Pledge Before Arriving In Rio

Sun Yang is one of 416 Chinese athletes who reportedly must sign a no-cheat pledge and also score a passing grade on a banned substances test before he can arrive in Rio.

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Park Tae Hwan Entered in 4 Events for Rio, Including 100 Free

Korean Olympian Park Tae Hwan, who was officially given an Olympic bid to Rio after an emergency KOC meeting in early July, is entered in 4 events for the Games. Park’s schedule includes not only his traditional 200, 400, and 1500 free, but also the 100 free.

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Paralympic Swimmer Pin Xiu Yip Selected As Singapore’s Flag Bearer

Singaporean swimmer Pin Xiu Yip has been selected as her nation’s flag bearer at the 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony in Rio.

Kosuke Hagino To Swim 3 Individual Events In Rio

Kosuke Hagino will swim just three individual events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

World Record Holder Ye Shiwen Says She’s Likely to Retire After Rio

World Record holding swimmer Ye Shiwen says that she’ll likely retire from competitive swimming after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, despite…

China Announces Rio Olympic Roster: Ye in 400 IM, Wang and Qiu Out

China has announced its Olympic roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics, with two notable absences: junior world record-holding breaststroker Wang Lizhuo and top-10 world ranked 200 freestyler Qiu Yuhan.

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: Wide Open Men’s 200 Freestyle Battle Begins

Can China’s Sun Yang prevent France’s Yannick Agnel from defending his 200m freestyle Olympic gold? Britain’s James Guy and America’s Conor Dwyer may have something to say about it.

Park Tae Hwan Lands In Orlando For Pre-Rio Camp

Fresh off winning his appeal with the Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS), Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan is on his way to Orlando, Florida for his final training before leaving for Brazil on July 31st.

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Vote Declares 2017 SEA Games, Asean Para Games Will Remain Separate

Although being hosted by the same city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the plan to have the 2017 Southeast Asian Games…

Sun Yang, Ye Shiwen Among Chinese Olympians Training Stateside Pre-Rio

Sun Yang and Yi Shiwen are among the 50 Chinese swimmers, coaches and staff currently training stateside at SwimSeventy located in Norwalk, CT.

Park Tae Hwan Is Back, But His In-Pool Impact Remains To Be Seen

Park Tae Hwan has Olympic medal-earning history, but this time around the 26-year-old has had much less time in the pool to prepare.

Kuwait’s First Female Olympic Swimmer Going to Rio Despite Ban

Faye Sultan, Kuwait’s first female Olympic swimmer, will attend the Rio Olympics despite the ban the IOC has placed on Kuwait.

Hong Kong’s Stephanie Au Set To Be Nation’s Flag Bearer In Rio

Hong Kong’s Stephanie Au makes the third swimmer to be given their country’s flag bearing honor, joining previously announced bearers Federica Pellegrini of Italy and Oussama Mellouli from Tunisia.

Hong Kong Names Seven Swimmers to Their 2016 Olympic Team

The seven member team will be led by University of Michigan’s Freshman of the Year Siobhan Haughey…

Syrian Swimmer Hopes There Is No Refugee Olympic Team in 2020

Rami Anis, one of two swimmers on the Refugee Olympic Team, is making his final preparations at his pre-Rio training camp.

Schooling “Leaning Towards” Dropping 200 Fly For 100 Free In Rio

Although Schooling has earned FINA “A” cuts across 4 events, he’s only entered in 3 for Rio. Of those, he and his surrogate Singaporean coach Eddie Reese are still working out the plan.

After Final Pre-Games Visit IOC Says Everything is Ready to Go in Rio

After the IOC Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel finished her final pre-Games visit to Rio the IOC has stated that “Rio 2016 is ready to welcome the world”…

Singapore’s 3-Person Olympic Roster Smallest In 30 Years

Despite being led by Joseph Schooling, the most successful Singaporean swimmer of all-time, the nation will only bring 3 swimmers to Rio.