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Australia Seeking To Possibly Join Asian Games Party In 2022

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates is spearheading the quest for the nation’s inclusion in the 2022 Asian Games.

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New WR Holder Ippei Watanabe Visits Tokyo 2020 Organizers

Ippei Watanabe visits Tokyo 2020 organizers, commits to goal of Olympic gold medal in 200m breaststroke.

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World Champion Ning Zetao Dismissed From Chinese National Team

Reigning world champion in the men’s 100m freestyle event, Ning Zetao of China, has been kicked off the national team due to violations.

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Indian Newspaper Suggests Youth Doping Is On The Rise

India’s The Hindustan Times published a report this month suggesting that doping among young athletes is on the rise, based on numbers from India’s National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).

Joseph Schooling Named Straits Times Athlete of the Year

Joseph Schooling made history earlier this month as he became the first person to win The Straits Times Singapore Athlete…

Konami Open: Masato Sakai Throws Down Another 1:54 200 Fly

Masato Sakai of Japan has proven to be quite the weapon of 200m butterfly destruction so far this season.

Teen Phenom Rikako Ikee Lowers Own 50 Free National Record/WJR

Another swim, another record for Japan’s 16-year-old powerhouse Rikako Ikee.

ISHOF Announces First 2 Members of 17 Member Class of 2017

The first two members of the class of 2017, both Chinese, were announced on Friday, along with hints about the other 15 inductees.

The Impact of Immigration Law on Elite Swimmers, Joshua Bratter, ESQ.

Navigating the Labyrinth: The Impact of Immigration Law on Elite International Swimmers (Featured image: Shaune Fraser 2-time Olympian/J.D., Legal Analyst and Joshua Bratter ESQ.)

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Japanese Olympic Medalist Yamanaka Passes Away At 78

Three-time Japanese Olympian Tsuyoshi Yamanaka passed away of pneumonia Friday, February 10th at a Tokyo hospital.

13 National Olympic Committees Take First On-Site Visit To Tokyo 2020

“It’s amazing! The whole concept of heritage venues and new venues is superb,” says one NOC member from the Netherlands concerning Tokyo 2020 progress.

Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino To Make Earlier Return To Racing

The men’s 400m IM gold medalist in Rio, Japanese powerhouse Kosuke Hagino, will be returning to competition earlier than expected after having undergone post-Olympic elbow surgery.

Watanabe’s World Record Follow-up At Konami Open

Ippei Watanabe follows up his January World Record setting 200m breaststroke performance with an appearance at the Konami Open later this month in Tokyo.

Afghanistan Swimming Believes “The time Is Right To Empower Women”

The Afghanistan swimming federation has put into place a plan to launch the first ever national women’s swimming team.

Learn The Workout Secrets To Ippei Watanabe’s 200 Breast World Record

Learn some of what Ippei Watanabe is doing in training that helped the Japanese swimmer score a new 200m breaststroke World Record.

Rio Gold Medalists Hagino & Kaneto Recognized By Japanese Swimming

28-year-old Rie Kaneto claimed her first Olympic gold medal this past summer in Rio, topping the women’s 200m breaststroke field.

Watch Japan’s Ippei Watanabe Crush 2:06.67 200 Breast World Record

You’ve read about Ippei Watanabe’s new 200m breaststroke World Record, now see how the race went down in Tokyo.

Japan’s Ippei Watanabe Rocks New 200 Breast World Record In Sub-2:07

Ippei Watanabe just made history, becoming the first man ever to clock a sub-2:07 200 LCM breaststroke mark.

Rikako Ikee Smashes Personal Best, Scores 200 Free JPN National Record

Rikako Ikee blasted a new Japanese national record in the women’s 200m freestyle, at just 16 years of age.