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Pool-Naming Drama Stems From Mack Horton’s 2019 Podium Protest

Mack Horton’s behavior at the 2019 World Championships is having ripple effects more than 6 months later, as a facility weights donning his name.

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FINA Supported Sun Yang Appeal That Would Have Thrown Out His Case, AP Reports

The Associated Press reports that FINA supported an appeal by Sun Yang that would have thrown out his anti-doping case before his November CAS appeal hearing.

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Japanese Olympic Trials May Proceed Without Spectators

There is a change to the 2020 Japan Swim, the nation’s Olympic Trials, currently under consideration in light of COVID-19 concerns.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Liu Xiang Joins Olympic Campaign; Condorelli In The Sun

Get your fix on smaller swimming stories from around the web in this week’s edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Italian pro Santo Condorelli.

Tongan Athletes Forced to Evacuate Due to the Coronavirus

A group of 51 Tongan athletes, including swimmers, were finally evacuated from China earlier this week after being forced to stay due to the coronavirus

Tokyo 2020: IOC Fails To Investigate Alleged Labor Violations

As of last Aug. 57 people died resulting from heat-related illnesses between Jul. 29 and Aug. 4, among which was an Olympics construction worker.

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Suspension of Aquatic Activities in Northern Italy

Italy’s Lombardy region is the country’s financial and industrial heart. It has seen 27 confirmed cases and 2 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak.

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CHINADA Says They’ll Resume Anti-Doping Controls in China This Week

The Chinese anti-doping authority told WADA that they planned to resume anti-doping activity domestically this week, starting with high risk athletes.

High-Level International Meets For March 2020

Hang onto your swim caps, as March is just the beginning of the hectic Olympic-qualifying schedule that is already upon us with Tokyo just over 150 days away.

Chinese Olympic Trials Delayed Due To Coronavirus

The list of sporting events being postponed or outright cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak taking place throughout the world continues to grow.

Rikako Ikee Reflects On Difficult Year: “It’s A Miracle That I’m Alive”

“It’s a miracle that I’m alive, a miracle that I’m here,” says Rikako Ikee, Japan’s sprint superstar who has battled leukemia over the past year.

World Para Swimming World Series Stop Latest Cancellation for Coronavirus

A stop of the 7-meet series that was scheduled for Singapore in May has been cancelled. Singapore has the 2nd-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Olympic Update: Olympic Tickets To Go On Sale Worldwide, Heat Threats Persist

As we surpass the six-month mark to next summer’s Games, the heat is still a hot topic as organizers scramble to find alternative solutions.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Relay Qualification Status

Led by Anna Hopkin (above), the British women may have the 4th-best 400 free relay at the Olympics – if they choose to swim it.

2020 Konami Open Day 2: Daiya Seto Puts Up Another 59.9 100 Breaststroke

Do-it-all Daiya Seto clocked the 2nd sub-minute 100m breaststroke of his career tonight in Tokyo to take gold at the Konami Open.

Olivier And Beck Earn Top Spots At First Stop Of FINA 2020 Marathon Series

France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier and Leonie Beck of Germany took first at the first of 10 stop on the 2020 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series.

Chinese Divers Miss First Stop of FINA Diving Grand Prix Due To Coronavirus

Chinese divers are not taking part in the first leg of the FINA Diving Grand Prix amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 breakout

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