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Singapore’s Olympic-Level Swimmers Allowed To Resume Training

Several elite Singaporean swimmers are now able to return to training, per relaxation of restrictions by national sport agency Sport Singapore (SportSG).

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Daiya Seto Takes First Splash Toward Tokyo With Official NTC Practice

Daiya Seto dove into the National Training Center pool today, June 1st, marking his post-lockdown journey to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Japan’s National Training Center Reopens, But Elite Swimmers Shut Out

Despite there no longer being a state of emergency within the nation of Japan, swimmers like Daiya Seto are still shut out of the National Training Center.

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Exclusive Interview With Japanese Olympian Rikako Ikee

Japanese Olympian and 2018 Asian Games MVP Rikako Ikee spoke with us this week on her current status, future plans and more.

WADA Publishes Updated Athlete Q&A About Coronavirus Impacts on Drug Testing

The World Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete Q&A section to address issues regarding testing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Curveball Coaching Decision From Daiya Seto Lands On Long-Time Friend

Multi-world champion Daiya Seto of Japan decided to change-up his coach just over a year from the postponed Olympic Games. His new coach is a wildcard.

Japan Lifts Tokyo’s State Of Emergency Status

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially lifted the state of emergency declared over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in his nation. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.