Asia

Olympic Delay Costing IOC Estimated $800 Million

More widespread ripple effects are just beginning to be realized from the Olympic Games’ delay, as costs are mounting related to the historic schedule change.

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World Champion Daiya Seto Advising Japan’s Sports Minister On Reopening

Japan’s world champion Daiya Seto is dealing with his nation’s swimming lockdown by advocating for a return to the pool behind the scenes.

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Rio Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Restores Resolve For Olympic Berth

Remember Masato Sakai of Japan, the man who fell just .04 shy of 200 fly Olympic gold in Rio? The soon-to-be-25-year-old is back.

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Malaysia’s Phee Jinq En Continuing To Train At Purdue Post-Graduation

Malaysia’s Phee Jinq En says she intends on remaining in the United States after having graduated as a student-athlete at Purdue University.

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AOC President John Coates Claims Tokyo 2021 Olympics Could be “Greatest Ever”

In a meeting with the Australian Olympic Committee, Coates remarked that the Tokyo Games could be the “greatest ever” despite of the delay caused by COVID-19.

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Kane: Swiss Tribunal Appeals Like Sun Yang’s Rarely Find Success

Columnist and FINA legal committee chair Darren Kane lays out the statistical history and framework for appeals like that of Chinese swimmer Sun Yang.

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Asian Swimming Championships Moved To 2021

The 2020 Asian Swimming Championships represents the latest international event to be postponed on the heels of the Olympic Games’ push to July 2021.

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World C’ships Silver Medalist Matsumoto Time-Trialed 1:45.44 200 Free In March

Katsuhiro Matsumoto put the pedal to the medal in a 200m freestyle time trial in March, further cementing himself as a 2021 Olympic threat.

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Former World Record Holder Akhiro Yamaguchi Reconsidering Retirement

One-time world record holder Akhiro Yamguchi of Japan is reconsidering retirement in light of a delayed Summer Olympic Games.

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Israeli Clubs Gain Access To Pools As Government Eases Restrictions

Israel’s clubs have been allowed access to pools, with a maximum of nine swimmers and a coach on deck at one time.

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Joseph Schooling & Quah Zheng Wen Seek Additional Service Deferments

Due to Olympic delay, Joseph Schooling and teammate Quah Zheng Wen are seeking deferment for their nation’s service requirements.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Ikee Tackles A Lion, Phelps Touts Soy

This week’s Beyond the Lane Lines touches on Michael Phelps’ new non-dairy habit and Rikako Ikee’s dabble into the animal kingdom.

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Report: Sun Yang Formally Appeals 8-Year Ban to Swiss Federal Tribunal

The Chinese star will have to seek an appeal based on the conduct of the CAS hearing, not the actual facts of his case.

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2020 Jr. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Cancelled; Hawaii Will Host in 2022

Carson Foster (above) broke National Age Group Records held by Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel at the 2018 Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji.

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China Re-Closes Gyms and Pools in Beijing Due to Second Wave of Coronavirus

As the result in a recent spike in Coronavirus cases, China has decided to re-close all gyms and pools until further notice.

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