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2021 Chinese Summer Nats Day 1: Cheng Yujie Gets Under FINA A In 100 Free

On day 1 of the 2021 Chinese Summer Nationals, only one swimmer managed to notch a time under the FINA A standard in their respective event.

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IOC To Require Olympics Athletes To Sign “Standard Practice” COVID Waiver

The athletes will need to sign a waiver taking on all of the risks associated with COVID-19 in order to compete in Tokyo.

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Hong Kong Women Move Into Third Olympic Wildcard Spot in 400 Medley Relay

Siobhan Haughey split 56.96 on the butterfly leg of the 400 medley as Hong Kong set a new national record of 4:01.77 on Sunday.

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High-Level International Meets For June 2021

Smiles all around as the month of June brings the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, the Australian Swimming Trials and other high-profile meets.

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US State Department Adds Japan to Its “Level: 4 Do Not Travel” Advisory List

Almost exactly two months away from the first day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the US State Department issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” warning for Japan.

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Belarus and Italy Move Into Top Wildcard Spots in 400 Medley Relay

Anastasiya Shkurdai and the Belarusian women twice broke their national record in the 400 Medley Relay on the last day of Euros

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Great Britain Women Now Lead Tokyo Olympic Wildcard in 800 Free Relay

Freya Anderson anchored the Great Britain women’s 800 free relay to victory, moving them into the top Olympic Wildcard spot.

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Japan Swimming Federation Chairman Norimasa Hirai Announces Retirement

With just a few months left until the Olympic Games begin, Japan Swimming Federation chairman Norimasa Hirai has announced his retirement from the position.

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Tokyo 2020 Enters Operational Delivery Mode

IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed that as many as 75 percent of the residents of the Olympic Village are already vaccinated or have secured vaccination.

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Switzerland Uses France Scratch to Move Into Last Wildcard Spot

Switzerland used a 50.98 butterfly split by Noe Ponti to move into the fourth Wildcard spot in the 400 mixed medley relay

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France Moves Up to First Wildcard Spot in Men’s 800 Free Relay

Jonathan Atsu anchored France’s 800 free relay at today’s European Championships as they lead the Wildcard teams for Tokyo.

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CAS Sets Sun Yang Retrial Over Doping Incident for Next Week

The retrial has been set for May 25-27, and will be a private hearing, conducted through video, rather than in-person.

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Great Britain, Switzerland Jump to Top Wildcard Spots in 400 Free Relay

Great Britain used a new national record in the women’s 400 free relay to now lead the Wildcard spots for the Tokyo Olympics

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Moon Seungwoo Takes Down Korean 200 Fly Record To Qualify for Tokyo

Moon Seungwoo snagged a new national record in the men’s 200m fly en route to qualifying for the Korean Olympic squad for Tokyo.

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Olympic Relay Qualification Update: Pre-European Championships

This week’s European championships will give teams one more chance to qualify a relay ahead of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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