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Japanese Record Holder Rikako Ikee’s New Coach Revealed

19-year-old Rikako Ikee has selected a new coach as she resumes training in and out of the water in pursuit of a Paris 2024 appearance.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Hangzhou 2022 Goes Underground

Catch up on this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring swimming stories spanning Arizona to Panama to China to Australia.

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Tokyo 2020, IOC Look Toward Simplified Games, Present Progress Reports

Tokyo 2020 and the IOC released documents on positioning, principles for re-planning, and a roadmap to the Games on Tuesday.

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Officials Target Spring For Decision On Any Possible Addt’l Olympic Changes

“A possible decision on further Olympic postponement will be made ‘in the spring if questions over the coronavirus crisis persist,’ says top Olympic official.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Fly

As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?

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Beyond The Lane Lines: VDB Baby, Naoko’s New Role & Brighouse Recognition

Catch up on the latest Beyond the Lane Lines news featuring Cameron van der Burgh, Imoto Naoko and a rare swimming coin worth thousands.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizers Head Back To Office Considering Scaled Back Games

As Tokyo 2020 organizers now head back into the office, they’re reportedly considering a scaling back of the next edition of the Summer Olympic Games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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