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Sun Yang Shines at Chinese National Games on Final Day

Sun Yang wrapped up his run of 5 gold medals at this meet, including sweeping the 200, 400, and 1500 freestyles, by winning the men’s 1500 in 14:53.17. Sun pushed a little bit early in this race, to give himself a clear view of the field, but then largely seemed to cost to that winning time that was 22 seconds slower than his own World Record. (Image courtesy of Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Germany’s Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion, Takes Over IOC President Presidency

The IOC has a new president, and for the first time, it’s an Olympic gold medal athlete. (Photo: Sven Teshcke)

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16-Year Old Xin Xin Breaks Asian Record in 800 Free

China’s Xin Xin has broken a Continental Record in the 800 free with an 8:19. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/THeSwimPictures.com)

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Ning Zetao Breaks National Record in 50 Free in Prelims on Day 6 of Chinese Games

Ning Zetao Broke the Asian Record in the 50 free in prelims, but couldn’t match it in the semi-finals on Monday. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Watch the Tokyo Bid Announcement As it Happened

Tokyo, the choice for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and the moment of euphoria after its announcement. (Photo Montage by: Tokyoship)

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Record Setting Night for Mao and Zetao in Liaoning

On the fifth day of competition at the 2013 National Games of the People’s Republic of China, or the “Chinese National…

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Wu Peng Ends His Career on a High Note

Wu Peng ended his career on a high note yesterday evening winning his fourth consecutive national title at the Chinese…

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Tokyo Selected to host 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Istanbul and Madrid Eliminated

Tokyo has been selected as the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, thus making Japan the first Asian country to ever host the Summer Olympic Games twice.

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Wu Peng Wins 4th-Straight Title in 200 Fly; Calls it a Career Shortly After

Wu Peng, one of the truly legendary Chinese male swimmers, won the 200 fly at the Asian Games and then stepped off the stage with a final bow. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Sun Yang Smacks Asian Record in 200 Free on Day 3 of Chinese National Games

China’s Sun Yang didn’t swim the 200 free at Worlds, but made up for it with a new Asian Record in the 200 free on Friday. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Male Sprinters Put on a Show Thursday at Chinese National Games

Two more National Records went down Thursday, and a mega three-man sprint battle was set up for later in the meet. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Iranian Woman Denied Swimming Record; Claims Because of Her “Femininity”

Elham Asghari swam a 20km course across the Caspian Sea in roughly 9 hours, and though she wore a heavy, loose-fitting suit complete with head covering, Iranian officials have apparently denied her record swim. (Image courtesy of Tavaana2010 video capture)

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Wang Shun Scores Chinese National Record to Open Chinese National Games

China’s Sun Yang was also among the winners on day 1 of the prestigious event. (File Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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FINA Unveils 2014 Youth Olympic Games Qualifying Procedure

Chad le Clos is the greatest Youth Olympics success story in swimming, having won a World Short Course title later that year, and ending up with Olympic gold in 2011, and double gold at Worlds in 2013. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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Huge Decisions Loom at 125th IOC Session in Argentina, Including Host, New Sports, New President

The International Olympic Committee will change the future of sports this coming weekend.

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