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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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Pentland Announces Jim Gerson’s Return As President Of Speedo North America

Jim Gerson says: “It’s a really exciting time to be re-joining team Speedo. Pentland has an outstanding track-record in brand building…”

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Russia Won’t Reopen Federal Training Centers in May, Minister Says

Russian’s Ministry of Sport held a video meeting with the countries sporting federations, discussing the resumption of normal training.

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Daycare at Tokyo 202(1) Olympic Games: Likely Racers Who Double As Parents

Here are the mothers and fathers (or those-to-be) juggling an active home life with children by the time the next Olympic Games roll around in Tokyo.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Ikee Lends Voice, British Swimming Fights Coronavirus

Everyone is doing their part to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including British Swimming. Read about this and more in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Tokyo Olympics Could Be Canceled If Coronavirus Vaccine Not Found

The head of the Japan Medical Association said that the Tokyo Olympics could be canceled – not just postponed – if a vaccine for coronavirus isn’t found.

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Japanese Swimming Federation Donates 17,000 N95 Masks To Tokyo Hospitals

With the Japan Swim having been cancelled, the Japanese Swimming Federation made use of the masks set for spectators at the event.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Women’s 50 Free

Six of these eight Roadmaps women have won the Olympic or World 50 free title in their career. Who are they and who shows the most potential towards 2021?

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Olympic Solidarity Increases Funding In Light Of Postponed Games

In response to the delay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Olympic Solidarity has pledged additional funds in the form of IOC subsidies.

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Horton Family Faces Constant Harassment, Intimidation Since Sun Yang Call-Out

Mack Horton’s family has been under “virtual siege” at their home in suburban Melbourne with Sun Yang supports constantly harassing them.

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Another Change For Daiya Seto As He Leaves Longtime Coach Umehara

Japanese swimming superstar Daiya Seto has experienced a string of life changes recently, with another one just announced.

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In His Backyard, World Champion Daiya Seto Starts Training Anew

Multi-world champion and Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto is embracing a new way to train for a home-based Olympic Games now set for July 2021.

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U.S Olympic & Paralympic Committee Facing Cuts Of 20% From Tokyo Delay

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is facing financial cuts of up to 20% as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its ripple effects.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Women’s 800 Free

In 2020, there are four 19&U women who are torching up the 800 free scene. Find out to see if they have what it takes to catch sensation Katie Ledecky.

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Japanese Virology Expert Questions Whether Games Can Be Held In 2021

Japanese virology expert Kentaro Iwata has warned that, in the event of a new COVID-19 outbreak, hosting the event in the summer of 2021 might not be doable.

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