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Beyond The Lane Lines: Tchaikovsky To Serve As Temporary Russian Anthem

Learn something new in this latest edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring China, Russia and New Zealand among the topics.

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Daily Athlete Testing Among New COVID-19 Countermeasures For Tokyo Olympics

The coronavirus countermeasures put in place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been greatly enhanced.

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Watanabe Emotionally Carries Olympic Torch In Home Town

Ippei Watanabe may not have made the Japanese Olympic team for this summer’s home-based Games, but he is still holding his head high.

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Japan Declares 3rd State of Emergency for Tokyo ahead of Olympic Games

With just 3 months to go until the Olympic Games, Tokyo has been placed under another State of Emergency because of COVID-19.

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Olympic Medals, Torches, and Other Memorabilia Up For Auction

Over 400 Olympic items are up for auction including a swimsuit from the gold medalist in the women’s 100 backstroke at the 1956 Olympics.

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Anthony Ervin: Nobody Gets To Tell You How to Lead

3-time Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin spoke out this week against the new recommendations limiting athlete protests at the Olympics

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China’s Sun Yang Reportedly Competing At Next Week’s Nationals

Asian media is reporting that Sun Yang is set to compete at next week’s Chinese Nationals which begin on Friday, April 30th.

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The IOC Athletes’ Commission Releases Recommendations on Rule 50

The IOC AC has issued recommendations on Rule 50, which covers how athletes are allowed to express themselves during the Olympic Games.

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Siobhan Haughey Hits 1:54.8 In 200 Free, World’s #3 Time This Season

Siobhan Haughey swam a career-best 50 free and the world’s #3 200 free of the season at the Hong Kong Festival of Sport Time Trial.

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2016 Olympic Finalist Sakiko Shimizu Announces Retirement

Sakiko Shimizu of Japan has revealed her decision to retire from competitive swimming at the age of 29. She finaled in the 400m IM in Rio.

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All The Links You Need For OLY Qualifying Meets For Week Of April 19th

Brazil’s Olympic Trials meet is nearly upon us as we take a look at this week’s big competitions having Tokyo complications.

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Former 200 Breast World Record Holder Yamaguchi Retires At 26

Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi, the one-time World Record holder in the men’s 200m breast, has announced his formal retirement at the age of 26.

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Daiya Seto Chasing Michael Phelps’s 400 IM WR: An Analysis

Can Daiya Seto break Michael Phelps’s WR in the 400 IM? We’ve crunched the numbers to see the splits Seto needs to go 4:03.83.

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Everything You Need To Know From April’s Olympic Qualifying Meets (So Far)

Evgeny Rylov’s European Record in the men’s 200 backstroke is among the top performances we’ve seen in 2021.

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Japan’s Incredible Depth In The Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Shoma Sato (pictured) is the latest in a long line of dominant Japanese swimmers in the men’s 200 breast.

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