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13 National Olympic Committees Take First On-Site Visit To Tokyo 2020

“It’s amazing! The whole concept of heritage venues and new venues is superb,” says one NOC member from the Netherlands concerning Tokyo 2020 progress.

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Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino To Make Earlier Return To Racing

The men’s 400m IM gold medalist in Rio, Japanese powerhouse Kosuke Hagino, will be returning to competition earlier than expected after having undergone post-Olympic elbow surgery.

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Watanabe’s World Record Follow-up At Konami Open

Ippei Watanabe follows up his January World Record setting 200m breaststroke performance with an appearance at the Konami Open later this month in Tokyo.

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Afghanistan Swimming Believes “The time Is Right To Empower Women”

The Afghanistan swimming federation has put into place a plan to launch the first ever national women’s swimming team.

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Learn The Workout Secrets To Ippei Watanabe’s 200 Breast World Record

Learn some of what Ippei Watanabe is doing in training that helped the Japanese swimmer score a new 200m breaststroke World Record.

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Rio Gold Medalists Hagino & Kaneto Recognized By Japanese Swimming

28-year-old Rie Kaneto claimed her first Olympic gold medal this past summer in Rio, topping the women’s 200m breaststroke field.

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Watch Japan’s Ippei Watanabe Crush 2:06.67 200 Breast World Record

You’ve read about Ippei Watanabe’s new 200m breaststroke World Record, now see how the race went down in Tokyo.

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Japan’s Ippei Watanabe Rocks New 200 Breast World Record In Sub-2:07

Ippei Watanabe just made history, becoming the first man ever to clock a sub-2:07 200 LCM breaststroke mark.

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Rikako Ikee Smashes Personal Best, Scores 200 Free JPN National Record

Rikako Ikee blasted a new Japanese national record in the women’s 200m freestyle, at just 16 years of age.

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Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino Enters Pro Swimming Scene

Kosuke Hagino graduates from Toyo University in April and he’s already setting up his new professional swimming life.

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Gubecka Sisters, Brazier Siblings Excel At Aussie Open Water Nats

Olympian Jarrod Poort was among the competitors at yesterday’s 10k open water race at Australian National Championships, along with the Gobecka sisters and Brazier siblings.

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Japanese Olympian Ryosuke Irie Joins Team Elite

Japanese Olympian Ryosuke Irie, a 2012 London multiple medalist and 2016 Olympic finalist, has joined Team Elite.

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Park Tae Hwan Returns To Korea Looking For Double World Titles

Park Tae Hwan says he will be targeting the men’s 200m and 400m freestyle races at this summer’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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FINA Announces Schedule for 2017 World Junior Championships in Indy

FINA has released the official schedule for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships this summer in Indianapolis.

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Former Aussie Kenneth To Makes Move To Now Represent Hong Kong

If you were wondering where Aussie Kenneth To has been, you’ll now need to follow him on the Asian circuit.

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