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Koseki & Watanabe Fight To The Wire In 2:08 2Breast Showdown

World Record holder Ippei Watanabe and Pan Pacific Championshps gold medalist Yasihiro Koseki were neck-and-neck in a battle at the Kirara Cup this weekend.

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Nakamura Continues Home Turf Torrent With 48.12 100 Free

24-year-old Katsumi Nakamura threw down another impressive domestic performance with a 48.12 100 free (LCM). The question is, however, can this Japanese national record holder start translating his home turf success to the elite international stage in time for the 2020 Olympics?

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NOC Delegates From North and South Korea to Meet February 15th

On Friday, February 15th, delegates from both North and South Korean National Olympic Committees will meet at the International Olympic Committee Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss potential joint activities for both NOCs for the time remaining before the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games,.

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FINA Publishes 2019 Open Water Swim Series Schedule

The world’s swimming governing body, FINA, has revealed the 2019 open water schedule as it pertains to the FINA Marathon Swim World Series and FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Scott Awarded & Samurai Swimming

Catch up on a few stories from around the aquatic web in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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2019 SEA Games Granted FINA Approval As 2020 Olympics Qualifier

Although several months away, the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games has received a big boost in the form of FINA’s sanctioning the 12-day competition as a qualifying meet for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Residents Of Japan Enter First Phase Of Olympic Ticket Buying

Residents of Japan will soon have the chance to snag tickets to the world’s biggest international sporting competition, the Summer Olympic Games, hosted by Tokyo in 2020.

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FINA Won’t ‘Consider Further Speculation and Hearsay’ About Sun Yang

FINA issued a statement regarding the reaction to The Sunday Times’ report that a vial of Sun Yang’s blood was smashed during an out-of-competition drug test last September.

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Daiya Seto Swims Lights Out, Produces 4:09/1:56 IM Combo In Hamamatsu

At the Hamana Bay Long Course Championships, Japanese National Record holders Daiya Seto and Yui Ohashi were among those who belted out some world ranking shake-ups

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Rikako Ikee Named Japan’s ‘Swimmer Of The Year’ for 2018

Recognizing its elite athletes for performances throughout the 2018 season, the Japanese Swimming Federation bestowed is top prize of Swimmer of the Year to teenage powerhouse Rikako Ikee.

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Chinese Swim Association Supports Sun Yang on Defamation Claims

The CSA has issued a statement of support backing star swimmer Sun Yang in claiming defamation and threatening a lawsuit aimed at UK-based paper The Sunday Times.

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Caeleb Dressel Swims 400 IM at Gator Distance Meet on Saturday.

Dressel hasn’t swum an official 400 IM in competition since 2011.

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Vial of Sun Yang’s Blood Allegedly Smashed with Hammer in Drug Test Altercation

A finding against Sun could have resulted in a lifetime ban, but FINA ruled in his favor in a January 3rd panel hearing, saying they would “never know” what happened.

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Malaysia’s New Sports-Loving King Could Welcome Israeli Athletes

As a new king comes into power, so too will a new Prime Minister, potentially allowing for a cessation to the ban on Israeli athletes put in place by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, who stated that Malaysia would deny visas to Israeli para swimmers hoping to compete at the 2019 WPS World Championships.

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Nakamura Bests Chalmers In 50 Free Battle Down Under

Katsumi Nakamura logged his 2nd fastest LCM 50 free of the season, beating Kyle Chalmers in the process on the final night of the South Australian State Open LC Championships.

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