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Olympic Games Medal Payouts Per Nation Compared

If Caeleb Dressel reaches the top of the podium in Tokyo he’s looking at a $37,500 gold medal bonus. But how does that compare with other nations’ incentives?

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Hong Kong Record-Breaking Swimmer Cheuk Ming-Ho Has Heart Scare

17-year-old Cheuk Ming-Ho of Hong Kong has achieved a FINA ‘B’ cut for the Olympics, but his aspirations were almost sidelined by a heart-related issue.

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2020 FINA Champions Series – Shenzhen: Day 2 Live Recap

After a narrow victory over Sun Yang on Day 1 in the 200 free, Lithuanian Danas Rapsys will rematch the crowd favorite on Day 2 in Shenzhen in the 400.

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China’s Liu Xiang Ties Own Asian Record In Women’s 50 Freestyle

Racing in front of her home crowd, Liu Xiang equalled her Asian Record in the women’s 50 freestyle at the FINA Champions Series in Shenzhen in 24.04.

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2020 FINA Champions Series – Shenzhen: Day 1 Live Recap

Katinka Hosszu will be a busy woman throughout the FINA Champions Series, kicking things off with the 200 back and 100 fly on Day 1 in Shenzhen.

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Matsumoto Kicks Off New Year With 400 Free JPN Record, Hagino Takes 400 IM Gold

World Championships silver medalist in the 200 free, Katsuhiro Matsumoto, added another JPN record to his resume by winning the SCM 400 free in Tokyo tonight.

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Hong Kong Raises Olympic Medal Cash Prize Amounts By Over 60%

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey may indeed be smiling big if she can muster up some hardware in Tokyo. Her nation just upped the medal prize amounts big time.

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IOC Athletes’ Commission Releases Rule 50 Guidelines On Podium & Other Protests

The IOC Athletes Commission released guidelines pertaining to Rule 50 of the charter in order to avoid protests, political or otherwise, at the 2020 Olympics.

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Full Entry Lists for 2020 FINA Champions Series Released

71 athletes will compete across 4 days for almost $2 million in prize money at the 2020 FINA Champions Series in China, including 12 races for Katinka Hosszu.

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Ippei Watanabe Calls Out Pre-Olympic 200 Breast Goal of 2:05

Former World Record holder Ippei Watanabe is gunning to get his mark back in the 200 breaststroke, giving a numerical value to the time he wants to hit.

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Did You Know: The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art?

In the first-half of the 20th century, Olympic medals were awarded in 5 different disciplines of art.

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Danas Rapsys, Xu Jiayu among Latest FINA Champions Series Invitees

Danas Rapsys, above, touched 1st in the 200 free at the World Championships last summer before being disqualified for a false start.

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Daiya Seto Nominated As Japan’s Team Captain For 2020 Olympic Games

The 2019 double gold medalist in Gwangju, Daiya Seto, has been nominated as Japan’s Olympic swim team captain for his home nation-hosted Games.

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FINA Announces 10 More Names for 2020 FINA Champions Series

Triple Olympic champion Ryan Murphy is among the latest 10 swimmers announced by FINA for the 2020 Champions Series that begins next week.

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Sun Yang Will Perform During China’s National TV 2020 New Year’s Celebration

The celebration marked both the new year, as well as the start of a countdown to a decision in an appeal against Sun in front of the CAS.

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