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Hello Tokyo: Siobhan Haughey Clocks 52.92 100 Free HK Record

23-year-old Siobhan Haughey brought down the house with a super quick new national record in the women’s 100m free, hitting 52.92.

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IOC’s Final Athletes Playbook For Tokyo Includes Sanctions For Non-Compliance

Athletes and officials will face potential disciplinary action if they break some of the IOC’s implemented COVID-19 protocols in Tokyo.

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Latest Spike of Coronavirus Cases Appears to be Subsiding in Japan

The latest wave of coronavirus cases in Japan is subsiding, data shows. The country’s 7 day average for daily new…

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Two Swimmers Named to Refugee Olympic Team

Yusra Mardini, a native of Syria, has been named to the Refugee Olympic Team for the second time. She will be joined by 28 other athletes in Tokyo.

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Japanese Olympic Committee Official Reportedly Dies In Subway Incident

A senior official at the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) died on Monday morning after an incident on Tokyo’s subway.

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Greek Relays Back In For Tokyo

It has been a roller coaster ride for the Greeks as their qualification status for Tokyo has changed over the past few days.

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Irie Hits 1:55.9 200 Back, Mizunuma 51.07 100 Fly To Close Out Japan Open

31-year-old Ryosuke Irie posted a winning time of 1:55.97 in the 200 back while Naoki Mizunuma logged two 51-point 100 fly swims in Chiba.

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2021 Chinese Summer Nats Day 3: Chen Yujie Dips Under 25 To Win Women’s 50 Free

While she was just over the FINA A standard of 24.77, Cheng Yujie was the fastest in the field with her 24.90 50 freestyle.

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Ireland, Switzerland Qualify Relays For Tokyo; Greeks Out

Ireland has qualified relays for the Olympics for the first time in 49 years. Greece, who put up qualifying times last week, is not on the list of qualfiers.

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2021 Chinese Summer Nats Day 5: Sun Jiajun Hits OLY-Qualifying 51.93 100 Fly

Sun Jiajun became the first new addition to China’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic roster at this meet with his 51.93 100 butterfly.

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Tomoru Honda Rips 200 Fly PB of 1:54.59 In OLY Prep Meet

Olympic Games-qualified Tomoru Honda ripped a lifetime best of 1:54.59 in the men’s 200m fly at the 2021Japan Open tonight in Chiba.

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Irie Hits 53.00 100 Back, Matsumoto 1:45-mid 200 Free At Japan Open

Seemingly ageless 31-year-old Ryosuke Irie clinched gold at the Japan Open, hitting 53.00 in the men’s 100m backstroke event.

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2021 Chinese Summer Nats Day 4: He Junyi Just 0.02 Over 100 Free FINA A Cut

While Junyi got the closest, no new swimmers managed to qualify for the Olympics on Day 4 of 2021 Chinese Summer Nationals.

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South Korea Announces Bid to Host 2027 Summer World University Games

South Korea has joined the race to host the 2027 Summer Universiade. They join the Triangle Area in North Carolina as the only two bidders so far.

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Final Olympic Relay Qualification Standings

Teams have been jockeying for the four Wildcard relay qualification places to secure a place at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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