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Indiana Hosting ‘Relay Rally’ to Challenge FINA World Records

Indiana has a chance to set 8 new World Records on Thursday. Not just the “Guinness Book of” off the wall World Records. Serious, FINA World Records.

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The Swimming Federation of India Asks The Government to Host The 8th Asian Age Group Championships

The Swimming Federation of India wrote to the Jharkhand State government asking the government to fund and host the 8th Asian Age Group Championships in the summer of 2014. The SFI is in the process of building a national swimming program, and government assistance may benefit all involved.

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Say No to Doping – WADA Feature Video

The video, EFFORT, was produced as a campaign to encourage athletes to achieve based on “effort,” not by using performance-enhancing drugs and cheating.

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2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series More Than Just a Competition

In what was a very difficult 2012-2013 season for Australian Swimming one of the brightest spots was the creation of…

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Hagino Breaks Student Championship Records; Shioura Nearly Gets National Records

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino had one last stellar long course meet in him before closing the championship season. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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Sun Yang Shines at Chinese National Games on Final Day

Sun Yang wrapped up his run of 5 gold medals at this meet, including sweeping the 200, 400, and 1500 freestyles, by winning the men’s 1500 in 14:53.17. Sun pushed a little bit early in this race, to give himself a clear view of the field, but then largely seemed to cost to that winning time that was 22 seconds slower than his own World Record. (Image courtesy of Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Germany’s Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion, Takes Over IOC President Presidency

The IOC has a new president, and for the first time, it’s an Olympic gold medal athlete. (Photo: Sven Teshcke)

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16-Year Old Xin Xin Breaks Asian Record in 800 Free

China’s Xin Xin has broken a Continental Record in the 800 free with an 8:19. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/THeSwimPictures.com)

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Ning Zetao Breaks National Record in 50 Free in Prelims on Day 6 of Chinese Games

Ning Zetao Broke the Asian Record in the 50 free in prelims, but couldn’t match it in the semi-finals on Monday. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Watch the Tokyo Bid Announcement As it Happened

Tokyo, the choice for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and the moment of euphoria after its announcement. (Photo Montage by: Tokyoship)

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Record Setting Night for Mao and Zetao in Liaoning

On the fifth day of competition at the 2013 National Games of the People’s Republic of China, or the “Chinese National…

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Wu Peng Ends His Career on a High Note

Wu Peng ended his career on a high note yesterday evening winning his fourth consecutive national title at the Chinese…

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Tokyo Selected to host 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Istanbul and Madrid Eliminated

Tokyo has been selected as the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, thus making Japan the first Asian country to ever host the Summer Olympic Games twice.

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Wu Peng Wins 4th-Straight Title in 200 Fly; Calls it a Career Shortly After

Wu Peng, one of the truly legendary Chinese male swimmers, won the 200 fly at the Asian Games and then stepped off the stage with a final bow. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Sun Yang Smacks Asian Record in 200 Free on Day 3 of Chinese National Games

China’s Sun Yang didn’t swim the 200 free at Worlds, but made up for it with a new Asian Record in the 200 free on Friday. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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