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PHOTO VAULT: Twitter’s inside glimpse at the Commonwealth Games

With most of the athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games now moved into the athlete village and preparing for competition, Twitter has been flooded with some great photos of the facilities and athletes. We’ve reposted a few of the best here to give you an insider’s look at the Commonwealth Games

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Commonwealth Games Preview – Women’s 200 and 400 freestyle

Jazz Carlin looks to add a gold to her Commonwealth medal collection…

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Swim Job: Swimming Queensland Seeks Mentor Coach for Athlete & Coach Development Manager

Swimming Queensland (SQ) is the governing body in Queensland, Australia. 15,000 swimmers are serviced by 280 swim clubs. Founded in 1898, SQ has a long history of innovation and success in swimming.

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Commonwealth Games Preview – Women’s Distance Freestyle

Look for New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle to be ready to perform in Glasgow…

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Eamon Sullivan Concedes to Injury Struggles, Announces Retirement

Three-time Australian Olympian Eamon Sullivan has succumbed to a shoulder injury and announced his retirement at the age of 28. Sullivan,…

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All-American Luke Percy Won’t Return to Tennessee For His Sophomore Season

2013 Junior World Champion Luke Percy has decided that his swimming future is best served at home in Australia.

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Australians Begin Arriving in Manchester This Weekend for Pre-Commonwealth Camp

Daniel Tranter, Laura Crockart, and Kenneth To prepare to depart the Sydney Airport on Saturday en route to the Commonwealth Games staging camp in Manchester, England

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Australian Olympic Champion Ian Thorpe Comes Out as Gay in Television Interview

Ian Thorpe, revered as one of the greatest swimmers in history (he’s on anybody’s short list of 5), has revealed…

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Commonwealth Games Preview – Women’s Butterfly

Australian star Alicia Coutts looks to add two more gold to the five she collected in Delhi…

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Blucore introduces “Gene Pool” Sponsorship Program

Swimming News courtesy of Blucore, a SwimSwam partner. Blucore, the company behind the new posture training tool, the Corsuit, has…

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Commonwealth Games Preview – Women’s Breaststroke

50 breaststroke Event Details: Heats – Thursday July 24th – 10:30 am local (5:30 am EST) Semi-finals – Thursday July 24th –…

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Australia Says They’ll Deny Scott Volkers Credential to Pan Pacs as Part of Brazilian Delegation

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson has informed the Brazilian federation that they will refuse a credential to Scott Volkers if…

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Australian Commission probing into Volkers abuse case, uncovering new info

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard testimony on Monday centering on the child abuse case leveled against former National Team coach Scott Volkers.

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Nay Believes She’ll Need Surgery After Dislocating Left Shoulder in Cairns

Meagen Nay’s injury is likely to keep her out for longer than just the Commonwealth Games, as she feels like she’s probably headed for surgery.

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Nay, Freney Out of Commonwealth Games; Madison Wilson, Patterson Named as Replacements

The defending Commonwealth Games champion in the 200 backstroke, Meagen Nay, has dropped out of the 2014 meet a week before staging is set to begin in Manchester, England for Team Australia.

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