Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.
Catch up on this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring swimming stories spanning Arizona to Panama to China to Australia.
The penalty handed to Bertola encompasses the time period between January 2020 to January 2024 as a period of exclusion from competitive swimming.
Athletes from various Olympic sports will have flights, accommodation and meals paid for over a six-month period, with Portugal the first confirmed location.
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Argentinian swimmers are still out of the water, at least for a few more days, following the latest announcement issued by the nation’s sports authorities.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete Q&A section to address issues regarding testing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazilian sprint freestyle ace Fratus has been able to get wet once again at his home pool of Coral Springs Swim Club in Florida.
“We have never stalled for 8 weeks,” national swimming head coach Gustavo Roldan said. “It is the only sport that cannot adapt to another setting.”
The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.
Loads of big names are included in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, including Michael Phelps, Rikako Ikee, and Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell.
Nunes, who suffered from terminal Alzheimer’s disease, also initially tested positive for COVID-19 before a second test came back negative.
During a recent interview, Bruno Fratus of Brazil stated that Cesar Cielo’s longstanding freestyle world records will fall before the 2021 Olympic Games.
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