Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

PHOTO VAULT: Team Brazil testing the waters before 2014 Pan Pacific Championships

Thiago Pereira prepares for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. Check out a full photo vault of Team Brazil here.

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6 Big Highlights of the First Day at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

The Brazilians got their first taste of Matheus Santana’s quality on day 1 of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in a relay.

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2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Women’s sprints – Can anyone topple the Campbell sisters?

Australia’s Cate Campbell is the odds-on favorite in both women’s sprint events, while her sister Bronte is a likely finalist as well.

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Brazil announces event entries for Pan Pacs, loss of 50s stroke cut down medal chances

Brazil’s swimming federation has announced what events each of its 19 Pan Pacs roster members will be entering on the Gold Coast of Australia next week. That includes current #2 swimmer in the world in the 50 free Bruno Fratus.

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Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Men’s sprint freestyles – Magnussen leads tough Aussie trio

James Magnussen and the Australians went 1-2-3 at the Commonwealth Games in the 100 free. Can Nathan Adrian and the Americans stop their momentum in the Land Down Under?

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Liu, Hitchens win 5 as Cali, Texas, Mexico age groupers compete in North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz

Southern California, Pacific and Gulf Swimming sent down teams of juniors to take on Mexico in the 2014 North American Challenge Cup in Veracruz last Thursday through Saturday.

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Globosat TV in Brazil inks FINA Partnership

FINA is pleased to announce the partnership with TV network Globosat for the broadcasting rights in the Brazilian territory from 2015 to 2022.

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Rio without an anti-doping lab, working to open new lab before 2016 Olympic Games

After Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping lab was stripped of its accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last year, Brazil is still without a certified drug testing laboratory two years out from the next Olympics, which it will host.

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Brazilian Olympians Fabiola Molina and Diogo Yabe Expecting First Child

Brazilian legend Fabiola Molina is expecting her first child – relevant to competitive swim fans as she cited the desire to have a child as a primary reason for her retirement in 2013.

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A Look Back: All 2014 Commonwealth Games medalists and times from Glasgow

See every medalist from each of the 44 swimming events contested at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the most competitive and entertaining Commonwealth Games meets in recent memory.

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Cielo Finishes Metropolitan Meet in Belo Horizonte With Quick 50 Free

Cesar Cielo finished his swimming at the Metropolitano in Belo Horizonte, Brazil with an impressive early-season swim in the short…

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Cesar Cielo Wins Two in Short Course Meters at Metropolitan Swimming Championships

Cesar Cielo began his reacclimation to the 25 meter pool on Friday in Belo Horizonte.

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Sarah Sjostrom Making Post World Record Appearance at Portuguese Open

Sarah Sjostrom will be back in the pool this week at the Portuguese Open Championships.

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24 make Mexico’s Central America & Caribbean Games squad, will compete at home

In the wake of Mexico’s national championships over the weekend, 12 men and 12 women have been named to the country’s squad for the Central America & Caribbean Games (CACG) including Fernanda Gonzalez.

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Le Clos, Hosszu Among Preliminary Announced Swimmers for Dubai World Cup Stop

Two-time World Cup series champion Chad Le Clos will be back in 2014.

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