The three finalists and primary candidates for the 2019 World University Games made their initial formal presentations to the Federation International du Sport Universitaire, or FISU, in Belgium earlier this week. Present at the meeting representing the organizers of the biannual event were president Claude-Louis Gallien, and a pair of FISU Vice Presidents.
Nicholas Santos will swim Brazil’s butterfly leg, with a relatively new face anchoring them.
The video, EFFORT, was produced as a campaign to encourage athletes to achieve based on “effort,” not by using performance-enhancing drugs and cheating.
The IOC has a new president, and for the first time, it’s an Olympic gold medal athlete. (Photo: Sven Teshcke)
Florent Manadou and Fred Bosquet (pictured above), are two of the members of the French Raia Rapida team. The French and Australian teams were both recently announced by Alex Pussieldi. (Photo Courtesy: Aidan Pongrace)
World Championship silver medalist Eugene Godsoe is part of the defending champion American squad that will travel back to Rio this month. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
Adam Mania was a part of the 2012 Raio Rapido “Fast Lane” meet in Brazil that won a huge cash prize. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Chad le Clos is the greatest Youth Olympics success story in swimming, having won a World Short Course title later that year, and ending up with Olympic gold in 2011, and double gold at Worlds in 2013. (Photo: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)
The International Olympic Committee will change the future of sports this coming weekend.
American Caeleb Dressel won the boy’s 100 freestyle in a championship and NAG record time of 48.97… (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)
Mack Horton’s dominance in the men’s freestyle events powered the Australians to the top spot in the medal standings…
It may be a bit blurry, but the image captures Gunnar Bentz’s emotion and intensity after winning the boys’ 400 IM. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy already won the 50 free at World Juniors; he’ll be looking for a middle lane coming out of Friday’s semifinals in the 100. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
Luke Percy was also among the top seeds coming out of prelims, with his coming in the 100 free. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)
The Australian Junior team is having an impressive run of success at this year’s World Junior Championships. (Photo: Colin Blair/SwimSwam.com)