Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Budget Cuts Force Brazil to Change Worlds Selection Criteria

Due to budget cuts, Brazil has been forced to change the 2017 World and World Junior Championships team selection criteria….

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2016 Brazilian Open Preview: Several Olympians Set to Battle This Week

Auburn-based sprint standouts Bruno Fratus and Marcelo Chierighini, who train with the Tigers’ post grad group, will be racing in the sprint freestyles.

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11/18/16 In Briefs: Lima 2019, Stamford HS Coach Reinstated

Catch up on swim stories from around the web for Friday, November 18th.

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Georgia Tech Reels in Brazilian Breast/IMer Caio Pumputis

Caio Pumputis of Sao Paolo, Brazil has committed to swim for Georgia Tech beginning next fall.

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Injunction Lifted, Nunes Returns To Head of Brazilian Federation

A Brazilian court struck down an injunction Thursday, allowing Coaracy Nunes to return to his post as president of the Brazilian Swimming Federation despite allegations of fraud.

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Michigan Signs Mexican Olympian and Record-Holder, Ricardo Vargas

The University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team added another name to their class of 2021: that of Mexican distance freestyler, Ricardo Vargas.

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Help Rebuild Haiti: Swimmers Helping Swimmers

In a collaborative mission between the Haiti Aquatic Federation and the Haitian Federation of Athletics, a GoFundMe page has been created with a goal of raising $50,000 to build 100 anti-seismic houses that might weather future storms.

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Hillview Victorious At Tidal Wave Meet

Hillview victorious at Tidal Wave meet Hillview College copped the lion share of awards at the 16th Tidal Wave Aquatics Secondary…

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Brazil Confirms 2016 National Meets, 2017 Selection Procedures

Brazil’s swimming federation has confirmed it will run the three more major national championship events of 2016, despite the federation suspending its finances amidst some turmoil.

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Brazil’s Federal Prosecutors Call CBDA Statement ‘Distortion of Facts’

Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry responded to a statement from the nation’s aquatic sports federation, calling it “false” and a “distortion of facts.”

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Brazilian Federation Suspends Salaries And National Championships

In response to allegations of fraud and the removal of 4 officials (including federation President Coaracy Nunes), the Brazilian swimming federation has suspended payments to its employees and the organizing of national championship events.

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Correios Renews Sponsorship of Brazilian Federation, But At Lower Rate

Correios, the Brazilian postal service, has renewed its sponsorship deal with the Brazilian swimming federation, but at a lower price than the previous deal.

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Brazilian Swimming Pres Removed From Post Along With 3 Others

Following allegations of fraud and corruption, Brazilian swimming federation president Coaracy Nunes has been removed from his position along with three other officials.

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WADA Rio Report: Less Than 50% Of Athletes Reported Whereabouts

‘It was only due to the enormous resourcefulness and goodwill of some key doping control personnel working at the Games that the process did not break down entirely,’ reads the WADA Independent Observers’ Report.

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Rio 2016 Organizers Facing Unpaid Vendor Bills

Plagued by budget problems throughout the lead-up to this past summer’s Olympic Games, Rio 2016 organizers are still facing monetary issues.

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