Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha Undergoes Successful Surgery

Brazilian Olympian Ana Marcela Cunha underwent a successful surgery to remove her spleen this past Sunday, October 23rd.

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WADA: 5 National Anti-Doping Organizations Out of Compliance

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Wednesday that 5 Natinoal Anti-Doping Organizations are not currently in compliance with the…

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Heitmann, Rodrigues Cap Julio de Lamare Trophy With 3 Wins Each

Pedro Spajari won a close battle in the Junior-2 boys 100 free, touching in 49.61 over Felipe Ribeiro de Souza (49.76).

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4 Meet Records, 2 From Heitmann, On Day 2 Of Julio de Lamare In Brazil

Four meet records fell on the second day of Brazil’s junior championship meet, the Julio de Lamare Trophy.

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Guilherme Costa Hits 3rd-Fastest 1500 Free In Brazilian History

Competing at Brazil’s Julio de Lamare Trophy for junior swimmers, 1998-born Guilherme Costa hit the 3rd-fastest 1500 free in national history at 15:14.04.

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SA Championship Medalist Ana Giulia Zortea Verbals to Florida State

South American Championships medalist Ana Guilia Zortea announced her verbal commitment to Florida State today.

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15-Year Old Rafaela Raurich Breaks South American Age Record

2016 Chico Piscina Trophy Brazilian Childrens’ Championship LCM Infantil category – Born in 2002 and 2003 Juvenil category – born…

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Brazilian Swimming Hit With Big Funding Cuts

In the midst of a financial crisis, funding cuts will be made to the Brazilian Confederation of Aquatic Sports (CBDA), Brazilian Handball Federation (CBHb), and Brazilian Tennis Federation (CBT).

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Argentina Announces Roster For 2016 Short Course Worlds

The roster includes Rio Olympian Santiago Grassi, the Argentine National Record holder in the 100 and 200 butterflies.

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Bahamian Sprinter Gershwin Greene Commits To Virginia Tech

Greene is from the Bahamas, but currently resides in Chattanooga, TN where he attends the Baylor School.

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Grassi Sets Argentine Records in Both the 50 and 100 Butterfly

Santiago Grassi set national records in both the 50 and 100 butterfly at the Argentine Short Course Championships, which was also the selection meet for the 2016 Short Course World Championships…

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Gustavo Borges Swims 24 Second 50 LCM Free at Age of 44

Though all eyes were on the winning Brazilian team of Bruno Fratus, Joao Gomes, Henrique de Souza, and Henrique Rodrigues in…

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Brazil Wins 2nd-Straight Raia Rapida Meet; Ervin Repeats as 50 Free Winner

Team USA returned Rio double gold medalist Anthony Ervin who competed in the 50 free, defending his title in the same pool that he became the oldest individual Olympic gold medalist in swimming.

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Government Says They Have More Evidence of Brazilian Fraud;

Brazilian federation president Coaracy Nunes is coming under fire as the CBDA’s biggest sponsor is considering pulling out.

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Brazilian Federation President Accused of Fraud By Federal Police

Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry is calling for the resignation of aquatics federation president Coaracy Nunes over alleged financial fraud, ESPN Brazil is reporting.

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