Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Bovell Tests Out Trinidad & Tobago’s New, To-Be-Named Aquatics Center

Four-time Olympian George Bovell was on-hand at a test event held at Trinidad and Tobago’s brand new aquatics center last week.

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Brazilian Health Minister: “No Scientific Grounds” To Move Olympics

Brazilian Health Minister Richard Barros said there are “no scientific grounds” for relocating the upcoming Olympic Games on Friday.

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Burch, Fletcher Lead 22-Strong Bermudian Squad To CISC Event

Bermuda’s Roy Burch is joining 21 of his teammates in competing at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships later this month in the Bahamas.

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Citing Zika Fears, Some NBC Staffers Opting Out Of Traveling To Brazil

Fear of symptoms associated with the Zika virus have resulted in some NBC employees refusing to travel to Rio as part of the network’s Olympic broadcast coverage.

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Men’s 10K Olympic Qualifier Breakdown: 25 Swimmers Set to Compete

Jordan Wilimovsky will lead the 25 swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic 10k Marathon Swim in Rio this summer.

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Lijun Zu Wins Men’s 10K Olympic Qualifier, 14 Others Punch Rio Ticket

Lijun Zu lead the charge of fifteen Olympic qualifiers today in Setubal, Portugal at the 2016 Marathon Swimming Olympic Qualifier

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Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Found In Olympic Host Rio’s Waters

Less than 60 days out from the opening ceremony, a dangerous, drug-resistant ‘super bacteria’ has reportedly been found in Rio’s waters.

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Brazilian Athlete Shot In The Head During Rio Carjacking

Just 55 days out from the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony, another violent crime made headlines in host city Rio de Janeiro.

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Shane Ryan Breaks Irish 50 Back Record at Mare Nostrum

At Mare Nostrum today, Irish swimmer Shane Ryan broke the National Record in the 50 back.

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Women’s 10K Olympic Qualifier Breakdown: 25 Swimmers Set to Compete

Aurelie Muller (above) will join 24 other athletes in the women’s 10k Marathon Swim in Rio.

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Xin Xin Tops Olympic 10K OW Qualifier, 15 More Athletes Set for Rio

Nine athletes, led by China’s Xin Xin, qualified to for the women’s marathon 10k swim in Rio earlier today. They will join the top 10 swimmers from the 2015 FINA World Championships and another 5 continental representatives in Rio.

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Etiene Medeiros Pulls Out of Mare Nostrum Tour Due to Asthma

Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros will not compete in any of her remaining events on the Mare Nostrum tour this week due to…

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Mexico City to Host 2017 IPC World Swimming Championships

The IPC has announced that Mexico City will host the 2017 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships. Originally, Mexico City…

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Uruguay Set to Send Two Swimmers to Rio

Uruguay will be sending Ines Remersaro and Martin Melconian to represent the country in the pool at the Rio Olympic Games…

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Mexico Announces Roster Of 19 For Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Mexico has announced a team of 19 swimmers that will represent them at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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