Europe

Spanish Swimming Federation Donates Hypoxic Generators In Effort To Save Lives

The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation is donating its hypoxic generators in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

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IOC Sets Date For Postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Let the countdown begin, as the IOC announces the official new start date of the 2020 Olympic Games, rescheduled to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Extreme Athlete Aims to Circumnavigate the World Triathlon Style

An extreme athlete is planning on circumnavigating the world and breaking a world record in a triathlon that is 120 times the length of an Ironman.

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Hungary’s Cseh Tentatively Turns To 2021; Swimmers Must Test Negative To Train

There are pools still open for elite swimmers in Hungary, but they must test negative for the coronavirus in order to be admitted.

Read, Watch, Play: What Elite Swimmers Around The World Are Doing At Home

Does Bruno Fratus love Monopoly? Which book is helping Aimee Willmott pass the time? Check out what elite swimmers are reading, watching & gaming while home.

Cal Commit Bjorn Seeliger Swims Lifetime Bests in “Stockholm Closed” Meet

Seeliger, who will swim for Cal next season, and World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom were among the 7 who raced a closed time trial this week in Stockholm.

Russian Gymnast Khorkina Says Tokyo 2020 Postponement Is Punishment From God

Svetlana Khorkina has spoken out, saying that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a punishment from God for offending Russian athletes

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Sweden National Team to Hold Closed Time Trial This Weekend in Stockholm

The Swedish government has taken a less-draconian approach to the coronavirus response, which includes allowing its elite athletes to continue training.

Italy’s Luca Dotto Takes To Twitter, Calls For A Touch Of Common Sense

“The real worry is for those who are sick or who by the end of this outbreak will lose their jobs and will not know how to feed their family,” wrote Dotto.

Swim England Releases Best Practice Guidelines for At Home Dryland Training

The guidelines are official policy for Swim England clubs, but also serve as best practice guidelines for programs around the world using remote dryland training.

Swimmer Andrei Minakov Issues Apology for “Emotional” Reaction to Olympic Delay

Minakov returned to Instagram on Wednesday to “humbly apologize,” saying that his Tuesday post was an “emotional first reaction.”

All 2020 British Championships & Home Nation Meets Now Cancelled

The British Summer Championships is among a host of meets cancelled by British Swimming today, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Swim Ireland Announce All Upcoming Competitions Are Cancelled

Swim Ireland have announced that any upcoming national and regional competitions (across all aquatic sports) will not take place

Pellegrini Shares Mixed Emotions On Olympic Deferral: “I Can’t Stop Swimming”

Federica Pellegrini knows postponing the Games is the right move, but is also incredulous to having to extend her career. “I don’t want to believe it.”

Video: Adam Peaty Shares Thought on Olympic Postponement, Staying Indoors

World record holder Adam Peaty shares his thoughts on the Olympics being postponed, staying indoors, and where his focus will be during the break in training.

Minakov on Olympic Delay: ‘I Can’t Agree That It Was The Correct Decision’

Minakov expressed his disappointment, writing that “if the country denies taking a part in the Olympics, it’s their problem.”

British Swimming Fully Supports Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021

British Swimming says it ‘welcomes the decision of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games.’

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