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4-time World Champion Tully Kearney Pulls Out of Paralympics

Tully Kearney, who won 4 World Championships in 2015, won’t be replaced on the British roster.

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Badalonians Provided With Free Buses to the Airport to Greet Belmonte

Olympic champion Mireia Belmonte will be greeted at the airport by a few bus loads of residents of her home town of Badalona…

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CAS Upholds Russian Ban from Paralympics

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland has dismissed the appeal by the Russian Paralympic Committee…

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16 Swimmers Will Carry Nations’ Flags in Closing Ceremonies

While not as widely recognized as those that open the bi-annual event, every Olympic Games ends with a parade of…

Pernille Blume Named as Denmark’s Flag Bearer for Closing Ceremonies

Pernille Blume (above) was one of the breakout swimming stars at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

Katinka Hosszu Will Carry Hungarian Flag at Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has been named as the Hungarian flag bearer for the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Daniel Gyurta Among Four Athletes Named to IOC’s Athletes’ Commission

Hungarian breaststroker and former world record holder Daniel Gyurta is among four Olympic athletes named to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s “Athletes’…

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Senior IOC Member Hickey Hospitalized After Arrest

After being arrested on Wednesday morning by Brazilian authorities in connection with a ticket-scalping scandal, Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI)…

CzechWatch Is The Hottest New Version Of Baywatch (Video)

Let the Czech swimmers help you get over your post-Olympic swimming blues.

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British Olympic Athlete Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio On Tuesday

The British Olympic contingency reported an athlete was a victim of an armed robbery in Rio earlier this week.

Blueseventy Swim(s) of the Week: Ranking the Rio World Records

The Rio Olympics provided plenty of fodder for our weekly Blueseventy Swim of the Week. So to take advantage, we’re technically counting down 7 swims of the week: ranking each of the world records set in Rio.

It’s Good to Be Young: How the Top Juniors Fared in Rio

Teenagers Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Australian Kyle Chalmers both walked away from Rio with a gold around their necks…

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Female British Breaststrokers’ World Class Progress

Rachael Solway felt that the coverage of the Rio Olympics swimming, particularly on Swim Swam, inspired her to write articles on the performances of many of her ex-teammates and other British athletes.

Brazilian Police Arrest IOC Executive Board Member in Rio

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have issued an arrest warrant for International Olympic Committee Executive Patrick Hickey, who has been…

Russian Committee Appeals Against IPC’s Paralympic Games Ban

Nearly a week after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russia from competing in the Rio Games, the Russian Paralympic…

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Battling Back: How Injured Swimmers Fared At 2016 Olympic Games

Kosuke Hagino (left) had to sit out last year’s World Championships due to a broken elbow. How did he and other injured athletes fare in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games?

Top 3 Junior Swimmers in Each Event At The 2016 Rio Olympics

A couple of juniors took the Olympic stage by a storm, including Australia’s 100 free gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, and Canada’s 100 free gold medalist Penny Oleksiak, who won 4 medals in her first Olympic Games.

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