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Austrians Battle Germans On Day 1 Of 2020 Berlin Swim Open

Austrians Bernhard Reitshammer, Christopher Rothbauer and Marlene Kahler were among the day 1 winners here at the Berlin Swim Open.

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Christopher Rothbauer Crushes 19-Year-Old Austrian 200 Breast Record

Christopher Rothbauer snagged a big-time personal best in the men’s 200m breast, adding an Austrian national record and Tokyo-qualifying time to boot.

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Women’s Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournament Rescheduled for May

Citing concerns of coronavirus, FINA has moved the women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament to May, and will consider moving it from the seaside city of Trieste.

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Non-Compliance Hearing Between WADA And RUSADA Will Not Be Public

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s non-compliance case with WADA will not be held in public, the CAS revealed in a press release on Thursday.

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Di Liddo, Pellegrini Among Italian Swimmers Supporting Closed-Door Nationals

Japan may hold its Olympic qualifier without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. Key Italian swimmers support a similar move for the Italian Champs.

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Sun Yang’s Reckoning Set For Morning Of Friday, February 28th

The Court Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it will announce the decision on the Sun Yang case tomorrow, Friday, February 28th at 10 am local time (Swiss).

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Filippo Magnini’s 4-Year Suspension Overturned By CAS

Italian freestyle ace Filippo Magnini, who is retired, had his 4-year ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Sjostrom, Hosszu & le Clos Discuss Prospect of Tokyo Olympics Cancelation

At an Energy Standard training camp workout, the Olympians shared their concerns about the potential cancelation of the Olympic due to coronavirus.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Liu Xiang Joins Olympic Campaign; Condorelli In The Sun

Get your fix on smaller swimming stories from around the web in this week’s edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Italian pro Santo Condorelli.

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World Record Holder Kristof Milak Talks Olympics, Focus & Luca Urlando

Kristof Milak is mature beyond his 20 years, focusing on following up on his 2019 World Championship title and World Record this summer in Tokyo.

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Breaststroker Benedetta Pilato Says No Olympic Stroke 50s is an ‘Injustice’

The Italian teenager discussed her prospects in the 100 breast and lamented the lack of stroke 50s at the Olympics in an interview this week.

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2020 Women’s ACC Champs: Sophie Hansson Talks Massive 2:05.5 200 Breast (Video)

The ‘A’ final of the 200 breast turned out to be one of the most exciting races of the meet with each of the top-3 finishers achieving NCAA ‘A’ cuts.

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More Major Swim Meets Cancelled in Italy as Coronavirus Cases Explode

A major meet in the city of Turin, 200 kilometers from the center of Italy’s outbreak, was suspended midday on Sunday over coronavirus COVID-19 fears.

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Scott Scores 100 Fly/200 IM Double, Peaty Powers To 50 Breast Win At McCullagh

Duncan Scott reaped two gold medals on the final day of McCullagh Int’l, while Adam Peaty reigned in the sprint breaststroke.

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McCullagh: Peaty Hits 26.83 50 Breast Prelim, Scott Doubles 100 Fly/200 IM

Adam Peaty raced the men’s 50m breaststroke prelims in Bangor, producing a time of 26.83 with tomorrow morning’s final yet to come.

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