While an official 2020 Refugee Olympic Team has not yet been named, the IOC currently sponsors 37 Olympic-hopefuls living and training abroad.
Here’s the high-level international meets calendar for July ’19. Set your alarms, start brewing the coffee now & buckle up for a thrilling set of weeks ahead.
15-year-old Erika Fairweather is part of the very young New Zealand roster ready to take on the world in Gwangju next month.
The 2019 New Zealand Open Championships concluded in Auckland with record broken, best times performed and World Championships-worthy marks produced.
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) announced the selection of the team which will compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Sept. 9-15.
The question on Luan Grobbelaar’s citizenship, South Africa or New Zealand, has now been solved, with the teen officially becoming a Kiwi.
18-year-old Eve Thomas collected a World Championships-worthy time in the women’s 800m free to close out the NZ Open in Auckland.
16-year-old Michael Pickett just blasted a mark of 22.34 in the men’s 50m freestyle for silver, taking over the top time in the world for 18&U this year.
15-year-old Erika Fairweather clocked a 200m free time worthy of World Championships consideration on night 4 of the 2019 NZ Open Championships.
Bradlee Ashby put up the 4th fastest 200m IM time of his career to add his name to the list of NZ World Championships qualifiers.
Eve Thomas took silver in the women’s 400m free tonight in Auckland, dipping under the New Zealand ‘development consideration time’ for World Championships.
On day 3 of the 2019 New Zealand Open, 15-year-old Erika Fairweather crushed a big-time personal best in the women’s 400m free to race her way to gold.
Fijian swimmer Taichi Vakasama fired off a new national record in the men’s 200m breaststroke event, his 2nd record of the NZ Open Championships.
Lewis Clareburt took the men’s 200m free title on night 2 of the 2019 New Zealand Championships but fell short of the FINA A cut for Gwangju.
The New Zealand World Championships roster saw 2 names added on the 1st day of the 2019 New Zealand Open Championships in Auckland.