Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio without an anti-doping lab, working to open new lab before 2016 Olympic Games

After Rio de Janeiro’s anti-doping lab was stripped of its accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last year, Brazil is still without a certified drug testing laboratory two years out from the next Olympics, which it will host.

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Foundation Nearly Complete on Rio 2016 Olympic Aquatics Stadium

As anticipated, with the completion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, construction has accelerated on the venues for…


Why Should a SwimFan Care About Soccer’s World Cup?

Maracana in Rio will crown the champion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Julio DeLamare Swim Stadium lies appropriately in its shadow with the Olympics looming.


With ‘Doom and Gloom’ Forecasts, Rio Organizers Promote Progress in Olympic Venues

With negative reports about the potential for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue construction to not be completed on time,…


Trinidad & Tobago to build high-level swimming facility, with May 2015 completion goal

Trinidad & Tobago is on its way to having a top-tier swimming & diving facility, which the country believes will help its sports tourism industry. Pictured is an artist’s sketch of the pool.


IOC Announces Open Water, Diving, Polo, Synchro Qualifying Systems for 2016 Olympics

The open water qualification system for the 2016 Olympics is unchanged from 2012.


IOC To Rio: Total Focus and Dedication Required, Every Second Counts

The IOC released a statement urging the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee that every second counts after their sixth visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the host cities’ progress.

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Seeing Rio – Sara Isakovic back in the pool

Although she didn’t make a huge statement following the London Olympics, Sara Isakovic decided to take a step away from…


Van der Burgh to Test 200 Breaststroke Waters in 2014

Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh will be trying on a new race in 2014.


Dara Torres, Brooke Bennett to host Google+ hangout with fans on Tuesday

Dara Torres, producer of perhaps the best comeback in American swimming, will talk with Brooke Bennett, who recently officialized her Rio 2016 comeback, and the best part – you’re invited to join them!

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Rio OIympic pool may now serve as sports arena post-Olympics

Originally expected to be torn down, the Olympic pool will now be repurposed to a sports arena after the 2016 Games.

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Rio de Janeiro Opens Bidding for 2016 Aquatics Center Construction; Facility Details Finalized

The new Olympic Aquatics Center, which will be in the shadow of the Maracana soccer stadium, will cost $218 million and be a temporary venue.


A Mother’s Support A Key To Schooling’s Success

Joseph Schooling has had an extremely impressive start to his swimming career . The 18 year old competed for Singapore at…


Water pollution still a concern for Rio 2016’s open water swimming site

Brazil lags behind in its attempts to clean up sewage pollution in Copacabana, the site of the 2016 Olympic Open Water Swimming events as well as the swimming portion of the triathlon.


Friis To Stay In Baltimore Until Rio When Retirement Is Probable

In two separate interviews over the last 24 hours, with two Danish media outlets, distance specialist and Danish swimming star…

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