Katie Ledecky swam the fastest split of the morning by 61 hundredths, helping USA overtake Australia for the silver medal.
The International Olympic Committee is aligning with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by setting a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
British Swimming has welcomed the confirmation from UK Sport of its funding allocation in the build up to Tokyo 2020 and through to Paris 2024.
Breaking – or breakdancing – will be added to the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile the overall athlete quota will drop by more than 500, with swimming dropping by 26.
According to BBC reporter Nick Hope, FINA will not propose adding any new aquatic medal events for the Paris Olympic Games.
The IOC and IPC commended the efforts of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee during virtual meetings December 1-2.
Parkour organizers are opposing the sport’s addition to the 2024 Olympics over a sport governance dispute – with some intriguing parallels to swimming.
This week Paris 2024 organizers announced a series of cost-saving measures, aimed at cutting nearly 400 million euros ($469 million).
In an effort to control costs, organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games are reportedly now considering abandoning original swimming pool plans.
Says Japan’s premier backstroker Ryosuke Irie, “if the Tokyo Olympics don’t go ahead, I believe that I will go to Paris 2024.”