USOC Denies Telling Federations To Consider Not Going To Rio

“We’re taking steps to ensure that our delegation and those affiliated with Team USA are aware of the CDC’s recommendations regarding travel to Brazil,” says USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky.

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Marculescu: FINA Is Not Worried About The Games In Rio

Overall, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu says he is “not worried” about the competition in Rio.


Spread Of Zika Virus Leads To WHO Declaring Public Health Emergency

Due to the ‘explosive spreading’ of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, where reported cases number in the four million range this year alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health state of emergency.

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NBC Is Projecting Record Ad Revenue For 2016 Olympics

NBC brought home an estimated $1.3 billion in advertising revenue from the 2012 London Olympic Games and are confident records will be broken with the Rio Games.

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Maglione Ages Out Of IOC, Remains In FINA Due To New Rules

Although current FINA President Julio César Maglione has aged out of the International Olympic Committee, new rules approved last summer enable him to continue serving in his FINA role until 2017.

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USA Swimming, USADA Partner To Approach FINA On Doping Situation

Chinese Olympian, Sun Yang, is one of the athletes whose doping case will be discussed in an upcoming meet between USA Swimming, USADA and FINA.


IOC Responds to WADA Independent Commission Report

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has now officially commented on the 323-page WADA Independent Commission (IC) Report, published today, that…

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Kirsty Coventry Attends IOC Athletes’ Forum This Week

Olympic gold medalist from Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry, is participating in the 7th International Olympic Committee (IOC) International Athletes’ Forum this…

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In Briefs 10/04/15: Fletcher Elevated To Elite, Brazil Waives Visas

The country of Brazil will grant 90-day visa waivers to benefit foreign Olympic tourists.

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No Toronto Bid Submitted For 2024 Olympic Games

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced today that they will not be moving forward with a Toronto bid for the 2024…

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Rome Puts Their Name In To Host The 2024 Olympic Games

“No other city in the world can offer an artistic, historical and cultural heritage that stretches over such an ample arc of time”


French Swimming Mourns the Passing of Two Greats from the Past

Last Friday, the FFN announced the deaths of two prominent figures in French swimming: Pierre Barbit and Monique Berlioux.

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IOC Says They Will Not Test For Viruses in Rio’s Olympic Waterways

The International Olympic Committee announced they do not believe testing the viral levels in the Olympic waterways in necessary.


IOC Session Reviews Implementation Of Olympic Agenda 2020

Reports regarding the implementation of several of the recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020 were delivered at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday.

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IOC President Pleased With Rio 2016 Progress

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told reporters at the IOC executive board meetings in Kuala Lumpur that he was confident that Rio De Janeiro will put together a great Olympic Games next year.