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Adam Peaty: “This Is A Matter Of Life Or Death” And Welcomes Clarity Of Tokyo 2020 Postponement
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March 24, 2020— Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty has described the postponement of Tokyo 2020 by a year as the right decision as “this is a matter of life and death” with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wreaking havoc across the world. Peaty was seeking to become only the second man along with Kosuke Kitajima to successfully defend an Olympic breaststroke title, with the Japanese great having won the 100m and 200m at both Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Those ambitions were put on hold on Tuesday though when a joint statement by the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 confi ...
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British Swimming CEO Jack Buckner: Postponement To Tokyo 2021 Is “Undoubtedly The Right Decision”
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March 24, 2020— British Swimming moved quickly to respond to the announcement by the International Olympic Committee that the Olympic Games have been postponed for a year by describing it as “undoubtedly the right decision”. A joint statement from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organising committee came four months to the day that Tokyo 2020 was due to begin with the Games now subject to a one-year delay as a result of the devastation the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is wreaking across the world. The Paralympic Games will also take place in 2021. British Swimming CEO Jack Buckner said: “Given the current ...
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Paralympic Athletes & Committee Welcome Decision To Shunt Tokyo 2020 To Tokyo 2021
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March 24, 2020— The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the IPC Athletes’ Council have backed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games . Chelsey Gotell , Chairperson of the IPC Athletes’ Council, said: “From an athlete viewpoint this is the right decision for the athletes, the Games and the wider Paralympic Movement. We all now have greater clarity about when the Games will take place, and this is very welcome news for the global Para athlete community. We are happy that the IOC and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe took this decision so quickly. It enables athletes to take ...
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BREAKING: It’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Says Japanese Prime Minister
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March 24, 2020— Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has just confirmed plans for a one-year delay to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to summer 2021. Postponement of the Games is expected to be announced by the International Olympic Committee this afternoon after an Executive Board meeting. Prime Minister Abe proposed the shift to Tokyo 2021 in a conference call with Olympic bosses before their meeting, the agenda for which has been set by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the decisions of major stakeholders around the world, athletes to the fore, calling for postponement Olympic Popes Finish Last ...
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Swimmer Andrei Minakov Issues Apology for "Emotional" Reaction to Olympic Delay

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Brazil Cancels 2020 Olympic Trials; Will Aim for Year-Ending Championship Meet

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Last Remaining Int'l Competition, Japan Swim, Officially Cancelled

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Adam Peaty: “This Is A Matter Of Life Or Death” And Welcomes Clarity Of Tokyo 2020 Postponement

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British Swimming CEO Jack Buckner: Postponement To Tokyo 2021 Is “Undoubtedly The Right Decision”

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Paralympic Athletes & Committee Welcome Decision To Shunt Tokyo 2020 To Tokyo 2021

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USA Swimming Statement Regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games

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FINA to Reconsider World Championship Dates After Tokyo Games Moved to 2021 | Swimmer's Daily

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USOPC Reaches Out to Athletes In Wake of Olympic Postponement

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Aussie Olympic chiefs advise athletes to prepare for 2021

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Japan Swim Olympic-Qualifying Event In Limbo As Games Moved To 2021

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Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021 Over Coronavirus Pandemic

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Her record-breaking USC career cut short, Louise Hansson holds on to her Olympic hope

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British Swimming Fully Supports Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021

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Jacob Heidtmann: Coronavirus A Chance To Reassess, Find Perspective, Embrace Solidarity
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March 24, 2020— A member of the German Olympic team in Rio 2016, Heidtmann has qualified for Tokyo 2020 on the clock, confirmation of selection cancelled along with Germany’s Olympic swim trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic . The conversation, which took place before Australia and Canada set dominoes falling on the way to a likely postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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USA Swimming Statement Regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games
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March 24, 2020— “In this globally unprecedented time, today’s joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organizers was the responsible, though understandably difficult decision to make. We are incredibly thankful to have stood next to the USOPC, fellow U.S. national sports governing bodies and sport federations around the world in advocating for the health and safety of our athletes, members and their families. All athletes around the world can now focus on what is most important – safeguarding their health and being good global citizens in the ...
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FINA to Reconsider World Championship Dates After Tokyo Games Moved to 2021 | Swimmer's Daily
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March 24, 2020— The 2021 World Aquatics Championships that were due to be held in July-August 2021 in Fukuoka, Japan could be rescheduled after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed to 2021, swimming’s world governing body FINA said on Tuesday. The Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled for July 24-Aug. 9 this year, were postponed to 2021 earlier in the day, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Aquatics Championships are scheduled for July 16-Aug. 1 next year but FINA said they would reconsider the dates after the International Olympic ...
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USOPC Reaches Out to Athletes In Wake of Olympic Postponement
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March 24, 2020— United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) head Sarah Hirshland sent a message to Team USA athletes after this morning’s news that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed. The USOPC has published the letter as of this morning. The full message from the USOPC to athletes is below: Team USA Athletes: Despite the feeling of eventuality that so many of us have felt in the lead up to this moment – my heart breaks for you, your fellow athletes around the world, our friends at Tokyo 2020, the people of Japan, and all who are impacted by this global pandemic and the decision to postpo ...
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Japan Swim Olympic-Qualifying Event In Limbo As Games Moved To 2021
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March 24, 2020— As of today, the 2020 Japan Swim remains on the international calendar, essentially representing the sole elite swimming meet for the month of April. The meet was set to represent Japan’s only Olympic-qualifying meet; however, with the official International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcement that the next Summer Olympic Games will not take place until 2021, things may change in terms of this particular meet’s meaning. Asian media is expecting the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) to announce today that this meet will still take place, but will no longer represent ...
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Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021 Over Coronavirus Pandemic
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March 24, 2020— The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed for one year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee released a joint statement today confirming the news. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach , and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe , reached the decision during a conference call this morning, declaring that a postponement rather than a cancellation was the best course of action. On Sunday, Bach announced that the IOC would take 4 weeks to evaluate options to proceed and make a plan for postponement or holding the Games as planned; however, in the ...
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Joint Statement From the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee | Swimmer's Daily
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March 24, 2020— The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environm…
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Her record-breaking USC career cut short, Louise Hansson holds on to her Olympic hope
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March 24, 2020— Louise Hansson's swimming career at USC ended when the NCAA canceled its championships over the coronavirus. She's hoping the Olympics still will happen.
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British Swimming Fully Supports Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021
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March 24, 2020— As revealed this morning, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially postponed the next Summer Olympic Games to next year, making it Tokyo 2021. Athletic federations around the world are issuing statements of support of the move, with reasons ranging from overall safety of athletes, spectators and the world at large, to the fact that must athtles across sports are currently unable to train due to closures and shelter-in-place-type orders. British Swimming, for example, says it ‘welcomes the decision of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee to postpone the Olympic and Para ...
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Coronavirus live updates: USA Track joins swimming in Olympics postponement efforts
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March 21, 2020— The coronavirus has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300 worldwide. White House Coronavirus Task Force to update public at 12 p.m. Eastern.
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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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USA Track Joins Swimming in Pushing for Olympic Postponement
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March 21, 2020— U.S. Olympic leaders face a growing rebellion after the USA Track and Field chief added to the call for a postponement of the Tokyo Games because of the mushrooming coronavirus crisis.
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ISL Willing to Adjust Season 2 Schedule Should Tokyo 2020 Olympics be Postponed
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March 21, 2020— The International Swimming League (ISL) released a statement this morning on the state of the new league amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ISL founder Konstantin Grigorishin says the league is “working hard to ensure the ISL 2020/21 season goes ahead as planned, however, any decisions about staging events in the future will be based on the health & safety of the athletes and the supporters who come to the stadiums to watch them.” Grigorishin adds that he understands athletes have had their training for the Olympics disrupted. Therefore, the ISL says that, “out of respect for them we will m ...
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Spanish swimmers are left without a pool to train due to Coronavirus
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March 21, 2020— The strong Coronavirus crisis in Spain and the strict social isolation measures implemented by the government have left elite Spanish swimmers without a pool to train for the Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo next July. Since February 23rd, a group of 13 swimmers that includes the high-performance groups of Fred Vergnoux and Jordi Jou , was at the High Performance Center of Sierra Nevada preparing the Spanish Olympic trials. But the government declared last Saturday the national State of Emergency and decided to close all High Performance training centers and sports facilit ...
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Most Elite Aussie Swimmers Still Training In The Water
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March 21, 2020— With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continuing to unfold minute-by-minute around the world, athletes across all sports are grasping at training opportunities with the Olympic Games still on schedule to begin in July. We reported how a group of United States-based National Team and Junior National Team swimmers who were training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs were sent home after the state ordered the facility to close. The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) was also forced to cease all top swimming activities around the country, shutting down its already- ...
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Swimming Canada ‘very much aligned’ with USA Swimming on Olympic postponement
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March 21, 2020— USA Swimming’s letter to the USOPC advocating for the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus outbreak can count Swimming Canada among its supporters. A letter from Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi Friday states that it is “very much aligned” with the position of USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey in pushing for a postponement of the Games this summer for the benefit of athletes and the larger public-health situation. El-Awadi writes, in part: Telling athletes to prepare for an Olympic Games during a global pandemic raises serious issues. We hold the opinions of our ...
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Coronavirus won't stop my preparation for Olympic mission, says defiant swim star Danielle Hill
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March 21, 2020— Everything was perfectly in tune, the three-week countdown to peak with Omega-timing precision was smoothly ticking as Danielle Hill zoned in on Olympic qualification at the Irish Championships. Then came the call, the dreaded message that mission Tokyo was on hold.

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