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IOC Vice-President John Coates: Olympics Will Happen
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Sept. 7, 2020— The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead next year, pandemic or not, IOC vide-president John Coates told the AFP on Monday. In a phone interview, Coates said that the Tokyo Olympics would be the “Games that conquered Covid,” referring to the COVID-19 disease stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the world over the last 6 months. “The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” he added, referring to a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan in 2011. “Now very much these will be t ...
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UC Santa Barbara Receives Two Verbals From Sprint Freestylers Amelia Hammer, Grace Lockwood
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Sept. 7, 2020— The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a pair of verbal commitments for the fall of 2021 from Redmond, Wash. native Amelia Hammer and Grace Lockwood of San Diego, Calif. Both talented swimmers will join Grace Endaya and Michelle Tekawy as members of the Gauchos’ class of 2025. Photo Courtesy: Amelia Hammer Regarding her commitment, she said: “I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at UCSB! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me. Go Gauchos!!💙💛” Primarily a sprint freestyler, Hammer trains year-round with Pro Swi ...
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Breaststroke/IMers Patrick Daly, Gavin Jones Announce Verbal Commitments to Denison
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Sept. 7, 2020— Denison University has picked up a pair of new verbal commitments for the 2021-22 season and beyond from from New Albany, Ohio native Patrick Daly and Gavin Jones of Bellingham, Wash. Both talented swimmers will join Lucas Conrads , Tyler Distenfeld , and Elijah Venos as members of the Big Red’s class of 2025. Photo Courtesy: Patrick Daly Regarding his commitment, he said: “I’m very excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Denison University! I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for helping me get to thi ...
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Army West Point Nabs Another Verbal for 2021: Winter Jrs Qualifier Meghan Cole
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Sept. 5, 2020— Meghan Cole , a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Frederick, Maryland, has announced her intention to swim at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York beginning in the fall of 2021. “I am honored to announce my verbal commitment to further my swimming and academic career at the United States Military Academy at West Point!! I would especially like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for all of their support throughout the years. GO ARMY!!” Cole swims year-round for Monocacy Aquatic Club where she is a Winter Junior Nationals qualifier in the ...
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Winter Juniors Qualifier Sophie Macy Gives Verbal Pledge to Washington State
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Sept. 1, 2020— Sophie Macy from Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced her verbal commitment to Washington State University for 2021-22. Macy is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American entering her senior year at Chanhassen High School. She does her year-round swimming with WEST Express Swim Team and is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 breast and 400 IM. At the 2019 MSHSL Girls AA Swim & Dive Championships last fall, Macy came in 6th in both the 200 IM (2:05.92) and 100 breast (1:04.97). She swam breast (30.06) on the 6th-place medley relay and anchored the 8th-place 400 free relay (53.33 ...
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Former Boise State Coach Christine Mabile Hired at Whitworth University
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Aug. 27, 2020— Former Boise State head coach Christine Mabile has found her next landing spot, with Division III Whitworth University announcing her on Wednesday as a new assistant coach for the 2020-2021 season. Mabile was out of a job with the July 2 announcement that Boise State was eliminating its women’s swimming & diving team where she was the head coach . In spite of an early pledge drive that raised almost $700,000 toward saving the swimming & diving and baseball programs at Boise State, on July 23, supporters posted on a GoFundMe page posted a message that they received “final confirmation ...
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Claire Curzan At It Again! Hits 50.03 100 Fly at TAC Titans Intrasquad
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July 19, 2020— 16-year-old Claire Curzan , fresh off a best time in the 50 freestyle on Friday , swam an extremely impressive 50.03 in the 100 butterfly on Saturday afternoon at her home club’s intrasquad meet in North Carolina. Curzan crushed her best time of 50.35 that she set earlier this year at the North Carolina high school state championships, which also stands as the national high school record and the national age group record for 15-16-year-olds. Due to USA Swimming’s restrictions on times in the month of July , Curzan’s time will not count as a national age group record, pending a change ...
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World Junior Relay Record Holder Amy Tang Verbally Commits to Stanford
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July 19, 2020— Stanford University has landed another big recruit for the 2021-22 season, this time from Bellevue, Wash. native and U.S. National Junior Team member Amy Tang . She will join Anna Shaw, Samantha Tadder, Torri Huske and Meghan Lynch, as well as diver Lauren Burch, as a member of the Cardinal’s class of 2025. At the 7th FINA World Junior Championships last summer in Budapest, Tang swam the third leg on the winning mixed 4x100m free relay along with Luca Urlando, Adam Chaney, and Gretchen Walsh.
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Princeton Scores Big 2021 Verbal from Former NAG Record Holder Brett Feyerick
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July 19, 2020— Potomac, Md. native Brett Feyerick has announced his verbal commitment* to Princeton University beginning in the fall of 2021, giving them their first for the class of 2025. He was named Swimming World’s Up & Comer in February 2016 . He also broke the 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 50 back in December 2015. He is also the former 10&U NAG record-holder in the 50 back, although both national marks have since been broken. Regarding his commitment, he said: “ I am incredibly honored to announce my commitment to the application process at Princeton University! I would ...
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David Gapinski Verbally Commits to Georgia Tech for 2021-22
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July 19, 2020— David Gapinski from St. Johns, Florida has made a verbal commitment to the Georgia Institute of Technology for the 2021-22 school year. A rising senior at Creekside High School, he swims year-round for Loggerhead Aquatics and specializes in butterfly and freestyle. Gapinski finaled in both the 200 free (13th) and 100 fly (13th) at the Florida High School 4A Swimming and Diving Championships in November, earning a PB in the latter. At the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic a month later, he notched lifetime bests in the 50/200 free while winning the 100 free and 200 free, and finishing s ...
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16-Year-Old Claire Curzan Hits 21.51 50 Free
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July 18, 2020— 16-year-old Claire Curzan of the TAC Titans in Cary, North Carolina raced a 21.51 50 free SCY at her team’s intrasquad meet on Friday night, reported first by Swim Swam News . Curzan’s swim, if sanctioned, would count as a national age group record, breaking her own mark of 21.77 from Junior Nationals in December. This was Curzan’s first swim meet since Speedo Sectionals in March. USA Swimming had indicated that although swim meets will be allowed to be held if the clubs complied with social distancing guidelines, that times would not be sanctioned . But that rule has since been lift ...
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Claire Curzan Undercuts 50 Free National Age Group Record, But Will It Count?
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July 18, 2020— Confirmed Tokyo 2020 (2021) US Olympian Ashley Twichell and National Age Group Record holder Claire Curzan led the highlights on the first night of racing at the TAC Titans Intrasquad Time Trial on Friday evening. The top finisher in the women’s 50 free was 16-year old Junior National Teamer Claire Curzan in 21.51. That’s a new lifetime best for her, and clears her own National Age Group Record of 21.77 set last year. That time ranks her as the 4th-fastest junior (18 and under) in US history: USA Swimming return-to-competition rules aren’t allowing times swum in the month of July to ...
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Claire Curzan Analyzes First Meet Back Since March; Discusses Challenges of Recruiting in Pandemic

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Jason Lezak, Sarah True and Mental Rehearsal on Champion’s Mojo Podcast

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The Week That Was: Shkurdai, Curzan Post Swift Times in Return to Competition

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Claire Curzan Finishes Intrasquad Weekend With Unofficial NAG Record in 100 Freestyle

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Claire Curzan Goes Under NAG Record with 47.2 100 FR, Hits PR 1:53.3 in 200 FL

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Claire Curzan Swims Lifetime Bests in 100 Fly (50.03) and 100 Back (51.01)

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Claire Curzan At It Again! Hits 50.03 100 Fly at TAC Titans Intrasquad

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16-Year-Old Claire Curzan Hits 21.51 50 Free

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Tokyo 2020 Confirms All Venues Have Been Secured For Olympic Games
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July 17, 2020— The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has secured all 43 venues for use during the rescheduled Olympic Games in July 2021, it was announced on Friday. The Olympic Village will also be used for its original intended purpose to house around 11,000 athletes after doubts were raised because of the handover of converted apartments to residents and developers following the Games which were due to start one week from today. So too was it confirmed that the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre will be housed in the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, as was originally planne ...
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Colorado 5A Sprint Champ Anna Shaw Verbally Commits to Stanford
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July 17, 2020— Anna Shaw , a rising senior at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado, has announced her intention to attend Stanford University in 2021-22. Shaw specializes in sprint freestyle and is the reigning Colorado high school 5A state champion in the 50 free. At the 2020 CHSAA Girls 5A State Championships in February, she won the 50 free in 22.99, the only sub-23 sprinter in the field. She also placed 2nd in the 100 free (50.10), led off the 3rd-place medley relay (26.22 for the 50 backstroke), and contributed a leg (50.32) to the 9th-place 400 free relay. A two-time USA Swimming Schol ...
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Thomas Bach Announces Bid For Second Term of IOC Presidency
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July 17, 2020— IOC President, Thomas Bach, has announced that he will seek to be re-elected next year. The 66-year-old has held the position since 2013 after being elected for an 8-year term. The presidential election is due to take place in Athens next June. The announcement came during the IOC’s 136th Session which they held today. During the conference it was also announced that the schedule for aquatics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year will remain identical to the original plan . If his bid for re-election is successful, Bach will hold the position for another 4 years. In the past the term ...
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Adam Wright Part of Star-Studded Class of 2020 for UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame
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July 16, 2020— Water polo player Adam Wright is among nine inductees to the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, announced Wednesday night . Wright is one of six Olympic medalists in the class, having earned a silver with the U.S. team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He remains at the school as the head coach of the men’s (since 2009) and women’s since 2018) water polo teams. Wright was a three-time All-American and four-time All-MPSF pick during his time in the pool at UCLA. He scored 128 career goals, leading UCLA to the 1999 and 2000 NCAA championships. A long-time fixture in the national t ...
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Senegal and the IOC Agree to Postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026
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July 16, 2020— The IOC and Senegal understand that this news will be disappointing for many young athletes. Both parties can only appeal to their understanding. This agreement results from the large scale of the operational challenges which the IOC, the NOCs and the IFs are facing following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. With this in mind, the IOC will continue to offer all IFs and NOC Continental Associations the full content of the educational programmes of the Youth Olympic Games. This will allow for the objectives of this very important and much-appreciated component of the Y ...
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Kristof Milak To Compete In 4 Nations A Year To The Day Since Dismantling Phelps’ 200 Fly Record

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Tokio 2020 confirma las nuevas fechas de la natación para 2021

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Tokyo 2020 Confirms All Venues Have Been Secured For Olympic Games

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Thomas Bach Announces Bid For Second Term of IOC Presidency

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Safety concerns persist as IOC says Olympics without fans ‘something we don’t want’

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Youth Olympic Games to Be Postponed From 2022 to 2026

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Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games Postponed to 2026

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Youth Olympic Games to Be Postponed From 2022 to 2026
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July 15, 2020— The 2022 Youth Olympic Games, which were scheduled to be held in Dakar, Senegal, have been postponed to 2026, as mutually agreed upon by IOC President Thomas Bach and Senegal President Macky Sall . With the coronavirus affecting the entire world and subsequently pushing the summer Olympics in Tokyo back a whole year to 2021, that has drastically affected the rest of the international sporting calendar. Had the Youth Olympics gone on as scheduled, the IOC would have the Summer Games, the Winter Games, and the Youth Games all in a span of 12 months. The IOC said in a release : “The pos ...
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With $20 Billion on the Line, Tokyo Shows Olympic Hosts Must Plan for Pandemics
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July 15, 2020— The Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to kick off in 53 weeks, the postponement a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether the Olympics take place in 2021 or if they are canceled, Tokyo 2020 has become a case study for how future Olympic hosts will need to demonstrate their readiness for the worst-case scenario: cancellation. If the Olympics are to take place, the urgency of finding and distributing a vaccine cannot be understated. Andrew Zimbalist , an economist at Smith College in the United States, told Kyodo news. “The best scenario at this point, given that the infrastructural a ...
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Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games Postponed to 2026
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July 15, 2020— The 2022 Youth Olympic Games set to take place in Dakar, Senegal have been postponed to 2026, IOC President Thomas Bach announced Wednesday. The 2026 games will now be the fourth edition of the summer event, and the first Olympic event ever hosted in Africa. “The postponement of Dakar 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Federations (IFs) to better plan their activities, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, by the subsequent postponements of major international sports events, and by the ope ...
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