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ISL Set To Launch 'Solidarity Programme' For Athletes
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April 3, 2020— The International Swimming League (ISL) has today announced the launch of what they call a ‘Solidarity Programme’ for athletes, beginning on September 1st this year. The programme will contain two things ; First, all athletes who have a contract (or will sign a contract) with any of the ISL clubs will receive a set amount of money per month, starting from September 1st 2020 – July 1st 2021. Second, a training block and tournament are to take place from October 14th-November 17th 2020, where athletes and coaches will be hosted in a world-class facility (yet to be announced) for the pe ...
  
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Hungary Suspends Training Through April 15 After Coronavirus Outbreak
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April 2, 2020— The Hungarian Swimming Federation has suspended training for Hungarian swimmers who have been abroad after 9 National Team members tested positive for COVID-19. Hungary announced the move in a press release yesterday. Much of the Hungarian National Team was training abroad in Thailand, and since returning to Hungary, nine people (including national team swimmers and staff members) had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. Hungary has been testing its athletes and national team staff, requiring two negative tests at least three days apart before granting access to one of five na ...

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2021 World Games Postponed to 2022 to Accommodate Olympic Move

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2021 World Games Postponed to 2022 to Accommodate Olympic Move
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April 2, 2020— After the announcement that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would begin on July 23rd, 2021, the rest of the global sporting calendar has begun to shift to accommodate the new insertion in the annual schedule. While swimming brass at FINA have refused to consider a 2022 date for the World Championships that were originally scheduled in 2021, many other organizations are making just that move. That includes this week’s announcement that the 2021 World Games would move to 2022. The event, hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will now run from July 7th-17th, 2022. The original dates were Jul ...
  
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‘Find the fun,’ says now WAC legend Autumn D’Arcy
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April 2, 2020— It was just minutes before a Friday afternoon workout.

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Olympic Cancellation | What Impact Is the Olympic Rescheduling Going to Have? [Podcast]
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April 2, 2020— In this week’s Propulsion Swimming Podcast we discuss what impacts the rescheduling of Tokyo 2020 Olympics is going to have on swimming, athlete’s mindsets and the wider world of sport. We also try out our first conference call style podcast given the current Lockdown measures around the world!
  
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Japan’s Olympic Chief to Step Down Amid Corruption Investigation
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April 2, 2020— Tsunekazu Takeda faces scrutiny in France over payments that prosecutors say were bribes to help Tokyo win hosting rights for the 2020 Summer Games.

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Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe
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April 2, 2020— A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan's bid.

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Germany Joins Canada, Requests Postponement of 2021 World Championships
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April 2, 2020— The German Swimming Federation (DSV) has announced that they are requesting that the 2021 World Championships be postponed until the summer of 2022. This comes on the heels of the International Olympic Committee’s announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games would be rescheduled for 2021. Currently the World Championships are slated to be held next summer between July 16th and August 1st in Fukuoka, Japan. The rescheduled dates for the Olympics currently are set for July 23rd to August 8th, closely mirroring the original plans of a July 24th start date this summer. Germany is not the fir ...

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German Swim Federation Joins Canada In Urging FINA To Hold 2021 World Championships in 2022
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April 1, 2020— The German Swim Federation (DSV) has joined Swimming Canada in urging FINA , the international federation, to shunt the 2021 World Swimming Championships into 2022 to take account of the move of dates for the Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global swimming showcase was scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan, from July 16 to August 1, 2021 but the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will now be staged from July 23-August 8. After Swimming Canada led the way in calling for FINA to shift its big events to 2022, Germany became the first European nation to follow through and reflect the growing ...

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Reuters: Tokyo 2020 Gave $8.2M To Businessman Who Gave Gifts To Olympic Broker
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April 1, 2020— A new report from British news agency Reuters casts light on huge cash payments and expensive gifts involved in the selection of Tokyo as the 2020 Olympic hosts. The main figure in the story is Haruyuki Takahashi, a former advertising executive who was paid $8.2 million by the committee that headed Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Takahashi admitted to Reuters that he gave gifts to former Olympic powerbroker Lamine Diack , who faces numerous allegations of corruption in sport governance. Diack is a Senegalese sporting official who was president of the international athletics fe ...

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