March 26, 2020—
British Swimming has confirmed its Summer Championships have been cancelled. Chief executive Jack Buckner said they were left with ‘no alternative’ but to call off the event, which was due to take place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge International Pool between 21-26 July, The cancellation was agreed following the latest guidelines about social distancing and with pools across the country closed in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus. With uncertainty about when those measures will be lifted, British Swimming said it was a ‘unanimous decision’ between itself, British Para-swimming a ...
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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British Swimming "fully" supports decision to postpone Olympics.