March 26, 2020—
Italian Olympic swimmer Luca Dotto took to Twitter to comment on how fellow athletes have reacted to the news that the Tokyo Games have been postponed to 2021 over the coronavirus pandemic . Dotto’s tweet reads as follows: News surrounding the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics sparked mixed reactions among athletes worldwide : Since the modern Olympics took place in Athens, Greece, in 1896, the Games had never been postponed. Hence, athletes are witnessing an unprecedented event. The Olympic Games were canceled for reasons related to World War I and World War II in 1916, 1940 and 19 ...
Andrei Minakov |
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How about a little perspective from fellow athletes?
March 25, 2020—
World Championship silver-medalist Andrei Minakov has deleted, and apologized for, an Instagram post that he made on Tuesday after the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games were being postponed until 2021. On Tuesday, Minakov initially reacted with frustration, saying that he “can’t agree that it was the correct decision” and expressing “incredible disappointment . The reaction to his post was largely critical, with people referring to it as “selfish” and “immature.” Minakov, a Russian who was raised partially in the United States, has been able to continue training with the Russi ...
March 24, 2020—
Russian teenager and 2019 Worlds silver medalist Andrei Minakov took to Instagram Tuesday to voice his displeasure at the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics. Minakov, who committed to come to the United States and swim for Stanford next year, wrote that “if the country denies taking a part in the Olympics, it’s their problem.” Last summer, Minakov took on a big schedule, racing at the World Championships, European Junior Championships, and World Junior Championships; he is believed to be the only swimmer that medalled at all 3 of those meets. Mi ...
March 16, 2020 RUSSIA—
The Russian Swimming Championships, which represents the primary qualification meet for the nation’s athletes for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, will proceed, but with a change. Scheduled for April 3rd – April 4th at the Palace of Water Sports in Kazan, the Russian Nationals will continue without spectators, akin to what the Brazilian Federation (CBDA) revealed about its own Olympic qualifier taking place towards the end of the month. reads the announcement on the federation’s site dated today, Monday, March 16th. You can find the list of Russian athletes eligible to compete a ...
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Russia Olympic Trials planned April 3rd, 4th in Kazan
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Oct. 12, 2018—
The sixth night of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games continued tonight in Buenos Aires, Argentina with nine medal events on the final night of the competition. Women’s 50 Free Final
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