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FINA to Reconsider World Championship Dates After Tokyo Games Moved to 2021 | Swimmer's Daily
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 ...
@SwimXps FINA to reconsider World Championship dates because of Olympic postponement.

BREAKING: It’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Says Japanese Prime Minister

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Japan Swim Olympic-Qualifying Event In Limbo As Games Moved To 2021
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is expecting the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) to announce today that this meet will still take place, but will no longer represent ...

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BREAKING: It’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Says Japanese Prime Minister

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Shinzo Abe

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Swimming Canada CEO Issues Statement Supporting Olympic Postponement
March 20, 2020— Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi issued a statement on Friday evening responding to recent letters sent from the Canadian Olympic Committee and USA Swimming regarding the potential postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. El-Awadi says the organization “is very much aligned with many of the points” made by USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey, who sent a letter to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) advocating for a one-year postponement of the Games. “Telling athletes to prepare for an Olympic Games during a global pandemic raises serious issues,” said El-Awadi. “We ...

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@SwimXps #Swim Canada's El-Awadi: training during crisis, "raises serious issues"

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Toronto Titans Sign Blake Pieroni, Anton Sveinn McKee
March 20, 2020— The Toronto Titans signing spree continues, with American sprinter Blake Pieroni and Icelandic Olympian Anton Sveinn McKee joining the roster of the newest International Swimming League franchise Friday. Pieroni, 24, won a gold medal with the American 400 free relay at the Rio Olympics and a bronze in the 800 free relay at the 2019 World Championships. The Indiana University grad has 12 relay medals in World Championships (Long- and Short-Course), seven of them gold. He competed with the Los Angeles Current last season. “I’m extremely excited to join the Toronto Titans, I look forwar ...

Anton McKee | Blake Pieroni | Kayla Sanchez | Kylie Masse | Michael Chadwick

@SwimXps Titon's coach Rob Kent, “Adding Blake Pieroni and Anton McKee is a big deal for our team."
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Japanese Olympic Swimmer Naoko Imoto Appointed Torch Relay Anchor In Greece
March 20, 2020— Olympic torch relay was suspended COVID-19 per Japan’s news service reported that coronavirus Tokyo 2020 aboard a chartered flight Retired Japanese 1996 Olympic swimmer Naoko Imoto of Japan was a last-minute addition to receive the Olympic flame during a downsized handover in Athens.

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@SwimXps Japanese #Olympic #Swimmer Naoko Imoto Appointed to Torch Relay
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
March 20, 2020— The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...

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FINA Approves Use Of Underwater Video Technology At Olympics and World Champs
March 19, 2020— Official Amendment By FINA Previous By-Law 9.2.2 most recent edition 2012 addition approved the use of video review technology the FINA Congress voted ‘no’ on using underwater cameras FINA has updated its bylaws to allow for the use of underwater video technology at the Olympic Games and World Championships.
@SwimXps Underwater video tech for Olympics and World Champs now okay per #FINA
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Adam Peaty On A Quest To Be The Best Version of Himself With 56.5 In His Sights
March 19, 2020— Little is certain in the world at the moment but what is not in doubt is Adam Peaty ’s single-minded quest for constant improvement. Take this. “This is my journey. I don’t want to be going 58.5s at the championships – I want to be going 56.5s so that’s the end game really. “To me, I’m just trying to be the best version I can be.” And this. “It’s just two lengths, two lengths faster than anyone else, better than anyone else. And to be on the finest form I could possibly be in in Tokyo.” Peaty’s best in the 100m breaststroke of course is his astonishing 56.88 from the 2019 World Champ ...

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Updated: Hungarian OLY Trials Now Postponed; Some Athletes Will Auto-Qualify
March 16, 2020— We reported yesterday how the 2020 Hungarian Olympic Trials were still proceeding as scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th – Saturday, March 28th, despite the nation being declared a state of emergency. However, as with most things coronavirus-related, the situation changes seemingly every hour, with the Hungarian meet indeed now postponed, per the country’s swimming federation’s (MSZSZ) announcement today. However, unique to Hungary is the fact that its national coach Csaba Sos will soon be announcing a list of swimmers who will be deemed , meaning that they will be eligible for the Oly ...

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@SwimXps Hungarian Olympic Trials postponed; some athletes automatically selected ...
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McKeon Clocks 1:55.3 200 Free, McKeown Nabs 200 IM/50 Back Double At NSW
March 15, 2020— In addition to Kyle Chalmers ripping a 51.37 lifetime best in the 100m fly to become Australia’s 3rd fastest performer all-time, there were several other head-turning swims that wrapped up the 2020 New South Wales State Open Championships. For starters, 25-year-old Olympian Emma McKeon turned some heads with her stellar gold medal-worthy time of 1:55.38 tonight in Sydney. After playing it cool in the morning heats with a casual 1:59.65, the Griffith University swimmer unleashed splits of 55.63/59.75 to beat the field by over a second en r ...

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