SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 30, 2020—
Bill Sweetenham , one of the elders of world swimming, has urged coaches and swimmers to “prioritise the Olympics first and foremost” now the dates of Tokyo 2020 have been set for 2021, “as historically no-one, but no-one, recognises or remembers any other result or competition”. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today named July 23-August 8, 2021 as the news dates of Tokyo 2020, the Games that will continue to be branded with the dateline of this year. That means the Games will end on the day they started in Beijing in 2008, when 08/08/08 was chosen as a lucky symbol for the ...
Bill Sweetenham |
March 26, 2020—
We reported yesterday how the remaining elite international swimming event of the Japan Swim was officially been cancelled in light of the still-present coronavirus (COVID-19) threat worldwide. The catalyst for cancellation of the event originally slated for April 2nd – April 7th was the press conference held yesterday by Governor Yuriko Koike . Koike called on Tokyo residents to exercise restraint to avoid a lockdown. She said the next three weeks were critical for whether Tokyo would see an “overshoot”–an explosive rise–in virus cases. A day later, the Japanese Swimming Federation ...
Daiya Seto |
Kaname Sakamoto |
Tsuyoshi Aoki |
March 25, 2020—
The inevitable has finally been announced, as the remaining elite international swimming event of the Japan Swim has officially been cancelled. Slated for April 2nd – April 7th, the 2020 Japan Swim was due to take place at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, with the nation’s highest-profile athletes ready to put up some potentially history-making performances. There were already several changes made to the meet, including seeing its original number of days reduced by two, as well as temperature checks being implemented upon entry. However, now those coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are mo ...
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is expecting the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) to announce today that this meet will still take place, but will no longer represent ...
March 13, 2020—
It seems as though it was several months ago, but, in fact, it was just on February 25th we reported how the 2020 Japan Swim was most likely going to be held without spectators. The meet represents the nation’s sole qualifying opportunity for a home-nation based Olympic Games, still scheduled for this summer. Today, the Japanese Swimming Federation has confirmed that the meet will continue, indeed without spectators, but also on a reduced schedule.
Japan to hold #olympic trials behind closed doors
Oct. 19, 2018—
In response to her extraordinary year in the pool, 18-year-old Rikako Ikee has been honored as ‘MVP’ by the Japanese Swimming Federation.
July 21, 2018—
The Japanese Swimming Federation (JSF) has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater for U.S. audiences, depriving local television viewers a chance to watch…
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
July 20, 2018—
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee leans towards hosting morning swimming finals, which Australian Olympian Cate Campbell has spoken out against.