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The $2.7 Billion Cost Of Postponing The Tokyo Olympics | Forbes
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April 4, 2020— The postponement of the Olympics is expected to add $2.7 billion to the cost of the Games for the host country, Japan. The cost estimate from December, when Tokyo Olympic organizers increased the figure to $12.6 billion. When Tokyo was awarded the Olympics in 2013, the bid committee projected total costs would be $7.3 billion.
  
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Idaho Governor Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Women & Girls in School Sports
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April 3, 2020— Idaho governor Brad Little signed the controversial House Bill 500 – called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” by supporters – into law Monday. At the same time, he signed HB 509 , which prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. HB 500 bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s and girls’ sports at the high school and collegiate level in Idaho, making the state the first in the country to pass legislation against transgender students. The bill applies to ” interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic tea ...

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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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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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@SwimXps Businessman connected with Japan's Olympic Selection Committee faces corruption charges
  
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FINA Move A Step Closer To Rescheduling Fukuoka Worlds To 2022 With Two Options Considered
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April 1, 2020— The prospect of the 2021 World Championships being moved back a year to 2022 appears to be a step closer with world governing body FINA being forced to act following the rescheduling of Tokyo 2020 . The IOC announced on Monday the Olympic Games would take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, a year later than planned after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced their postponement. That has impacted on the World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Fukuoka, Japan , from 16 July to 1 August 2021. Photo Courtesy: @Fukuoka2021jp Reports in Australia claimed FINA were l ...

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@SwimXps FIINA considering rescheduling options for 2022 World Champs
  
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Tokyo 2020 Board Members ‘Paid Millions & Gave Gifts To Olympic Bosses Ahead Of Bid Vote’
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April 1, 2020— Tokyo 2020 Board member Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at the marketing agency Dentsu Inc, which counts FINA among its clients, was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by . In an exclusive report, the news agency cites Takahashi as saying that his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members such as Lamine Diack , the ex-Olympics powerbroker who headed the IAAF track and field federation, now known as World Athletics. Takahashi admits to giving Diack, who is under i ...

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Canada Calls On FINA & WPS To Shunt World Titles & All Other 2021 Events To 2022
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April 1, 2020— Canada , which triggered a chain reaction to get the Olympic Games moved to 2021 as the first nation to declare that it would not send a team to Tokyo 2o20 this July , has called on FINA to shunt the Fukuoka 2021 World Championships and all other events to 2022. The same message has been sent to World Para Swimming, while Swimming Canada has also announced that it will not send a team to the 2020 World Junior Open Water Championships in the Seychelles this August. The federation, which has already cancelled the whole of the summer season 2020 through August , welcomed the new 2021 da ...

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@SwimXps Swim Canada asks FINA to move 2021 events to 2022
  
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Abbey Weitzeil has come to grips with the Olympic Games being delayed a year
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March 31, 2020— Cal senior will have to wait for graduation ceremonies—and the Summer Olympics.

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@SwimXps Athletes like Abbey Weitzeil adjust to Olympics delay.
  

Coronavirus Update: Italian Swimmers Unable To Train Until April 13

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Federica Pellegrini To Auction Memorabilia In Support Of Bergamo Hospital

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Olympic Gold Medalist Cameron van der Burgh Back to 100% After COVID-19 Scare

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Canada Calls On FINA & WPS To Shunt World Titles & All Other 2021 Events To 2022

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Italian Swimming Federation President Paolo Barelli Turns To Gov't For Help

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CSCAA Opposes Extra Year of Eligibility for NCAA Winter Athletes

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Hungarian Swimming Braced For Bad News After Kapas & Kozma Test Positive For Coronavirus On Swim Camps

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World 200m Butterfly Champion Boglarka Kapas Announces Positive Test For Coronavirus

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Swimmer Lorenzo Zazzeri Creates Iconic Coronavirus Image

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Madisyn Cox's Swimming Career Now Depends on Getting Med School Deferred

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Hungarian Swimming Reports 9 Positive Tests for COVID-19 at Training Camps

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Dave Durden Refrains From Calling It A Reset: "We're Continuing On"

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Planning Continuing for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in 2021

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Madisyn Cox's Swimming Career Now Depends on Getting Med School Deferred
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March 31, 2020— With timelines pushed back a year for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo , swimmers are re-adjusting their preparations for the new schedule. However, some swimmers, like Madisyn Cox , had plans for their lives after swimming that could now conflict with a 2021 Games. In 2019, Cox announced her intention to go to medical school after the summer of 2020 (Olympics or not) and stop swimming . She’ll now have to figure out if she can defer admissions to a school for a year to realize her Olympic aspirations or end her competitive career. “As of right now, I’m not exactly sure what [my plans ...

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Planning Continuing for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in 2021
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March 31, 2020— On March 24, 2020, following the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, USA Swimming announced that it was also postponing the in Omaha, Nebraska, and would reschedule the event based on the dates announced by the IOC for the Olympic Games 2021. Yesterday, the IOC announced that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place from July 23-August 8, 2021. With these new dates now set for the Olympic Games, we are finalizing the selection of dates for the U.S. Olympic Team Trial ...

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