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Coronavirus won't stop my preparation for Olympic mission, says defiant swim star Danielle Hill
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March 21, 2020— Everything was perfectly in tune, the three-week countdown to peak with Omega-timing precision was smoothly ticking as Danielle Hill zoned in on Olympic qualification at the Irish Championships. Then came the call, the dreaded message that mission Tokyo was on hold.

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USA Swimming Calls For Olympic Postponement as USOPC Reassures a Tokyo Decision “Does Not Have to be Made Right Now”

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March 21, 2020— As of today, the International Olympic Committee has insisted that the Olympic Games are still on for a July 24 start date as intended. U.S. Olympic Officials are backing this decision, stating that it is too early to make any decisions about the Games with four months to go in regard to the coronavirus pandemic that has been called a global pandemic. However USA Swimming is calling for a postponement. USA Swimming has written a letter to Sarah Hirshland , the CEO of the USOPC, calling for the Games to be pushed back a year: Breaking news: Here is USA Swimming’s letter to the U.S. Ol ...

Bob Bowman | Bruno Fratus | Frank Busch | Jacob Pebley | Kaori Yamaguchi | Kirsty Coventry | Sarah Hirshland

  

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Russian Head Coach Chepik: We Cannot Stop Training for the Olympics
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March 20, 2020— Russian swimming head coach Sergey Chepik has reiterated that most of Russia ‘s top swimmers will continue to train for the Olympics after news broke earlier this week that their Olympic Trials would be postponed indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic . Thus, Russia ‘s best will train together at a pool in Volgograd, a city located in the southwestern region of the country. Two contingents of Russia ‘s national team were set to travel for training camps in different countries, one to Turkey and one to Armenia, but those trips have been called off. Now, most of the top swi ...

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Japanese Olympic Committee Official Calls For Postponement Of 2020 Games
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March 20, 2020— A member of the Japanese Olympic Committee has said it’s time to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, publicly going against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it’s recent statement that the plan was for the Games to go on as scheduled. Kaori Yamaguchi, a former judo world champion, told the Japanese news outlet “Nikkei” that the IOC is “putting athletes at risk”, and that she plans to argue her position when the Japanese Olympic Committee next meets on March 27. “As far as I can tell from news reports coming out of the U.S. and Europe, I don’t think the situatio ...

Bob Bowman | Frank Busch | Jacob Pebley | Kaori Yamaguchi | Paolo Barelli

@SwimXps Olympic committee official goes against IOC, "it’s time to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games"
  

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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2020 Japan Swim (Olympic Trials) To Include Pre-Entry Temperature Checks
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March 20, 2020— The 2020 Japan Swim is the sole Olympic-qualifying competition remaining on the worldwide schedule for the month of April, with the event proceeding with an altered schedule, as well as without spectators. The competition is slated to be held at Tokyo Aquatics Centre from April 2nd to April 7th, with the event lineup having eliminated the semi-final round from all events, as we reported on March 16th. The Japanese Swimming Federation met today, March 20th, to review further precautions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The group determined that all athletes, coaches, offici ...
  

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Kaori Yamaguchi | Sarah Hirshland | Tim Hinchey

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South African Olympic Trials Postponed, Opening Door For Schoeman
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March 20, 2020— One of the few remaining meets on the schedule for the months of April and May has been called off. Although not appearing yet on the Swiming South Africa website, Swimming South Africa head coach Graham Hill has confirmed to SwimSwam today that the South African National Swimming Championships originally slated for April 4th – April 9th in Durban have officially been postponed. This appeared like an inevitability, as Olympic qualifiers spanning the United States to Europe and beyond have been cancelled or postponed left and right. The only remaining international meet on the calenda ...

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Jacob Pebley to USA Swimming: “Only Moral Option” is Postponing Trials, Olympics
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 20, 2020— The groundswell of sentiment pushing for postponement of the 2020 USA Olympic Trials and 2020 Olympics Games in light of the coronavirus global pandemic is growing. Thursday, it gained a prominent voice from the athlete community. In a letter posted to his Instagram account, American Olympian Jacob Pebley called on USA Swimming to move to postpone the 2020 Games in Tokyo. “USA Swimming has the opportunity to lead the push for the only moral option in light of this unprecedented situation,” Pebley wrote. “I am asking for USA Swimming to publicly advocate for postponement of both Trial ...

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@SwimXps Jacob Pebley urges to postpone #Olympics and Trials amid #coronavirus crisis
  
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Upper St. Clair swimmer searches for place to train
THE ALMANAC
March 20, 2020— Josh Matheny is a swimmer without a pool. The Upper St. Clair junior is attempting to continue to train for the Olympic Trials, which are scheduled for June 21-28 in Omaha, Neb. Because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country, his high school is closed through April 14. So are Canon-McMillan and Chartiers Valley, out of which his club team, PEAQ, operates.

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Former US National Team Director Frank Busch: Training "Doesn't Make Sense"
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March 19, 2020— Frank Busch coronavirus an article by the the IOC has said that it plans to go forward with the Olympics beginning on July 24th as planned coronavirus sending home a handful of US National Teamers and National Junior Team members USA Swimming extended its moratorium on swim meets until at least April 30th FINA postponed diving and artistic swimming Olympic qualifying events until June Bob Bowman an article by the Fukuoka (2021), Doha, Qatar (2023) Kazan, Russia (2025), and Budapest, Hungary (2027) While the IOC has said that it plans to go forward with the Olympics beginning on July ...

Bob Bowman | Frank Busch

  
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Russian Swimming Championships (Olympic Trials) Postponed Indefinitely
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March 19, 2020— Russian Swimming Federation previously committed recommended here Vlad Morozov Yuliya Efimova Vladislav Grinev Andrei Minakov Evgeny Rylov Arina Surkova The Russian Swimming Federation will host a training camp for Olympic-hopefuls from April 3-15, during which the meet would have originally taken place.

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@SwimXps Russian Olympic #swimming Trials postponed indefinitely ...
  

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