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Swimming Canada Wants 2021 World Championships Pushed to 2022
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April 1, 2020— On Tuesday, Swimming Canada released a statement (full text below), welcoming the news that the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to 2021 and urging that the FINA World Championships scheduled for 2021 be held in 2022 instead. In the release, High Performance Director and National Coach John Atkinson explains that… Of course, moving World Championships back another would pose another set of challenges. Canada is slated to host the quadrennial Pan Pacific Championships in the summer of 2022, although the city and exact dates had yet to be determined. Swimming Canada also announced ...

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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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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Will Start on 23 July 2021 | Swimmer's Daily
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March 30, 2020— The International Olympic Committee (IOC, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed on new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated From 24 August until 5 September 2021.
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Swimming Canada Cancels Summer Swim Season Through August In Coronavirus Crunch
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March 27, 2020— Swimming Canada has announced the cancellation of all summer 2020 national events due to the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic . The cancellations include the suspension of the Olympic and Paralympic trials that had been slated for rescheduling, and the wipe out of the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships (May 22-24, Etobicoke, Ont.), Canadian Junior Championships (July 22-27, Montreal), and Canadian Swimming Championships (Aug. 6-9, Edmonton). On the Olympic Trials Swimming Canada noted: “In light of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, those plans ...

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Paralympic Athletes & Committee Welcome Decision To Shunt Tokyo 2020 To Tokyo 2021
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March 24, 2020— The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the IPC Athletes’ Council have backed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games . Chelsey Gotell , Chairperson of the IPC Athletes’ Council, said: “From an athlete viewpoint this is the right decision for the athletes, the Games and the wider Paralympic Movement. We all now have greater clarity about when the Games will take place, and this is very welcome news for the global Para athlete community. We are happy that the IOC and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe took this decision so quickly. It enables athletes to take ...
  

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

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USOPC Reaches Out to Athletes In Wake of Olympic Postponement
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March 24, 2020— United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) head Sarah Hirshland sent a message to Team USA athletes after this morning’s news that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed. The USOPC has published the letter as of this morning. The full message from the USOPC to athletes is below: Team USA Athletes: Despite the feeling of eventuality that so many of us have felt in the lead up to this moment – my heart breaks for you, your fellow athletes around the world, our friends at Tokyo 2020, the people of Japan, and all who are impacted by this global pandemic and the decision to postpo ...

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

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USOPC Responds to USA Swimming’s “Postpone the Games” Message

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March 21, 2020— The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee issued a response to USA Swimming’s call to postpone the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As of this writing, the Games are still on for a July 24 start in 127 days. Sarah Hirshland (USOPC CEO) and Susanne Lyons (USOPC Chair) issued the following statement: “The USOPC has complete and total empathy for the athlete community as they manage the terrible stress and anxiety caused by the current lack of certitude regarding the Tokyo Games. We understand that the athletes have concerns about training, qualification and anti-doping ...

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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Swimming Canada CEO Issues Statement Supporting Olympic Postponement
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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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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

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“Olympics At The Moment…Would Not Be Fair,” Declares Dolphins Coach Jacco Verhaeren
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March 20, 2020— Australia’s head swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren knows first hand that this year’s Tokyo Olympics will not be swum “on a level playing field” and has sent an impassioned and unprecedented message to the world expressing his concerns. To hold;d the Olympic Games from July 24, 2020, would he indicates, be “unfair”. Highlights and the coronavirus (COVD-19) crunch in his message to Olympic bosses.

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Swimming Australia’s Heart Warming Message To Its International Colleagues
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March 20, 2020 AUSTRALIA— Swimming Australia’s athletes, coaches and staff have today sent their heart warming support to their international colleagues as the world comes to grips with COVID-19. In a statement issued today it reads: The Australian Dolphins Swim Team Jacco Verhaeren (National Head Coach) Brendan Burkett (Para Head Coach) Leigh Russell (CEO, Swimming Australia) Swimming Australia’s athletes, coaches and staff have today sent their heart warming support to their international colleagues as the world comes to grips with COVID-19. In a statement issued today

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