Australia’s national championships in Adelaide next year will have heats in the evening and finals in the morning to help swimmers prepare for a similar schedule at the Tokyo Olympics, Swimming Australia (SA) said on Friday.
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Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton said on Friday there had been a “deliberate” and “sinister” attempt to damage their reputation ahead of their America’s Cup defence and that they were working with the government to address the issues.
New Zealand’s government said on Thursday it would halt public funding for the body organising next year’s America’s Cup pending the outcome of an investigation into “financial and structural matters”.
America’s Cup holders Team New Zealand (TNZ) said on Wednesday they had asked police to investigate an alleged email scam after transferring money to a fraudulent Hungarian bank account.
Team New Zealand have blamed “informants” for spreading “highly defamatory and inaccurate” allegations about the body organising their America’s Cup defence, triggering government questions over “financial and structural matters”.
The former captain and coach of Hungary’s water polo team Tibor Benedek, who won three straight Olympic golds as a player in the 2000s and a world championship as coach, died on Thursday aged 47, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation said.
Two syndicates challenging for the America’s Cup have been granted exemptions to enter New Zealand and begin their preparations for the event that will be held in Auckland early next year.
Olympic champion rower Mahe Drysdale has confirmed he will attempt to win a third successive single sculls gold medal at next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics at the age of 42.
Few jobs in sport come with as much pressure as the head coach of Australia’s Olympic swimming programme, and Rohan Taylor knows full well that no matter what happens in the Tokyo pool next year the buck stops with him.
Team New Zealand’s first generation yacht which it hopes will help it successfully defend the America’s Cup next year has returned home without leaving a shipping container after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of regattas in Europe.
This year’s World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi, scheduled to take place in December, have been pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming’s world governing body FINA said on Thursday.
Travel restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus could have “some impact” on next year’s America’s Cup but it is too early to determine to what extent, New Zealand’s government said on Thursday.
Rowers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Britain whose training on the water has been restricted due to the novel coronavirus pandemic have been challenged to help their countries row to the moon.
British rower Polly Swann had been preparing for the Tokyo Olympics when the Games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and she has since traded the boat for the even higher stakes of a hospital ward.
A “star in the making” were the prophetic words of an announcer who had just witnessed 16-year-old Missy Franklin slice up the competition at swimming’s 2011 world championships.
The European Aquatics Championships, which were scheduled to be held from May 11 to 24 in Budapest, have been pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European governing body for aquatic sports (LEN) said on Tuesday.
Olympic sculls champions Valent and Martin Sinkovic have returned to outdoor training after lockdown restrictions in Croatia were relaxed.
Banned Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has lodged an appeal at the Swiss federal court in a bid to overturn his eight-year suspension for doping, the Swimming World website reported on Tuesday.
SailGP’s four remaining second season races have been rescheduled to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and results from the first race have been declared null and void, the sailing championship said on Monday.
Swimming’s world governing body FINA rescheduled the 2021 Fukuoka aquatics world championships to May 2022 on Monday to avoid a clash with the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Britain’s Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty is making a splash in his own back garden after having a temporary training pool craned in.
British paracanoe athlete Charlotte Henshaw has said that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a “lack of motivation” as her four-year preparation plan was extended by 12 more months.
The World Surfing League extended the postponement of events through June because of the COVID-19 pandemic, chief executive officer Erik Logan said on Tuesday, while at the same time announcing a major overhaul for future tours.
USA Swimming unveiled a tentative return to competition from the coronavirus outbreak on Monday with a series of regional events in August before a national lineup begins in November in preparation for next year’s U.S. Olympic trials.
Ariarne Titmus’s coach believes the postponement of the Olympics will be a “positive” for the young Australian world champion as she prepares to face American Katie Ledecky in a tantalizing Tokyo showdown.
Canada’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic swimming trials have been rescheduled for next April, Swimming Canada said on Wednesday.
The decision to push back the Tokyo Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left New Zealand Olympic single sculls champion Mahe Drysdale struggling for motivation and unsure if he wants to take part in the rescheduled event next year.
Adventurer Cameron Bellamy’s bid to break the record for the longest swim has been put on hold by the novel coronavirus but being stuck at home during the pandemic has only increased his list of goals.
Kyle Chalmers stunned the swimming world when he stormed to gold in the 100 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics and the Australian believes greatness awaits if he can retain his title in Tokyo next year.
Scottish Swimming has apologized to its aquatic community after an online training session with its elite athletes was crashed by a ‘zoom-bomber’, who subjected around 300 participants to “disturbing content” on Tuesday.
If you are Laura Wilkinson, a 42-year-old mother making your return to competitive diving after under-going spinal fusion surgery, a year delay in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is not a bad thing — it’s a gift.
USA Swimming said on Friday it had rescheduled its Olympic trials to June 13-20, 2021 and that they would remain in Omaha, Nebraska.
When Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers completed what he knew would be his final training session before the coronavirus shutdown, his overwhelming feelings were of sadness and the fear of what was to come.
Olympic great Michael Phelps has voiced his concerns over the negative impact on athletes’ mental health of the Tokyo Games postponement prompted by the new coronavirus pandemic.
The professional International Swimming League (ISL) will fund its contracted athletes through to next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics with monthly payments from September, the series announced on Friday.
Katinka Hosszu, Hungary’s ‘Iron Lady’ of swimming, will be 32 by the time the postponed Tokyo Olympics come around but rivals expecting to see signs of rust by 2021 could still be disappointed.
British Olympic rowing gold medallist Tom Ransley announced his retirement on Friday after deciding the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to next year was a step too far.
Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh has resolved to “keep going” for his dream to end his career with a golden swansong at what would be his fifth Olympic appearance in the Tokyo Games, postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Butterfly world champion Boglarka Kapas is among nine swimmers on the Hungarian national team to have tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s swimming association said in a statement late on Tuesday.
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.
Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.
Olympic swimming gold medalist Chad le Clos had to leave his Turkish base in a rush after his training schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games was thrown into disarray, and has doubts over whether the event will go ahead.
USA Swimming on Friday called for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) to advocate for a one-year postponement of the upcoming Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted the cancellation or postponement of major sporting events across the globe.
The 2020 European Aquatics Championships that was scheduled to take place from May 11-24 in Budapest, Hungary, has been postponed to August due to the coronavirus outbreak, Europe’s aquatics governing body (LEN) said on Friday.
Swimming Australia have called on the International Olympic Committee to ensure there is “a level playing field” if the Tokyo Games go ahead as athletes struggle to train properly because of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
United States backstroke specialist Jacob Pebley has called on USA Swimming to postpone June’s Olympic trials and lobby for the Tokyo Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) event due to be raced in Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia has been called off due to the coronavirus outbreak, two teams said on Friday.
Sun Yang’s coach Denis Cotterell has cut ties with the Chinese Olympic champion following the swimmer’s eight-year ban for doping, Australian media reported on Sunday.
Japanese swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori’s appeal against the length of his doping ban has been dismissed, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.
Japanese star swimmer Rikako Ikee, who stunned fans last year with news she was battling leukemia, has launched an urgent appeal for people to give blood after steps to curb the spread of coronavirus led to a sharp drop in donations.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) criticized Chinese swimmer Sun Yang for showing “no regret” for his actions during an aborted doping test that resulted in an eight-year ban for the Olympic champion.
A ‘culture of fear’ existed at British Canoeing as a result of a commonly held view that the pursuit of medals was at any cost, an independent investigation found in a report published on Wednesday.