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Posts of category  "Swimming Daily Updates"

The team of Russia defeated Greece in a thrilling final of the 12th FINA World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships, organised in Volos (GRE) from September 3-9, 2017. Despite being the only team unbeaten during the tournament, the Hellenic squad lost the decisive match by 16-17, not resisting to a long and dramatic session of penalties shootout, after a 9-9 draw at the end of the regular time. The Russian hero of the day was Bella Khamzaeva, who managed to keep her nerves solid and scored the last penalty for her team.

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in the sport’s history and has more Olympic medals than any human in history with 28, ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina who has 18 across three Olympics from 1956-1964.

Although what Phelps has done was unprecedented, he wants kids to believe that they are fully capable of achieving what he achieved.

“A lot of people thought that what I did was impossible,” Phelps told The National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates.

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In an article that originally appeared on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) website, the IOC published an Evaluation Commission Report for the 2028 Olympic Games that confirmed Los Angeles is indeed prepared to serve as a host city in a little over a decade.

Patrick Baumann, who is the Chair of the 2028 Evaluation Commission, communicated his confidence that Los Angeles would be prepared to host the Games: “Los Angeles of course builds on the strong proposal that was put forward for 2024, while providing all the necessary guarantees to make us confident that the Olympic Games can be awarded 11 years in advance.”

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World Championship gold medalist and Australia’s backstroke queen Emily Seebohm has today been nominated for one of the most prestigious sporting awards, ‘The Don Award’, presented by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The Award is widely regarded as Australia’s leading contemporary sporting award and named in honour of Australian sporting Legend and our inaugural Sport Australia Hall of Fame Inductee, the late Sir Donald Bradman AC. ‘The Don’ is awarded annually to the athlete or team who; through their performance and example over the past 12 months (September 2016-August 2017) has most inspired the nation.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has begun looking into individual cases of Russian doping, and of the first 96 cases examined, 95 have been dropped, according to a report from the New York Times.

Despite what the Times calls “mountainous evidence of Russia’s doping scheme,” WADA found that there was not enough evidence to penalize any of these 95 athletes.

“The available evidence was insufficient to support the assertion of an anti-doping rule violation,” WADA director general Olivier Niggli said. “Years after the fact, the remaining evidence is often very limited.”

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At the full meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Lima, IOC members ratified a Tripartite Agreement that officially awarded the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Paris and 2028 Games to Los Angeles.

Every IOC member in attendance raised their hands in support of the dual awarding. There were no votes against and no abstentions.

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The President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Andrew Parsons has sent his congratulations to Paris and Los Angeles after they were announced on Wednesday (13 September) as the host cities of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games respectively.

Parsons is in Lima, Peru, attending the 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, just five days after succeeding Sir Philip Craven as IPC President.

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The International Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles as the Host City of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning the Summer Games to the United States for the first time since Atlanta 1996. The City of Angels will be hosting the Olympics for the third time (1932, 1984, 2028) and the Paralympics for the first time.

At the IOC Session in Lima, IOC members unanimously voted to ratify a tripartite agreement between the IOC and the cities of LA and Paris, with the 2024 Games going to Paris and 2028 Games to LA. The agreement follows the IOC members’ unanimous approval at the July 2017 Extraordinary IOC Session for the simultaneous election of the host cities of the 2024 and 2028 Games.

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Jarrod Poort, the Australian open water swimmer best-known for building and then losing a huge lead in the men’s 10k final at the Rio Olympics, has accepted a one-year suspension from the sport as a result of three missed doping tests.

Poort’s suspension began earlier this month. It was reported in May that Poort and fellow Aussie Olympians Madeline Groves and Thomas Fraser-Holmes were all facing possible suspensions on account of missing three drug test each.

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Nathan Adrian added the 50 free to his schedule for this summer’s World Championships in Budapest, finishing second in that event behind Caeleb Dressel at U.S. Nationals.

Adrian reiterated how he has done more experimenting in training this year, and he believes that his increased aerobic work has contributed to his better times in the 100 free than in the 50. He also discussed how a willingness to be flexible in training has helped prolong his career and expressed admiration for the versatility that sprint rival Caeleb Dressel showed all week at Nationals.

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