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Swim Poll of the Week: 56% Believe Athletes Shouldn’t Protest on Podium; In Favor of IOC Rule 50
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
May 14, 2021 — This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday May 13, 2021. Do You Think IOC Rule 50 Should Be Abolished and Athletes Should Be Able to Protest Key Issues They Deem Important?
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Swim Poll of the Week: 56% Believe Athletes Shouldn't Protest on Podium

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday May 13, 2021, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Do You Thi...

  
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Nebraska Will Now Allow Indoor Venues at 100% Capacity
Omaha, Nebraska is host for this summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials...
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Feb. 1, 2021 — The state of Nebraska on Saturday moved from the “blue” to “green” phase of its pandemic response plan. Among other things, the maximum capacity for indoor gatherings goes from 75% to 100%.

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@SwimXps  Nebraska now allowing 100% capacity for indoor venues. Good news for #swimming Olympic Trials.
  
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Wheaties Wonders: All The Swimmers Featured On The Iconic Cereal Box
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March 26, 2020 — Dating back to 1934, prominent American athletes have been featured on Wheaties cereal boxes to coincide with its slogan, “The Breakfast of Champions.” Over the years several swimmers have made their way onto the iconic box, specifically during Olympic years. It became one of the most coveted endorsements for Olympians. Check out all of the swimmers who have appeared on a Wheaties box below: Johnny Weissmuller — 1930s Prior to athletes being featured as the cover, the legendary Johnny Weissmuller was among the athletes to appear in various advertisements on the box. Weissmuller, who ...
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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games
THE-DAILY-RECORD
March 21, 2020 DENVER — The head of USA Swimming urged the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games.
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@SwimXps  US Swimming urges delay of #Olympics
  
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British Olympic Association Amends IOC's Rule 40
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March 16, 2020 — The British Olympic Association (BOA) is relaxing even more marketing guidelines set around the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Rule 40 . This rule determines how Olympic athletes and their sponsors can participate in advertising around the time leading up to the Olympic games. The BOA originally was allowing athletes one message of thanks to its sponsors during the Games and forced them to submit these marketing deals before team qualification began. British track athletes such as Adam Gemili and Mo Farah, were at the forefront of leading the call for changes. They claimed m ...
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@SwimXps  British Olympic Association (BOA) allowing more commercialization of amateur sports
  
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Confirmed: No Foreign Fans At Postponed Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games
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March 20, 2021 — It's been officially announced today that there will be no foreign spectators in the stands at this summer's postponed Olympic & Parlympic Games.

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Global Olympic Leadership Soundly Rejects Times Reporting Overnight
No truth to report of possible Olympics cancellation...
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Jan. 22, 2021 — The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, said “We have not received any information suggesting the Games will not happen as planned, and our focus remains on the health and preparedness of Team USA athletes ahead of the Games this summer.” The USOPC, like many national federations, has deferred to the IOC in discussions of whether the Games will happen, though privately they’ve told their athletes and national governing bodies to prepare for Tokyo. (1/3) USOPC statement on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020: — USOPC News (@USOPC_News) January 22, 2021 The Australi ...

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Japanese Government, IOC And IPC Insist Games Will Go Ahead After Cancellation Claims
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 22, 2021 — The Japanese government , IOC and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have insisted the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead after a report in The Times quoted a senior official saying the Games would be cancelled. Speculation has been mounting for weeks now that the Olympics, which had already been pushed back a year from their original start date of July 2020, are under threat because of the pandemic. According to The Times, an unnamed senior Japanese government figure said: “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult. “Personal ...

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USOPC's Hirshland Apologizes to Olympian Gwen Berry for Post-Protest Fallout
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June 4, 2020 — United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland apologized to Olympic thrower Gwen Berry – who is currently serving a 12-month probation for raising her first on the podium at 2019 Pan Ams – on a call Wednesday after a letter issued to Team USA athletes this week said that the USOPC “stands with those who demand equality and [wants] to work in pursuit of that goal.” Berry and Olympic fencer Race Imboden were reprimanded in a letter from Hirshland and put on probation last August after their demonstrations. Berry told NBC Sports that she lost two-thirds of her incom ...
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USA Swimming Olympic Trials Scheduled for June 2021 in Omaha
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 10, 2020 — Following unprecedented events around the globe, including the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and many of the associated qualifying competitions, USA Swimming today announced that it has rescheduled its 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming to June 13-20, 2021 at the CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha, Nebraska. The rescheduled Olympic Trials will be the sole qualifier for pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in July 2021. The 2021 Olympic Trials event schedule will remain the same across the 15-session, eight-day event. “We are incr ...
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USOPC Asked Congress for $200 Million in Relief for NGBs in Stimulus Package
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March 27, 2020 — Ahead of the United States Congress’ $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package announcement, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee estimated that the country’s 50 national governing bodies (like USA Swimming) could lose a combined $800 million as a result of the numerous major cancellations, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday . The USOPC asked Congress for $200 million in relief for NGBs (not for the USOPC itself), but sports organizations were not included in the final package that the House of Representatives is due to vote on Friday. “During this crisis, the USO ...
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Maine’s Olympic swimming hopefuls sidetracked by delay of summer games
BANGOR DAILY NEWS
March 27, 2020 — James Wells and Olivia Harper, members of the Bath-based Long Reach Swim Club's national team, had qualified in the 100-yard backstroke for the Olympic Trials, originally scheduled for June in Omaha, Nebraska.
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USA Swimming Statement Regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games
USA SWIMMING
March 24, 2020 — “In this globally unprecedented time, today’s joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organizers was the responsible, though understandably difficult decision to make. We are incredibly thankful to have stood next to the USOPC, fellow U.S. national sports governing bodies and sport federations around the world in advocating for the health and safety of our athletes, members and their families. All athletes around the world can now focus on what is most important – safeguarding their health and being good global citizens in the ...
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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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