Tag: IOC

Problems Continue For Odaiba Marine Park

Problems Continue For Odaiba Marine Park Courtesy of Kyodo News, Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo Bay, Japan. Less than a week after the Tokyo 2020 Marathon Swimming Test Event was cut short from 10 km to 5 km, and the start time was moved forward to 7 am due to the warm air and water temperatures, problems continued for the planning of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic

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The Path To Clean Swimming

Commentary by John Leonard, Executive Director of the World Swimming Coaches Association. We see admirable courageous stances by athletes from multiple nations in Rio de Janeiro with regard to the immediate and important need to protect [the] sport [of swimming]. This comes about because the IOC and FINA have abdicated their moral responsibility

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Contracting Diseases In The Open Water

Water-related disease information courtesy of Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. Lynne Cox and the New York Times called for the movement of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games due to water that was tested to be 1.7 million times as contaminated as a beach in California. "[The Olympic 10K Marathon

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Won’t 30,000 Times As Bad Kill You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2016 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Florida, NBC reported [here] that the Associated Press found that viral levels in Rio de Janeiro were 30,000 times higher than is considered alarming in the U.S. and Europe. We find this reporting about the water safety situation at the

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Making The Cut At The Winter Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The sports in the Winter Olympics showcase much more risk and speed than the Summer Olympics. In downhill skiing, snowboarding, luge, skeleton and bobsled events, speed is largely the name of the game with equipment that is enabling even greater speeds. Compare the speed of ice hockey and figure skating

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Changing Today For A Better Tomorrow

Lewis Pugh will speak at the World Conference on Sport and the Environment in Sochi, Russia on November 1st. The International Olympic Committee is organizing the Conference in partnership with the United Nations. The Conference is supported by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Russian Olympic Committee, and Sochi 2014

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