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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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SWIMMING: Bridi outlasts Cunha again in Seychelles Marathon World Series

A strong turnout of 75 swimmers from 19 countries came to the exotic location of The Seychelles off the African coast for the second of nine stages of the 2019 FINA Marathon World Series. While the men’s race had plenty of twists and turns, the women’s race was a re-run of 2018. The six-lap race […]
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SWIMMING Preview: World champions Weertman and Muller headline second World Series race in...

The second of nine 10 km Marathon World Series events is getting ready at Beau Vallon Beach in the Seychelles. The fields are good, including the world champs from 2017: Men: ● Allan Do Carmo (BRA) ~ 2014 World Series winner ● Marc-Antoine Olivier (FRA) ~ 2016 Olympic bronze; 2017 Worlds bronze ● Christian Reichert […]
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SWIMMING: Paltrinieri and Twichell shine brightest at U.S. Open Water Nationals

Of the four senior races at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Miami, Florida, American swimmers won only one. But that was hardly the point as the meet served to select the U.S. swimmers for the Open Water events at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Korea in July. And it showed that […]
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SWIMMING: Wellbrock and Cunha win Marathon World Series opener in Doha

A windy day and two large fields of swimmers made the water choppy for the first FINA Marathon World Series 10 km event in Doha (QAT), won by Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Brazilian star Ana Marcela Cunha. Wellbrock had to deal with a field of 82 swimmers in the men’s event, contested in four 2.5 […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Marathon Swim World Series starts in Doha on Saturday

The nine-leg FINA Marathon Swim World Series starts this week in Qatar with the big stars of the open-water division ready to go for...

SWIMMING: Weertman clinches Marathon World Series title

Dutch open-water star Ferry Weertman didn’t win at the final leg of the eight-stop FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Series in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on Friday. In fact, he was seventh. But that was more than enough to clinch his first FINA Marathon World Series title, with 86 points, ahead of Britain’s Jack Burnell (64) and […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Weertman looks to clinch Marathon World Series title

The final leg of the eight-stop FINA/HOSA Marathon Swimming World Series is coming in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on Friday, with the seasonal title still on the line in the men’s division. The current standings, after seven races: Men: 1. 78 Ferry Weertman (NED) 2. 62 Jack Burnell (GBR) 3. 55 Simone Ruffini (ITA) 4. 51 […]
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