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Will the 2019 U.S. swimming team suffer the same letdown as 2015?

Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford were celebrating in 2017; what about next year?TSX HEADLINES – for August 3, 2018: The last time that USA Swimming picked its World Championships team a full year before, it didn’t go so well. In 2015, the U.S. won 20% less medals than it did at the 2013 Worlds, and […]
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Will the 2019 U.S. swimming team suffer the same letdown as 2015?

TSX HEADLINES – for August 3, 2018: The last time that USA Swimming picked its World Championships team a full year before, it didn’t go so well. In 2015, the U.S. won 20% less medals than it did at the 2013 Worlds, and there was concern about the American performance at the Olympic Games in […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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EXTRA: World 100 m Backstroke Record for Kathleen Baker!

TSX EXTRA – for July 29, 2018: When 16-year-old Regan Smith set a World Junior Record in the morning prelims, it became clear that the final of the women’s 100 m Backstroke was going to be a hot race. So hot, in fact, that Rio silver medalist Kathleen Baker – swimming next to Smith – […]
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EXTRA: World 100 m Backstroke Record for Kathleen Baker!

TSX EXTRA – for July 29, 2018: When 16-year-old Regan Smith set a World Junior Record in the morning prelims, it became clear that the final of the women’s 100 m Backstroke was going to be a hot race. So hot, in fact, that Rio silver medalist Kathleen Baker – swimming next to Smith – […]
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EXTRA: Murphy rockets to American Record in 50 m Back on hot Irvine...

TSX EXTRA – for July 28, 2018: Triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been the U.S.’s best in the 100 m and 200 m Backstroke events for the last two years. But not in the 50 m. He remedied that on Friday evening with his first U.S. title in the 50 m Back, swimming […]
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EXTRA: Murphy rockets to American Record in 50 m Back on hot Irvine...

TSX EXTRA – for July 28, 2018: Triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been the U.S.’s best in the 100 m and 200 m Backstroke events for the last two years. But not in the 50 m. He remedied that on Friday evening with his first U.S. title in the 50 m Back, swimming […]
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U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

TSX HEADLINES – for July 27, 2018: The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee hearing on “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” last Tuesday focused mostly on the sexual abuse issues at the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. But the most important part of the hearing was the […]
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U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

TSX HEADLINES – for July 27, 2018: The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee hearing on “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” last Tuesday focused mostly on the sexual abuse issues at the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. But the most important part of the hearing was the […]
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EXTRA: Manuel & Pieroni score first U.S. 100 m Free championships in Irvine

TSX EXTRA – for July 26, 2018: U.S. Olympic swimming fans know Simone Manuel from her surprise gold medal at Rio in 2016 and a stunning World Championship win last year in the 100 m Freestyle. But she had never won the U.S. national championship at that distance … until Wednesday night in Irvine, California. […]
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EXTRA: Manuel & Pieroni score first U.S. 100 m Free championships in Irvine

TSX EXTRA – for July 26, 2018: U.S. Olympic swimming fans know Simone Manuel from her surprise gold medal at Rio in 2016 and a stunning World Championship win last year in the 100 m Freestyle. But she had never won the U.S. national championship at that distance … until Wednesday night in Irvine, California. […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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The unbearable sadness of watching the world’s greatest swim team

PALM DESERT, July 3, 2017 – USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis was the swim meet of the year, producing 48 top-five marks in the world, eight world-leading times and two American Records. But it was also depressing, because the stands were only half-full at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Who is to […]
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