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SWIMMING: Ledecky wins four at Tyr Pro Swim Series opener

To the surprise of absolutely no one, American superstar Katie Ledecky dominated the season opener of the Tyr Pro Swim Series, winning four events at the Jones Aquatics Center at the University of Tennessee. Ledecky won the 200 m Freestyle on Thursday night in an excellent 1:55.78, a mark bettered by only four other swimmers […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Tyr Pro Swim Series opens in Knoxville; what will Katie do?

USA Swimming is placing significant emphasis on raising the importance, profile and showmanship of its Tyr Pro Swim Series, starting with the first leg this week in a new venue, the Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee. The fields are excellent, especially for a meet in January and especially on the women’s […]
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SWIMMING: Flickinger leads with five qualifying events at Winter Nationals

No U.S. teams were going to be selected from the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina over the weekend. But as qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials was now open, it attracted multiple Olympic stars to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The big winner in terms of qualifying was 200 m Olympian and World […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Olympic Trials qualifying starts at Winter Nationals in Greensboro

The U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2020 Olympic Games are a long way off. But starting Wednesday, American swimmers can begin qualifying for the Trials with performances at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of this opportunity, the meet is being held in a true Olympic-sized pool of 50 m in […]
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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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The future of Olympic sport isn’t on television, or is it?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 16, 2018: Your beautiful new, flat-screen television is about to become useless for watching Olympic sports. The move to online streaming is picking up steam. NBC is in on it in cycling, track & field and other sports and the exploding FloSports network now has two dozen sports on offer […]
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The future of Olympic sport isn’t on television, or is it?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 16, 2018: Your beautiful new, flat-screen television is about to become useless for watching Olympic sports. The move to online streaming is picking up steam. NBC is in on it in cycling, track & field and other sports and the exploding FloSports network now has two dozen sports on offer […]
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Back-to-back, solid gold for judoka Kayla Harrison

PALM DESERT, Aug. 12, 2016 – A big day for American women in Rio, with gold medals from the unstoppable Kayla Harrison in judo, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman going 1-2 in the gymnastics all-around and a stunning tie-for-gold from Simone Manuel in the women’s 100 m freestyle swim. The Sports Examiner has full coverage […]
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