Kitajima back in the race
Japan’s Olympic gold medallist Kosuke Kitajima will return to competitive swimming after a 2-year break. The breaststroke swimmer is currently training at a swimming camp in the USA and will soon compete at the Japan Swim 2010, taking place at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Complex on April 13, 2010.
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Theme Song to be performed by singers from five continents
The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has assembled singers from five continents to sing the theme song for the first-ever Youth Olympic Games.
Coming on board to perform the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) theme song are Ms Jody Williams representing Africa, Mr Sean Kingston representing America, Ms Tabitha Nauser representing Asia, Mr Steve Appleton representing Europe, and Ms Jessica Mauboy representing Oceania. Details of the singers can be found at Annex A.
2010 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – Qualification, Programme & Information
From August 14-26, 2010 will take place in Singapore (SIN), the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games, a competition in which FINA will be represented by the disciplines of Swimming and Diving. Below, you can find all the relevant documents and information related to the participation in this competition. The 2010 Youth Olympic Games website is also constantly updated.
World diving champion Paola Espinosa reveals plans for 2010
The "Mexican princess of diving", Paola Espinosa, announced her official schedule for the year 2010; she will defend her title as World Champion in the 10m platform in six events (see below).
When asked about her 2010 schedule, Paola Espinosa said she has worked hard to prepare her list of upcoming events and confirmed she will attend the three meets of the 2010 FINA Diving World Series.
Paraguay gets set for South American Championships
The Paraguayan Olympic Committee (COP) gave a warm speech to the national swimming team, which is to compete at the South American Championships. Sports Minister Paulo Reichert, COP President´s Ramón Zubizarreta, National Senator Miguel Carrizosa and other national figures were present at the event.
The national swimming team will travel to Medellin, Colombia, on March 21, 2010.
For the first time in the history of South American Championships, Paraguay will participate in Synchronised Swimming. Virginie Isabelle Chevalet, who resides in France, will compete in Medellin, representing Paraguay.
Brazil’s water polo team and open water swimmers get ready for upcoming events
Brazil’s national men’s water polo team has been convened for the South American Championships. The 13 players will fight against other teams from the Southern continent on March 20-25 in Medellin, Colombia. Check the official list bellow:
Players: Luiz Maurício Santos, Vinícius Antonelli, Felipe Santos, Gustavo Guimarães, Bernardo Reis, Gabriel Reis, Bruno Nolasco, Danilo Correa, Jonas Crivella, João Felipe Coelho, Marcelo Franco, Henrique Moniz and Gustavo Coutinho.
Best swimmers meet in Tokyo for Japan Open 2010
The Japan Open 2010 / Japan short course nationals were held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Complex in Tokyo, Japan, on February 27 and 28, 2010. More than 3,000 spectators gathered together to enjoy the competition and witness the performances of famous worldwide swimmers such as Lotte Friis (DEN), Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), Therese Alshammar (SWE) and Gao Chang (CHN). 28 countries took part in the event.
Despatie reporter in Vancouver
Alexandre Despatie is well-known for being a two-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time World Champion in diving. But during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, the 24-year-old diver has shown quite different skills, by taking on the role of host, commentator and reporter for Canada’s sports radio station RDS.
Michael Phelps becomes Youth Olympic Games ambassador
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps became the first official Ambassador of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on February 22, 2010. The 16-time Olympic medallist will support the Youth Olympic Games by encouraging the involvement of young people around the world.
Michael Phelps said “The Youth Olympic Games is an excellent initiative, not only for the athletes competing, but also those who are inspired to get into sport and be more active. I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to become the first official Ambassador of the Youth Olympic Games, and can’t wait to get working with the YOG team to promote the first event this summer!”
Paraguayan swimming team at 2010 South American Championships
Paraguay's national swimming team has been convened for the South American Championships. As a whole, 18 swimmers will compete at the event to be held on March 25-29, 2010, in Medellin, Colombia.
Swimmers: José Lobo, Raúl Pereira, Ricardo Gregor, Julio Gómez, Genaro Prono, Hugo Riera, Renato Prono, Favio Persano, Carlos Orihuela, Benjamin Hockin, Charles Hockin, Lujan Amarilla, Virginia Baez, Maria Lopez, Silvana Paniagua, Andrea Gregor, Tania Sapoznik, Laura Mongelós.
The athletes are training hard to achieve the best possible results.
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