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Juror to judge in Stanford swimmer rape case: Sentence ‘ridiculously lenient’

Mik, 15/06/2016 - 16:07
A juror who helped convict a former Stanford University student-athlete of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman complained to the judge about his “ridiculously lenient” six-month jail sentence, which the juror said made a mockery of the panel’s verdict, a newspaper reported Monday. The Palo Alto Weekly published a letter that the juror sent Santa Clara County [...]

2-Year-Old Snatched by Alligator at Disney Hotel in Florida Remains Missing

Mik, 15/06/2016 - 15:24
After searching through the night, rescue workers have not yet found a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was dragged away by an alligator at a lake at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday morning. “This is still a search-and-rescue operation,” Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, [...]

Nine year old boy breaks record with Alcatraz Swim

Mik, 15/06/2016 - 15:21
On Tuesday, a nine year old boy braved the waves of San Francisco Bay to complete the two mile swim to Alcatraz and back. Californian James Savage has been swimming since he was 5. He and his coach worked together to train for the big swim. James said that about 30 minutes into the two [...]

Sportleaks.com Launches Platform for Sports and Doping Whistleblowers

Mik, 15/06/2016 - 15:18
SportsLeaks.com and DopingLeaks.com are one and the same website. It is a secure global platform which enables you to drop off information and files to investigative sports journalists working around the world. We have all received leaked data in the past from whistleblowers. That spawned the idea of creating a secure platform in order to [...]

European Sports Federations Looking Ahead to 2022 European Championships

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 14:11
The European Sports Federation members of the European Championships Board have confirmed their intentions to take part in the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event. The Board members of the European Sports Federations of athletics (European Athletics), swimming (LEN), cycling (UEC), gymnastics (UEG), rowing (FISA), triathlon (ETU) and golf (ET & LET) all committed in [...]

The Race Club Swimisodes – Backstroke Spin Drill

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 14:05
The backstroke spin drill is one of the most effective ways of teaching swimmers to accelerate the straight arms quickly through the recovery phase of the stroke cycle. One of the greatest challenges we see with our swimmers at The Race Club is getting them to turn their arms over fast enough in backstroke. In [...]

Rami Anis – the Syrian Refugee Swimming Butterfly at Rio | Refugee Olympic Team

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 12:34
Syrian swimmer Rami Anis will compete for the Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016 in the 100m Butterfly. We speak to Rami as he trains in Belgium under the guidance of two time Olympian Carine Verbauwen.

AIDA 2016 Pool Freediving World Championships To Be Streamed Live

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 11:55
See Individual AIDA Pool World Championships on Facebook and aidafinland.org

Police to start cracking down on swimming at Trotwood lake

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 10:51
Emergency crews say the site of Sunday’s drowning is very dangerous.

Parents, students fight to keep swimming in Harford County Schools

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 09:50
Harford County parents and students are trying to save local swimming and diving programs.

North Alabama swimmer heads to U.S. Olympic trials

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 08:49
It’s every athlete’s dream to make it to the Olympics and one Athens High School swimmer is one step closer to that dream. Kobie Melton started swimming at the age of six and now at the young age of 15, she’s getting a shot to swim at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, [...]

American Red Cross offers free summer swim program to keep kids safe

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 08:40
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children. American Red Cross is diving in and kicking off free summer swim program that’s getting high marks from Atlanta’s first family.

Brazil’s Struggles Will Be Front and Center at Rio Olympics

Týs, 14/06/2016 - 08:35
When Rio won the rights in 2009 to host the summer Olympics, Brazil planned a blitz of projects to showcase how far it had risen. But when tourists start showing up in 2 months to attend the games, it will be the bust and not Brazil’s best that will be on display. Bloomberg’s David Biller [...]

The VIP Swim Challenge 2016 – A Race to Save the V.I.P.

Mán, 13/06/2016 - 14:47
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times (or more): There is the Coral Triangle, the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, and then there is the Verde Island Passage (VIP). The VIP is THE most important body of water in the world. It is the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. And it is a mere [...]

Fiona Doyle featured in Electric Ireland #ThePowerWithin Campaign

Mán, 13/06/2016 - 14:37
Medal hopeful Paddy Barnes started boxing at age 11 and, despite losing his first 15 fights, never took a backward step. Rower, Sinead Lynch (nee Jennings), began her rowing journey at 23 years of age, and despite becoming a doctor and having three children in the meantime, is realising her dream of becoming an Olympian [...]

Stanford Graduates Use Commencement To Show Support For Rape Victim

Mán, 13/06/2016 - 14:32
Graduates and women’s rights activist took a stand against injustice during the 2016 Stanford University Commencement. Graduates used the graduation as an platform to broadcast their anger over the light 6-month prison sentence that former Stanford University swimmer received after raping a unconscious female student. During the schools “Wacky Walk”, a procession of graduates dressed [...]

Who Fired the Mango Missile? – Mystery Baffles Calgary Family

Mán, 13/06/2016 - 00:10
A fast moving mango, weighing 454 grams, fell into a Calgary family’s backyard on Tuesday afternoon. It narrowly missed Lisa Egan while she was rolling up the cover on the family’s pool. “All of a sudden, out of nowhere, something hits the top of the blanket – approximately in the centre – (it was) extremely [...]

Gross Diseases You Can Catch in a Pool

Mán, 13/06/2016 - 00:04
It’s pool season, the grandest of all seasons, or so you might think. Sure, days are longer, clothing is skimpier, and the beer is colder, but with pool season comes high risk, especially if there’s poop in the water. Which, it turns out, there is. A lot of it. According to the CDC, every year [...]

GoPro Awards: Diving in a Vortex of Sardines

Sun, 12/06/2016 - 23:51
Mathijs takes one gulp of air before diving into a magical world of sardines in Moalboal, Philippines. Captured and submitted by GoPro Awards recipient Mathijs van den Bosch.