World Swimming federation FINA happy with new Tokyo Olympics dates in spite of clash with World Championships in Japan
The biennial worlds organised by FINA were planned for 16 July - 1 August, 2021, in Fukuoka. That slot is now taken by the Tokyo Olympics
The governing body of swimming welcomed the new Tokyo Olympic dates without giving any detail of how to reschedule its own world championships in Japan next year.
FINA’s biennial worlds were planned for 16 July - 1 August, 2021, in Fukuoka. That slot is now taken by the Tokyo Olympics.
FINA says knowing the Olympic dates “is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere."
The governing body of track quickly committed to pushing back its world championships to 2022. But FINA has the added complication of the 2022 Commonwealth Games because many top swimmers compete in both events.
The 25-year-old Alvarez is in the US team for the Team Free Final on Friday.
Popovici claimed victory in one of Dressel's events, the men's 100m freestyle, and McIntosh won the women's 200m butterfly.
Individual sports are taking the lead because of the IOC framework that was introduced last November and went into effect in March placed all sports in charge of their own rules regarding testosterone.