IOC ANNOUNCES ADAPTED TOKYO 2020 QUALIFICATION SYSTEMS FOR EACH SPORT

Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.   The IOC has been working closely with all the IFs to determine the necessary adaptations to the Olympic qualification systems for their respective sports, and athletes and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) h... Read More

GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF SWIMMING POOLS IN GHANA

Following the announcement on the resumption of non-contact swimming activities by the Minister for Youth and Sport Hon. Isaac Asiamah on 3rd June 2020, the Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) wishes to inform the general public that it has come up with its guidelines for the reopening of swimming pools in Ghana as follows: Operators of swimming pools must,   Eliminate use of low ventilated spaces and rooms that do not allow for social distancing. Increase water-sanitation levels e.g. keeping chlorine closer to 2.0 PPm. ... Read More

Le Comité International Olympique (CIO) condamne le racisme avec la plus grande fermeté

Le CIO défend la non-discrimination comme l'un des piliers fondateurs du Mouvement olympique, tel qu'énoncé dans la Charte olympique, Principe fondamental 6 : "La jouissance des droits et libertés reconnus dans la présente Charte olympique doit être assurée sans discrimination d'aucune sorte, notamment en raison de la race, de la couleur, du sexe, de l'orientation sexuelle, de la langue, de la religion, des opinions politiques ou autres, de l'origine nationale ou social... Read More

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) condemns racism in the strongest terms

The IOC stands for non-discrimination as one of the founding pillars of the Olympic Movement, which is reflected in the Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principle 6: “The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” The Olympic Games are a very powerful global demonstration against racism and for inc... Read More

FINA advises return to training

As the world continues to come to terms with COVID-19, physical distancing and “lock down” has affected us all. But for FINA athletes there is the additional burden of separation from water-based training – the unique distinction that sets us apart from athletes engaged in land-based sport. The FINA Sports Medicine Committee (SMC) continues to inform the FINA COVID-19 Task Force, using advice from the World Health Organisation and Government Agencies understanding that guidelines may require adjustment for your federation o... Read More