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OLY–Volleyball Glance
Jordan Larson spikes the ball during a U.S. women's volleyball semifinal match against Serbia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The one thing Larson will not forget when packing before the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is vitamins and recovery tools. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

What to Pack for the Summer Olympics When You’re an Olympian

Some of the best athletes in the world in their respective sports will be in the spotlight during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games — but before they get to Paris, they have to pack for Paris. So what are the things they can’t leave home without? SportsTravel has canvassed opinions from dozens of […]

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Simone Biles
Simone Biles is one of the top athletes that other Olympic athletes would like to see in action at the 2024 Games in Paris. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

What Olympic Events Do Olympians Want to Attend?

Some of the best athletes in the world in their respective sports will be in the spotlight during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games — but what events or things would they like to see and do when in Paris? SportsTravel has canvassed opinions from dozens of athletes between the Team USA Media Summit […]

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LA28 Venues

LA28 Swimming Set for SoFi Stadium; Softball Heading to Oklahoma City

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games will have multiple sports organized in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while the long-whispered reports of swimming heading to SoFi Stadium were confirmed by LA28 organizers on Friday morning, meaning that athletics will be held immediately after the Opening Ceremony with swimming in the second half of the Games, bucking long-time tradition. […]

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USA Swimming

USA Swimming Teams with Indy Parks and Recreation on New Event

USA Swimming and Indy Parks and Recreation have teamed up to host a four-day swim meet this week at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. The National Parks and Recreation Championship, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, is the first USA Swimming-sanctioned national competition for parks and community swim clubs across the United States. Swimmers […]

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Lucas Oil Stadium Trials Setup
The U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the first time the Trials have been held in an NFL stadium. Rendering courtesy Indiana Sports Corp

Why USA Swimming Put a Pool in Lucas Oil Stadium for the Olympic Trials

Indianapolis has been the location for several firsts within the sports-event industry. It was the first Super Bowl host to organize a Fan Village in 2012, something the NFL now requires of any future host. It was the first city to host an entire NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. And this summer, Indianapolis will host the […]

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Bhutan Aquatics Federation
The World Aquatics facility in Thimphu, Bhutan, will allow the local children the opportunity to chase their swimming dreams. Photo by Rami Reddy Kona/World Aquatics

World Aquatics Opens Facility in Bhutan

World Aquatics, in collaboration with the Bhutan Aquatics Federation, announced the opening of the Pools for All facility in Thimphu, Bhutan, the first competition swimming pool in the kingdom which sits on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. World Aquatics launched the Pools for All Program in 2019 with the aim to ensure member federations […]

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USA Swimming

USA Swimming Chooses Four Cities to Host International Water Safety Day Events

Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis and Los Angeles will host events on May 15 with USA Swimming as part of International Water Safety Day, including in-water lessons and out-of-water education. USA Swimming will offer free resources to organizations nationwide as part of the Goggles On campaign. The free Goggles On campaign resources will be available starting May […]

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Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center

Montgomery County Cuts Ribbon on New Facility

Officials from Montgomery County, Maryland, hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center on February 24 with pools designed for general swimming, low level diving, exercise, aquatic play, training and teaching opportunities. The 120,000 square foot SSRAC offers recreation and leisure activities and also features a […]

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Water Cube Swimming
Chinese workers cleans inside National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube, in 2008 ahead of its official opening. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Beijing to Host 2029 World Aquatics Championships

Beijing will host the 2029 World Aquatics Championship, the international federation announced over the weekend during the ongoing 2024 championships in Doha. The event will welcome more than 2,500 athletes from over 200 countries and regions to compete in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming and high diving. In addition to the […]

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