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January 22, 2013
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Poll of the Week: Which City Would Be The Best Host for 2016 Olympic Trials?
PHOENIX, Arizona. RECENTLY the International Olympic Committee released the names of the three cities that will vie for the privilege to host the 2020 Olympics, and in our last poll we wanted to know which of them you thought would be the best host. Tokyo, which ran the Olympics in 1964, topped the voting with 48.31 percent. Madrid, Spain, placed second with 35.59 percent, and Istanbul, Turkey, was third with 16.10 percent. The IOC will name the city that hosts the 2020 Olympics in September.
Highlighting Day Three Finals at the Arena Grand Prix - Austin
PHOENIX, Arizona. DAY three of Race Day highlights the top swims from the Arena Grand Prix taking place in Austin, Texas.
Australian National Swim Team Banned From Social Media Use During Major Meets
PERTH, Australia. THE BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series, held last weekend in Perth, marked the first meet under a new directive banning Australian national team swimmers from interacting via social media during major competitions.
Mack Horton Scares Grant Hackett Australian All-Comers Age Group Record
SYDNEY, Australia. THE Australian Youth Olympic Festival came to a close with Australia and Japan sharing the gold medals. Meanwhile, an Australian All-Comers Age Group record nearly took a tumble.
Arena Grand Prix Money List: Nearly $50K Earned Thus Far
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. WITH Arena Grand Prix stop being held in Austin in the books, nearly $50,000 of the $150,000 promised prize money has been earned.
Armstrong Stripped of Olympic Medal, Sets Precedent for IOC to Revisit 1976
In addition to the first part of his much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey airing tonight, The Associated Press is reporting that Armstrong must return the bronze medal he won in the road time trial at the 2000 Olympics.
Keep Your Shoulder Loose With This Dryland Tip
SANTA CLARA, California. TODAY, Dr. G. John Mullen helps our swimmers with a way to help relax the shoulder in today's Dryland Tip of the Week. The activity involves using a mobility stick to to loosen up a rotator cuff muscle.
USC Unanimous Top-Ranked Team in CSCAA NCAA Women's Division I Rankings
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE College Swim Coaches Association of America has released its latest NCAA Women's Division I rankings, with Southern California earning the top ranking unanimously this week. While most of the rankings remained static, Auburn and Arkansas made some big moves with some big wins since the last poll.
Swimming World Workout: Arm Speed/Leg Power Freestyle Sprinter Set
PHOENIX, Arizona, January 16. SWIMMING World Magazine's Fitness Trainer JR Rosania is back today with another fabulous fitness workout video clip. Today's Swimming World Workout includes exercises designed to improve arm speed and leg power.
Elizabeth Beisel Lands On Yahoo! Sports List of Famous College Students
PHOENIX, Arizona. ELIZABETH Beisel's name showed up on a distinctive list today, as the junior at the University of Florida is one of 16 people Yahoo! Sports picked as the "Most Famous Kids in College Right Now."
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What you'll find in the February 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
A Meteoric Rise
Katinka Hosszu has come a long way since representing Hungary in her first Olympics as a 15-year-old in 2004. Two more Olympic Games later—as well as becoming a multiple world champion and the top female swimmer at the recent World Cup Circuit with 39 individual gold medals—she now has her sights set on even more hardware.

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