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World champion Kylie Masse victorious on closing day of Canadian Olympic swim trials

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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World champion Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., closed the Canadian Olympic trials with a win in the women's 200-metre backstroke on Wednesday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

Canadian open-water swimmer Hau-Li Fan qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Sunday, June 20th, 2021
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Canada's Hau-Li Fan qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with an 18th-place finish in the men's 10-kilometre race at the FINA Olympic marathon swim qualifier on Sunday.

Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky romp to wins at U.S. Olympic swim trials

Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to a dominating victory in the 100-meter butterfly, while Katie Ledecky blew away the field in the 800 freestyle at the the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Saturday.

Australian Olympic medallist withdraws from national swimming trials citing misogynism

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
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Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia's Olympic swimming trials until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning "misogynistic perverts" in the sport.

Swimming Canada confirms Olympic trials in Toronto have green light

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Canada's Olympic swim trials can proceed next month in Toronto, Swimming Canada announced Thursday.

Canada’s Caeli McKay wins bronze in women’s 10m platform

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
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Calgary's Caeli McKay claimed bronze on Wednesday in the women's 10-metre platform diving final in at a FINA World Cup event in Tokyo.

Canada to face Georgia for 7th place at men’s water polo Olympic qualifier

Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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France defeated Canada 11-9 Saturday in a placement game at a men's water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Canadians will face Georgia in a seventh-place game on Sunday.

Canadian men pull out important win over Brazil to open water polo Olympic qualifier

Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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In a match many considered a must-win for Canada, five men scored twice in a tournament-opening 11-7 victory over Brazil on Sunday at the FINA water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Canada’s water polo men ‘in sync’ for Olympic qualifier after pro-style camp

Friday, February 12th, 2021
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The Canadian men's water polo team will attempt to secure its first Olympic berth since 2008, with three spots in Tokyo this summer up for grabs at a week-long qualification tourney in the Netherlands, starting Sunday against Brazil (CBCSports.ca, 8:30 a.m. ET).

Olympic gold medallist Klete Keller identified as part of U.S. Capitol siege

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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American Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as being among the Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to multiple reports.