Olympics-Creative swimming qualifier to be held exterior Japan in June By Reuters
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(Reuters) – An Olympic inventive swimming qualifier scheduled for Tokyo in Could will now be held exterior Japan in June at a location to be determined, world physique FINA stated on Tuesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted preparations for the beginning of the 2020 Summer season Video games, already postponed by a yr, in July.
FINA stated in an announcement that the modifications have been due partly to “challenges associated to the worldwide calendar and the mandatory adaptation of the venue to the Olympic Video games’ operations in mid-Could”.
An operational take a look at occasion will probably be held in Tokyo in July.
A marathon swimming qualifier that was scheduled for Fukuoka in late Could has already been moved to Setubal, in Portugal, in June.
A diving qualifier and take a look at occasion will go forward in Tokyo in Could, nonetheless.
The Tokyo Video games are set to run from July 23 to Aug. 8.
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