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Prohibition of Olympic swimming cap: What does the “Soul Cap” rule mean for black swimmers at the 2021 Games?

With the start of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in a few days, the International Swimming Federation (IFRC) has continued to react to the decision to ban a swimming cap designed for natural black hair. FINA has told Soul Cap, a UK brand, that its swimming caps cannot be allowed to be used in competitions, including the Olympics, because it does ...

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Olympic swimming schedule: day-to-day TV coverage to watch all events of the 2021 Tokyo Games

A year later than expected, but the fans are ready: the Olympic swimming is back. It was an exciting Rio 2016 game, with Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak equalizing in the 100m freestyle and Katie Ledecky setting two new world records at Ryan Murphy’s debut Olympics and Michael Phelps ’last Olympics. More exciting actions are expected this year. Canada’s Kylie ...

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