Several media report the news that the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games and FINA are evaluating the possibility of changing the 10km race venue due to the change in the tide level expected on the current Odaiba Marine Park race course to the new date of the tests, 4 and 5 August 2021.
We can read that the water level could drop by one meter further complicating the temperature factor which remains the main problem for most professionals, not only in terms of performance but above all of safety for athletes, the tests could be move to Tokyo bay with a circuit that includes six laps of 1.66 kilometers each.
The open water races therefore seem to remain in Tokyo and that the length of the course remains unchanged, which are precisely the two factors on which professionals from most of the world had asked for a change from the organizers and from FINA.
A movie about Sun Yang?
Some media reports that it is being studied for feasibility and financing, together with other 3,000 projects presented during the Marchè du Film, a cinematographic work dedicated to the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang.
If the movie will be financed it would go into production in 2021, all yet to be defined in the cast, no confirmation from the person concerned. After the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne in Switzerland, it appears that the Chinese swimmer is losing his country's consent in a rather sensitive way, according to the South China Morning Post, Sun's official page on the platform Chinese Weibo has lost about 360,000 followers in the last two months, but it always enjoys 33,000,000 users who are not crumbs, provided that a person's consent is measurable in terms of followers, perhaps it is more correct to speak of popularity.
The Chinese swimmer filed an appeal with the Swiss Federal Court (TAS) on 29 April. Sun Yang is the first man in swimming history to clinch Olympic and world championship gold medals at every freestyle distance between 200 metres and 1,500 metres, but questions about his record have been significantly amplified by Horton, who said taht Sun Yang was a drug cheat at the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, referring to the Chinese athlete's 2014 doping charge for a drug that has since been taken off the banned list.
In late April, Horton's father, Andrew, told the Weekend Australian Magazine that their home was broken into a week after Mack's comments. He also said attacks on his business's website stopped once traffic was stopped from China.
But it was three years later, at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, where tensions between two swimmers reached fever pitch: Horton refused to shake hands or share the podium with Sun, who had won gold in the 400-metre freestyle.
But in recent weeks there were apologies in a Horton's Instagram posts. On a comment from time ago we can read: "Apologies! Add oil" under an Instagram post from Horton where the Olympian is pictured shirtless: "As a Chinese, on behalf myself, I want to say sorry to you.
Hope you can forgive Chinese for what we had done to you. You are a man who is brave strong. You truly are a warrior." The blood samples themselves weren't destroyed in the altercation. They were taken by Sun Yang's team.
The investigation also revealed that the testing officers handed over the containers under pressure from Sun prior to the incident.