Lydia Ferrari Kehoe

Freelance Journalist

Swimmer, Journalist, Writer - SwimSwamNews, Keen Traveller, Writer, List Maker, University of Derby Sports Journalism Graduate

2020 ISL Semifinal #2 - Day 1 Live Recap

Today's earlier semifinal match saw the first two teams secure their Grande Finale spots: London Roar and Energy Standard. The teams gave a definitive win over Tokyo and NY Breakers, whose ISL 2020 season now comes to a close. Energy finished in the top spot with 580.0 points and London was in 2nd with 517.5.

Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021 Over Coronavirus Pandemic

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed for one year after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee released a joint statement today confirming the news. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, and Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, reached the decision during a conference call this morning, declaring that a postponement rather than a cancellation was the best course of action.

Loughborough University Allows 19 Elite Swimmers To Return To Training

Loughborough University has confirmed that they have allowed "19 elite level swimmers" to return to training after announcing on June 10th that they would be opening up some of their on-site sports facilities. Last month, we reported that British Swimming has identified a number of elite swimmers who could, in theory, return to training.

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Will refurbishments effect the antique tradition on Francis St?

Francis Street is renowned in Dublin for its antiques and collectables. The street has over fifteen stores, some of which have been there for more than four decades. The area was officially coined the 'Arts and Antiques Quarter' in 2003, and has remained the capital's top destination for both vintage and contemporary pieces since.

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The Digital Hub launch new exhibit FACETS

Last Thursday, a new exhibition called FACETS launched at The Digital Hub in Dublin 8. The work-in-progress exhibition showcases award-winning photographer Mandy O'Neill's exploration of The Liberties, and her response to what she describes as a "multifaceted area". Mandy said there was no real concept at the beginning

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The Importance of Mental Well-being In Sport

Successful sports people encompass a variety of different attributes in order to succeed in their chosen discipline. The most obvious of the non-tangible qualities include commitment, dedication, a great work-ethic and to be immensely disciplined. The traits that are more apparent, and depend a greater amount on the su

Sun Yang Posts Unfiltered Response in The Wake of His 8-Year Doping Ban

Following the announcement earlier today of Sun Yang 's 8 year ban from the sport, the three-time Olympic champion has released a full response on his Sina Weibo page. This statement comes after he told Xinhua News he was "definitely" going to be appealing the decision handed down by the Court of Abitration for Sport (CAS).

Top 10 Performances from the 2020 FINA Champions Series

The 2020 FINA Champions Series concluded in Beijing on Sunday after what was an exciting 4 days of racing across the two meets. In case you missed any of the action, here are my top 10 performances from the series. Update: This list has been re-ordered to reflect a 1-10 ranking (random order when first published).

IOC President Says Olympic Postponement is Like A 'Huge Jigsaw Puzzle'

The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, has addressed various questions regarding the logistics of the now postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. These included sponsorship deals and whether or not Canada's decision to not send a team (if the Games were to go ahead as planned) had anything to do with the IOC's and Japan's joint decision.