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Swimming's governing body FINA bans seven Russians from participating at Rio Olympics

Swimming's governing body FINA bans seven Russians from participating at Rio Olympics

FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday`s IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio.

Russian athletes' doping samples taken by FINA tested negative

Russian athletes' doping samples taken by FINA tested negative

Russian sport has been in the centre of doping-related scandals since last year.

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova faces life ban after positive test for meldonium

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova faces life ban after positive test for meldonium

The 23-year-old four-times world champion returned a positive result during an out of competition test.

Rio 2016 organizers claim water in competition area to be clean

Rio 2016 organizers claim water in competition area to be clean

The Rio 2016 Olympics Organizing Committee claimed that water quality in the competition area meets the requirements of the WHO.

Banned Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan to train in Japan

Banned Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan to train in Japan

South Korean swimming ace Park Tae-hwan will train in Japan while he is serving a doping ban.

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers get Rio water all-clear - FINA

Marathon swimmers taking part in a 2016 Olympics test event in Rio`s notoriously polluted off-shore waters suffered no serious health problems, the sport`s governing body said Friday.

Rio defends Olympic aquatic venues

Rio defends Olympic aquatic venues

 Officials in Rio de Janeiro have rebuffed claims from swimming's world governing body FINA that aquatic events of the 2016 Olympic were being treated with "disrespect".

FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs

FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs

The 10-year-old Bahraini girl who competed at this month`s world championships in Russia could end up holding a record that will never be beaten if swimming officials push ahead with plans to close the loophole that allowed her to race.

Adam Peaty breaks men`s 50m breaststroke world record

Adam Peaty breaks men`s 50m breaststroke world record

Britain`s Adam Peaty said it was easy to break the men`s 50m breaststroke record at the world swimming championships -- the second time it has fallen on Tuesday alone.

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Park Tae-hwan's team says he asked for doping assurances

Park Tae-hwan's team says he asked for doping assurances

South Korea`s Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan maintains he was not told about the contents of an injection that led to him to failing a doping test and says a doctor currently on trial for professional negligence said the shot was safe.

FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping

FINA had cleared Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer of doping

Former Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer had been cleared of a doping violation by FINA in 2013 but the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed the decision leading to her current suspension, swimming`s world governing body has said.

Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer fails doping test

Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer fails doping test

Former Olympic relay champion Kylie Palmer has pulled out of the Australia team for next month`s swimming world championships in Russia after being informed she had failed a dope test at the 2013 edition of the event.

Olympic champ Park Tae-hwan allowed back in pool from Monday

Olympic champ Park Tae-hwan allowed back in pool from Monday

Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan, serving an 18 month ban for doping, will return to action in a public pool in Seoul on Monday after parents of local school children allowed him to join a class, local media reported.

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang's doctor handed new ban

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang's doctor handed new ban

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) on Saturday imposed a new ban on Ba Zhen, Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang's doctor, for breaking rules during his suspension.

New ban on Olympic champ Sun Yang`s doctor

New ban on Olympic champ Sun Yang`s doctor

China`s swimming authorities have imposed a new ban on the doctor of national hero Sun Yang for helping the double Olympic champion when he was suspended, the world body announced Friday.

Michael Phelps wins on return, could get world champs invite

Michael Phelps wins on return, could get world champs invite

Olympic legend Michael Phelps beat his longtime rival Ryan Lochte in his return from a six month ban and found out he could get a special invitation to the world championships.

FINA president flies business class but no salary

FINA president flies business class but no salary

FINA president Julio Maglione travels business class but gets no salary, the world swimming federation said Friday as it became the first major sport to answer calls by the Olympic leader for greater transparency.

Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard

Report of World Championship chance catches Michael Phelps off-guard

Suggestions that Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps could yet compete at this year`s World Championships in Russia just won`t go away.

100-year-old woman swims 1,500 meters in masters meet

Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old Japanese female swimmer, finished a 1,500 meters swim in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds in the masters swimming competition in Matsuyama, a media report said on Sunday.