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World swimming in turmoil over Rio Olympics 2016 doping decisions

World swimming in turmoil over Rio Olympics 2016 doping decisions

FINA originally barred seven Russian swimmers from Rio following a report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that alleged state-run doping in Russia.

Rio Olympics: Two dope-tainted Russian swimmers given all-clear by swimming federation

Rio Olympics: Two dope-tainted Russian swimmers given all-clear by swimming federation

The IOC gave the federations the job of determining which Russians should be eligible after opting against a blanket ban of the country.

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia register new appeal as IOC rejects blame for doping crisis

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia register new appeal as IOC rejects blame for doping crisis

Efimova, who won a 200m breaststroke bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, follows Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev in taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Vladimir Morozov becomes first Russian to appeal Olympic ban

Vladimir Morozov becomes first Russian to appeal Olympic ban

Morozov, a member of the 4x100m freestyle relay team that came third in 2012, is one of seven Russian swimmers banned by FINA following the IOC directive.

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.