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Opinion: Stop NCAA Hazing & Drinking Events Or NCAA Will Stop Swimming

Which is more essential to the proverbial “college experience”: forced binge drinking fests with incoming freshmen or having the swim team remain a part of your college athletic department?

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IOC Elects Former UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon To Head Ethics Commission

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected a new Chair, and elected or re-elected four members of its Ethics Commission during the IOC Session today, following a proposal by its Executive Board in July.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sun Starting Fall Out Hot

It’s been an excellent month for Sun Yang, who has blasted three elite level swims in both the 200 free and 400 free, including two more dominant efforts this week.

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IOC Awards Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has officially selected the host cities for both of the next two Summer Olympics, naming Paris to host 2024 and Los Angeles to host 2028.

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Aukai Lileikis No Longer Listed On Cal Men’s Roster

Former Hawaii state swimmer of the year ‘Aukai Lileikis is no longer listed on the University of California men’s swimming & diving roster. Lileikis hasn’t competed for Cal since last fall.

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IOC Modifies Athlete Oaths In Advance of Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shortened the oaths taken by athletes, coaches and officials during the Olympic opening ceremonies. The change will take effect at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Bucknell Suspends Swimmers, Cancels Training Trip After Violations

Bucknell has suspended all of its upperclassmen on the men’s swimming & diving team for two meets, put both its men’s and women’s teams on probation and canceled the team’s winter training trip in response to violations of school policy.

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Three Russian Cyclists Sue WADA, McLaren After Missing Olympics

Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and investigator Richard McLaren for damages after McLaren’s report to WADA kept them out of the Rio Olympics last summer.

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19-Second Sprinter Tyler Zelen Transfers To Wisconsin After UND Cut

Sub-20 sprinter Tyler Zelen will be finishing out his collegiate eligibility with the Wisconsin Badgers after the University of North Dakota cut its swimming programs last year, a local ABC affiliate reports.

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NCAA Season Opens This Friday With Alabama vs Delta State

Swimming fans, take heart: we’re almost through the post-World Championships doldrums and into the frenzied NCAA dual meet season. In fact, NCAA competition opens this Friday with Alabama going on the road to battle Delta State.

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Welsh Swimmer Acquitted of 2015 Rape Charge

Otto Putland, who represented Wales in swimming at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was acquitted from one rape charge this week, but could still face retrial on a second rape charge.

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Drury Set To Announce New Hazing Policy, Reynolds Back To Coaching

Drury University plans to announce its new anti-hazing policies later this month, an update spurred by allegations from a former swimmer who says team hazing effectively ended his swimming career.

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ECU Teams Cleared To Resume Activities After Investigations

The East Carolina University men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs have been cleared to resume training and competition with no team disciplinary actions after investigations into hazing allegations.

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Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Qin Haiyang’s 200 Breaststroke

At China’s National Games this week, Qin Haiyang broke his own world junior and Chinese national records in the 200 breast, dropping all the way down to a 2:07.35.

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IPC President Philip Craven Retires After 16 Years

International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven has retired from his post after 16 years at the helm of the IPC.

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