Articles by Karl Ortegon

Louisville’s Alina Kendzior Takes Down Own Estonian Record in 100 Back

Estonian Alina Kendzior, who just finished up her freshman year as the University of Louisville’s #1 sprint backstroker, broke her own…

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Brazilian Swimming Federation Confirms Medeiros’ Positive Doping Test

The Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) and the Brazilian Anti-Doping Agency (ABCD) made clear in statements yesterday that Medeiros was not the victim of some clerical issues.


Two Members of Refugee Olympic Team Present as Olympic Village Opens

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, the Olympic Village for the Rio Games officially opened. According to a release on the Rio…

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300+ Members of Chinese Olympic Team to Prepare for Rio in Sao Paulo

It was announced that a huge portion of the Chinese Olympic team will travel to Brazil soon to begin final…


Yana Martynova’s Doping Ban Upheld Despite Her Appeal

It was posted on the FINA website today that Russian IM’er Yana Martynova, who is currently serving a four year ban from…


USA Swimming Releases List of Off-Site Pool Locations During Trials

The list of pools available to swimmers competing at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials is up on the USA Swimming…

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USOC Applies IOC’s Apparel & Equipment Rules to the US Olympic Trials

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sent out a reminder about appropriate apparel and equipment for the upcoming Olympic Trials in Omaha….


Evsikov, Krapivina Win 10K Titles at Russian Open Water Championships

Russia is holding its 2016 Open Water National Championships this weekend in Anapa right on the Black Sea. Full Results…


Schroeder YMCA’s Hannah Saiz Races a 400 Meter Butterfly

At the Shorewood Long Course Open in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, Hannah Saiz of the Schroeder YMCA finished 7th in the 400 free…


Final NISCA All-America Diving Lists Announced

Earlier this week, NISCA released the All-America Diving Champions for the 2015-16 season. They have now announced the full list…

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Emily Overholt Speaks on Pan Am Performance and Upcoming Olympics

In a Q-and-A with the National Post, one of Canada’s young rising talents Emily Overholt spoke about her swims at the…

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Etiene Medeiros Pulls Out of Mare Nostrum Tour Due to Asthma

Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros will not compete in any of her remaining events on the Mare Nostrum tour this week due to…


“I Couldn’t Believe It” – Meilutyte Looks Back to 2012 Gold (VIDEO)

At the 2012 Olympic Games, Katie Ledecky wasn’t the only 15-year-old winning a gold medal in the pool. Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte swam an incredible…


Russia Set to Hold National Open Water Championships June 9-15

From June 9 to June 15, Russia will hold its own National Open Water Championships. The competition is set to…

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Vien Nguyen Shatters Own Vietnamese Record in 400 Free in Indianapolis

In the 400 free final at the Arena Pro Swim Series – Indianapolis, Vien Nguyen swam a 4:07.96 for fourth place, setting a new Vietnamese record in the process.


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