Articles by Reid Carlson

WADA Reinstates Russia With Lower-Than-Planned Standards of Compliance

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) voted Thursday to officially reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), officially ending the nearly three-year…

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USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee: “We insist that WADA stands with us”

On Wednesday, the USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee released a statement in response to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) plan to…

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USOC Responds to WADA Recommendation to Reinstate RUSADA

Today the USOC released a statement expressing its hopes that WADA will make a decision that restores athletes’ confidence in the international anti-doping system, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

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WADA Poised to Reinstate RUSADA Thursday With Amended Requirements

On Thursday, September 20th, the World Anti-Doping Agency will hold a meeting of its Executive Committee to determine whether or not to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.

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Syrian Swimmer Sara Mardini Arrested in Greece for Aiding Refugees

Sara Mardini, sister of UNHCR Ambassador and 2016 Olympian Yusra Mardini, is being detained in Greek prison on charges that include aiding human traffickers, money laundering, espionage, and forgery.

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Kuwait’s Flag Flies at Asian Games Following IOC Reinstatement

Following an announcement last week by the Olympic Council of Asia, Kuwaiti athletes are now competing under their own country’s flag at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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From the Ground Up: Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatic Center Begins Work on Roof

Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatics Center has already begun working on a roof for the facility, with construction taking place near the ground in order to enhance workers’ safety and reduce cost.

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IOC Adds 30 Female Commissioners in Effort to Improve Gender Equality

In an effort to improve gender equality and representation in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has added 30 women to various commission positions.

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Americans Now Own World Records in All Four Olympic Backstroke Events

With Kathleen Baker’s new World Record in the 100 meter backstroke tonight at the 2018 U.S. National Championships in Irvine, CA, American men and women now own the world records in all four Olympic backstroke events.

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Remember Micah (Lawrence) Sumrall? 2018 National Champion. By a Lot.

“Thank God I’m not doing another meet,” Micah Sumrall neé Lawrence said when reflecting on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Well, turns out she swam a few more meets.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Open Water Upset For 2nd in Women’s 1500?

Leah Smith is the presumed runner-up in the women’s 1500, but with a handful of talented open water swimmers taking to the pool in Irvine, her position is in danger.

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Riptide Swim Team To Send 8 To College Programs This Fall

Riptide Swim Team of Apple Valley, Minnesota, will be graduating 8 swimmers to college programs this fall.

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Swimming Superstar Caeleb Dressel Signs with Speedo

After leaving the swimming community to wonder for nearly four months, swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel has chosen to sign a sponsorship deal with swimwear brand Speedo.

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Why You Should Watch the Documentary “Rowdy” Before Summer Nationals

“Rowdy” is a documentary that all swimmers, swim parents, and swim nerds ought to watch before the 2018 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals kick off in Irvine, CA next Wednesday (July 25th).

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International Testing Agency Kicks Off Anti-Doping Efforts in Lausanne

With the slogan “Keeping Sports Real,” the ITA will aim to act independently of any sports organization or national interest.

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