Articles by Robert Gibbs

IWF Bans Three Countries From Rio Olympics

The international governing body for weightlifting banned three countries, including Russia, pending the results of positive “B” doping tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Ryan Lochte Will Definitely Swim the 400 IM at Trials (Full Video)

Ending the speculating, Ryan Lochte announced today that he will definitely be swimming the 400 IM in Omaha on Sunday


2016 USA Olympic Trials Psych Sheet Released

Ryan Lochte is “only” entered in six events this time around.


Ledecky Entered In All Freestyle Events, Plus 400 IM

Already best freestyler of this generation, Katie Ledecky might be looking to expand her event lineup, as she’s entered in the 400 IM and the 50 free at Olympic Trials, in addition to her more usual events.


Olympic Hype Video: “Work, Train, Dream”

Check out the video swimmer and swim fan Chad Patterson created featuring Team USA’s victories from the 2012 London Games.

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Minneapolis, Orlando, Charlotte out, Atlanta in for Arena PSS

Conor Dwyer will kick off his defense of the Arena Pro Series title next January in Austin, Texas.


Webinar Explains Dramatic Shift in U.S. National Junior Team Selection

In a webinar posted on the USA Swimming website, National Junior Team Director Mitch Dalton outlined the changes in National Junior Team selection procedures and explained the rationale behind the shift.


FINA Issues Statement After WADA Report on Missed Russian Tests

FINA is asking anyone with evidence of Russian doping violations to come forward.

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Two Pakistani Swimmers Selected for Rio

Lianna Swan and Haris Bandey are slated to representPakistan at this summer’s Olympic Games.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Legacy and Future in Men’s 200 IM

The 200 IM will be the only race at Olympic Trials that will feature the two fastest men ever – Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps – competing against each other.


5 Big Things From Day 2 of Arena Pro Swim – Santa Clara

Josh Prenot’s consistency in the 200 breast has moved him to the front of the pack of contenders for the two spots on the US Olympic team.


2016 Atlanta Classic Day 3 Finals Recap

The final evening of competition of the 2016 Atlanta Classic will feature Olympians, NCAA stars, and other top swimmers squaring off in five total events.


Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV Killed in Fighting in Iraq

The US Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was Charles Keating IV, part of a family that is famed in the swimming community.


Cesar Cielo Definitely Out For Rio, Future Uncertain

Cesar Cielo has been ruled out of any possible relay spots on Brazil’s Olympic roster, and the world record holder says he will take some time off of training while deciding what his future holds.


Brazil Announces Largest Olympic Team Ever

Brazil announced the 29 men and women who will make up their largest Olympic swimming team ever after the conclusion of the 2016 Maria Lenk meet.


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