2-Time Canadian Olympian Markus Thormeyer Gets Doping Ban After Sharing a Water Bottle

Two-time Canadian Olympian Markus Thormeyer tested positive for the banned substance ligandrol in January 2022. He blamed the test on sharing his partner’s water bottle.


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Russian Artistic (Synchro) Swimmer Given Doping Suspension in 2014 Retest

A retest of a 2014 anti-doping sample resulted in a positive test for a World Junior Champion Russian artistic (synchronized) swimmer.

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Blood Passport Anti-Doping Program Triggers Procedings Against Two Hungarian Swimmers

Neither the Hungarian anti-doping authority nor local media that claim to know the identities of the accused will reveal their names, citing privacy rules.


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WADA Imposes Six-Month Partial Suspension Of Havana Lab

The lab has been flagged for issues with its GC/C/IRMS method, official test to detect synthetic versions of endogenous steroids, including testosterone.

3-Time European Champion Simone Sabbioni Suspended For Missed Doping Tests

Simone Sabbioni, Italy’s #2 backstroker, has been suspended for 20 months by Italian authorities after missing three anti-doping tests.

WADA Re-Elects Banka as President; Readies for Expiration of Russian Sanctions

Poland’s Witold Banka and China’s Yang Yang have each been re-elected to their second, and final, three year terms leading the global anti-doping authority.

Another 2012 Olympic Champion from Russia Receives Doping Ban

Out of the eight track and field gold medals that Russia originally won at the 2012 Olympics, only one is still considered legitimate. 

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World Juniors Medalist Alexandra Sabitova Suspended 2 Years for Diuretic Test

Alexandra Sabitova, who at 12-years old shocked the world with a 59-second 100 fly, has been suspended for 2 years after testing positive for a banned diuretic.

Schooling Issues Statement, Teong Tzen Wei Implicated In Singapore Cannabis Case

Schooling expressed disappointment but accepts the consequences of his decision after receiving a suspension due to cannabis use overseas.

WADA Bans Narcotic Tramadol, Chooses Not to Change Marijuana Rules

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its new banned substance lists, which still features cannabis even after a thorough review.

Isabel Gormley Not Competing for Stanford This Season Amid USADA Suspension

Isabel Gormley is still listed on Stanford’s roster following a one-year suspension by USADA, but she will not compete for the Cardinal this season.

Tokyo Medalist Santo Condorelli Given 18-Month FINA Ban for Whereabouts Failures

Condorelli’s ban began on June 24th, meaning it will extend until December 23rd, 2023.

Russian Synchronized Swimming Administrator Given 2-Year Doping Ban

Olga Pavlova, a Vice-President of All-Russia Synchronized Swimming, has been given a two-year doping suspension referencing her time as an athletics coach.

Elizaveta Ryndych Voluntarily Leaves Rutgers Swim Team Amid RUSADA Suspension

A Rutgers spokesperson told SwimSwam that Ryndych had voluntarily removed herself from the roster on Tuesday.

Joseph Schooling Banned From Competition After Confessing to Cannabis Use

The Rio Olympic champion has been banned from international competition for the remainder of his mandatory service due to substance use protocols