Anti-Doping

Retested Russian Samples from Kazan 2015 Come Up Negative, Per FINA

One under-the-radar note from a FINA press release earlier today: all anti-doping samples from Russian Olympians from the 2015 World Championships were retested with zero positive results.

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FINA Denies Reports Lobintsev and Morozov Have Been Confirmed for Rio

Will they or won’t they? FINA’s latest statement adds to the confusion over who is swimming in Rio and who isn’t.

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Russians Morozov, Lobintsev Are Cleared To Compete In Rio, Says FINA

Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev are cleared to compete in Rio, according to Russian state-run media outlet TASS.

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CAS Decisions On Morozov, Lobintsev Expected Tuesday

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it will make decisions Tuesday, August 2 on whether Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev can compete in the Rio Olympics, with a decision on Yulia Efimova coming later on.

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Russian Documentary Alleges Political Conspiracy Behind Olympic Bans

A Russian documentary alleges “double standards” in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and claims countries like the United States “abuse the system to disqualify foreign competitors who have high chances of beating athletes from their own countries.”

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WADA Cancels Rio Press Conference After McLaren Report

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cancelled its press conference at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which had been set…

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IOC Creates 3-Member Panel to Finalize Decisions on Russian Athletes

The IOC has set up a three-member panel that it says will have final review authority over which Russian athletes are and are not accepted into the Olympic Games, including swimmer Vlad Morozov (above).

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Russian State-Run Media Says FINA to Decide on Morozov, Lobintsev

Both the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and FINA have taken up the need for decisions on two Russian…

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Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned from Olympics

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that it will ban the entire Russian Weightlifting Federation from participating in the…

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Russian Nikita Lobintsev Accepts ‘No Fault’ Finding for Meldonium

Russian swimmer Nikita Lobintsev has been cleared on Meldonium charges, but is still ineligible for the Olympics pending any appeals.

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Russia Plans Final Olympic Roster Announcement This Weekend

The Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian Olympic Committee plan to announce the final composition of their Olympic roster…

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After Russian Doping Ordeal, Trojan Swim Club Suspends Int’l Swimmers

The Trojan Swim Club, coached by Dave Salo, has temporarily suspended international athletes from its training program in light of the Russian doping scandal.

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At Least 8 More Russian Sports Allowed Into Olympics Unscathed

After the IOC’s directive that International Sporting Federations (IFs) apply standards for participation for Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics…

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Vlad Morozov to Appeal Rio Ban to CAS, According to Salnikov

Vladimir Salnikov, president of the Russian Swimming Federation, announced in a press conference that Russian sprinter and gold medal contender Vlad…

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