Just in the nick of time, the Brazilian government passed necessary legislation to avoid seeing its compliance status dented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
For the first time since reportedly having tested positive for meldonium, Russia’s reigning 100 breaststroke World Champion, Yulia Efimova, has spoken out.
“It’s not coming from me, it never has come from me.”
“An investigation is necessary,” states the former coach of Russian Yulia Efimova’s regarding her reportedly positive test for banned substance meldonium.
The Russian Swimming Federation has released an official statement concerning Efimova’s reportedly positive test result for meldonium.
Russia’s reigning 100 breaststroke world champion Yulia Efimova has reportedly failed a doping test and could face a lifetime ban from the sport, according to Russian media.
Eight-time American Olympic medalist, swimmer Shirley Babashoff, co-authored “Making Waves”, a book based on her experience with cheating at the 1976 Olympic Games via the since-confirmed systematic doping of the East German (DDR) women’s swimming team.
A merger between the Korean Council of Sport (KOCOA) and the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) has been approved and is set to be completed by the end of the month. Will this impact the possible 3-year extension to Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan’s existing 18-month doping ban?
In the ever-evolving global anti-doping environment, this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a significant change in the handling of positive drug tests rendered during the Rio Olympic Games.
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An aggressive new testing approach will target the best athletes within the sport of swimming in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.
In a follow-up to its ground-breaking report last November on the state of doping within Russian athletics, the WADA Independent Commission has released a second report centered on criminal activity connected to the original allegations.
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A by-product of the most recent WADA Commission report reveals that at least $4 million of sponsorship money may have been a factor in swaying IOC votes in favor of Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games bid.