Anti-Doping

Swimmer Tobie Smith Appointed to USADA Board of Directors

Former U.S. National Team member and accomplished open water swimmer, Dr. Tobie Smith, has been appointed to serve on the…

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IOC Sanctions 8 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Test

No swimmers have been sanctioned yet in the re-tests, that come from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

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New WADA Prohibited List In Effect, Including Arimistane

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2017 list of prohibited substances is now in effect, including the newly-banned substance Arimistane, which the Russian Swimming Federation specifically warned its athletes to stop taking.

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Ledecky, Lochte Drug Tested 3 Times Each by USADA in 2016 Q4

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) publishes a list of all athletes drug tested in each quarter of each year. The numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016 have been published, with multi-time Olympians Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte each leading the way with three tests.

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The Top 16 Swimming Stories of 2016

The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.

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Rusia Admite a Supervisar la Operación de Dopar Atletas en Olímpicos

Funcionarios rusos admitaron a supervisando una operación extensa de dopar sus atletas durante varios juegos olímpicos, reportó el periódico los New York…

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Russia Says RUSADA Doping Admission Was ‘Taken Out Of Context’

‘Distorted and taken out of context’ is how a Kremlin spokesperson describing the comments by RUSADA leader yesterday.

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Russia Admits To Widespread Doping Operation At The Olympics

Russian officials have admitted to widespread doping operations across multiple Olympic Gaemes.

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IOC Begins Disciplinary Actions Against 28 Russian Athletes

Following the publication of the completed WADA Independent Person (IP) Report on 9 December 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)…

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Olympic 4th-Place Finisher Chen Xinyi Given 2-Year Doping Suspension

China’s Chen Xinyi, who placed 4th in the 100 fly at the 2016 Olympics, has been given a two-year doping suspension by FINA.

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Russia Warns Swimmers to Stop Taking Banned Drug Ahead of Deadline

The All-Russian Swimming Federation has published a warning on its home page about a substance, androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione (Arimistan), that will be added…

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WADA, FISU Statements on McLaren Report

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU, which oversees the World University Game) have released…

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IPC Calls Second McLaren Report ‘Unprecedented and Astonishing’

The International Paralympic Committee released a statement responding to the second McLaren Report, calling its findings of state-sponsored doping in Russia “unprecedented and astonishing.”

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2nd McLaren Report Alleges Russian Doping Program Continued Post-Sochi

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released the second part of the independent McLaren Report today, which alleged that over 1000 Russian athletes benefited from a state-sponsored doping program that evolved from at least the 2012 London Summer Olympics and extended beyond the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Leonard: The Path To Clean Swimming

Critical of how FINA and the IOC have governed swimming, particularly in terms of doping punishment and prevention, John Leonard has proposed a bold move for athletes: separating from FINA and the IOC until changes are made in how the governing bodies operate.

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