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…


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Russia Admits To Widespread Doping Operation At The Olympics

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


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.


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…


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.


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.