FINA: No Positive Doping Tests at World Champioships

FINA Doping Control Review Board Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe has reported that there were not any positive doping tests throughout the entire…

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Roland Schoeman Guest Editorial: Steroids, Swimming, and Dangerous Precedents

Today we welcome a very special guest, Roland Schoeman, to The Swimmers Circle to weigh in on the Cesar Cielo debate. Roland…


ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports Give Swimming Front-Page Love

Might swimming be turning a corner in the mainstream media coverage? At the least, it’s going from a “once every…


Injury Sustained During Drug Testing Causes Russia's Chaun to Withdraw from World Championships

In a worst-nightmare scenario, Russian swimmer Anastasia Chaun has withdrawn from the World Championships, which are to begin next week, after…


Shanghai Roundup: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?; Open Water Eve; Enter Sandman

This article, posted by the San Francisco Chronicle, indicates that swimmers will lose access to much of their social media…


In Briefs: Cielo Hires Jessica Hardy's Lawyer, Howard Jacobs, for CAS Arbitration

As we sit and wait patiently for Wednesday’s hearing, where the CAS will decide on the appeal of FINA vs….


USOC/IOC To Arbitrate Validity of "Rule 45" August 17th; Subirats' Fate Hangs in Balance

Switzerland’s Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has set a date of August 17th for the arbitration between the United States…


PRESS RELEASE: FINA Officially Announces Intent to Appeal Doping Case to CAS

In a previously implied-and-anticipated move, FINA has officially decided to appeal the doping suspensions (or lack thereof) to the international…


TYR Makes More Strong Statements by Signing World, Olympic Champion Ricky Berens

TYR Sport has really made a strong move into the swimming sponsorship market with their second major splash in the…

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FINA Whittles Down 2015/2017 World Championship Candidates to Just Three

The name “Shanghai” infiltrates pretty close to every article we post these days. After that, London will be the most…


High-Tech Rubber Suits Seeing New Life in Elite Competitive Swimming

Though FINA has said that the high-tech rubber suits that tore up the World Record books in 2008 and 2009…


USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Committee Releases Rules Changes Recommendations

The USA Swimming Rules & Regulations Committee has released their thoughts on 46 proposed rules changes to the USA-Swimming rule…


New Twist in Cielo Case: Lab Denies Cross-Contamination Was Their Fault (UPDATED WITH CBDA RESPONSE)

Yesterday, we reported that the source of Cielo’s supplement contamination had been found and confirmed to be a labaratory where…


Off the Deep End: Top 10 Royal Olympians, Featuring Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock

On April 29th, there was a royal wedding (you may have heard about it, if only because the great Ian…


TYR Signs European Backstroke Champion Camille Lacourt

Swimsuit manufacturer TYR Sport Inc. has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with European backstroke champ Camille Lacourt, which is a…

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