International

Shanghai 2011: China Announces Lineups for 2011 World Championships

China is always the big mystery team headed into any World Championship meet. They don’t often swim in other countries,…

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World Championships Roundup: WR Holder Zhao Jing Out of 50 Backstroke

Big news coming out of China for those making your World Championship selections is that the World Record holder in the…

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Shanghai 2011: Women's Freestyle, Backstroke, and IM Predictions

As the 2011 FINA World Championships looms now only a week away (with the swimming portion beginning a week later…

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In Briefs: Defending World Champion Filippi of Italy Out of World Championships

At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, it won’t be uncommon for the medal podiums to look quite different than…

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In Briefs: Chinese Doping Lab To Report Positive Tests Within 48 Hours

The Shanghai 2011 Organizing Committee has revealed a micron of their doping-control procedures for the upcoming World Championship meet, according…

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World Championships Roundup: Flag-Raising Begins Final Wind-Up to Shanghai 2011

One of the coolest features of this year’s World Championship venue, the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, is the massive flag…

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Final Day of Euro Juniors Sees Many Record Scares, UK's O'Connor Among Many to Win Second Gold

The final day of competition at the European Junior Championships saw a grand total of 33 medals handed out, and…

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Day 4 at European Juniors – Germany's Christian Diener On Impressive Double

Day 4 at European Juniors was a little slow in terms of finals  – there were only 6, though two…

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Brazilian Doping: Cielo, Other Brazilians Have Agreed to Expedited Arbitration

With all other parties having already agreed to an expedited hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ultimate…

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In Briefs: Germany Confirms Steffen Deibler for World Championships

The German Swimming Federation (DSV) has finalized their roster for the World Championships in Shanghai, and one of the country’s…

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Banner Day for British Swimming on Day 3 at European Juniors

Today was day 3 of the European Junior Championships in Serbia, and some of the world’s youngest stars conitnued to…

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Brazilian Doping: CAS Acknowledges Urgency in Cielo Doping Decision

The Court for Arbitration of Sport today acknowledged FINA’s appeal of the Brazilian suspensions, and agreed to an expedited time…

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Record 181 Countries to Compete in Shanghai at World Championships

Though we’re still waiting on the official psych sheets for the 2011 World Championships to be released, we did get…

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French Women Break European Junior Relay Record, Several National Records Fall on Day 2

The European Junior Championships are quickly turning into one of my favorite events. There’s a great atmosphere, great competition, and…

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CBDA Releases Response to FINA Appeal of Cielo et al. Doping Suspensions

The CBDA has released its response to FINA’s appeal of the Brazilian doping panels decision to not give a suspension…

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