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U.S. Open Water star Crippen dies during race

Fran Crippen, 26, died today during a World Cup marathon race in the United Arab Emirates. While competing in an…

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Bousquet, World's Top Sprinter, Gets Doping Ban…And Nobody Cares.

Imagine if when your Friday morning paper came out, the headline of the front page of the Sports section was about…

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Handicapping the Golden Goggles Awards

This year, USA Swimming is opening voting for its version of the Academy Awards, the Golden Goggles Awards, to the…

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Delhi-Belly Drama a Predictable Outcome of Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India were, by most accounts, a failure. Between last-minute completion of event venues, injuries…

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USA Swimming Announces Roster for World Short Course Championships in Dubai

(Update: On the latest release of the USA-Swimming Roster, Nick Thoman has replaced Aaron Peirsol) USA-Swimming has announced its roster…

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2010 Commonwealth Games Kick Off Today in India: Races to Watch

The 2010 Commonwealth Games kick off today in Delhi, India, with the first swimming competition getting underway tomorrow evening. Throughout…

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French Olympic Champ Laure Manaudou Returns to the Pool

The Associated Foreign Press is reporting that French superstar Laure Manaudou returned to the pool earlier this week to begin…

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Barcelona Replaces Dubai as Hosts of 2013 World Championships

Fina has selected Barthelona, ahem, Barcelona, Spain to host the 2013 Fina Long Course World Championships at its first annual…

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Email from Wielgus: New Athlete Partnership Plan Prepared, Ready to Be Approved

The following is an email that was sent out today by Chuck Weilgus, the current CEO of USA-Swimming. Read as…

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Original APP Executive Summary With the Contractual Commitments

We’ve had lots of questions about what exactly is in the Athlete Partnership Plan, so we tracked it down and…

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Were the Issues with the APP Blown Out of Proportion?

As it turns out, USA-Swimming and the USOC were not as far appart on the ill-fated Athlete Partnership Plan as…

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Athletes Told No Contact With Schubert for 60 Days

As an update to the previous news that Mark Schubert has taken a 60-day leave of absence as the head of…

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Stopkotte Faces New Fraud Allegations: This Time, It's Financial

Update 11/23: Charges have been filed against Stopkotte for theft. More details available here. Ken Stopkotte, the much maligned coach…

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In Brief: Top News from Wednesday at the Aquatics Convention

….Swimming World is reporting that Mark Schubert has taken a leave of absence as the head of the USA-Swimming National…

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Napoleon Cleared for Commonwealth Games, Concerned About Training

Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to participate in next month’s Commonwealth Games as a member of Team Australia, according to…

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