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Brazil Takes First World Championship Medal in Women's 25km

The women’s 25k didn’t suffer nearly the same dropout rate as the men’s race, but still saw 2 swimmers withdraw…

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Bulgaria's Petar Stoychev Wins Gold in Men's 25k

The men’s 25k open water swim was one riddled with controversy, specifically surrounding the water temperature. FINA twice moved this…

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USA Swimming's Alex Meyer and Haley Anderson Withdraw From 25k

Shortly before the beginning of the open water 25km swim, the longest event on the World Championship schedule, two of…

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Cracking the Shanghai Relays: Womens 400 Medley

The medley relays are where things really get dicey in Shanghai. In the free relays, it’s more clear-cut who is…

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Where is the Anti-Doping Process Failing Us? Fix the Code, Not the Court.

Though a small minority have fallen on the side of the Brazilians in their now-infamous doping scandal, a majority (or…

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Shanghai Roundup: FINA Hints at Release of Psych Sheets, China Slips in Diving, 5K Open Water

…The big news, that everyone has been waiting for, is the release of the psych sheets for the World Championships…

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Cracking the Relays: Women's 800 Free Relay

Halfway through our relay breakdown, next up us the women’s 800 free relay. Looking back on what we’ve done so…

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Shanghai Roundup: China Stays Perfect on the Boards, Gold for US Open Water 5k Team

In the first incarnation of the “team 5k” event at the World Aquatics Championships, the USA drew their first gold…

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RUSADA Responds to Anastasia Chaun Blood-Draw Injury

The RUSADA (the equivalent of the USADA in Russia) has released a response to the claims of Anastasia Chaun, who…

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Athletes React to Cielo Announcement Via Twitter; Poll Results

As is evidenced by the Tweet of Dutch swimmer Sebastiaan Verschuren above above, the first reactions from other athletes about the…

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Cielo "Warning" Upheld, Cleared to Compete in Shanghai; Waked Receives One Year Ban

As we predicted in this editorial yesterday, the CBDA’s warning for Cesar Cielo, Henrique Barbosa, and Nicholas dos Santos was…

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Cracking the Relays: Men's 800 free

Two down, four to go. As we inch closer and closer to the meet, we move onto a closer inspection…

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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…

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Poll Results: How Many World Records Will Be Broken in Shanghai?

After looking at our top 10 World Records that might go down in Shanghai, and later our list of 5…

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Zero-Hour is Thursday Morning for Cielo, Brazilian Doping Scandal

The CAS hearing in the matter of the positive tests for Cesar Cielo, Vanecius Waked, Nicolas dos Santos, and Henrique Barbosa…

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