Russian swimmer Nikita Lobintsev has been cleared on Meldonium charges, but is still ineligible for the Olympics pending any appeals.
A well-connected former Russian Olympic medalist says he believes the “loyalty” of FINA will prevail in the decision as to whether Yulia Efimova can compete in the Olympics, in spite of the IOC’s announcement today.
While there is sure to be a long line of appeals and clarifications necessary in interpreting the directive laid out…
The Daily Mail is reporting that the IOC will announced tomorrow a ban of the Russian Federation from the 2016 Olympics, with possible exceptions for certain athletes who have met a higher testing standard.
Russian backstroker and 2016 Olympian Grigory Tarasevich has released a statement concerning his positive meldonium test.
Russian swimmer Grigory Tarasevich, who competes for the University of Louisville stateside, has tested positive for meldonium, but will not face any punitive bans.
Hali Flickinger has scratched the women’s 200 back this morning to focus on the 100 free.
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte goes after the women’s 100m breaststroke title during tonight’s finals of the 2016 European Championships.
Katinka Hosszu tackles a 400 IM/200 back double tonight in London, while men’s and women’s 400 freestyle relay squads battle it out for the final slots for Rio.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace is sitting out the 50 free, where she was the top seed, in favor of the 50 fly this morning in Charlotte.
Grigory Tarasevich (above) is one of just three 2016 Olympians that Russia is sending to London.
There are Russia Olympic team spots in four events on the third day of the Russian Olympic Trials…
Five swimmers swam faster than the Olympic qualifying standards on day three of the Russian Olympic Trials…
Danila Izotov will compete in the men’s 200 free semi-finals at day 2 finals in Russia.
Evgeny Rylov posted an 8th ranked 53.25 in the 100 back this morning, putting him well under the Russian Olympic qualifying standard.