Nicholas Santos

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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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…


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…


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…


In Briefs: Brent Hayden Latest to Speak Out About Cielo, Brazilian Doping Suspensions

Canada’s Brent Hayden is the latest swimmer to speak out against the light suspension given to Brazil’s Cesar Cielo in…


CBDA Replaces Nicholas Santos and Henrique Barbosa for World Championships; Molina's Spot Also Filled

In a move we foreshadowed yesterday, CBDA president Coarcey Nunes has announced that Nicholas Santos and Henrique Barbosa have been…


Brazilian Doping Scandal: Santos Could Take Brunt of Punishment

(Update: the CBDA has announced replacements for both swimmers. See details here.) There’s a new angle arising in the Cesar…


FINA Knew of Cielo Positive Tests Prior To Paris Open

Special Thanks to our Brazilian Correspondent D’artangan Dias for his continued help as more details unfold in this case. In…


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…


Lab Accepts Fault for Cielo, Three Other Brazilians' Positive Tests

Earlier today, Cesar Cielo revealed on his personal blog that he and three of his Brazilian teammates had received warnings…


Cesar Cielo and Camille Muffat Start Paris Open Warm, Finish Scorching Hot

The 2011 Paris Open was an absolutely spectacular meet, and even with the absence of the great Michael Phelps, this…


Cielo Passes on 50 Free, Wins 100 Fly Instead on Final Day of Brazilian Trials

It appears as though Brazilian sprinter Cesar Cielo is really taking the butterfly races (and his overall strength and conditioning)…

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Cielo Makes Training Decision; Will Head New Brazilian Super-Team

Brazilian correspondent Caio Leal contributed to this report. Read his Portugese-language swimming site at While North American swimming has…

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Dubai 2010: Day 4 Recap – Belmonte Wins Again; Soni Wins Again

Women’s 100 breaststroke For the first 50 meters of this race, It looked like it would be a good battle….

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Dubai 2010: Day 4 Preview – Light Schedule on Day 4, But Plenty of High Intensity Sprints Highlight Schedule

The action on Day 4 in Dubai takes a big slow down with only 5 finals and a slew of…

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