Nikita Lobintsev

2017 Worlds Previews: USA vs. GBR in Men’s 800 Free Relay

We’re just one day away from the 2017 FINA World Championships, and the battle between the USA and Great Britain in the 800 free relay is one of the most anticipated relay races of the meet.

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2017 Worlds Previews: USA Seeks Worlds Redemption in M. 400 FR Relay

After missing the final in the men’s 400 free relay in 2015, the USA is one of the major medal threats for gold at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

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Newly-Formed Team Efimova Has Eyes On Australia

Newly-formed Team Efimova is on the move.

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The Top 16 Swimming Stories of 2016

The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.

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Russia Admits To Widespread Doping Operation At The Olympics

Russian officials have admitted to widespread doping operations across multiple Olympic Gaemes.

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Team Efimova Moves Ahead As Russian Joins ‘Sport And Law’ Organization

Team Efimova moves one step closer to formation, while Yulia joins Russia’s ‘Sport and Law’ organization.

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Salo Proposes Bringing Foreigners to U.S. to Reduce Doping

Dave Salo, head coach at USC and Trojan Swim Club, proposed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that having international swimmers train in the U.S. and be subject to USADA testing would level the playing field.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Felt IOC Decision Was Too Soft On Russia

More than half of respondents said they felt the IOC’s decision didn’t go far enough, and only 17.3% – 172 total votes felt it was too strict a punishment.

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Russian Official Calls Paralympic Ban “Absurd,” CAS Appeal Coming

A Russian official criticized the Internatonal Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s decision to ban all Russia’s athletes from the upcoming Rio Paralympic Games, even suggesting that exclusion from the Paralympics would rob athletes of “a reason for living.”

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Russian Daria Ustinova Latest to File Appeal to CAS

Russian swimmer Daria Ustinova is the latest to file an appeal to the international Court of Arbitration for Sport over her…

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IOC ‘Disappointed’ But Will Respect CAS Decision On Morozov, Lobintsev

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it is “disappointed” that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) struck down some of the IOC’s restrictions on potentially-doped athletes, but will respect its decision allowing Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev to compete in Rio.

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CAS Rules Yulia Efimova Still Not Eligible to Compete in 2016 Olympics

Yulia Efimova has lost her appeal in front of the CAS, finalizing her 2016 Olympic fate.

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ROC, IOC Confirm Morozov and Lobintsev for Rio Olympics

It’s officially official: Vlad Morozov (above) and Nikita Lobintsev have been confirmed to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Morozov, Lobintsev Approved For Rio Olympics, TASS Reports

Russian news site TASS reports that swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a decision still coming on Yulia Efimova.

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The 5 Quintessential Swimming Storylines For the 2016 Rio Olympics

Has Olympic fever hit yet? Check out this guide to catch up on the 5 biggest stories you need to know to follow all the Olympic swimming action from Rio 2016, beginning Saturday morning.

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