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IOC Suspends Russia From 2018 Winter Olympics

As more and more evidence piles up to support a state-sponsored doping program within the nation of Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially suspended the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Winter Olympics while creating a strict process for allowing clean Russian athletes to compete under the Olympic banner.

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Russian Olympian Arina Openysheva Joins Louisville Women

Openysheva swam at the 2016 Rio Olympics for Russia, where she finished 18th in the 200 free prelims and anchored Russia’s 800 free relay to a 7th place finish.

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Russian National Team Coach Passes Away

Former Russian national team coach Boris Grigoryevich Dubinin has passed away. Dubinin spent more than 45 years working for the…

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Greece Wins Gold At Men’s Junior Water Polo World Championships

Greece defeated Croatia in a penalty shootout 12-10 in the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships 2017 gold-medal game at the…

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Kirill Prigoda Breaks Own 200 SCM Breast Russian Record in Eindhoven

FINA WORLD CUP – EINDHOVEN Friday, August 11th & Saturday, August 12th Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium, Eindhoven, Netherlands…

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20 Teams To Compete At Junior Men’s Water Polo Championships

The 19th edition of the FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships is taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, from August 5-20, 2017,…

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Russia Dominates Synchronized Swimming, Wins 7 of 9 Possible Golds

Team Russia absolutely dominated synchronized swimming last week at the 2017 FINA World Championships, winning seven golds out of a possible nine.

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Kirill Prigoda Lowers Russian 100 Breast Record with Bronze Medal

Russian Kirill Prigoda took down the Russian 100 breast record tonight in the final in Budapest, going 59.05 for his third national record this week already.

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Serbia Wins Fifth Consecutive Water Polo World League Title

Water polo powerhouse Serbia grabbed their fifth consecutive FINA Water Polo World League title, and their 11th gold medal, this…

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Russian Vitalina Simonova’s 4-Year FINA Ban Reduced to 2 Years by CAS

Russian breaststroker Vitalina Simonova has had her initial four-year doping ban from 2015 reduced to just two years. On June 29th…

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WADA Demands Power to Ban Countries from International Competition

In light of recent scandals, the World Anti Doping Agency has demanded the power to ban countries that are judged to have promoted systematic doping from international competition.

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Russia Going to SC Worlds Without Any of Its Olympic Medalists

Russia will be without any of its Olympic medalists, but will have short course star Vlad Morozov on their roster.

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Russia Passes Anti-Doping Bill with Prison Sentences for Coaches

The Russian State Duma (Russia‘s elected parliament) unanimously passed a bill this week that includes prison terms for coaches and officials…

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Team USA Comes Out On Top for 6th Straight Summer Olympics

Team USA definitely made their mark in Rio, topping the Olympic medal count for the 6th summer Olympics in a…

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Russian Committee Appeals Against IPC’s Paralympic Games Ban

Nearly a week after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russia from competing in the Rio Games, the Russian Paralympic…

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