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Yuliya Efimova Calls Out Michael Phelps For Smoking Weed

When asked about Lilly King’s comments in the lead up to a heated 100 breast final, Efimova responded, “Then what would she say about Michael Phelps?”

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Updating Relay Projections: Americans Now Favored In Both Medleys

Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.

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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Three Prelims Live Recap

Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.

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Seven Russian Athletes Banned Could Have Profound Effect On Medal Haul

The seven swimmers banned from the Russian Olympic team could have a profound effect on the teams medal count.

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Svetlana Chimrova Breaks Russian Record in 100 Fly at Russia Cup

2016 Russia Cup July 17th-18th, 2016 Ruza, Russia Long Course Meters Full, live results available here Svetlana Chimrova has broken…

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Russian Olympic Team Members Make Final Rio Tuneup at Russian Cup

Veronika Popova will compete this weekend at the Russian Cup in Moscow.

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Russia Includes Yulia Efimova on Approved Olympic Roster

The Russian Swimming Federation has confirmed its roster for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at its meeting on June 7th,…

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2016 Mare Nostrum Tour – Canet: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Live recap of day 1 finals at the Mare Nostrum Circuit – Canet en Roussillon.

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Russia Announces Rosters For Mare Nostrum Series

Alexander Krasnykh will be among 21 Russians competing on the Mare Nostrum circuit in early June.

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34 Make Russian Olympic Team, Jury’s Still Out On 5 (Counting Efimova)

The names are out for the Russian Olympic team. 34 swimmers are officially going to Rio, 4 have another chance at Euros, and, if her suspension falls through, Efimova will jump onto the roster automatically.

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Popova and Andreeva Earn Spots on the Russian Olympic Team

Veronika Popova and Viktoriia Andreeva both qualified for the Russian Olympic team on Tuesday night…

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Russian Olympic Trials: Day 4 Live Recap

There Olympic spots in the women’s 200 freestyle and 200 IM as well as the men’s 200 butterfly up for grabs on the fourth night of the Russian Olympic Trials…

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Kirill Prigoda Breaks Russian Record in Non-Olympic 50 Breaststroke

2016 RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS / OLYMPIC TRIALS April 16-23rd, 2016 Moscow, Russia Prelims 09:00/Finals 18:00 Local Time Prelims 02:00/Finals 11:00 U.S….

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Manaudou Posts 48.00 100 Free to Close Marseille Golden Tour

Florent Manaudou led the field in the men’s 100 free with a 48.00, his second-best time in the event and the third-fastest performance in the world so far this season. Only his own 47.98 and Cameron McEvoy’s 47.56 have been faster.

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Hosszu Records Another Number One Time in Marseille

Katinka Hosszu posted a winning time of 2:07.69 in the women’s 200 IM at the Golden Tour in Marseille…

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