Vladimir Putin

Russian Doping Head Says Russia Manipulated Thousands of Drug Tests

RUSADA head Yuri Ganus says that Russia made thousands of changes to drug tests, some to protect former star athletes now working in sports administration.


German Media: Russia Suspected of Manipulating Moscow Lab Data

German journalists with news outlet ARD are reporting that Russia is suspected of manipulating data from the Moscow Anti-Doping lab.


WADA To Consider Re-Suspending Russia After Missed Data Deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold a committee meeting on January 14 to weigh a potential re-suspension and other sanctions after Russia failed to meet a December 31 deadline for turning over anti-doping information.


RUSADA Head Calls On Vladimir Putin To Help Turn Over Data

The director of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has publicly appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in getting Russian officials to turn over doping data ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline.


Alexander Popov Loses ROC Presidential Vote to Stanislav Pozdnyakov

Legendary Russian sprinter and 9-time Olympic medalist Alexander Popov came up short when the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) voted to elect a new president Tuesday.


Exclusive: Paolo Barelli Explains His Vision for FINA and the Future

Paolo Barelli, candidate for FINA President, reached out to SwimSwam for an exclusive interview, explaining his vision for FINA and the future of aquatic sports.

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Russian Swimming Pres Sergey Naryshkin Resigns After New Appointment

Serrgey Nereshkin (right) meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Russian Documentary Alleges Political Conspiracy Behind Olympic Bans

A Russian documentary alleges “double standards” in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and claims countries like the United States “abuse the system to disqualify foreign competitors who have high chances of beating athletes from their own countries.”


Putin Calls for National Russian Anti-Doping Commission

Without addressing the WADA report that confirms state-sponsored doping in Russia, Vladimir Putin has called for a new Russian anti-doping commission.


Vladimir Putin Says Meldonium Not a Performance-Enhancer

Putin says he doesn’t believe Meldonium should be outlawed, and that further studies should have been done on how long it takes the substance to leave the body.


Vladimir Putin Implicated in Russian Doping By WADA Report

While the report does not directly refer to Swimming, Putin has similar ties to the top of the swimming establishment.


Vladimir Putin Attends World Aquatics Championships Opening Ceremonies

The 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships officially opened on Friday, July 24th in Kazan, Russia with a ceremony in the…


Putin Among Russian Officials to Celebrate Athletes Success in Baku

High ranking Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, congratulated the Russian swim team on their success in Baku…

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FINA Bestows “FINA Order” Honor Upon Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been honored by FINA.


President Obama, USOC, Louganis Oppose Sochi Olympics Boycott

Four-time diving gold medalist Greg Louganis has openly voiced his disapproval of a potential boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia, and he is joined by the President of the United States and the United States Olympic Committee as well. (Photo Credit: realclearsports.com)


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