Yulia Efimova

Russian Nikita Lobintsev Accepts ‘No Fault’ Finding for Meldonium

Russian swimmer Nikita Lobintsev has been cleared on Meldonium charges, but is still ineligible for the Olympics pending any appeals.

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After Russian Doping Ordeal, Trojan Swim Club Suspends Int’l Swimmers

The Trojan Swim Club, coached by Dave Salo, has temporarily suspended international athletes from its training program in light of the Russian doping scandal.

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At Least 8 More Russian Sports Allowed Into Olympics Unscathed

After the IOC’s directive that International Sporting Federations (IFs) apply standards for participation for Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics…

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FINA President: McLaren Commission ‘Exceeded Its Powers’

FINA President Julio Maglione is quoted as saying the Richard McLaren-led WADA independent commission ‘exceeded its power’.

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Henning Lambertz: “Sport muss Glaubwürdigkeit behalten”

Aus dem Trainingslager in Brasilien übermittelte die Presseabteilung des DSV eine Aussage von Cheftrainer Henning Lambertz zum aktuellen FINA Statement…

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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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Yulia Efimova’s Agent Says She’ll Appeal Decision to CAS

The agent of World Champion swimmer Yulia Efimova, who on Monday was withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee for nomination to…

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Can Barred Russian Athletes Appeal IOC Decision?

Yes, they probably can. Here’s what that would look like.

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FINA Says World Champs Efimova, Morozov Pulled from Olympic Games

Many anticipated that Yulia Efimova would be pulled from the Olympics, but FINA named 6 other Russian swimmers who also would not be allowed.

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Russian Sports Minister to IOC: “We Are Very Grateful”

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko thinks that the IOC made the right decision today in refraining from implementing a blanket…

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USADA: IOC Decision Is “Significant Blow” to Clean Athletes’ Rights

The BBC is reporting that the United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) said that the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC‘s) decision not…

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Olympic Champion Volkov Cites FINA “Loyalty” to Russian Federation

A well-connected former Russian Olympic medalist says he believes the “loyalty” of FINA will prevail in the decision as to whether Yulia Efimova can compete in the Olympics, in spite of the IOC’s announcement today.

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IOC President Bach: Russian Decision a “Twofold Approach”

In a conference call today with media across the world, IOC president Thomas Bach posed the question “how far can you make…

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After IOC Ruling, World Champ Efimova Won’t Be Allowed at Olympics

While there is sure to be a long line of appeals and clarifications necessary in interpreting the directive laid out…

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UPDATED: Daily Mail Reports Prove False

The Daily Mail is reporting that the IOC will announced tomorrow a ban of the Russian Federation from the 2016 Olympics, with possible exceptions for certain athletes who have met a higher testing standard.

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