yulia efimova

As Olympic Doping Cloud Thickens, WaPo Columnist Suggests Delayed Medal Ceremony

As pre-Olympic coverage ramps up across the world’s media outlets, the cloud of doping suspicions only appears to grow stronger. That gathering storm of pessimism and distrust has caused on Washington Post columnist to propose a unique solution.

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Russia Reaffirms Efimova’s Place on 2016 Olympic Team

The Russian Swimming Federation on Wednesday released a statement reaffirming that Yulia Efimova will be present as part of the country’s…

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FINA Drops Meldonium Charges Against Efimova, Cleared for Rio

World Record holder Yulia Efimova has had her doping violation waived by FINA.

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Kazan, Russia Adds 2022 World Short Course Champs to Bidding Targets

The Kazan Aquatics Palace (above) is home to 3,600 permanent seats, and could be used to host the 2016 World Short Course Swimming Championships.

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Russian Record Holder Vitalina Simonova Suspended for 4 Years

FINA has suspended Russian swimmer Vitalina Simonova for 4 years, dating back to June 29th, 2015, after a positive test for…

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WADA Extends Meldonium ‘Grace Period’ To September 30th

Athletes tested positively for meldonium after March 1st may have new competitive life based on WADA’s newest statement.

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Lilly King Becomes the Third-Fastest American Female 100 Breaststroker

Lilly King threw down a 1:05.20 tonight in the women’s 100 breast to become the 3rd-fastest American in history and the fastest swimmer in the world this year.

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Banned Martynova: “Russian Athletes Have No Chance Of Fair Treatment”

Russia’s Yana Martynova will continue to be ineligible until her ban is over on July 26, 2019, however, she insists to the media that Russian athletes have ‘no chance of being treated fairly”.

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FINA Issues Statement After WADA Report on Missed Russian Tests

FINA is asking anyone with evidence of Russian doping violations to come forward.

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Yana Martynova’s Doping Ban Upheld Despite Her Appeal

It was posted on the FINA website today that Russian IM’er Yana Martynova, who is currently serving a four year ban from…

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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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As Efimova Awaits Ruling, Tennis Player Maria Sharapova Files Appeal to CAS

Yulia Efimova (above) still hasn’t heard a decision from the FINA Doping Panel.

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Seebohm, Sun Join Adrian, Dwyer On Arena PSS Santa Clara Psych Sheets

The Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara will feature a large crew of foreign superstars, including world record-holder Sun Yang and world champ Emily Seebohm.

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FINA Releases Statement on Efimova’s Temporary Doping Suspension

FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports, has released a statement on its decision to lift the temporary suspension…

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