Yulia Efimova

The Official SwimSwam Rio 2016 Olympics Preview Schedule

Don’t miss a second of our pre-Olympic coverage with this handy central bookmark post, where we’ll link out to our event-by-event previews as they drop and track our medalist predictions as we make them.

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Russians Morozov, Lobintsev Are Cleared To Compete In Rio, Says FINA

Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev are cleared to compete in Rio, according to Russian state-run media outlet TASS.

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CAS Decisions On Morozov, Lobintsev Expected Tuesday

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it will make decisions Tuesday, August 2 on whether Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev can compete in the Rio Olympics, with a decision on Yulia Efimova coming later on.

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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.”

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IOC Creates 3-Member Panel to Finalize Decisions on Russian Athletes

The IOC has set up a three-member panel that it says will have final review authority over which Russian athletes are and are not accepted into the Olympic Games, including swimmer Vlad Morozov (above).

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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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