Yulia Efimova

ROC, IOC Confirm Morozov and Lobintsev for Rio Olympics

It’s officially official: Vlad Morozov (above) and Nikita Lobintsev have been confirmed to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Morozov, Lobintsev Approved For Rio Olympics, TASS Reports

Russian news site TASS reports that swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a decision still coming on Yulia Efimova.

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The 5 Quintessential Swimming Storylines For the 2016 Rio Olympics

Has Olympic fever hit yet? Check out this guide to catch up on the 5 biggest stories you need to know to follow all the Olympic swimming action from Rio 2016, beginning Saturday morning.

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CAS Adjourns Efimova Doping Proceedings Until Thursday

Yulia Efimova’s arbitration with the IOC, ROC, and FINA has begun in Rio and been adjourned until Thursday.

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CAS Pushes Morozov, Lobintsev Decision to IOC

Nikita Lobintsev (above) and Vlad Morozov, with three Olympic medals between them, will have their Rio 2016 fates pushed off to the IOC.

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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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