Yulia Efimova

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The agent of World Champion swimmer Yulia Efimova, who on Monday was withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee for nomination to…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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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Kaneto Favored in 200 Breast Sans Americans

Japans Rie Kaneto is the only sub-2:20 performer this year, and will look to lead an Olympic final without any Americans.

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: King Eyeing Meilutyte’s 100 Breast Throne

Lilly King will swap her Hoosier cap for one with the American flag this summer as she races for gold in the 100 breast.

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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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