Yulia Efimova

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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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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