Yulia Efimova

Russia Announces Roster For 2014 European Championships

The Russian Swimming Federation announced their 34 swimmer roster for the 2014 European Championships set for August 18-24 in Berlin.

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Yulia Efimova Suspended For 16 Months, Stripped of Medals and World Record

World Champion Yulia Efimova has been stripped of four European titles and two World Records by FINA after a positive doping test.


Two Junior World Records open Russian Nationals, but notable absences dominate

The first day of Russian Nationals saw three Junior World Record-breaking swims culminating in two new records, but the bigger story so far has been the big names not competing for various reasons.

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List of New European Championships Medal Winners After Efimova’s Suspension

Rikke Moeller-Pedersen will be the new European Champion and Record holder of the 200 breaststroke after FINA approves the reshuffle of results from Herning.

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FINA Approves Only Some of the WR Standards Swum at 2013 Euro SC; Still Waiting on Russia

While the Russians await their records, the Danish women (including above, Mie Nielsen, Rikke Moeller-Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen, and Pernille Blume) celebrate their newly-ratified World Records.

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FINA Anti-Doping Commission Hears Case of Yulia Efimova; Ruling Awaits

World Champion Yulia Efimova has had her case heard in front of the FINA Doping Panel, Russian media reports.


European Champion Vitalii Melnikov Provisionally Suspended After Positive Tests for EPO

Russian Sergey Melnikov has been provisionally suspended by FINA after a positive test for EPO at the 2013 European Championships.


FINA Applies Provisional Suspension to World Record Holder Yulia Efimova

In the first official recognition and acknowledgement that Russian superstar swimmer and World Record holder Yulia Efimova actually tested positive for…


Russian Federation Releases Statement on Efimova Case

In the statement, the Russian Swimming Federation confirms that it did receive a report from FINA about Yulia Efimova’s ‘professional activities,’ but would not comment on the contents of that report.

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Yulia Efimova Tests Positive for DHEA; Russian Sports Minister Urges Caution

World Champion and World Record holder Yulia Efimova has tested positive for DHEA.


Top 10 Hardcore Swims of 2013

Katie Ledecky features prominently in the Top 10 Hardcore Swims of the Year. See who else ranks with the biggest swims of 2013.


2013 Swammy Award: Female Swimmer of the Year Katinka Hosszu

Katinka Hosszu tore through 2013 like a freight train, never stopping or slowing down and dominating all around the globe.


Efimova and Meilutyte Both Near Misses For AIPS European Award

Yulia Efimova and Ruta Meilutyte were both in contention for the the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) European Sportswoman of the Year Award…


14 Questions for 2014

2013 was our first Phelps-less year in a long while. Will the New Year bring a return of the iconic pre-race body-slaps?


Hosszu Moves to 10 Wins in 2 Days at Indian Ocean Championships

Katinka Hosszu had another 5-for-6 day at the 2013 Indiana Ocean Championships on the French island of Reunion.

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