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Jack Burnell wins silver at European Open Water Championships in Netherlands

British open water swimmer Jack Burnell rounded off his Olympic preparations by claiming silver at the European Championships in the Netherlands. Burnell, 23, officially named in the Rio Team GB squad last month, was fifth at the 2015 World Championships. ...

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Vitalina Simonova: Russian swimmer banned for positive testosterone test

Russian swimmer Vitalina Simonova has been suspended for four years after testosterone was found in an out-of-competition test. Her ban has been backdated by the International Swimming Federation (Fina) and will end in June 2019. Simonova won bronze in the ...

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Rio 2016: Chad Le Clos beats Michael Phelps for 'unbelievable' gold in 2012

Media playback is not supported on this device BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Chad le Clos’ father Bert is overcome with pride after watching his son beat Michael Phelps to gold ...

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps qualifies for his fifth Olympic Games

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has qualified for his fifth Olympic Games after winning the US 200m butterfly trials. The 18-time gold medallist retired after London 2012 before returning to the pool in 2014. He was ...

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps qualifies for his fifth Olympic Games

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has qualified for his fifth Olympic Games after winning the US 200m butterfly trials. The 18-time gold medallist retired after London 2012 before returning to the pool in 2014. He was ...

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Russian doping: Swimming body Fina appeals for whistleblowers

Fina has urged whistleblowers to come forward after senior Russian anti-doping officials were accused of offering to stop testing the country’s swimmers in exchange for money. Reports claim former anti-doping chief Nikita Kamaev and Moscow laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov asked ...

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Rio 2016: Keri-anne Payne and Jack Burnell confirmed in GB squad

Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne has been confirmed in the Great Britain squad for the 10km open water event at the Rio Games. Payne, 28, finished second in a qualification event in Portugal on Saturday to secure her place. She ...

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Jon Rudd: Top swimming coach wants governing bodies to lose power to impose drugs bans

Jon Rudd, coach of champion swimmers Ruta Meilutyte and Ben Proud, says sport governing bodies should lose the power to impose bans on drugs cheats. Rudd believes the World Anti-Doping Agency or International Olympic Committee must impose bans. “That way ...

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Carlin and Peaty lead British medal haul in Barcelona

Jazz Carlin and Adam Peaty were among the winners on the final day of the Mare Nostrum meet in Barcelona as Britain collected 14 medals. Carlin won the 400m freestyle in four minutes 5.69 seconds, ahead of British team-mate Camilla ...

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Payne secures Rio spot for open-water event

Two-time open water world champion Keri-Anne Payne finished second at the final Olympic qualification event in Portugal to secure a place at Rio 2016. Stirling-based Payne, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing Games, required a top-nine result in Portugal. ...

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