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Peaty wants lifetime bans for cheats

World champion Adam Peaty says athletes who deliberately take restricted substances to enhance their performance should be banned for life. Swimmers currently face permanent bans only if they fail a second test after serving a suspension for an earlier, separate, ...

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Probe into swimming doping claims

Swimming’s world governing body Fina and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) are investigating claims of anti-doping violations by Chinese competitors. A report in The Times claimed five positive tests by Chinese swimmers had been covered up. Fina has confirmed it ...

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Fina 'not aware' of Russian swim doping

Swimming’s world governing body says it is “not aware” of any “concrete evidence of systemic doping” among Russian swimmers, despite allegations made in a newspaper investigation. The Times says it has “evidence of an organised drugs culture” similar to the ...

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GB Rio synchronised place confirmed

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain will be represented in synchronised swimming at the Rio Olympics, it has been confirmed. Katie Clark and Olivia Federici won the “duet free” second round at the Olympic qualification tournament ...

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Britons awarded world records on appeal

Four British swimmers have won their appeal to ratify two world records set at the European Championships in 2014. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favour of Adam Peaty, Fran Halsall, Jemma Lowe and Chris Walker-Hebborn in their ...

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Swimming 'not a clean sport' – GB coach

Swimming is “not a clean sport” and needs an athletics-style investigation to ensure fair racing at Rio 2016, according to a leading coach. Briton Jon Rudd guided Plymouth-based Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte to Olympic gold at London 2012. Meilutyte’s main rival, ...

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Russian swimmer facing life ban

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova has been temporarily suspended after testing positive for meldonium. The 23-year-old four-time breaststroke world champion returned a positive result during an out-of-competition test. The London 2012 bronze medallist could now be facing a life ban having previously ...

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Briton in Australia water polo Rio bid

A British water polo player is aiming to represent Australia at the 2016 Olympics in Rio following the collapse of his own national team. Scott Carpenter, 27, made his Australia debut last December after being fast-tracked into their team. He ...

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Duo earn synchronised place for Rio

Unfunded GB synchronised swimming pair Katie Clark and Olivia Federici have claimed a place for Great Britain in the 2016 Olympic duet competition. They won Sunday’s ‘duet free’ discipline at the final qualification event in Rio to rank second overall. ...

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Holderness hopes to crowdfund Rio bid

Welsh Commonwealth Games swimmer Rob Holderness is using crowdfunding to attempt to make the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 25-year-old was seventh in the 200m Commonwealth games breaststroke final and sixth in the 4x100m medley in 2014. Glastonbury-based Holderness, along with ...

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