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Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller charged over US Capitol invasion

Two-time gold medallist charged on three counts over unrest38-year-old was teammate of Michael Phelps on US relay teamsOlympic swimming champion Klete Keller has been charged over the invasion of the US Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob last week.The 3…

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Reports identify US Olympic champion swimmer Klete Keller at Capitol riot

Keller was a relay teammate of Phelps at 2004 Athens GamesNo suggestion 38-year-old played any part in the violenceAmerican Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as being among the Donald Tr…

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Reports identify US Olympic champion swimmer Klete Keller at Capitol riot

Keller was a relay teammate of Phelps at 2004 Athens GamesNo suggestion 38-year-old played any part in the violenceAmerican Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as being among the Donald Tr…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Back to the future: Team GB gear up for delayed Tokyo Games

Bold predictions have been dampened by the pandemic but hopes for Team GB remain high as this Olympic year dawns, for a second timeDeep inside the UK Sport offices in central London there is a secret wall, accessible to only the most senior figures, on…

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Sun Yang’s doping ban referred back to Cas after Chinese swimmer’s appeal

Sun’s challenge against chair of Cas panel upheldAnti-Chinese sentiments reportedly expressed by chairChinese swimmer Sun Yang has had his eight-year ban for doping violations referred back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after an appeal to a Swi…

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Strength of trans women drops slightly after year of treatment, research claims

Loss of lean body mass around 5% after testosterone blockersStudy raises questions for sport related to safety and fairnessMen have a greater performance advantage over women in cricket, golf and tennis compared to sports such as running or swimming ac…

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Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown breaks 200m backstroke short course world record

McKeown betters Hungarian Katinka Hosszu’s 2014 markIn-form 19-year-old eyeing next year’s Tokyo Olympics Teenage Olympic hopeful Kaylee McKeown has set the ‘virtual’ Australian national short-course swimming championships alight by smashing the six-ye…

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Blender may be drugs source, says banned swimmer Shayna Jack

Jack offers three sources of possible contaminationCas has halved four-year ban for positive Ligandrol testAustralian swimmer Shayna Jack suggested a contaminated blender used by her partner or brothers as a possible source of her positive drugs test. …

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South African sport under scrutiny over handling of child sexual abuse claims

Police launch inquiry over response to swimmers’ allegations Head of Olympics committee says safeguarding ‘critical’A South African child protection agency has launched legal action to force swimming executives in the country to hand over to state auth…

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South African sport under scrutiny over handling of child sexual abuse claims

Police launch inquiry over response to swimmers’ allegations Head of Olympics committee says safeguarding ‘critical’A South African child protection agency has launched legal action to force swimming executives in the country to hand over to state auth…

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Sports quiz of the week: a chase, a comeback and a confusing calendar

Who went home? Who can’t lose at home? Who could not go home? Where will an Irishman, an Englishman and an Ecuadorian be chasing a Slovenian this weekend?Saudi Arabia ItalySpainCzech Republic The great Nobby Stiles died last weekend at the age of 78. I…

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Brenton Rickard: Australian Olympic swimmer reveals positive drugs test eight years after London Games

Re-analysis of sample found to contain furosemideSix Australian bronze medals from 2012 at risk Australia is in danger of being stripped of medals for the first time in its Olympic history after a re-analysis of a sample taken at the London Games eight…

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Don Talbot, mastermind behind Australia’s golden swimming era, dies aged 87

Former coach and hall of famer hailed as a ‘magician’ Talbot went to seven Olympics with AustraliaDon Talbot is being remembered as a “coaching magician” after the former Australian swimming mentor and inaugural Australian Institute of Sport director p…

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Golf, tennis and swimming in line for reprieves from Thursday’s Covid ban

Government considers more flexible approach to outdoor sportsAt no point was England Golf consulted, says CEO TomlinsonThe government is considering a more flexible approach to outdoor sports banned as part of the new lockdown measures that will be int…

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Gary O’Toole: ‘There are people like George Gibney in every sphere of society’ | Donald McRae

The Irish Olympic swimmer turned surgeon has played a central role in a 28-year fight to bring his former coach to justice “You know the old story of Pandora’s box?” Gary O’Toole asks quietly on another evening of lockdown in Dublin. The former Irish O…

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Going for gold: looking back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 20 years on – in pictures

The torch relay, Fatso the wombat, Cathy Freeman’s winning sprint and an opening ceremony that stopped the nation: these photographs capture a golden moment Continue reading…