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Category: Swimming

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Birmingham 2022 organisers want calendar fix to ensure GB stars compete

Birmingham 2022 organisers want help from governing bodiesCommonwealth Games and world championships may collideOrganisers of the Commonwealth Games have urged the governing bodies of athletics and swimming to find a way to ensure that Dina Asher-Smith…

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to push for one-year delay of Tokyo Olympics

USA Swimming head urges USOPC to push for delay of OlympicsGrowing number of US athletes ask for more decision actionThe head of USA Swimming urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signalin…

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Cas criticises Sun Yang for lack of remorse during swimming doping case

Cas says Sun had sought to shift blame to testers Chinese Olympic champion banned for eight yearsThe Court of Arbitration for Sport criticised Chinese swimmer Sun Yang for showing “no regret” for his actions during an aborted drugs test that resulted i…

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Holocaust survivor to Olympic gold: the remarkable life of Eva Szekely

The Hungarian, who died at the age of 92 last week, escaped the fascists as a teenager in 1944 and became swimming royalty The fascists came for Eva Szekely in the winter of 1944, when she was 17. “I was told to lie down and say I was sick,” she rememb…

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‘Tough questions’ must be asked of Fina over Sun Yang case, says Cate Campbell

Fina doping procedures need a review, says AustralianSun’s ban confirms teammate Mack Horton’s ‘courage’Cate Campbell has called for “tough questions” to be asked of Fina after disgraced Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s career-ending ban. Swimming’s world go…

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Sun Yang benefited from convenient friendship with swimming’s chiefs

Rivals were scathing, but the freestyler enjoyed a close relationship with senior figures at Fina, the governing bodyIn August 2016, two years after Sun Yang was banned for three months because he’d been caught using an illegal stimulant, he won the Ol…

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Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years after Cas ruling

Cas accepted appeal from Wada against Fina’s decisionSun missed out-of-competition doping test in September 2018The Chinese multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has been banned for eight years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (…

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Ellie Simmonds: ‘Going into Rio, swimming for me had been life or death’

Having been pushed to the brink of retirement before the last Paralympics, the swimmer took a year out. Now, reunited with her old coach, she cannot wait for Tokyo“A lot of the time, when I swim, I close my eyes because it is definitely lonely,” Ellie …

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Twenty athletes set to light up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Our writers choose the Olympians likely to make the headlines at the most anticipated sporting event of the yearSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, believes Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s “poster girl” in Tokyo. Given her sea…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar: ‘The system likes having subservient athletes’

The former Olympic champion, a survivor of sexual assault, knows the importance of sport. Now she is fighting to make young athletes safeYears before the public learned of Larry Nassar’s rampant abuse of gymnasts in his care, and the hundreds of sexual…

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Swimming the latest sport to throw a small but tasty morsel to the masses | Emma John

Bitesize varieties of sports are all the rage and this time the revolution is in the poolIn the thoroughly bingeable Succession there is a memorable moment when Roman Roy – lazy scion of a Murdoch-esque family empire – tries to win over the chief execu…

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Backstroke and beats: The International Swimming League hits town – a photo essay

London has just played host the International Swimming League, with some of the biggest names in swimming – including Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell and Chad le Clos – on show. We were given exclusive access to the fast-paced event which fea…

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Backstroke and beats: The International Swimming League hits town – a photo essay

London has just played host the International Swimming League, with some of the biggest names in swimming – including Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell and Chad le Clos – on show. We were given exclusive access to the fast-paced event which fea…

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Olympic stars headline London debut of swimming’s answer to T20 cricket

• London Aquatics centre hosts International Swimming League• Adam Peaty, Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu to take partLondon hosts the inaugural International Swimming League this weekend, a concept that hopes to do for swimming what T20 did for cricke…

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Olympic stars headline London debut of swimming’s answer to T20 cricket

• London Aquatics centre hosts International Swimming League• Adam Peaty, Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu to take partLondon hosts the inaugural International Swimming League this weekend, a concept that hopes to do for swimming what T20 did for cricke…

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‘I’m a builder’: Sun Yang drug tester an unqualified ring-in, swimming appeal told

China claims official was really a construction workerChampion swimmer’s doping case being heard by CasOne of Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang’s drug testers was a construction worker with no anti-doping training or experience, according to fresh cla…

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‘I’m a builder’: Sun Yang drug tester an unqualified ring-in, swimming appeal told

China claims official was really a construction workerChampion swimmer’s doping case being heard by CasOne of Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang’s drug testers was a construction worker with no anti-doping training or experience, according to fresh cla…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: ‘Gone swimming!’

The seventh of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryA shallow depth of field focused on the tips of the swimmer’s…

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Report: FBI looking into allegations USA Swimming obstructed sexual abuse claims

Olympic body’s business practices also being investigatedWall Street Journal says inquiry into affairs is ongoingUSA Swimming is being investigated by federal prosecutors over claims the organization made it harder for athletes to report allegations of…