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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…

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Swimmer Shayna Jack breaks silence to reveal toll of drug test uncertainty

Sprint champion ‘struggling to accept situation’Jack still waiting for Asada to detail case against herSidelined Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has revealed the emotional toll her failed drug test is taking after admitting she may have to wait until Ju…

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Woman becomes first person to swim Channel four times non-stop – video

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, has become the first person to swim the Channel four times without stopping. The American, who arrived in Dover on Tuesday after swimming for just over 54 hours, dedicated her achievement to fellow breast ca…

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Anger after high school swimmer disqualified for suit that broke ‘modesty rule’

Referee ruled swimsuit exposed too much of student’s buttocksAlaskan schools district says decision was ‘heavy handed’The decision to disqualify an Alaskan high school swimmer for wearing a swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks has come under …

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Cas to hear Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case in public

Only second case in Cas history to be held in public Sun faces allegations of wrongdoing during drug testA case in which China’s multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang is accused of anti-doping violations will be held in public in a brea…

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Ryan Lochte wins US national title in 200m medley after 14-month ban

Lochte, 35, wins 200m IM at US nationals after lengthy banAmerican is attempting to make fifth Olympic team for 2020Ryan Lochte won the 200-meter individual medley at the US national championships, fresh off a 14-month ban.The 12-time Olympic medalist …

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I can tell you how Shayna Jack feels. I’ve been through the same doping ordeal | Ben Hill

The mental health impact of a ban is severe and sport owes a duty of care to athletes who test positiveAs a professional cyclist, I once thought doping was black and white. I thought if someone was caught, anything they said in defence was merely an ex…

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Australian swimmer Shayna Jack ‘will not stop’ until her name is cleared

Jack faces four-year ban from sport after failing drug testSwimming Australia has been ‘nothing but supportive’Shayna Jack emerged from more than four hours of talks with Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority officials vowing to “leave no stone untur…

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Australian swimmer Shayna Jack ‘will not stop’ until her name is cleared

Jack faces four-year ban from sport after failing drug testSwimming Australia has been ‘nothing but supportive’Shayna Jack emerged from more than four hours of talks with Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority officials vowing to “leave no stone untur…

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Murky waters: few to emerge unscathed from Shayna Jack doping case | Richard Parkin

The adverse finding damns all parties – including the athlete, Swimming Australia and Asada “It could be meat, it could be mushrooms, it could be anything. It could be something in a bottle.” This was the explanation offered by Shayna Jack’s manager, P…

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Swimming Australia faces heat over handling of Shayna Jack doping result

SA refutes allegations it covered up positive resultCEO Leigh Russell says Jack only has herself to blame The heat may be on Swimming Australia over their handling of Shayna Jack’s doping drama but the governing body’s CEO Leigh Russell says the sprint…

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Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel set medal records at world swimming championships

Manuel is first American woman to sweep 50m and 100m freeDressel is first man to win eight medals at a championshipSimone Manuel completed a sweep of the 50m and 100m freestyles at the world swimming championships on Sunday night, the first American wo…

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Caeleb Dressel wins three titles in one night at swimming worlds

Dressel has six golds and seven medals with one night to goIllness-plagued Ledecky rallies on last lap to win 800 freeCaeleb Dressel made history – again – at the world swimming championships.The American won three gold medals in a span of about two ho…

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Sun Yang says he does not deserve ‘insult and slander’ from rival swimmers

• Sun defends behaviour and insists he followed doping rules• Fina cleared Chinese swimmer of wrongdoing during 2018 testChina’s Sun Yang says he does not deserve “insult and slander” from his rival swimmers, insisting he did not violate any rules duri…

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Australian swimmer Shayna Jack fails doping test

The rising star has tested positive for a banned substanceDuring a world swimming titles campaign highlighted by Mack Horton’s anti-doping stance, Australia’s Shayna Jack has tested positive for a banned substance.After initially claiming she had left …

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South Korea: world championship swimmers injured in fatal balcony collapse

Nightclub balcony falls, killing two South Koreans and injuring athletes from the US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and BrazilTwo South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending world aquatic championships, have been injured …

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Simone Manuel wins historic world title as Dressel breaks Phelps’ 100m butterfly mark

Manuel wins second straight 100m freestyle title at worldsCaeleb Dressel bests Michael Phelps’ 100m butterfly recordSimone Manuel wasn’t swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the US proved i…

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Ledecky claims silver on return as Dressel wins third gold at swimming world champs

Katie Ledecky helms USA to silver in 4x200m freestyleCaeleb Dressel stars in 100m freestyle to add to haulThe Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn’t overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned in the 4x200m freesty…

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Australians chase down US to win relay gold at world swimming titles

Victory gives Australia third gold medal of meetAriarne Titmus misses out in 200m freestyle finalAustralia claimed a surprise 4x100m mixed medley relay gold at the world swimming titles in South Korea on Wednesday night when Cate Campbell reeled in the…

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Adam Peaty strikes double breaststroke gold at world championships

• Swimmer adds 50m title to 100m victory earlier in week• Peaty falls just short of world record set in 2017 at BudapestAdam Peaty added to his medal haul at the the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea by winning gold in the 50m breaststroke. P…