Olympic swimming’s credibility in doubt after questions over entry times

• Discrepancies in records of Rio 2016 swimmers’ pre-Games times
• Fina blames Rio Organising Committee for errors but ROC blames Fina

The credibility of Olympic swimming, already suffering from spats and doping scandals, has been further damaged by serious discrepancies in the entry times of a number of competitors.

The Olympic entry lists show many of the swimmers competing in Rio achieved their entry times at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan in August 2015. In nine cases the entry times listed do not match the times recorded at those championships. Another eight are listed as having achieved entry times in events in which they did not compete or were disqualified from. The 17 athletes are from 16 different countries, and include 11 men and six women.

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