Russia celebrated double gold on the opening day of the LEN European Aquatics Championships, after success in the team diving and synchronised swimming team technical events here today.
Efimova ban should be lifted because meldonium reading was below permitted level, claims former coach
Yuliya Efimova's chances of being able to compete at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are being unfairly affected by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) refusing to lift their temporary suspension on her following a positive drugs test for meldonium, it has been claimed.
South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has pleaded for a chance to appear at Rio 2016 after his failed drugs test.
Slovenian swimmer Tanja Smid has been banned for four years after she admitted failing a drugs test at the Serbian Open in Belgrade in February.
World record holder Cesar Cielo missed the chance to qualify for Brazil’s Olympic team after coming third in the men’s freestyle 50 metres on the final day of action at the Rio 2016 swimming test event.
Henrique Rodrigues and Thiago Pereira secured their places at a home Olympics today after finishing joint-first in the men’s 200 metres individual medley at the Rio 2016 swimming test event.
Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini secured his place in the men’s 100 metres freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after securing victory in the test event at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
Brazil’s Kaio Almeida secured his place at a fourth Olympic Games after achieving the required men’s 200 metres butterfly qualifying time at the Rio 2016 test event in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
Etiene Medeiros missed out on lowering her Brazilian national record in the women’s 100 metres backstroke on the second day of the Rio 2016 test event in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
FINA turn down appeal from Efimova to lift meldonium ban in time to compete at Russian Olympic trials
An appeal from Russia's leading swimmer Yuliya Efimova for a provisional suspension imposed on her following a positive drugs test for meldonium to be lifted in time for her to compete in her country's Olympic trials has been turned down by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), they have announced.
João Gomes Junior produced the second fastest 100 metres breaststroke time of the year at the Rio 2016 test event in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, to secure his place on the Brazilian team for the Games.
British Swimming has unveiled the medal designs for this year’s LEN European Aquatics Championships, due to take place at the Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London next month.
Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan’s hopes of representing South Korea at Rio 2016 have been dashed after the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) refused to waive its rule on athletes competing at the Games who have failed drugs tests.
China's Championships and Olympic Swimming Trials began today under a cloud of controversy as two swimmers who tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol enjoyed successful starts to the event in Forshan.
Britain's three-times world swimming champion Adam Peaty has called for weekly doping tests and lifetime bans for convicted drugs cheats in order to alleviate growing concerns within the sport.