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FINA Reform Committee Proposes Sweeping Updates to Aquatic Governance FINA Reform Committee Proposes Sweeping Updates to Aquatic Governance
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Oct. 12, 2021 — FINA, the international governing body of aquatic sports, has received a list of recommendations intended to improve its the integrity and efficiency.
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IOC Drops Doping Case Against Australian Brenton Rickard IOC Drops Doping Case Against Australian Brenton Rickard
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Aug. 25, 2021 — The International Olympic Committee announced that it has withdrawn doping charges against retired Australian breaststroke specialist Brenton Rickard.

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Shayna Jack Hearing Set For Late June as Sport Integrity Australia Seeks to Have Her Doping Ban Extended
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May 23, 2021 — Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) is appealing the two-year doping suspension of sprinter Shayna Jack after she tested positive for doping.

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Banned Aussie Swimmer Shayna Jack Is Back In The Water
currently serving a 2-year ban ...
tested positive for the banned substance Ligandrol in 2019 ...
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May 13, 2021 — Read the latest concerning Australia's Shayna Jack, the freestyle ace who is currently under suspension for having tested positive for a banned substance.

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@SwimXps  Banned #swimmer Shayna Jack is back in the water training ...
  
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Kolesnikov Goes 47.31 For Russian 100 Free Record: No Individual Berth For Grinev Or Morozov
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April 7, 2021 — Kliment Kolesnikov set a national 100 freestyle record of 47.31 as he added another race to his Tokyo programme at the Russian Championships.

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Kolesnikov Sets Russian 100 Back Record Of 52.42; National Mark For Egorova In 400 Free
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April 4, 2021 — Kliment Kolesnikov set a Russian 100 back record of 52.42 and Anna Egorova dismantled the 400 free mark in 4:04.10 at the Olympic trials.

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Italian Anti-Doping Org. Releases Details of Di Giorgio's 8 Month Suspension
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March 13, 2021 — Italian swimmer Alex di Giorgio was given an 8 month suspension in January. The Italian Anti-Doping authority has released documentation about that decision.

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Bulgarian Swimmers Say Federation Mandated Pills Leading To Failed Doping Tests
required athletes to take pills at a national team training camp...
at least the athletes know they are on the team...
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March 2, 2021 — Three young Bulgarian swimmers say their federation required them to take pills at a training camp, leading to the trio testing positive for stanozolol.

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Shayna Jack Turns to GoFundMe for Support After ‘Exhausting Life Savings’
to keep fighting a doping ban...
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Feb. 18, 2021 — Banned Olympic swimmer Shayna Jack has turned to GoFundMe to keep fighting a doping ban that has already ‘depleted life savings’ of $130,000.
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Shayna Jack takes final shot at rescuing her swimming career | 7NEWS

A distressed Shayna Jack has taken a final shot at rescuing her swimming career. The banned Commonwealth Games Gold medallist admits her funds are almost exh...

  
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Swiss Court Confirms Racist Tweets the Cause of Sun Yang Ban Overturning
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Jan. 17, 2021 — While it has been previously reported that Sun Yang’s eight-year ban was overturned by a Swiss Tribunal, the Swiss Federal Court has now issued a press release confirming that racist comments made towards China by the chairman of the three-member panel responsible for the original ban are the source of the overturning. A multiple-time Olympic champion, Sun Yang was originally given an eight-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last February. The ruling was made following an out-of-competition doping control test at which Sun destroyed samples, arguing that those who w ...

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Thomas Bach Announces Bid For Second Term of IOC Presidency
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July 17, 2020 — IOC President, Thomas Bach, has announced that he will seek to be re-elected next year. The 66-year-old has held the position since 2013 after being elected for an 8-year term. The presidential election is due to take place in Athens next June. The announcement came during the IOC’s 136th Session which they held today. During the conference it was also announced that the schedule for aquatics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year will remain identical to the original plan . If his bid for re-election is successful, Bach will hold the position for another 4 years. In the past the term ...
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World Swimming Coaches Lambast Russia For Using Coronavirus As A Plea Bargain In Doping Ban
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April 11, 2020 — Swimming coaches around the world have lambasted Russian attempts to use the global coronavirus pandemic as a plea-bargain tool to have the country’s Olympic ban dropped and open the doors to staging cancelled and postponed events in Russia because sport should “be together” at a time of crisis. Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin yesterday called on Olympic bosses, anti-doping chiefs and judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to set aside the ban on Russian . He suggested that his country could help to bailout other nations more stricken by the virus and facing economic hardship aft ...
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State of Swiss Federal Tribunal in Limbo as Sun Yang's Appeal Deadline Passes
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April 2, 2020 — Last Saturday marked a month since the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport handed Sun Yang an eight-year ban , meaning his window to file an appeal to a higher court theoretically has passed – though his lawyers vowed to appeal, we have yet to receive confirmation they have formally done so. The higher court, the Swiss Federal Tribunal, is unsurprisingly being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release last week, the court has suspended some operations while keeping others on track. The court issued the following statement (translated from German): I ...
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Shayna Jack's CAS Appeal To Reportedly Put Swimming AUS Camp Under Microscope
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March 29, 2020 — Australian swimmer Shayna Jack was handed a 4-year ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) earlier this month. As a refresher on the case, the 21-year old sprinter from Brisbane returned home to Australia in the middle of the country’s final preparation camp for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, at the time saying that her withdrawal was for “personal reasons.” It was later revealed that Jack had tested positive for the banned substance Ligandrol . Jack’s four-year ban is the maximum allowed for a first offense and implies that not only was she unable to prove ...
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Sun Yang & Team Face New Questions Over 2014 Positive Doping Test
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March 19, 2020 — Sun Yang , the Chinese swimmer slapped with an eight-year-ban last month after a row with anti-doping testers in 2018, tested positive for a banned substance in 2014 four months after the drug in question had been listed and published in a Chinese version of the WADA Code , documents being circulated in China appear to show When Sun tested positive for the heart booster trimetazidine during national championships in May 2014, the reason subsequently given by the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) for a lenient backdated three-month suspension that was never actually served was a mist ...
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WADA Expresses Concerns Over U.S. Bill "RADA", Which Would Criminalize Doping
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March 16, 2020 — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has put out a statement expressing concerns over the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA), which has recently passed committee in the United States Senate. The Rodchenkov Act is a bill written in 2019 that would criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies. In essence, the bill aims to impose criminal penalties on dopers and those found to have knowingly assisted in the facilitation of doping activities. Under the bill, punishments could range up to a $1 million fine to 10 years in prison. Proponents of the bill say “RADA arms the United States ...
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@SwimXps  WADA objects to a US bill that aims to criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies
  
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Shayna Jack To Appeal To CAS After Australian Anti-Doping Recommends Four-Year Ban
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March 13, 2020 — Shayna Jack , of Australia, is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the rule violation panel of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) recommended that she be served a four-year ban after testing positive for a positive substance last June. Jack, who returned home from the World Championships in Gwangju, Kore a, last July for unexplained reasons, before racing began. She later announced that she had tested positive for a banned substance but said she had not knowingly taken the drug that showed upon in her system, Ligandrol .
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The world cannot be afraid of ‘over-sensitivity’ from China | Swimmer's Daily
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March 8, 2020 — Australian swimmer Mack Horton has been inundated with apologies following the decision to ban rival Sun Yang for eight years, but The Institute of Public Affairs’ Gideon Rozner says it goes to show “you can’t criticize” China “for anything”.
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