Aquatics

South Korean Olympic gold medallist place at Rio 2016 in jeopardy after given 18 month ban

By Daniel Etchells

Park Tae-Hwan is unable to compete until March 3, 2016 ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea's Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan has been banned from swimming for 18 months following his positive test for the banned substance testosterone before the Asian Games in Incheon last year.

FINA paves way to abolish age limits and create role of first vice-president

By David Owen

Julio Maglione is set to continue as FINA President until he is 85 under proposed rule changes ©Getty ImagesThe International Swimming Federation (FINA) is preparing steps that could result in Julio Maglione, its current President, remaining in office until he is 85.

China continue to blow away opposition at FINA Diving World Series

By Daniel Etchells

Shi Tingmao came out on top in the women's 3m springboard event ©Getty ImagesHome nation China continued their domination of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series event at the Water Cube in Beijing, claiming gold medals in the women's and men's 3 metres springboard and the newly-added 3m synchronised mixed pair event.

Italy's Bruni continues perfect start to Marathon World Cup season in race boycotted by American swimmers

By Daniel Etchells

Rachele Bruni triumphed in Abu Dhabi to make it back-to-back wins in the FINA 10 kilometres Marathon Swimming World Cup ©Getty ImagesItaly's Rachele Bruni followed up her victory in the opening race of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) 10 kilometres Marathon World Cup season, by taking top spot in the second leg in Abu Dhabi today.

Hosts China dominant at FINA Diving World Series opener

By Daniel Etchells

Chen Ruolin and partner Liu Huixia claimed the gold medal in the women's 10m synchronised ©Getty ImagesHosts China claimed a clean sweep of titles on the opening day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Series event at the Water Cube in Beijing.

Swimming Australia announces Hancock Prospecting as principal partner

By Daniel Etchells

Swimming Australia has announced a two-year partnership with Hancock Prospecting ©Swimming AustraliaSwimming Australia has announced Hancock Prospecting, a privately owned mineral exploration and extraction company, as a principal partner through to the end of 2016.

Budapest to host 2017 rather than 2021 World Aquatics Championships

By Nick Butler

Hungarian capital Budapest will host the 2017 World Swimming Championships, it has been confirmed ©AFP/Getty ImagesHungarian capital Budapest will host the 2017 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships, it has been confirmed today, following the withdrawal of Mexican host Guadalajara last month.

Hungary and Singapore emerge as potential candidates to replace Mexico as 2017 World Aquatics Championship host

By Michael Pavitt

Singapore hosted a Swimming World Cup event in 2014 ©Getty ImagesHungary and Singapore have emerged as potential candidates to replace Mexico as host of the International Aquatics Federation (FINA) 2017 World Aquatics Championships, it has been reported.

Britain and US rule themselves out as 2017 World Aquatics Championship replacements but Australia may be interested

By Michael Pavitt

The 2017 World Aquatics Championships are unlikely to head to Britain according to British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes ©Getty ImagesBritain and the United States have ruled themselves out as possible replacements for the 2017 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Aquatics Championships, but Australia have indicated that they would be open to discussions on the issue.
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