Aquatics

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.

Exclusive: Kazan 2015 will not be victim of economic crisis claim FINA in wake of Guadalajara withdrawal

By David Owen

This year's FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan are not in danger despite the problems with the Russian economy, FINA claim ©Kazan 2015Kazan 2015 will be one of the greatest-ever World Aquatics Championships and there is "no doubt whatsoever" that the event will take place as planned, a top International Swimming Federation (FINA) official has told insidethegames.

Mexico withdraws from hosting 2017 World Aquatics Championships due to fall in oil prices

By David Owen

The Scotiabank Aquatics Center in Guadalajara had been due to host the 2017 World Aquatics Championships ©Getty ImagesA second high-profile sports event in little more than a week has been hit by the fallout from collapsing oil prices, with the Mexican city of Guadalajara withdrawing as host of the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

Kosovo made member of FINA as country celebrates Independence Day

By Duncan Mackay

Kosovo Swimming FederationKosovo have been accepted as a member of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), it was announced today.

Exclusive: Kosovo set to be granted FINA membership

By Michael Pavitt

Kosovo's prospective membership to FINA appears closer after the latest declaration ©FINAThe International Swimming Federation (FINA) are on the verge of confirming Kosovo as a member, which would allow the country to compete at both the European Games in Baku and the FINA World Championships in Kazan. 

Russian world champion retires after handed two-year doping ban

By Nick Butler

Swimmer Vladimir Dyatchin has become the latest Russian athlete banned for doping ©AFP/Getty ImagesTwo-time open water swimming world champion Vladimir Dyatchin has become the latest Russian athlete to be banned for doping, announcing his retirement after his two-year suspension was confirmed today.

Doctor in Park Tae-Hwan doping case charged for negligence

By Michael Pavitt 

The 2008 Olympic gold medallist is facing a two year ban and being stripped of his 2014 Asian Games medals ©Getty ImagesProsecutors have charged the doctor accused of administering a banned substance into South Korea's Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan for negligence.

Swimming Australia high performance director leaves to take up leading rowing post

By Nick Butler

Michael Scott is shifting sports from swimming to rowing ©Getty ImagesAustralia's swimming preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been rocked by the resignation of High Performance Director Michael Scott, who is departing to become chief executive of Rowing Australia.
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