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Miley and Murdoch power to pool glory on golden night for Scotland

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Hannah Miley is all smiles after defending her Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow on a raucous night for the host nation ©Getty Images Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch were the stars for Scotland at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre as they powered their way to Commonwealth Games gold on a record breaking night.

Minister must "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK" - Sparkes

By David Owen

"Significant progress" was being made by the water polo team before their funding was withdrawn by UK Sport. British Swimming chief David Sparkes has said ©Getty ImagesThe chief executive of British Swimming has made a strongly-worded call on UK Sports Minister Helen Grant to "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK", in the wake of funding cuts to team sports such as water polo and basketball that he says are "attractive to women".

Israel mourning water polo player Rahav killed in Gaza

By Emily Goddard

Bar Rahav has been killed in combat in Gaza ©FacebookBar Rahav, a member of the Israeli national water polo team, has been killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Russian two-time world champion swimmer suspended after positive drugs test

By Duncan Mackay

Russia's two-time world open water champion Vladimir Dyatchin has been suspended following a positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesRussia's anti-doping agency RUSADA has announced that Vladimir Dyatchin, the two-time world open water champion, has been provisionally suspended for failing a drug test.

Five-time Olympic gold medal winner Thorpe comes out as gay in Australian interview

By Gary Anderson

Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an interview on Australian TV ©Getty Images Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an interview with British presenter Michael Parkinson aired today on Australia's Network Ten.

Australian Olympic diving gold medallist Newbery pleads guilty to drug charges

By Gary Anderson

Chantelle Newbery has pleaded guilty to possession of crystal meth in an Australian court ©Getty Images Olympic diving gold medallist Chantelle Newbery has pleaded guilty to drug charges in an Australian court and been placed on a drugs diversion programme after police were alleged to have found a quantity of methylamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth, in her home earlier this year.

Adam Paker leaves Commonwealth Games England to become boss at ASA

By Gary Anderson

Adam Paker is leaving his role with CGE to become chief executive of the Amateur Swimming Association ©CGEAdam Paker is set to quit his position as Commonwealth Games England (CGE) chief executive in the autumn to take up a similar role as the new head of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), it has been announced.

Scotland's first female Commonwealth Games champion dies on eve of Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Scotland's first ever female Commonwealth Games gold medallist Elenor Gordon has died at the age of 80 ©Getty ImagesScotland's first ever female Commonwealth Games gold medallist Helen Orr Gordon, who came to be known as Elenor Gordon, has died at the age of the 80 on the eve of this year's event in Glasgow, where she had been due to present a medal.

Olympic swimming gold medallist to be special guest at annual Asia to Europe race across Bosphorus

By Gary Anderson

Four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn will be a special guest at the Bosphorus Cross Continental swimming race ©AFP/Getty ImagesDutch Olympic swimming legend Inge de Bruijn will be the special guest of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (NOCT) at the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental swimming race due to take place later this month.
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