Aquatics

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.

South Korean officials try to ensure Olympic gold medallist Park avoids suspension after drug positive

By Duncan Mackay

South Korean officials are battling to save Park Tae-Hwan's career after his positive drugs test ©YouTubeA special meeting has taken place between some of South Korea's top officials to discuss a strategy to try to help the country's top swimmer, Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan, avoid a doping suspension that will prevent him competing at Rio 2016.

Park Tae-Hwan to face international hearing and being stripped of Asian Games medals after positive drugs test

By Liam Morgan

South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan could face a ban from swimming after testing positive for testosterone ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan is facing an international doping hearing after he tested positive for a banned substance, the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) have announced.

Olympic gold medal winning swimmer fails drugs test

By Liam Morgan

Park Tae-Hwan won gold in Beijing in the 400m event but his agency have announced he has failed a drugs testSouth Korea's Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan has become the latest athlete to be embroiled in a doping storm after his agency announced he has tested positive for a banned substance.
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