Aquatics

Chinese Olympic swimming champion served three month ban for doping

By Paul Osborne

Sun Yang served a three month ban for failing a doping test earlier this year ©Getty ImagesChinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has served a three month ban for failing a doping test, China's anti-doping agency (Chinada) revealed today.

Egypt withdraws from 2014 World Short Course Championships in Qatar

By Paul Osborne

Egypt has withdrawn from the 2014 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar ©Getty ImagesEgypt has withdrawn from the 2014 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha.

USA Swimming names squads for 2015 major international events

By Paul Osborne

USA Swimming has named its squad for three major Championships over the next year ©Getty ImagesUSA Swimming has announced the athletes set to represent the nation at three major sporting events over the next year - the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Pan American Games in Toronto and Summer Universiade in Gwangju.

Raymond Hedger named new President of Amateur Swimming Association in England

By Paul Osborne

Raymond Hedger has been named the new President of the ASA ©Alex Whitehead/SWPix.comRaymond Hedger is the new President of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), England's national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water, and synchronised swimming, it was announced today. 

Glasgow 2014 stars headline British Swimming Podium squad for 2015

By Gary Anderson

London 2012 silver medal winner Michael Jamieson is among 21 athletes named on British Swimming's Podium Squad for 2015 ©Getty ImagesBritish Swimming has announced its 2015 Podium squad that includes a host of athletes who starred at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games earlier this year.

Chinese swimming stars in Macau to nurture emerging talent

By Zjan Shirinian

Ye Shiwen (second left) and Sun Yang with Macau sports officials at the Olympic Swimming Centre ©OCATwo Chinese swimming stars have held a coaching clinic for Macau's rising talent fresh from bagging multiple gold at the Asian Games.

Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for 18 months after stealing camera from journalist

By Daniel Etchells

Naoya Tomita has been hit with an 18-month ban for stealing a journalist's camera at the Asian Games ©Getty Images Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita has been suspended for 18 months by the country's Swimming Federation and dropped by his sponsor after stealing a camera belonging to a journalist during a training session at the Asian Games in South Korea.

Dawn Fraser returns to Tokyo to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 Olympics

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Dawn Fraser is back in Tokyo to mark the 50th anniversary of the Olympics where she won a third 100m swimming gold ©Getty ImagesAustralia's swimming legend Dawn Fraser is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history by winning a third consecutive gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle - and also received a disciplinary ban putting a premature end to her career.

Phelps suspended for six months and barred from World Championships by USA Swimming after drink driving charge

By Emily Goddard

USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps for six months ©Getty ImagesOlympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has been hit with a six-month suspension and pulled from next year's International Aquatics Federation World Championships after his arrest for driving under the influence last week.
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