Aquatics

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.

FINA introduces General Management System to coordinate events

By Paul Osborne

FINA has introduced a new General Management System to help coordinate events and administration procedures ©Getty ImagesThe International Swimming Federation (FINA) has today launched a new General Management System (GMS) in an attempt to streamline event management processes and administration procedures for its main events.

"I will walk again" vows Olympic gold medallist Van Dyken-Rouen after horror accident

By Gary Anderson

Six-time Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has vowed to walk again after an accident has left her paralysed from the waist down ©Getty Images Six-time Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has vowed she will walk again just three weeks after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle left her paralysed from the waist down.

Phelps ends Santa Clara meet with third as he builds towards Rio 2016

By Zjan Shirinian

Michael Phelps increased his schedule of races for his third competitive meet since his comeback ©Getty ImagesMichael Phelps continued his swimming comeback with third in the 200 metres individual medley at the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara, to add to a tie for first and two second place finishes.
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