Chinese multiple world and Olympic champion Sun Yang’s defense against allegations he committed anti-doping violations was affected by translation problems during the opening stages of a Court of Arbitration (CAS) hearing on Friday.
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China’s world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will answer allegations about anti-doping violations in an open court hearing on Nov. 15, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.
American double Olympic champion Conor Dwyer on Friday said he was retiring from swimming on the day he was handed a 20-month doping ban that ruled him out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Olympic slalom kayak singles champion Joe Clarke failed to secure a place in the British canoe team announced on Thursday for next year’s Tokyo Games.
A cavalcade of Olympic and world champions including Katie Ledecky, Florent Manaudou, Sarah Sjostrom and Chad Le Clos joined forces for what they hope will be part of the sport’s future in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million dollar America’s Cup yacht “Britannia” on Friday, as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring international sport’s oldest trophy back to Britain.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy, still recovering from the exertions of the longest open ocean swim in history, is keen to get back in the water but will return to his rowing roots for his next adventure.
Former triathlon champion Simon Whitfield and diving standout Alexandre Despatie are among this year’s class of nine inductees to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Monday.
Whoever wins SailGP’s inaugural $1 million prize, one thing is certain for Australian friends and rivals Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, they’ve agreed to stand each other a drink.
U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refueling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim on Sunday, covering the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes, according to the official website tracking his progress.
Powerhouse Brazil showed just what a threat it will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in the women’s to win top overall team honors at a qualifying competition in Japan.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy will attempt an unprecedented 150km swim from Barbados to St Lucia on Friday in an effort to complete the longest ocean swim in history.
America’s Cup holders Team New Zealand finally began proper trials of their new class of foiling monohull on Wednesday after rough weather in Auckland scuppered any real chance of testing the 75-foot yacht when it was launched last week.
China’s Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang has said public opinion has been “distorting” the facts surrounding his controversial drug test in Shanghai last year and made his training and life intolerable.
Winning the Tokyo Olympics test event in Enoshima may have appeared a cakewalk for Rio gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, but the duo said it had taken them some time to get used to the 49er class yacht again.
Canada’s 11-times canoe world champion Laurence Vincent Lapointe maintained she is not a drug cheat on Tuesday but conceded there will be people who will never believe her.
A case in which China’s multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang is accused of anti-doping violations will be held in public in a break from usual procedure, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Tuesday.
High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, a test event for next year’s Paralympics.
Led by another productive day in the pool, the United States sailed through the 200 total medal barrier at the Pan Am Games on Thursday and warned there was more to come.
Having gained the upper hand in his battle with cancer, Nathan Adrian was at the Pan Am Games on Tuesday focused on a more familiar fight securing a spot on the United States 2020 Olympic swim team.
Britain’s first Olympic diving champion Chris Mears, who won gold with his 3m springboard synchronized partner Jack Laugher, has retired from competition to pursue his music career.
Ryan Lochte capped off his return to competitive swimming after a 14-month ban with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships on Sunday, and for Lochte, it could just the beginning.
Peru rode a wave of support from a raucous home crowd to win three Pan Am Games surfing gold medals on Sunday, carrying Daniella Rosas and Luca Mesinas all the way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. water polo attacker Paige Hauschild, who was injured when the upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revellers in South Korea last Saturday, will be replaced on the Pan American Games roster, the team said on Saturday.
Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol has pulled out of the Pan Am Games after failing two drugs tests in the run up to the multi-sport event which is being staged in his home city.
Japanese swimmer Junya Koga’s four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation has been reduced to two years after it was found that his supplements may have been contaminated, the Court Of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.
Australian swimmer Shayna Jack said on Friday she would fight to clear her name in the wake of a positive drug test that embarrassed the nation’s swim team at the recent world championships.
Five-times Olympic champion Dana Vollmer will retire from competitive swimming after this week’s national championships, the American said on Monday.
Australia’s peak anti-doping authority has defended its use of “confidentiality agreements” to suppress details of doping cases amid a storm of criticism over the handling of swimmer Shayna Jack’s failed drug test.
If the world swimming championships in Gwangju were just a taste of what is to come at the 2020 Olympics, then in the words of recently retired Australian sprinter James Magnussen — “Brace yourselves”.
Duncan Scott swam the second-fastest relay split of all time in the anchor leg of the men’s 4x100m medley on Sunday, overhauling his U.S. and Russian rivals to secure gold for Britain and deny Caeleb Dressel a seventh world title in Gwangju.
The United States set a world record of three minutes and 50.40 seconds in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final at the world championships on Sunday.
South Korean police have banned Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi from leaving the country as they investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the Olympic bronze medallist, authorities said on Sunday.
Swimming Australia on Sunday defended their concealment of Shayna Jack’s positive doping test while one of her team mates was conducting a public campaign against China’s Sun Yang at the world championships.
The executive director of swimming’ s governing body FINA Cornel Marculescu said on Sunday he hoped there would be no repeat of the podium protests that marred the world championships this week and that athletes would lose their medals if there was.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu moved a step closer to becoming the first woman to win five world titles in a single event after qualifying fastest for the 400 meters individual medley in Sunday’s heats.
Caeleb Dressel lit up the pool by winning his fourth, fifth and sixth gold medals on Saturday but even his electric performance failed to brighten the mood on a dark day at the world swimming championships in Gwangju.
The United States set a world record of three minutes and 19.40 seconds in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay final at the world championships on Saturday.
Shayna Jack, who withdrew from the Australia team for the swimming world championships, admitted to testing positive for a banned substance on Saturday.
China’s Sun Yang says he does not deserve “insult and slander” from his rival swimmers, insisting he did not violate any rules during a controversial doping test last year and that the stand he took was in the interest of his fellow athletes.
World record holder and defending champion Lilly King was upstaged by 14-year-old Italian Benedetta Pilato in the women’s 50 meters breaststroke heats at the world swimming championships on Saturday in Gwangju.
American swimmers smashed records and grabbed gold at the world championships on Friday, with sprint king Caeleb Dressel taking down Michael Phelps’ 100 meters butterfly world record and teenager Regan Smith lowering the women’s 200 backstroke mark.
Russian Anton Chupkov set a world record of 2:06.12 to win gold in the men’s 200 meters breaststroke final at the world swimming championships in Gwangju.
American Caeleb Dressel set a world record of 49.50 seconds in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 meters butterfly at the world championships in Gwangju on Friday.
The United States won a record-extending sixth women’s water polo title at the World Aquatics Championship after an 11-6 win over Spain in a lop-sided final on Friday.
Caeleb Dressel swam within himself in the 100 meters butterfly heats and eased up in the 50 freestyle preliminaries yet no one was able to get a jump on the American at the world championships in Gwangju on Friday.
Much has changed for Joseph Schooling since the 2016 Rio Games, where he beat American great Michael Phelps in the 100 meters butterfly final to become Singapore’s first Olympic gold medalist.
American Caeleb Dressel almost set a world record in the 100 freestyle at the world championships on Thursday, and said he could not have done it without being pushed to the very end by his Australian rival Kyle Chalmers.
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte will return to competition following a 14-month doping ban at next week’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Palo Alto, California, USA Swimming said on Thursday.
Another day, another controversy at the world swimming championships, with American Lilly King’s disqualification from the women’s 200 meters breaststroke on Thursday proving the latest headache for governing body FINA.
Australia set a world record of 7:41.50 in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay final at the world championships on Thursday.