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FINA reverses decision on Russian, Belarusian swimmers, imposes blanket ban
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FINA reverses decision on Russian, Belarusian swimmers, imposes blanket ban

FINA has fallen into line with other international sports bodies that banned Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine.

FINA strips Russia of World Junior Swimming Championships, says no more events in country if 'grave crisis continues'
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FINA strips Russia of World Junior Swimming Championships, says no more events in country if 'grave crisis continues'

The World Junior Championships were due to be held in Kazan in August with the short course titles scheduled for December in the same city.

CAS rejects Uzbekistan appeal against FINA invalidation of Olympic qualifying event
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CAS rejects Uzbekistan appeal against FINA invalidation of Olympic qualifying event

The global body for water sports issued a statement to say that the appeal has been rejected by CAS.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Srihari Natraj becomes second Indian swimmer to qualify for Games after FINA approves qualification time
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Srihari Natraj becomes second Indian swimmer to qualify for Games after FINA approves qualification time

Nataraj's feat came on Sunday was also new national record, which was enough to achieve the 'A' mark for the Tokyo Games set at 53.85 seconds.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Sun Yang to miss Games after four-year doping ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Swimmer Sun Yang to miss Games after four-year doping ban

Sun, who was banned for three months in 2014 for a separate doping offence, has always protested his innocence in the murky events of September 2018.

Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash among Indian swimmers cleared to participate in Olympic qualifying events in Belgrade, Rome
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Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash among Indian swimmers cleared to participate in Olympic qualifying events in Belgrade, Rome

Apart from Olympic 'B' qualifying mark achievers Nataraj and Prakash, who are hoping to make the A qualification mark, the team comprises seasoned back stroker Maana Patel, who recently returned to form at an international meet in Uzbekistan.

CAS to decide on Sung Yang's doping retrial by 'end of June' as Chinese swimmer’s Tokyo hopes hang by a thread
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CAS to decide on Sung Yang's doping retrial by 'end of June' as Chinese swimmer’s Tokyo hopes hang by a thread

"The date of the decision is not yet known, but it will be by the end of June at the latest," a spokesperson for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) told AFP.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Torch relay to take another detour; diving test event opens
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Torch relay to take another detour; diving test event opens

The relay, which will involve 10,000 runners from every corner of Japan, started six weeks ago and has been mostly on schedule despite major re-routing in Osaka and in Matsuyama City in nearby Ehime prefecture.

Uzbekistan Open Championships: Timings manipulated to benefit local swimmers, alleges Likhit Selvaraj
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Uzbekistan Open Championships: Timings manipulated to benefit local swimmers, alleges Likhit Selvaraj

In a video uploaded on YouTube, he even went to the extent of saying that the organisers of the 13-17 April Olympic qualifying event in Tashkent tried to bribe him when he protested.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Diving World Cup to be held in Tokyo in May, confirm organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Diving World Cup to be held in Tokyo in May, confirm organisers

Tokyo 2020 and FINA said the decision to reschedule the Diving World Cup came after "a very fruitful consultation process" also involving the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Water polo test event cancelled over coronavirus restrictions, confirm organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Water polo test event cancelled over coronavirus restrictions, confirm organisers

Test events function as dress rehearsals for each sport, and the two-day water polo test was supposed to open on Saturday but will now be held in May or June, Tokyo 2020 organisers said.

FINA moves Diving World Cup out of Tokyo, undecided on new hosts of Olympic qualifying event
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FINA moves Diving World Cup out of Tokyo, undecided on new hosts of Olympic qualifying event

FINA said it had not yet decided where the competition, which is also an Olympic qualifying event, would be held.

Swiss court overturns doping ban on Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, says WADA
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Swiss court overturns doping ban on Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, says WADA

At stake in a second CAS hearing would be Yang’s chance to compete at the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics now set for July 2021.

Former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman faces extended ban over doping offence
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Former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman faces extended ban over doping offence

The South African was training to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when he tested positive for GW501516 last year.

Olympic sports fall woefully short of gender equality at boardroom level, finds ASOIF review
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Olympic sports fall woefully short of gender equality at boardroom level, finds ASOIF review

A review of Olympic sports bodies published on Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards.

Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones World Swimming Championships (25m) by a year to December 2021

The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones 2021 aquatics world championships to May 2022
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Coronavirus Outbreak: FINA postpones 2021 aquatics world championships to May 2022

'At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned,' FINA's president Julio Maglione said.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Swimmer Sajan Prakash, stranded in Thailand due to lockdown, utilising extra time to recuperate from neck injury
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Swimmer Sajan Prakash, stranded in Thailand due to lockdown, utilising extra time to recuperate from neck injury

Stuck in a training centre in locked-down Thailand's Phuket, ace Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has found a silver lining in the extra time he is getting to recuperate from an injury amid the gloom of COVID-19 pandemic.

After Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement, FINA looks for new World Aquatics Championships dates
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After Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponement, FINA looks for new World Aquatics Championships dates

The biannual aquatics event was scheduled for Fukuoka, Japan, from 16 July to 1 August, 2021. But on Monday, the Tokyo Games were pushed back a full year by the coronavirus pandemic and moved to the same period