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Apr 3, 2015

Swimmer Hackett makes comeback

Grant Hackett on Thursday said making the Australian team for the world championships would be like winning Olympic gold as he prepares to make his competitive return after seven years out of the pool. The 34-year-old walked away from the sport in 2008 after ...

Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the ...

Mar 11, 2015

Budapest named replacement host for 2017 FINA World Championships

Budapest will replace Guadalajara, Mexico, as the host of the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, governing body FINA said on Wednesday. Guadalajara pulled out last month citing financial problems. Budapest was originally designated to host the 2021 edition, which includes swimming, water polo, diving ...

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in Korean court

Jan 12, 2015

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in Korean court

Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted last September for allegedly stealing a camera at the Incheon Asian Games before later claiming his innocence, strongly denied the crime as the trial opened in court in the South Korean port city on Monday. “There is ...

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Dec 20, 2014

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow ...

Dec 8, 2014

Le Clos shines as records fall in Doha

Chad Le Clos took his fourth gold medal in Doha on Sunday and became the first male swimmer to win all three butterfly distances in a single world short-course swimming championships. On a day when three world records tumbled, South African Le Clos won ...

Dec 6, 2014

Hagino wins 200m ahead of Lochte

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 200-meter individual medley in a Japan record and compatriot Daiya Seto, winner of the 400 IM a day earlier, placed third at the short-course world swimming championships on Friday. Hagino touched the wall in 1 minute, 50.47 seconds, 0.84 ...

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Nov 24, 2014

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long. Sun tested positive for the banned stimulant ...

Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Oct 29, 2014

Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino rewrote his own national record en route to winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley at a short-course World Cup on Wednesday. Hagino, who also triumphed in the 200 freestyle, improved his own mark in the 200 IM by 0.23 ...

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Oct 28, 2014

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 100-meter individual medley at the short-course World Cup on Tuesday. Hagino touched the wall in 52.03 seconds, with world champion Daiya Seto winning the 400 IM in 3:59.91 at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center. Hagino, though, ...

Oct 7, 2014

Tomita receives 1½-year ban from Japan Swimming Federation

The Japan Swimming Federation on Tuesday suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 for stealing a camera during the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old swimmer admitted to stealing a camera owned by the Yonhap News Agency left at poolside in ...

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Oct 7, 2014

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships. Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as ...