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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Swimmer David Wong prays for dispensation from ban for drug use

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Asthmatic swimmer praying he will be given exemption after failing a doping test in January Wong hopes to skip drugs ban on medical grounds Top swimmer and asthma sufferer David Wong Kai-wai is hoping for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to escape a lengthy ban after he failed a drug test at the start of the year. Hong Kong Swimming Association ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps rejoins drug testing programme

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:55am

    ... Michael Phelps is back in the US Anti-Doping Agency’s drug test programme, a possible sign the Olympic swimming great is eyeing a return for Rio. Phelps retired from swimming after bagging ... at the 2008 Beijing Games. Phelps has downplayed rumors that he was considering a return to competition in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But Usada’s records show he was drug tested twice ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Phelps rejoins US drug testing programme

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 02:57pm by Associated Press

    ... Olympics. In the strongest signal yet that his retirement won’t last much longer, Phelps has rejoined the US drug testing programme- a necessary step for any athlete hoping to compete in an Olympic ... and swim again, then I’ll compete,” he said. “If I don’t,” he added, letting out a big laugh, “I guess I’ll re-retire. Just don’t compare me to Brett Favre.” By subjecting himself to drug testing, ...


    Olympic star Amy Van Dyken severs spinal cord in crash

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:09pm

    ... numerous prominent athletes who testified before a grand jury investigating the Balco doping scandal. Rouen never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during her career. “The USA ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic great Michael Phelps formally ends his retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:03am by Associated Press

    ... the US drug-testing programme. He has completed his six-month waiting period to be eligible for competition by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Phelps turns 29 in June and is the most decorated athlete ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Is Michael Phelps being foolish in coming out of retirement?

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:05am by Associated Press

    ... in history returned to training last autumn and re-entered the US drug-testing programme. His six-month waiting period to be eligible for competition ended in March. "Since 2004, there's ... Phelps has his eye on a fifth Olympics in 2016. But to resume the grind of training and drug testing, surely the Rio Games are on his radar. Bowman said Phelps is "pretty far" from ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Lance Armstrong to make splash in return

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:30am by Associated Press in Austin, Texas

    ... performance-enhancing drug use during his cycling career. “Our mission, dating back to the 60s, is we encourage adults to swim,” Butcher said. “Lance is a member of USMS so he is eligible to swim.” But the US ... respond to emails on Wednesday night seeking clarification. US Master’s Swimming does not drug test. Butcher said earlier in the day US Masters Swimming has debated in the past whether to start ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Phelps back at the pool but still mum on comeback

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:00am

    ... Phelps still has plenty of time to resume serious training for Rio, though he would need to account for requirements such as re-entering the US drug-testing programme. He would certainly want ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Dawn Fraser urges lifelong ban on Australian Olympic swimmers who used sleeping pills

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... should be barred from competition for life. "Those people who take drugs in sport should be banned forever, not to ever be allowed to come back into sport... especially in this example," said Fraser. Those people who take drugs in sport should be banned forever, not to ever be allowed to come back into sport... especially in this example "They should be punished ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Australian coach out after Olympic shame

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 01:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian swimming officials Wednesday said head coach Leigh Nugent will resign after a dismal London Olympic campaign marred by ill-discipline, drug use ... in the Olympic pool found drunkenness, misuse of prescription drugs and bullying were among “toxic” incidents at the Games. So bad was morale, one swimmer described the last year London Games ...




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