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  • Phelps turns up at worlds with fractured foot July 28, 2013

    Barcelona: American swimming great Michael Phelps turned up to watch the world championships in Barcelona with his foot in a hefty support brace after injuring it on the golf course. "It's just a fracture nothing bad, we're being very cautious right now," Phelps, who retired after last year's London Olympics,...
  • Poliana Okimoto banishes London blues with 10km gold July 23, 2013

    Barcelona: Poliana Okimoto made up for her bitter setback at the 2012 Olympics when she held off Brazilian compatriot Ana Cunha in the final sprint to win the women's 10km open water gold at the world championships on Tuesday. An exhausted Okimoto failed to complete the event at Hyde Park's Serpentine...
  • Over 800 doping tests to be done at FINA worlds July 19, 2013

    Madrid: More than 800 doping tests will be conducted during the swimming world championships slated for July 19 to August 4 in Barcelona, world governing body of the sport FINA said. According to Cornel Marculescu, executive director of FINA, 485 blood tests will be done before the worlds start on Friday...
  • Lance Armstrong denied swimming event entry April 5, 2013

    New York: Lance Armstrong's plan to return to athletic competition was stopped by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) as he was pulled out of a swimming event. Armstrong, who is serving a lifetime ban from Olympic sports because of his doping violations, will not compete in the Masters South Central...
  • Not much expected of swimmer Gagan in London July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian swimmers have never quite made a splash at the Olympics and it is not expected to be any different even in London when the country's lone entry Gagan A P Ulalmath enters the fray after getting a lucky break due to FINA's strange 'Universality' quota. Gagan was handed...
  • Indian swimmer Khade qualifies for Olympics July 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Virdhawal Khade on Wednesday became the second Indian swimmer to qualify for next year's London Olympics by clocking 50.34s in the 100m freestyle event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai. Khade thus joined Sandeep Sejwal, who had earlier qualified for the 100m breaststroke event in the London...
  • New swimsuit rules valid from January: FINA August 1, 2009

    Rome: The polyurethane swimsuits that have led to a deluge of world records will be banned from next January, swimming's governing body FINA said on Friday. "The manufacturers are ready," FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told a news conference. "Now without any doubt the new rules will apply from January 1...
  • Phelps rebounds with world record in 200m butterfly July 29, 2009

    Rome: Now that's more like it. Michael Phelps bounced back from a stunning loss with something more familiar another world record Wednesday. One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany's Paul Biedermann, Phelps set a world record in the 200meter butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 51.51 seconds...
  • Suits row could keep Phelps out of pool July 29, 2009

    Rome: American Michael Phelps should stay out of international competition until swimming's governing body FINA sorts out the chaos over swimsuits, his coach Bob Bowman said on Tuesday. FINA has agreed to ban performanceenhancing polyurethane suits next year after a glut of world records but said the new rules may not...