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  • Phelps turns up at worlds with fractured foot 28-07-2013 10:18 PM

    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 10-km gold 23-07-2013 10:06 PM

    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 10-km open water gold at the world championships on Tuesday. An exhausted Okimoto failed to complete the event at Hyde Park's...
  • Over 800 doping tests to be done at FINA worlds 19-07-2013 12:29 PM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong denied swimming event entry 05-04-2013 04:50 PM

    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...
  • Indian swimmer Khade qualifies for Olympics 27-07-2011 05:15 PM

    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...
  • Suits row could keep Phelps out of pool 29-07-2009 08:50 PM

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