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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 trimetazidine on May 17 during China’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

| Oct 4, 2014

Hagino honored as top athlete

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday. The 20-year-old Hagino won a medal in all seven races he entered, capturing four golds, one silver and two bronze during the games, ...

| Oct 1, 2014

Shamed swimmer Tomita departs for Japan

by Dave Hueston

Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita departed for Japan on Wednesday, ending a tumultuous week after he was caught red-handed stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Tomita, 25, who left on an evening flight from ...

Phelps sorry for DUI arrest

Oct 1, 2014

Phelps sorry for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The 18-time Olympic champion was arrested on DUI charges early Tuesday — for the second time in a decade — another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this ...

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Sep 29, 2014

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

by Dave Hueston

Police on Monday sent papers to prosecutors, accusing swimmer Naoya Tomita of stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old Tomita, who has been ordered to remain in the athletes’ village ...