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Backstroke swimmer Junya Koga fails doping test

Former swimming world champion Junya Koga has been kicked out of the Japan squad for this summer's Asian Games after failing a drug test, officials said Wednesday. The 30-year-old, who won the 100-meter backstroke world title in 2009, tested positive for traces of banned muscle-building substances, according to the Japan Swimming ...

Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

/ Apr 3, 2018

Satomi Suzuki, Rikako Ikee set records at national championships

Satomi Suzuki and Rikako Ikee set national records Tuesday in the women's 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly, respectively, on the opening day of the Japan Swimming Championships. Suzuki clocked 30.64 seconds in a qualifying race over the non-Olympic distance at Tatsumi International Swimming Center, slashing ...

/ Jan 15, 2018

Japanese swimmer's doping violation confirmed

The first doping violation in a domestic Japanese swimming competition has been confirmed, an official source said Sunday. The swimmer was tested at an intercollegiate competition in Osaka Prefecture in September. The Japan Anti-Doping Agency will decide on a punishment in the coming days following ...

/ Aug 28, 2017

Hagino planning to undergo rehab in U.S.

Four-time Olympic medalist Kosuke Hagino said Sunday he will do rehab training for a month in Arizona this fall as he sets his sights on making a full comeback from last year's elbow surgery. In a bid to return to top form after surgery cut ...

Dressel wins unprecedented three golds in same night

/ Jul 30, 2017

Dressel wins unprecedented three golds in same night

Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming. After pulling off an unprecedented triple crown at swimming's world championships, it's time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps. The 20-year-old Dressel established himself as America's newest star in the pool Saturday, becoming the first swimmer to ...