More Sports / Swimming Nov 12, 2016

Melnikov receives 8-year doping ban

Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov has been banned for eight years for a second positive doping test, during training for Olympic qualifying races. On Friday, FINA said Melnikov tested positive for a growth hormone in a sample taken in Moscow in March. Aquatic sports' global governing body ...

More Sports / Swimming Jan 31, 2016

Fukuoka to host 2021 swimming world championships

FINA, the international swimming federation, announced Sunday that Fukuoka will host the world championships in 2021, with Doha hosting the 2023 event. It will be the second world championships for Japan, with Fukuoka staging the 2001 worlds. Nanjing had also bid to be one of ...

More Sports / Swimming Sep 16, 2015

Aussie swimmer Palmer gets FINA warning, reprimand

Former Olympic champion Kylie Palmer has received a reprimand and warning from world governing body FINA over a positive doping test two years ago. Palmer, a member of the Australian 4x200-meter freestyle relay team which won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tested positive to ...

Ledecky off to golden start

More Sports / Swimming Aug 3, 2015

Ledecky off to golden start

Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while the other medalists departed. Seemingly uncertain what to do next and with no one ...

More Sports / Swimming Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea's only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2008 ...

More Sports / Swimming Mar 11, 2015

Budapest named replacement host for 2017 FINA World Championships

Budapest will replace Guadalajara, Mexico, as the host of the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, governing body FINA said on Wednesday. Guadalajara pulled out last month citing financial problems. Budapest was originally designated to host the 2021 edition, which includes swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized ...