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Dunwoody, Weekes put Alpha in charge

Dunwoody, Weekes put Alpha in charge

Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes both made big splashes to put Alpha Swim Club on top the standings after day two of the National Short Course Championship on Wednesday night. Competing at the Aquatic Centre, both swimmers dominated the 13-14 age category, racing their way to three gold medals each. At the end of the […]

Yellow House rule in the pool!

Yellow House rule in the pool!

Yellow House splashed their way to victory and in the process dethroned Blue House when the Queen’s College Inter-house Swimming Championship was held Tuesday at the Barbados Aquatic Centre. Former champions Blue House with 409 points fell short by 24 points to Yellow House’s 433 while Red House with 291 were third. Orange House placed fourth […]

Lochte punished

Lochte punished

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Swimming have confirmed that swimmer Ryan Lochte has been given a ten month suspension for claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympic Games. Lochte’s team-mates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen, who were all involved in the incident, have each been given four month […]

OLYMPICS – Question marks over swimmers’ robbery claims

OLYMPICS – Question marks over swimmers’ robbery claims

Brazilian police were searching for US Olympic gold medallist swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen Wednesday after a judge issued an order preventing them from leaving the country until they clarified their accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint. After checks at Rio’s international airport, police sources said they believed Lochte had already left Brazil […]

Dutchwoman wins; Frenchwoman cheats

Dutchwoman wins; Frenchwoman cheats

France’s Aurelie Muller was disqualified after finishing second as Sharon van Rouwendaal of The Netherlands dominated the women’s 10 kilometre Olympic open water swimming race at Fort Copacabana today. Van Rouwendaal cruised to gold in a little under two hours in the water, reaching the finish line a huge 16.6 seconds clear of the field […]

Chinese swimmer fails drug test

Chinese swimmer fails drug test

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has reportedly become the first athlete to fail an in-competition drugs test at the Olympic Games after testing positive following a fourth place finish in the women’s 100 metres butterfly final. Bulgarian steeplechaser Silvia Danekova has also admitted to having failed a pre-competition test here for banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO). […]

Phelps increases medal count to 28

Phelps increases medal count to 28

RIO DE JANEIRO – American Michael Phelps shared the silver in a three-way tie in the 100-meter butterfly, making more history at the Rio Olympics Friday night. Phelps tied with Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh as Joseph Schooling of Singapore pulled off the upset and won gold. Phelps touched second in 51.14 in the […]

OLYMPICS – Phelps adds to golden legend

OLYMPICS – Phelps adds to golden legend

Michael Phelps may already have been the greatest swimmer of all time but his performances – and celebrations – Tuesday night showed once again how he is surely the most ferocious competitor ever to grace the Olympic stage. The 31-year-old American first won a third title in the 200 metres butterfly before anchoring his United States […]

OLYMPICS – King strikes for gold

OLYMPICS – King strikes for gold

Lilly King beat controversial Russian Yuliya Efimova in the Olympic 100 metres breaststroke final Monday night to claim victory for United States, and, some would say, for clean sport on another night where the sport’s problems with doping were never far from the surface.  Efimova was only granted permission to compete late last week by the […]

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