Swimming


Ikee poised to return

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who was set to be a star of the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics before she was diagnosed with leukemia, will return to competition for the first time since her illness later...

August 12, 2020, Wednesday


Australia coach Verhaeren to step down in September

Jacco Verhaeren said yesterday he will step down as head coach of Swimming Australia in September after nearly seven years in charge of the nation’s elite program....

June 4, 2020, Thursday


Abu Dhabi worlds delayed

This year’s short course world swimming championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have been rescheduled to December 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s governing body...

May 22, 2020, Friday


Lockdown athletes take up new hobbies

WITH sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass all that unexpected free time. We’ve heard plenty of familiar pursuits. Binge-watching ...

May 17, 2020, Sunday


Report: Sun appeals against ban

Disgraced Chinese star Sun Yang has lodged an appeal against his eight-year doping ban with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, according to a report which has been confirmed by a source close to the case....

May 6, 2020, Wednesday


Sun ‘not called up’ for national training camp

The Chinese Swimming Association yesterday denied media reports that Sun Yang has been called up for a national team training camp....

April 24, 2020, Friday


Van der Burgh infected

Former Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh said he has contracted the coronavirus and added his voice to concerns for athletes’ well-being if the Tokyo Games went ahead....

March 24, 2020, Tuesday


Liu breaks Asian 50m freestyle record

Liu Xiang broke the Asian record in the women’s 50-meter freestyle as Olympic champion Sun Yang claimed a comfortable victory in men’s 400 freestyle at the FINA Champions Swim Series in Beijing yester...

January 20, 2020, Monday


Tokyo, Toronto added

Tokyo and Toronto will begin competing next season as new franchises in the International Swimming League, the professional league said in Las Vegas on Saturday....

December 23, 2019, Monday


Sun Yang recalls bizarre doping test

Fifteen months after a nightmarish evening that led to a series of court cases against him, China’s Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang still has difficulty processing that day’s events....

December 12, 2019, Thursday




 

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