Heated podium protests targeting Olympic star Sun Yang had hurt swimming's image, the chief of the sport's world body FINA told AFP, prompting tighter rules that could see athletes repeating them stripped of medals.
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is a “drug cheat” who should not be competing at the world championships and governing body FINA need to “get off their backsides” to protect clean athletes, Australian swimming great Dawn Fraser said.
Mack Horton and Sun Yang continued their bitter feud at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on Tuesday, hours after the Australian was warned by FINA over his podium snub of the controversial Chinese swimmer.
The Iranian men’s national water polo team has suffered its third defeat at the group stage of the 19th edition of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships in Serbia, losing to the US squad.
Swimming's world governing body FINA allowed Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev to compete at the Rio Olympics, TASS news agency quoted their lawyer Artyom Patsev as saying on Tuesday.