FINA Bans 7 Russian Swimmers From Competing In RIO Olympics


On Monday, Swimming’s world governing body banned seven Russians from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics in the fall-out from Russia’s state-run doping.

FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday’s IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio, instead leaving it up to each sports federation to decide whether to accept Russians.

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Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both 4 x 100m freestyle bronze-medal winners with the Russian team at the 2012 Olympics, and Yulia Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, were among the seven banned.

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