Posts Tagged Swimming

Loyola-New Orleans to add men’s, women’s swimming

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University New Orleans will be adding men’s and women’s swimming as well as competitive cheer and dance to its sports programs in 2016-17.

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South Korea’s swimming start Park apologizes for doping ban

In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan adjusts his goggles after competing a men's 200-meter freestyle swimming heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has been banned 18 months for doping. Swimming governing body FINA says Park tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test in September. The ban will begin retroactively the day of the positive test and expire March 2, 2016 — putting Park's participation in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in doubt. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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.

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Stanford’s Nolan breaks US 200 IM record at NCAA meet

Stanford's David Nolan reacts after winning the 200-yard individual medley during the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Stanford’s David Nolan broke his own U.S. record in the 200-yard individual medley Thursday night on the opening day of the NCAA meet, finishing in 1 minute, 39.98 seconds.

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Korean Oly body could give banned swimmer Park shot at Rio

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic body is considering easing its eligibility rules for athletes entering international competitions, which would allow banned former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan a shot at qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

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Former Olympic swimming champion Park banned 18 months

In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan adjusts his goggles after competing a men's 200-meter freestyle swimming heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has been banned 18 months for doping. Swimming governing body FINA says Park tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test in September. The ban will begin retroactively the day of the positive test and expire March 2, 2016 — putting Park's participation in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in doubt. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea was banned 18 months Monday for doping after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test, the latest in a series of high-profile doping cases in swimming.

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