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Phelps Going For 9 Events At Olympics

He will be swimming the 100 and 200 metre freestyle, 200 and 400 IM, 100 and 200 backstroke, 100 and 200 butterfly, and the 400 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials this weekend.

Source: cbc.ca

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Picture courtesy of Vironevaeh

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Kitajima Breaks 200 Breaststroke World Record

Two days after wearing a T-shirt stating “I am the swimmer”, in protest against the Japanese Swimming Federation restricting Japanese swimmers to use only Mizuno, Descente or Asics swim suits, Kosuke Kitajima breaks the 200 meter breaststroke world record, wearing a Speedo LZR Racer at the Japan Open. The new world record is 2:07.51, beating the 2:08.50 set by Brendan Hansen at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships.

Source: SwimInfo

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Mizuno, Asics And Descente Respond To Japanese Deadline

The Japanese Swimming Federation gave the three Japanese sportswear companies until May 30 to come up with an outfit comparable to the LZR Racer, which they then have unveiled by now. Asics and Descente have used a new “world’s fastest swimwear material” called Biorubber Swim-SCS Fabric and polyurethane, while Mizuno say they have a new material tightening the swimmer’s body.

Source: AFP

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Doping Charged Bree Gets Off With A Warning

Irish Andrew Bree admitted the use of an over-the-counter Vicks Nasal Inhaler, which in the US contains the banned substance of Levmethamfetamine. The doping panel was convinced that the use of the drug was not intended to enhance performance and that Bree had gone to “all possible lengths to check that the medial product that he was using contained no such banned substance.”

Source: SwimInfo

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Drymonakos Tests Positive For Steroids

European 200-meter butterfly champion Ioannis Drymonakos from Greece tested positive for Methyltrienolone on March 6, and is therefore “withdrawing from swimming and reserves the right to exercise all legal rights to safeguard his honor and reputation”. This is the same steroid for which 11 Greek weightlifters tested positive in a separate recent doping scandal.

Source: International Herald Tribune

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