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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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Marteen Beat Cancer, Wins 25K World Title

Dutchman Maarten van der Weijden won the men’s 25km open water world title today with the time of 5 hours 4 minutes 1.1 seconds, just 5 tenths of a second ahead of USA’s Mark Warkentin. Great swimming by the 27 year old, who in March 2001 was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukaemia, and given only a slight chance of survival.

Source: SwimNews

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