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As stated here on fina.org, FINA has now incorporated the new version of the WADA World Anti-Doping Code into its rules, together with a new set of FINA Medical & Ethic Rules.

The FINA Extraordinary Congress has also approved the adoption of a starting platform in swimming that may have an adjustable setting back plate (to be implemented only after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing), the definition of 10km open water events as ‘Marathon Swimming’, and the new regulations related to cases of emergency abandonment of open water swimming races.

WORLD Championship Sports Network (WCSN) will provide live coverage of the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships from April 9 -13 in Manchester, England. As the official global webcast partner for FINA, WCSN will be providing fans access to the event via WCSN TV and free webcast on www.WCSN.com (for US Viewers) or www.fina.org (for select international viewers).

Source: swiminfo.com

Liam Tancock set a new 50 meters long course backstroke world record this evening, during evening preliminaries of the 200 backstroke at the British Championships in Sheffield. The new record is 24.47, obliterating the former record time of 24.80, that Thomas Rupprath swam in 2003.

Source: Lane 9 News