Swimming World Splashback One Year Ago Today: Cupping, Doping & Fast Swimming

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Swimming World is recounting all the highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games through a series of Splashbacks. One year ago, the world’s largest stage for swimming produced numerous national and Olympic records among some very other heated topics.

Between the finger-wagging and anti-doping speeches, those strange purple spots on Michael Phelps‘ back almost went unnoticed. But of course, they gained worldwide attention, and you can now find these cupping bruises on swimmers everywhere.

Relive the man, the finger-wag and the day that started it all with this Splashback from August 8, 2016:

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Author: Diana Pimer

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is the assistant swim coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Keene State, as well as KSC's head site coach for Greenwood Swimming. Pimer also helped coach 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Robert Griswold.

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