China Urged To Drop Out

High FINA officials are quietly urging China to impose a one-year ban from international competition on itself, and to use that time to clean up the doping problem. Terry Gathercole,

Smith-De Bruin Solicitors Call Conference On Test

Solicitors acting for Michelle Smith-De Bruin, the triple Olympic champion, have called a press conference in Dublin regarding a drug test taken by the swimmer. The test is believed to

Thompson Wins Iba Award

TULSA, OK – Karl Malone and Jenny Thompson were named as winners of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. The award recognizes athletes who use their sports fame to

Angry Smith-De Bruin Denies New Drug Allegations

Triple Olympic champion Michelle Smith-De Bruin has angrily rejected new drugs allegations made against her by the sport’s controlling body. In a detailed statement at a crowded news conference in

Tough On Drugs!

Organizers of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September, are taking a rather tough stand on illegal drugs. Any athlete caught in the possession

Michelle Smith: BUSTED!!

Michelle Smith, the controversial Irish swimmer who was hailed as Ireland’s greatest sports hero when she won three gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, faces a possible suspension after

Andrea Hayes

Swimming World has learned that Andrea Hayes Dickson (1988 US Olympian in the 200m backstroke) and husband Kent welcomed their daughter, Hannah Lynn, born on Nov. 26, 1997.

Counsilman Scholarship

The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) has announced a scholarship in the name of Doc and Marge Counsilman. The scholarship honors Doc Counsilman, perhaps the seminal figure in coaching in

Unusual Triple

Moldova’s Sergei Mariniuk, who has long trained at the Santa Clara Swim Club, swam a rare – if not unique – program of events at the World Championships in Perth.