1999 European Championships: Day 7

HOOGIE FINISHES WITH SIX GOLDS By Craig Lord Things could hardly have gone more perfectly for Pieter van den Hoogenband, the flying Dutchman, on the last day of the 24th

1999 European Championships: Day 6

DUTCH RELAY DQ’d; HOOGIE DENIED FIFTH GOLD By Craig Lord Istanbul, Turkey – Flying Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband today swam the fastest ever split over 200m freestyle in a

1999 European Championships: Day 4

DOUBLE GOLD FOR THE FRENCH Istanbul, Turkey – Day 4 of the European Swimming Championships was a day of glory for France, a day that also saw three European records

O’Neill Blasts Chinese Cheats

By Catronia Dixon Brisbane, Australia – Olympic and World champion Susie O’Neill has expressed suspicion over the recently-announced dramatic down-sizing of the Chinese swim team for next month’s Pan Pacific

1999 European Championships: Day 5

DUTCHMAN FLIES TO FOURTH GOLD By Craig Lord Istanbul, Turkey – There was no stopping the Flying Dutchman, Pieter van den Hoogenband, as he thundered to a 1:47.09 victory in

1999 European Championships: Day 3

POPOV DETHRONED!!! By Craig Lord Istanbul, Turkey – Alexander Popov, the Russian Rocket, was defeated in the 100m freestyle for the first time in eight years at a major international

Top Ten 100m Swims

By Josh Jeffrey With his European Championship record of 48.47, Holland’s Pieter van den Hoogenband became the third fastest 100m swimmer in history with the third fastest 100m swim. Top