Timeline On IOC, WADA and FINA Actions Surrounding Doping At The Olympics

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The crowd has been very vocal with boos and jeers to athletes who have been allowed to compete in these Olympic Games after being caught and penalized for using drugs.

Gold medal athletes, like Lilly King, Michael Phelps and Mack Horton have been outspoken both in gestures and words about their displeasure with the sports governance.

The press has also shown their displeasure with some members of the corp refusing to stand during the playing of certain national anthems in award ceremonies.

The following is a timeline on events leading up to current chaos surrounding doping concerns at the Olympics within the sport of competitive swimming.

02 December 2014

Russian doping claims: 99% of athletes guilty, German TV alleges 

02 December 2014

Russian Doping System – Program Revealed And Athletes Confess

16 December 2014

Dick Pound Leading WADA Investigation Into Russian Doping Allegations

11 Februrary 2015

Shocking: FINA Executive Director “Did Not See” Documentary on Russia Doping Scandal

24 August 2015

IOC President: Lifetime Doping Bans “Not Possible”

01 March 2016

IOC Hands Over Olympics Anti-Doping Reins to Court of Arbitration for Sport

15 April 2016

WADA Revokes License of Moscow Antidoping Center

21 April 2016

WADA Suspends Beijing Lab’s Accreditation

04 May 2016

WADA Suspends Bloemfontein Laboratory, African Continent’s Only Anti-Doping Laboratory

17 May 2016

WADA Outlines Investigation Approach Regarding Recent Doping Allegations

15 June 2016

17 July 2016

FINA Releases Statement on “Premature Calls” to Ban Russia From the Olympics

18 July 2016

IOC and IPC Issue Statements in Response to McLaren Report

19 July 2016

IOC Takes “Provisional Measures” in Response to McLaren Report

22 July 2016

IOC Announces Second Wave of Positive Beijing and London Retests

24 July 2016

IOC Releases Conditions for Russian Participation in Rio Olympics; Avoids Full Ban

24 July 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency Blasts IOC for Russia Decision

25 July 2016

FINA Officially Pulls Yulia Efimova, Six Other Russians from Rio Games in Accordance with IOC Decision

26 July 2016

FINA President Julio Maglione Criticizes WADA

30 July 2016

IOC Creates Panel to Make Final Decision on Olympic Eligibility of Russian Athletes

02 August 2016

Suspected Russian Dopers Morozov, Lobintsev Cleared For Rio Pending IOC Review

04 August 2016

Lobintsev, Morozov Cleared For Competition At Rio Olympics By IOC and CAS

04 August 2016

CAS Rules Yuliya Efimova Not Eligible To Compete At Rio Olympics; IOC Decision Pending

05 August 2016

Multiple Reports Lead To Final Conclusion: Yuliya Efimova To Compete In Rio Olympic Games, Pending IOC Confirmation

06 August 2016

Olympic Games Begins In Rio

Swimming World put in a request to meet with Cornel Marculescu, Executive Director for FINA, to learn more about FINA’s decisions and policies going forward.

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Author: Brent Rutemiller

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