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Olympic swimmer Wallace admits drink-driving

Silver medallist Dan Wallace was more than twice the legal limit when he was stopped by police.

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WTF, FML and a brief history of sporting acronyms in the modern age

The World Taekwondo Federation has finally rebranded but it is far from the only sporting entity to cause controversy with an acronym or abbreviation

The World Taekwondo Federation did the inevitable last weekend, changing its name to escape the “negative connotations” of its acronym.

World Taekwondo, as it is now officially known, first considered changing its name in 2015, but decided to give it another 18 months before accepting that the ubiquitous online abbreviation was going nowhere. The new slogan? It’s “Taekwondo For All”. Thanks for asking.

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Olympian Wallace suspended after drink-drive charge

British Swimming and Scottish Swimming ban Olympian Dan Wallace for three months after the 24-year-old admits to drink-driving.

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Jazz Carlin and Aimee Willmott withdraw from World Swimming Championships

Jazz Carlin and Aimee Willmott pull out of Great Britain’s team for the World Swimming Championships.

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Olympic legend Phelps to race against great white shark

Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, is to race against a great white shark as part of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’.

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Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty frustrated by 50m Olympic omission

GB Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty criticises the IOC for favouring distance events over sprint events for Tokyo 2020.

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Tokyo 2020: Mixed-gender events added to Olympic Games

Mixed-gender events in athletics, swimming, table tennis and triathlon are approved for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Tokyo 2020: Mixed events would add ‘fun’ element to Olympics – Adam Peaty

Rio 2016 champion Adam Peaty says the introduction of mixed events for Tokyo 2020 would make the Olympics “more fun”.

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Ryan Lochte: US swimmer says he contemplated suicide after Rio

American Swimmer Ryan Lochte says he had suicidal thoughts amid the fallout from his behaviour at the Rio Olympics.

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Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers to undergo heart surgery

  • Australian pulls out of July’s world swimming championships
  • 18-year-old has long-standing condition that causes spikes in heart rate

Kyle Chalmers, an Australian Olympic gold medallist, will undergo heart surgery and miss the swimming world championships in Hungary. The 18-year-old, who rose to prominence with victory in the 100m freestyle in Rio last year, suffers from a longstanding condition that has on occasion affected his activities in the pool.

In November last year Chalmers was forced to withdraw from the Australian national short course championships as his heart rate spiked just before he was due to race in the freestyle final.

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Jack Buckner: British Swimming names new chief executive

Jack Buckner is appointed chief executive of British Swimming as preparations continue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Get Inspired: Swim England launches free Just Swim scheme with additional benefits

Swim England launches the free Just Swim scheme to provide additional benefits for regular swimmers.

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Australian swimmers face bans over missed drug tests

  • Members of Dolphins swim team failed to update whereabouts appropriately
  • ‘It is extremely disappointing,’ says Swimming Australia CEO

Three Australian swimmers are facing two-year bans from all competitions for missing three drugs tests over a period of 12 months.

“Swimming Australia confirms it has recently been informed by Asada and Fina that members of the Australian Dolphins Swim team may have failed to update their whereabouts appropriately over the previous 12-month period,” the Australian team said in a statement on Sunday.

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Gareth Southgate; England boss backs Adam Peaty’s charity sportathon

England boss Gareth Southgate has painful penalty memories revived as he backs swimmer Adam Peaty’s charity challenge.

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Charlotte Atkinson: Swimmer hopes there is ‘more to come’ at World Championships

Double British champion Charlotte Atkinson is “over the moon” to be named in the British Swimming team for July’s World Championships.

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