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FINA Bans Seven Russian Swimmers

Swimming’s world governing body banned seven Russians from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics in the fall-out from Russia’s state-run doping.

FINA was the first sport to impose bans in light of Sunday’s IOC decision, which ruled against a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in Rio, instead leaving it up to each sports federation to decide whether to accept Russians.

Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, both 4x100m freestyle bronze-medal winners with the Russian team at the 2012 Olympics, and Yulia Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, were among the seven banned.

Source: iol

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