Russia doping scandal: Three Russian swimmers banned from Rio Olympic Games by FINA

The Russian authorities have withdrawn Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Yulia Efimova, Natalia Lovtcova and open-water swimmer Anastasia Krapivina

Matt Slater
Monday 25 July 2016 16:52
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Nikita Lobintsev is one of those to have been banned
Nikita Lobintsev is one of those to have been banned

Swimming's world governing body FINA has banned three Russian swimmers from going to the Rio Games, with four more being withdrawn from the team by the Russian Olympic Committee.

Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova have been rejected because their names appeared in Richard McLaren's damning report into state-directed doping in Russia.

The Russian authorities have withdrawn Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Yulia Efimova, Natalia Lovtcova and open-water swimmer Anastasia Krapivina from consideration as all have served doping bans before.

FINA is the first international sports federation to ban any Russian athletes since the International Olympic Committee's controversial decision on Sunday to leave the issue of Russian eligibility up to each sport.

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