There’s not sufficient being completed to struggle doping in swimming

American back swimmer Ryan Murphy told CNBC: “The news with Shepard Smith“that doping remains a huge problem in sport and that not enough is being done to combat it.

“In the US you can see exactly how many times I or one of my teammates have been tested for drugs, and in other countries you don’t,” Murphy said. “We just have no idea what they are doing or not doing in the fight against doping.”

In Tokyo, Murphy won a gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay, a silver medal in the 200m back and a bronze medal in the 100m back, bringing his own Olympic medal count to six.

After Murphy’s silver medal swim in the men’s 200-meter back, Murphy’s doping concerns came to the fore when he told reporters“It takes a lot of mental strain on me all year round to know that I’m swimming in a race that is probably not clean.”

Murphy clarified to host Shepard Smith that he “didn’t name a single athlete or country, and that’s how it got included, and that’s a bit of a disappointment.”

Murphy told Smith that he trusts Travis Tygart, CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency, and FINA’s new executive director Brent Nowicki, when it comes to promoting swimming and getting away from doping.

“Travis Tygart has been talking about this for years, he’s someone who deals with this topic every day, and if he’s someone who says races may not be clean, that’s an opinion I listen to, and then too the new manager. ” Director of FINA, this is the umbrella organization for international swimming, he told me to my face that he believes we still have a long way to go to rid our sport of doping, so the two guys are really well versed in this subject “Said Murphy. “You are really motivated to clean up our sport and really motivated to move our sport forward.”

FINA did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Tygart emailed the following statement to CNBC:

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen this horror movie before – in which Russia’s state-sponsored doping program runs free and Russia wins, while the leaders of IOC and WADA try to blind the world by claiming that Russia is ‘forbidden’ . All can now see this “prohibition” once again for the farce that it is. It is hardly a “rebranding” and will do nothing to stop corruption in Russia and likely encourage others who want to win by any means. That must certainly serve as a further call for a new, honest global anti-doping system that lives by the Olympic values ​​and has the courage to stand up for a fair sport of the games through their thirst for medals over values. ”

Of course, it is not fair to question the performance of an individual athlete and all are considered innocent unless and until proven otherwise. The world, including athletes from Russia, has been let down and deserves better. The leaders and sports authorities in Russia, having escaped the consequences, have abandoned their athletes by committing the original scam that started years ago and continue to cover up that scam. We have called for all tests on individual athletes in all sports to be published from all countries, as our US athlete test results are, but especially Russia given its proven corrupt system. The world deserves to know if anything has really changed in Russia and how many times we may see this fraud again on the world’s greatest stage. ”

The Russian Olympic Committee did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Gators shut out U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in fashion

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – As soon as they got there, the US Olympic Swimming Trials are over.

After eight days of intense competition, the coveted 52-man roster for Team USA has officially been filled out.

The swimmers Caleb Dressel, Keiran Smith and Bobby Finke from Florida together won all six individual races of the men.

Dressel won the 50 and 100 meters, Smith won the 200 and 400, and Finke dominated the 800 and 1500 meters.

To round off the grueling qualification, Dressel set the American record in 50s freestyle by hitting the wall in 21.04 seconds to qualify for his third individual race. He will take part in a total of four events as he is part of the men’s 400 relay.

Finke also went out of the race with a bang when he blew away his competitors in the 1500 with a time of 14:46. He was 14 seconds faster than the runner-up.

The Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 23rd to August 8th.

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Adults-only swimming pools deliver night time swimming and leisure, plus Sundown Station opens its oasis

CAESARS PALACE – The adults-only pool at Garden of the Gods pool oasis, Venus Basin, has a completely new night swim every Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. To buy a cabana, daybed, or chair, Head online. [EaterWire]

THE CROMWELL – Drias Beach Club is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next performances include Maria Romano on Friday June 11th and Friday June 25th; Gucci Mane on Saturday June 12th; Murda Beatz on Sunday June 13th; Baddies Only on Friday June 18; Rae Sremmurd on Saturday June 19; Flow Fly on Sunday June 20th; and Chase B on Sunday June 27th. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on-line. [EaterWire]

RED ROCK RESORT – purple, the pool for adults aged 21 and over, has reopened. General admission is $ 25 and cabanas start at $ 250. Call 702-797-7875 for reservations. [EaterWire]

SUNSET STATION – Henderson Resort opened its renovated pool with chair side dining and drinks, an outside bar, cabanas, day beds, and poolside lounge chairs. Cabanas start at $ 100 Monday through Thursday and $ 125 Friday through Sunday. Daybed prices start at $ 50 Monday through Thursday and start at $ 75 Friday through Sunday. Call 702-334-0128 for reservations. Admission prices Monday through Thursday for unregistered hotel guests start at $ 15 for adults and $ 10 for children, and $ 20 for adults and $ 15 for children Friday through Sunday. The pool at Sunset station is daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

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