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FINA Announces Olympic Swimmers Entered for Rio Games

 

This morning FINA announced the final entry lists of Olympic swimmers for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This summer, there will be 172 delegations represented. That is five more than swam in London.

There are a total of 906 Olympic swimmers entered. From August 5-13, we will see 489 men and 417 women race.

Each nation was allowed a maximum of 52 athletes, with 26 men and 26 women. According to the lists, most swimmers are entered with either an “A” cut or as a “Universality” swim.

 

NOTE: The entry lists are posted alphabetically by country.  This is not a Psyche Sheet

Full list of qualified women is available here.

Full list of qualified men is available here.

The above lists are broken down by event.

 

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/fina-announces-olympic-swimmers-entered-for-rio-games/

 

 

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Swimming governing body FINA has ruled seven Russian swimmers ineligible to compete at the Olympics, including three it says were linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities.

Reigning world 100-meter breaststroke champion Yulia Efimova is among four Russian swimmers who FINA says were withdrawn by the Russian Swimming Federation because they previously served doping bans.

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday restricted athletes with previous doping bans from representing Russia.

FINA says three more swimmers were identified by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren when he examined evidence that Russian government officials ordered the cover-up of hundreds of doping tests.

They are 2008 Olympic silver and 2012 bronze medalist Nikita Lobintsev, bronze medalist Vladimir Morozov and world junior record holder Daria Ustinova.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-8-russians-missing-rio-australia-slams-housing/2016/07/25/1cfcfa30-5277-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

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Love the Portuguese name for the butterfly - borboleta. So romance-Latin!

 

Crossing fingers for our first God today!

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Not a big deal but,

I notice that during TV coverage the races finish on the right side of the TV. I could be wrong, but in almost every previous Olympics Swimming event the swimmers finish on the left side of the TV. I know I won't affect the swimmers, but most TV viewers are familiar in finishing the race of the left side. :)

 

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Didn't expected seeing Michael Phelps being beaten by two japanese swimmers. Looks like he didn't quite started with the right foot. 

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2 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

Didn't expected seeing Michael Phelps being beaten by two japanese swimmers. Looks like he didn't quite started with the right foot. 

That wasn't phelps he starts tomorrow 

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My bad. It was Chase Kalisz.  Sorry about that one. 

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40 minutes ago, trebor204 said:

Not a big deal but,

I notice that during TV coverage the races finish on the right side of the TV. I could be wrong, but in almost every previous Olympics Swimming event the swimmers finish on the left side of the TV. I know I won't affect the swimmers, but most TV viewers are familiar in finishing the race of the left side. :)

 

That part surprised me too... But i don´t know if it´s a first time, or i just have bad memory

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Absolutely amazing. Canada wins a bronze medal in swimming. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. After the performances at in Toronto last year and at the trials this year. So happy to see 5 ladies take home a medal. Great to see Australia do so well too. Especially against Sun Yang. Loved that Mack Horton put up after all the talk.

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25 minutes ago, thatsnotmypuppy said:

"Australia tops the medal tally!"... ah.... OK. We'll take it lol.

I'll own it ... while it lasts.

 

Cue the yanks to point at medal totals. Actually, that puts Japan on top if you go by alphabetical order... unless you use the Portuguese spelling... but then NBC wouldn't be happy with that. Oh f*ck it, it's Oz then.

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5 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

I'll own it ... while it lasts.

 

Cue the yanks to point at medal totals. Actually, that puts Japan on top if you go by alphabetical order... unless you use the Portuguese spelling... but then NBC wouldn't be happy with that. Oh f*ck it, it's Oz then.

Congratulations for topping the Olympic medal table for the very first time, even if it is for less than 24 hours lol

NBC seems to rate countries depending on how many medals they have won, but officially it's whoever has the most gold medals that determines your rank.

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1 hour ago, LatinXTC said:

Congratulations for topping the Olympic medal table for the very first time, even if it is for less than 24 hours lol

NBC seems to rate countries depending on how many medals they have won, but officially it's whoever has the most gold medals that determines your rank.

Thanks. LOL - we know it's only gonna be fleeting. The only time we'll ever do it is perhaps the first day of a games. Been a while since we had such a good start to a games, so we'll enjoy it while we can.

Actually, I don't think any count style is "official". It's just convention that North America counts totals and the rest of the world tends towards the gold standard. I notice even on the official Rio app, this time it allows you to choose between golds or totals for its medal tables. I haven't checked if the language chosen for country spellings also affects standings.

From my readings of Olympic histories, the IOC used to strongly disapprove of medal counts of any type. It used to be quite controversial in the 50s. And at that time, there were different ways of counting the totals. The US used to use some point system assigning different points for gold, silver and bronze. And the Soviet bloc used to use another but different points system (which I assume favoured them). 

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Back to swimming.  Very infuriating to see Yulia Efimova competing.   Feel for Jennie Johansson of SWE who lost her place in the 100 m breaststroke finals because of this serial cheater.  While I never like to see athletes booed by an unsportsmanlike crowd, Y.E. did have it coming so I'm not losing any sleep over it.   Hopefully somebody will eventually spill the beans on the 11th hour machinations that went on between Russia and FINA to pry the back door and let her and a couple of other tainted Russians into the competitions.    :angry:

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Can't her medal still be stripped from her? She did test positive for a drug in March that was just banned months earlier. From what I read seems they only reinstated her just because it's still under investigation, so could they come back and punish her with like a year ban and cause her to return her medal and strip the results?

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She tested positive for Meldonium that is correct however WADA did not do any study how long it takes to take the drug out of the system. As it turns out it takes longer then 1 month so they changed the rules extending the time-frame as well as setting a minimum content of the drug in the system. According to the test Efimova was well within that threshold.

Further there are no studies that indicate that Meldonium is a performance booster it was banned by WADA according to its own statements because of wide use not because there are any indications that it enhances performance. So basically based on the popularity. But regardless of the background rule is rule but she complies with the rule as it is stated.

There were no 11th hour negotiations. Olympic Commitee set out clear guidelines for accepting Russian athletes which is in itself discriminatory and should have been applied to  all participants instead. But anyway one of the rules was that that athletes with a history of doping sanctions could not attend, based on this FINA disqualified Efimova because in 2014 she had failed a doping test for which she has served disqualifications until February 2015, not because of anything that have happened in March 2016. So it is based on this that FINA did not allow her to participate. Efimova went to court http://www.tas-cas.org/en/index.html which ruled in her favor indicating that quite rightly that it is not possible to punish a person for a crime for which the punishment has already been served. Therefore Olympic Committee and FINA was forced to retract its requirement and accept the participation of Efimova or ignore the rolling and face eventual monetary fines. The rule was retracted not just for Efimova but for all athletes.

Personally I like clear cut decisions and don't mind athletes caught on doping being disqualified for life but i disagree that it should only be applied to Russian athletes and many teams have athletes that have previously served disqualification for doping. The argument from the other side being that today there is enormous opportunity for athletes to inadvertently ingest some banned substance and a life ban would not be fair, not being a specialist i am not certain how valid the latter argument is.

I am amazed that under all that psychological pressure she went out and was able to perform as well as she did.

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^ lol wtf is this russian apologist telling us that FINA and the IOC need to play fairly.  they've been more than fair to the russian, who are a toxic team of serial cheaters. their very presence is a stain on these games and i'm sure every time they medal the 4th place finishers have to be seriously wondering if they've lost out on a once-in-a-lifetime podium moment because of more unscrupulous behavior. and that's to say nothing of the queasy feeling millions of people around the world are getting every time russia breaks some new record in the pool or smashes their competition, as we've just seen seconds ago in the relay heats.

i really applaud the lily kings of the world. she has earned our respect and admiration and she has every right to be as sanctimonious and self-congratulatory as she likes.

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Jeez I was nervous in the lead-up to the 100m. And nervous as it got 20m to the wall. But, wow! Charmers comes through from behind to win, while our main hope, McEvoy, fades and finishes way back. What an unexpected result, but still a sweet result for us!

 

Woohoo! :D

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And despite a disappointing swim, gotta say McEvoy was just so thoughtful, gracious and humble at the post race comments by the pool. Class act there.

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