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PH tankers shatter 5 national records in 2019 FINA World Championships

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Fil-Am swimmer Remedy Rule leads the pack in being on track for a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth

WORLD STAGE. (from left to right) Remedy Rule, Luke Gebbie, Nicole Oliva, James Deiparine and coach Sherwyn Santiago participate in the 2019 FINA World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Shayna Jack pulled out of the world championship citing 'personal reasons,' but it has been revealed she failed an out-of-competition test and has been suspended

SUSPENDED. Shayna Jack has denied any wrongdoing, claiming she did not take the prohibited substance found in her system knowingly. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Dressel treble after nightclub deaths rock world swim championships

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM

American superstar Caeleb Dressel looks untouchable, but controversies continue to hit the world meet

RECORD-SMASHER. After shattering Michael Phelps’ decade-long record, Caeleb Dressel becomes the first swimmer to capture at least 6 gold medals at two world championships. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

'I'm just protecting athletes,' insists China swim star Sun

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Amid the heated podium protests due to doping suspicions, Sun Yang says he has 'nothing to prove' and doesn't deserve the insults from fellow swimmers

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Dressel smashes Phelps' 100m butterfly world record

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Another Michael Phelps world record goes down this week as American Caeleb Dressel pulls off an incredible semifinal swim

SMASHING. USA's Caeleb Dressel is on track of at least matching his personal record medal haul in the world championships. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

FINA threatens bans as swimming image hurt by Sun protests

Jul 26, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Swimmers may be stripped of their medals or face a ban if Sun Yang podium protests continue

SWIMMING ROW. Silver medalist Mack Horton of Australia (left) refuses to stand on the podium with gold winner and Chinese star Sun Yang (center) and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Phelps hails 'incredible' Milak after losing world record

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Hungarian teen Kristof Milak shatters American legend Michael Phelps' long-standing 200m butterfly record

TEEN TITAN. Nineteen-year-old Kristof Milak celebrates his record-breaking romp in the world championships. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Sun, Scott warned by FINA over world swim medal clash

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'You're a loser, I win!' Chinese swimming star Sun Yang rages at British rival Duncan Scott after another salty medal snub

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Duncan Scott (right) walks out during the podium ceremony in protest of gold medallist Sun Yang (center), the Chinese star competing under doping suspicions. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Adam Peaty, Caeleb Dressel splash to world swim golds

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Britain's Adam Peaty and American Caeleb Dressel retain their world titles in the 2019 FINA World Championships

AIMING FOR SWEEP. Caeleb Dressel (left) and Adam Peaty are aiming to sweep their events in the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos by Ed Jones/AFP (Dressel) and Oli Scarff/AFP (Peaty)

Why Indonesians have not taken advantage of ASEAN's work abroad opportunity

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Indonesians fear rather than embrace Mutual Recognition Agreements which allow professionals to work in other ASEAN countries – due to lack of public understanding of its benefits and socialization to the community

ROUND THE BEND. Two of Light Rail Manila's engineers ensuring LRT1's auxiliary inverter is ready for running. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Ledecky wins 13th gold as USA rule world pool

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:06 AM

Team USA rules the pool at the world championships as Katie Ledecky wins her fourth gold in Budapest

POWERHOUSE. Katie Ledecky led the USA to the women's 4x200m freestyle title with a powerful anchor leg to win her fourth gold medal in the Hungarian capital and the 13th world title of her career. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

U.S. swimmer Ledecky wins historic 12th worlds gold as records tumble

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Katie Ledecky proves she is peerless in the women s 1500m freestyle as she wins the final by a massive 19 07 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Mireia Belmonte

GOLD MEDALIST. US Katie Ledecky reacts after competing in the women's 1500m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 25, 2017. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Chinese swimmer banned two years for doping at Rio Games

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Chen Xinyi will be barred from competition for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide the day she finished fourth in the women s 100m butterfly final

DOPING SCANDAL. Chen Xinyi, seen at the 2014 Asian Games, tested positive for a banned diuretic. Diuretics can be used as "masking agents" to hide the presence of performance-enhancing substances in tests. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Hong Kong harbor race under review after swimmer's death

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

The man died when he was rushed to hospital after being pulled unconscious from the water by a rescue boat

CROSS-HARBOR SWIM. Competitors take part in the annual cross-harbor swim in Hong Kong on October 16, 2016. A swimmer drowned in this year's event and another was left in critical condition. Photo from AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Missing plane, Rohingya sexual assault claims

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A passenger plane is missing two days after it lost contact with air traffic control police say sexual assault allegations by Rohingya women are false and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

Sports events in Singapore, Malaysia cancelled due to haze

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The first day of the Singapore leg of the FINA World Championships is cancelled while the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon set for Sunday will not be held as well

VERY UNHEALTHY. Singapore's air quality reached 'very unhealthy' levels on its third week of being covered in smog. Photo by EPA

No swim comeback for Armstrong - reports

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong has scrapped plans to enter a swim race in Texas following objections from FINA