Dubbed the “mystic energy girl” by online fans, 20-year-old Olympic swimmer and bronze...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 31, 2012
Following veiled accusations from U.S. swim coach John Leonard that Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen had used illicit performance-enhacing drugs to win her record-breaking gold medal on Saturday, many in the industry have risen to her...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 30, 2012
With the London Olympics underway, the first doping scandal of the games seems to have hit and it involves 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. Ye won a gold on Saturday after making record time in the 400 meter medley,...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 15, 2008
The New York Times looks at the surprise gold in women’s swimming won by newcomer Liu Zige: Who was this 19-year-old swimmer who had never competed in an international meet before? How had she shaved more than a second off...
by Sean Escoffery | Jun 30, 2008
The Canadian Press is reporting that the China Anti-Doping Agency’s lifetime ban of swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng and his coach, Feng Shangbao, was done to set an example: China’s decision to ban one of its top swimmers for...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 1, 2005
From The Washington Post: Shortly before the U.S. team concluded one of its most successful swimming world championships in history, U.S. men’s team coach Dave Salo expressed surprise that China was not more competitive, saying the nation’s sluggish performance raised suspicions that it was keeping its best swimmers sequestered in China so they could avoid […]
by Sophie Beach | May 7, 2005
From the Times: The plot is as horrifying as it is simple. One hundred of China’s most talented junior swimmers are gathered together for a test day in Beijing in late 2001 after the city won the right to stage the 2008 Games. Fifty are chosen to remain there with the national team under the […]
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