Olympic swimming star Phelps gets married
Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps, unbeknownst to the world, competed at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil as a married man, having quietly wed his fiancée, former Miss California Nicole Johnson, weeks earlier, court records made public on Thursday showed.
Hosszu sets the pool ablaze in Doha
A rapturous crowd at the Hamad Aquatic Centre enjoy the enthralling spectacle of the world’s greatest swimmers in competitive action in Doha during the first day of the FINA airweave Swimming World Cup
Hosszu hopes to continue domination in Doha
After an amazing performance in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Hungary’s star swimmer Katinka Hosszu did not stop to catch her breath – heading straight into the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup series – eager to keep her momentum from Rio.

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THE Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) will field a relatively young squad, with Olympians Nada Arakji and Noah Al Khulaifi leading the charge, at the FINA Airweave World Cup on October 8 and 9.

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American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, U.S. media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal involving the US Olympic athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Games.

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SWIMMER Nada Mohammed Wafa Arakji, who made history by finding her place among Qatar’s first-ever women Olympians when she took part at the 2012 London Games, is now looking forward to the quadrennial event’s Rio edition in August.

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Aspetar, the leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and member of Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), recently welcomed the South African Olympic swimming team for a two-week altitude training camp. The team, including gold medallist Chad Le Clos, travelled to Aspetar as part of their preparations for the Rio Olympics 2016.

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THE Open Water Championship turned out to be a huge success, with as many as 200 swimmers taking part in the competition at the Doha Corniche last week.

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The Sharq Village & Spa will host an open water swimming challenge in 500 and 1,000M on May 6. It will start at 8am.

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The Sharq Village & Spa will host an open water swimming challenge in 500 and 1,000M on May 6. It will start at 8am.

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AL RAYYAN clinched overall title in the Qatar Swimming Shield Long Course Championship at the Hamad Aquatic Centre last week.
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QATAR won 57 medals — 32 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze — to claim overall title at the 13th GCC Championships (25M), which concluded at the Hamad Aquatic Centre last week. The UAE took second place while Oman and Bahrain finished third and fourth respectively.
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The Japanese city of Fukuoka will host the 2021 World Aquatics Championships with the Qatari capital Doha staging them two years later, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced on Sunday.