Record-Setting Ye 'Clean,' Says Olympic Bigwig

Lord Colin Moynihan confirms Chinese swimmer passed drug tests
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2012 7:45 AM CDT
China's Ye Shiwen swims in her semifinal of the women's 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – Ye Shiwen was "clean" when she set a world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the London Olympics, according to the British Olympic Association chairman. Lord Colin Moynihan confirmed that Ye went through the World Anti-Doping Agency's drug testing program, the BBC reports. "That's the end of the story. Ye Shiwen deserves recognition for her talent," he said. Moynihan's comments come after a US swimming coach practically accused Ye of doping. Ye has denied the implication, and has found support from China's anti-doping chief, fellow swimmers and Olympians, experts, and International Olympic Committee officials. (Read more Ye Shiwen stories.)

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