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Let's Ease Up on Demonizing This Swimmer
Let's Ease Up on
Demonizing This Swimmer

Let's Ease Up on Demonizing This Swimmer

Case against Yulia Efimova isn't so clear, writes Sally Jenkins

(Newser) - Americans ought to think twice before joining in the gleeful hazing of Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, writes Sally Jenkins at the Washington Post . In a Cold War-style salvo, US swimmer Lilly King drew cheers at the Rio Olympics when she finger-wagged her Russian rival and called her a drug cheat....

No Choice Left, Athletes Turn to 'Ugly' Self-Policing

Because Olympics officials are too soft on doping: Columnists

(Newser) - Team USA's Lilly King may have drawn more attention with her public dissing of Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova than with the gold medal she won . It was "equally triumphant and ugly, an appropriately uncomfortable ending to an awkward saga that will be repeated throughout these Games," writes...

Lilly King Settles Russian Feud, Wins Gold

She defeats Yulia Efimova

(Newser) - This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers. No doubt that was Lilly King's take, reports the AP . The feisty American swimmer stared down Yulia Efimova, a rival at the center of Russia's doping scandal, and then beat her in the...

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