USA Swimming has officially thrown its weight behind plans to have anti-doping removed from the auspices of FINA. Some 10 weeks after Bob Bowman and Michael Phelps said at the Rio Olympic Games that responsible authorities had dropped the ball when it came to protecting clean athletes and providing the best environment for clean sport, the American federation that represents them has backed moves to take anti-doping out of the hands of bodies such as FINA and make the realm “independent from all sport organizations and from influence from governments”.
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