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FINA opened a case against the best Russian swimmer after a concert-rally


MOSCOW, Mar 23 The International Swimming Federation (FINA) opened a case against the Russian Yevgeny Rylov for participating in a gala concert timed to coincide with the eighth anniversary of the return of Crimea, according to the organization's website.

"The FINA leadership confirmed that the disciplinary commission opened a case against Russian swimmer Yevgeny Rylov for a possible violation of FINA rules after his alleged participation in a rally-concert at the stadium "Luzhniki" in Moscow", the statement says.

The federation also announced the removal of Russians from all tournaments until the end of the year. Over 200 thousand people took part in the concert-rally, including Rylov, the Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Alexander Bolshunov, gymnasts Dina and Arina Averina, figure skaters Victoria Sinitsina, Nikita Katsalapov, Evgenia Tarasova, Vladimir Morozov. Rylov is 25 years old, he has four Olympic medals in Tokyo – two gold, silver and bronze. In addition, he is a two-time world champion and a three-time winner of the world championship in short course.

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