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UAE records 294 new COVID-19 cases, total number now at 1798

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Dressel emerges with Phelps aura after scandal-hit world swim

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Jul. 30, 19 | 11:12 am

American superstar Caeleb Dressel has invited comparisons to Olympic legend Michael Phelps after lighting up world swimming championships plagued by doping rows, a sexual harassment arrest and a fatal nightclub accident.

Dressel came away from Gwangju with six gold medals and two silvers, winning all four of his individual events and obliterating Phelps’s 10-year-old 100 metres butterfly world record for good measure.

But even the heroics of swimming’s tattooed golden boy were often overshadowed by an explosive doping controversy, which was looming even before Chinese giant Sun Yang set foot in South Korea.

Following bombshell allegations in a FINA (International Swimming Federation) doping panel report, claiming the triple Olympic champion had allowed blood vials to be smashed with a hammer after being visited by testers, several swimmers made their feelings very clear.

Australia’s Mack Horton and Briton Duncan Scott refused to shake Sun’s hand after losing to the hulking Chinese swimmer, provoking a furious reaction from Sun, who yelled at Scott: “You’re a loser!”

The AFP report furthers that Sun, who retained his 200 and 400m freestyle world titles, insisted he was “protecting each and every athlete” by refusing to let what he called “unlicensed” testers take his blood.

“He’s not a drug cheat,” Sun’s coach Denis Cotterell told AFP, adding that Chinese swimming has taken “meticulous care” to clean up its act since the state-sponsored doping of the 1990s.

“It’s absolutely critical for the athletes, the association, for the whole sake of China’s respect on a world stage that they’re well and truly distanced from that past,” said the Australian, claiming that Sun was one of the most tested athletes in swimming.

“He’s tested year in, year out. You can’t have the performances he’s had over the years without doing the work.”

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UAE records 294 new COVID-19 cases, total number now at 1798

UAE records 294 new COVID-19 cases, total number now at 1798

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported 294 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total to 1,798. The number of new cases marks the highest single day toll of COVID-19 infections in the UAE since the outbreak....

Authorities arrest pastor for holding service with 500 people 

Authorities arrest pastor for holding service with 500 people 

A pastor in Cagayan De Oro City was arrested after conducting a worship service attended by at least 500 church members on Sunday.  Pastor Allan Caslam was arrested for violating the ban on mass gathering due to the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 threat.  Captain...

Filipino nurse dies in UK while taking care of COVID-19 patients

Filipino nurse dies in UK while taking care of COVID-19 patients

A 24-year-old Filipino nurse in the United Kingdom has died after getting sick while taking care of patients who are positive for coronavirus disease or COVID-19.  John Alagos became ill and died on Friday after working at Watford General Hospital in Hertfordshire....

Dubai’s RTA suspends inter-city bus services

Dubai’s RTA suspends inter-city bus services

Dubai’s RTA suspends inter-city bus services   Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it will suspend all inter-city bus services to other emirates starting April 5 until further notice.   In its Twitter post, RTA stated that bus travels...

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