3 Australian swimmers face bans over missed drug tests

SYDNEY (AP) Swimming Australia says three members of its team face suspensions of up to two years for failing to update their contact information to drug testers.

Local media said the three were an Olympic silver medalist in the pool, another pool Olympian, and an open water swimmer. All were reported to have missed three drug tests in a 12-month period.

''Under ASADA and FINA rules, Swimming Australia is unable to announce details on any individual swimmers who may have failed to update their whereabouts appropriately until ASADA and FINA have completed their process,'' the Swimming Australia statement said on Sunday.

Mark Anderson, the chief executive of Swimming Australia, said he was disappointed with the athletes.

''Both Swimming Australia and our athletes have been very clear on our position in relation to anti-doping both here in Australia and internationally,'' Anderson said. ''Each athlete is accountable and responsible for accurately providing their locations so testers can access them when required.''

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