The doping scandal engulfing Russian athletics and suggestions it could also taint the country's swimmers were on the minds of US swimmers as they prepared Friday for the start of their Olympic trials. Two-time Olympic medallist Elizabeth Beisel said she was "definitely not" confident of a level playing field in Rio. FINA, swimming's world governing body, said this month they would investigate "very serious allegations" made in a joint newspaper probe by The Times in Britain and Frankfurter Allgemeine in Germany which alleged that two men at the center of the athletics doping allegations were said to have offered to exempt Russian swimmers from drug testing in return for an annual fee.
By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's European commissioner for financial services, Jonathan Hill, should consider resigning after his country voted to leave the EU, the head of the European Parliament's economic committee said on Friday. Roberto Gualtieri, a centre-left Italian MEP, also said British deputies might need to reconsider senior positions they held in the assembly before Britain formally withdrew from the EU. "I have built a relationship of friendship with Hill but it is obvious that it would be problematic if Hill maintained his role until the end of Britain's withdrawal procedure," he told Reuters in an interview.