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Mack Horton's parents say there's only one group they'll say sorry to - Herald Sun;

Mack Horton's parents say there's only one group they'll say sorry to - Herald Sun

Herald SunMack Horton's parents say there's only one group they'll say sorry toHerald SunTHE Hortons know it's time to apologise – but it won't be to drug cheat Sun Yang or even a furious Chinese public. The father of Aussie swimmer Mack Horton, who has sparked a new debate about drugs at the Olympics after publicly calling out his ...and more »

'He p***es purple': French Olympic star says he 'feels sick' seeing drug cheat Chinese swimmer Sun Yang winning a ... - Daily Mail;

'He p***es purple': French Olympic star says he 'feels sick' seeing drug cheat Chinese swimmer Sun Yang winning a ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail'He p***es purple': French Olympic star says he 'feels sick' seeing drug cheat Chinese swimmer Sun Yang winning a ...Daily MailControversial Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has come under fire yet again following an extraordinary attack from French Olympian Camille Lacourt. Yang has been at the centre of a storm throughout the Rio Olympics ever since Australia's Mack Horton labelled ...and more »

Swimming: Australia says no apology to China in doping row - Reuters;

Swimming: Australia says no apology to China in doping row - Reuters

ReutersSwimming: Australia says no apology to China in doping rowReutersRIO DE JANEIRO Australia will not apologize to China after Mack Horton called his rival and fellow Olympic swimming gold medalist Sun Yang a ''drug cheat'', delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Tuesday. ''Australian swimming won't be apologizing and ...and more »

Sun Yang wins men's 200m freestyle - China.org.cn;

Sun Yang wins men's 200m freestyle - China.org.cn

China.org.cnSun Yang wins men's 200m freestyleChina.org.cnThe action on Day Three is still going on in Rio where China's men's basketball team are still on court against France in their second game of Group A. The Chinese were trailing 42-23 at half-time as they seek their first win of the tournament.and more »

Conor Dwyer Takes Bronze in 200-Meter Freestyle, Marking His First Individual Medal Win - People Magazine;

Conor Dwyer Takes Bronze in 200-Meter Freestyle, Marking His First Individual Medal Win - People Magazine

People MagazineConor Dwyer Takes Bronze in 200-Meter Freestyle, Marking His First Individual Medal WinPeople MagazineConor Dwyer placed third in Monday night's 200-meter freestyle, wining his first individual medal. The Olympic swimmer was awarded bronze after coming in behind Sun Yang of China and Chad le Clos of South Africa. Dwyer told the Chicago Tribune that he ...and more »

China, Australia locked in 'drug cheat' row in Rio - Shanghai Daily (subscription);

China, Australia locked in 'drug cheat' row in Rio - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Shanghai Daily (subscription)China, Australia locked in 'drug cheat' row in RioShanghai Daily (subscription)SWIMMING officials from Australia and China are jumping into the fray as a feud over doping between swimmers Mack Horton and Sun Yang keeps boiling over at the Rio Olympics. The Chinese Swimming Association yesterday asked Horton to apologize for ...and more »

Sun Yang secures gold medal in 200m freestyle as James Guy settles for fourth place in Rio - Daily Mail;

Sun Yang secures gold medal in 200m freestyle as James Guy settles for fourth place in Rio - Daily Mail

Daily MailSun Yang secures gold medal in 200m freestyle as James Guy settles for fourth place in RioDaily MailBritish world champion James Guy was fourth in the men's 200 metres freestyle on day three of the Rio Olympics as China's Sun Yang won gold. The 20-year-old was unable to emulate team-mate Adam Peaty, who won 100m breaststroke gold on Sunday, ...and more »

Sun Yang declares war: I'm the king, he tells nemesis Mack Horton as China and Australia trade barbs - South China Morning Post;

Sun Yang declares war: I'm the king, he tells nemesis Mack Horton as China and Australia trade barbs - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostSun Yang declares war: I'm the king, he tells nemesis Mack Horton as China and Australia trade barbsSouth China Morning PostChinese superstar swimmer Sun Yang declared war on Australian rival Mack Horton, telling him before a showdown in the 1,500 metres freestyle that he is the “king”. The day after Sun failed to defend his title in the 400 metres freestyle against Horton ...and more »

Rio Olympics 2016: How the world's newspapers covered the first weekend - Telegraph.co.uk;

Rio Olympics 2016: How the world's newspapers covered the first weekend - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukRio Olympics 2016: How the world's newspapers covered the first weekendTelegraph.co.ukThe Olympics have barely started and Chinese and Australian media have been at each other's throats over the swimming. Not best known for their restraint in victory, the Australian press has not only rejoiced in Mack Horton's victory in the 400m ...and more »

China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur - BBC News;

China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur - BBC News

BBC NewsChina demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slurBBC NewsChinese swimming officials have demanded an apology after Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton called defending champion Sun Yang a "drug cheat". Tension between the swimming rivals had been simmering in the lead up to the men's 400m ...and more »

Your Monday News Roundup: China Hates Swimmer Mack Horton, and Indigenous Dads Defy Cartoonist Bill Leak - VICE;

Your Monday News Roundup: China Hates Swimmer Mack Horton, and Indigenous Dads Defy Cartoonist Bill Leak - VICE

VICEYour Monday News Roundup: China Hates Swimmer Mack Horton, and Indigenous Dads Defy Cartoonist Bill LeakVICEMack Horton has faced a barrage of abuse online from fans of China's Sun Yang, after the Australian swimmer beat the rival to claim gold in the 400 metre freestyle final. Every comment on the 20-year-old's Instagram feed has been deleted, after his ...and more »

AOC backs Mack Horton's controversial comments - The New Daily;

AOC backs Mack Horton's controversial comments - The New Daily

The New DailyAOC backs Mack Horton's controversial commentsThe New DailyThe Australian Olympic Committee have backed gold medallist Mack Horton after his controversial post-race comments caused a stir in China. Before toppling swimmer Sun Yang in the men's 400m freestyle event on Sunday, Horton dubbed the Chinese ...and more »

Rio Olympics 2016: Chinese fans lash out at Horton after 'drug cheat' remarks - The New Daily;

Rio Olympics 2016: Chinese fans lash out at Horton after 'drug cheat' remarks - The New Daily

The New DailyRio Olympics 2016: Chinese fans lash out at Horton after 'drug cheat' remarksThe New DailyAussie Mack Horton slammed 'drug cheat' Sun Yang after winning gold in the 400m freestyle. Photo: Getty. Brandon Cohen PM News Editor @brandongcohen. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. He's sometimes known as 'Mack the Knife' – and ...and more »

Rio 2016: Mack Horton chasing second Olympic gold in 1500m freestyle - ABC Online;

Rio 2016: Mack Horton chasing second Olympic gold in 1500m freestyle - ABC Online

ABC OnlineRio 2016: Mack Horton chasing second Olympic gold in 1500m freestyleABC OnlineThe coach of Mack Horton does not see any reason why his charge cannot add a second individual gold medal to his Rio Olympics tally following his victory in the 400m metres freestyle. Horton announced himself to the world by winning gold on the opening ...and more »

Rio Olympics 2016: Australia's Mack Horton wins men's 400m freestyle - BBC Sport;

Rio Olympics 2016: Australia's Mack Horton wins men's 400m freestyle - BBC Sport

BBC SportRio Olympics 2016: Australia's Mack Horton wins men's 400m freestyleBBC SportAustralian swimmer Mack Horton held off the challenge of 2012 champion Sun Yang over the final 50m to win the Olympic men's 400m freestyle. Horton finished in a time of three minutes 41.55 seconds, as China's Sun took silver in 3:41.68 and Italy's ...and more »

Mack Horton has won Australia's first gold of the Olympics with victory in the 400m freestyle - The Advertiser;

Mack Horton has won Australia's first gold of the Olympics with victory in the 400m freestyle - The Advertiser

The AdvertiserMack Horton has won Australia's first gold of the Olympics with victory in the 400m freestyleThe AdvertiserEMERGING young swim star Mack Horton has conquered a “drug cheat” and claimed Olympic gold as Australia made an emphatic start to their Rio Games campaign in the pool. Horton set the scene for a fiery 400m freestyle final during the heats when he ...and more »

Aussie swimmers ready to make a splash - Australian Olympic Committee;

Aussie swimmers ready to make a splash - Australian Olympic Committee

Australian Olympic CommitteeAussie swimmers ready to make a splashAustralian Olympic CommitteeSWIMMING: The opening day of swimming will see a total of four gold up for grabs with the men's 400m freestyle and the women's 4x100m freestyle relay the main medal contenders for the Australian swim team. With the top time in the world for 2016, Mack ...and more »

Swimming Australia's website comes under suspected cyber attack - The Guardian;

Swimming Australia's website comes under suspected cyber attack - The Guardian

The GuardianSwimming Australia's website comes under suspected cyber attackThe GuardianMack Horton, centre, flies the flag for Australia after the men's 400m freestyle with China's Sun Yang, right, and Italy's Gabriele Detti. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options ...and more »

Contentious Issues Will Follow Sun Yang and Mack Horton Into Olympic Pool - New York Times;

Contentious Issues Will Follow Sun Yang and Mack Horton Into Olympic Pool - New York Times

New York TimesContentious Issues Will Follow Sun Yang and Mack Horton Into Olympic PoolNew York TimesMack Horton of Australia, left, edged out Sun Yang of China, center, in the 400-meter freestyle final on Saturday. Credit Michael Dalder/Reuters. BEIJING — When Sun Yang of China and Mack Horton of Australia dive into the pool together in the men's ...and more »

Sun Yang war with Australia spills into cyberspace as hacker fans are blamed for taking down country's first online ... - South China Morning Post;

Sun Yang war with Australia spills into cyberspace as hacker fans are blamed for taking down country's first online ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostSun Yang war with Australia spills into cyberspace as hacker fans are blamed for taking down country's first online ...South China Morning PostChinese swimmer Sun Yang's rivalry with Australia's Mack Horton has spilled out of the pool at these Olympics, sparking angry words from rival fans and media in both countries. Now Australians are wondering if a cyber-attack that took down the country ...and more »