GWANGJU – Britain's Adam Peaty has said a new rule aimed at preventing a repeat of the podium protests that have shook up the world championships in Gwangju will not stop him speaking out on issues such as doping, The Times reported on Thursday.
Swimming's governing body FINA sent warning letters to Australia's Mack Horton, Briton Duncan Scott and China's Sun Yang after incidents at medal ceremonies in South Korea this week.
Horton refused to share the podium with Sun, who served a doping suspension in 2014 and has another case pending at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, while Scott blanked the Chinese swimmer on the podium.
The Times said FINA had added a clause to its code of conduct for that calls on swimmers to “strictly avoid any offensive or improper behaviour towards the officials, the other competitors, the team members and/or spectators during the entire conduct of the competition”.
Olympic breaststroke champion Peaty, who has been highly critical of Sun and FINA over the doping issue, said the changes were “meaningless” and that swimmers needed representation.