FINA, the international governing body for swimming, has written to the US Masters Swimming to advise them to reject Lance Armstrong's entry to take part in a competition scheduled this weekend.
The disgraced cyclist was planning to use the small low-profile event in Austin, Texas, to make a return to competitive sport.
The competition falls under the jurisdiction of the US Masters Swimming. In a statement, the governing body said:
FINA wrote a letter to the US Masters Swimming (with copy to US Aquatic Sports and USA Swimming) requesting not to accept the entry of Mr. Lance Armstrong in the [...] competition.
More top news
This cabinet meeting has achieved one big thing: helping the PM to avoid too much undiplomatic language in tomorrow's Brexit speech.
Taha Hussain was 19 when he began sharing terror propaganda which said police and soldiers were among the "best of all people to kill".
Detectives have released CCTV images of people they want to speak to almost a year after Corrie McKeague vanished.