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King stands firm on doping

Swimming star Lilly King is holding her ground on doping. She wants cheaters out of the pool — and out of international sports. On Friday, a little more than two weeks after the 19-year-old won the first of two Olympic gold medals, King embraced her new role as the unofficial ...

Aug 2, 2016

Australian swimming pioneer Carlile dies at 95

Forbes Carlile, a pioneering influence in the sport of swimming and the only person to have represented Australia at an Olympics first as a coach and then as an athlete, has died. He was 95. The Australian Olympic Committee on Tuesday said Carlile died ...

Budding superstar Ikee set to melt hearts in Rio

Jul 25, 2016

Budding superstar Ikee set to melt hearts in Rio

Schoolgirl swimmer Rikako Ikee, who melted the hearts of a nation when she burst into tears after qualifying for the Olympics, is set to make a big splash in Rio. Having just turned 16, the butterfly and freestyle specialist will compete in seven events ...

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Jul 3, 2016

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps made it three-for-three at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, rallying on the return lap ...

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Jun 30, 2016

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time. That number wasn’t really important. The only thing that mattered was No. 5. Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter ...

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Jun 28, 2016

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it’s a bit of a disappointment when she doesn’t set a world record. The 19-year-old has no complaints. She’s heading back to the Olympics. Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of ...

Lochte misses out on Rio in 400 IM

Jun 27, 2016

Lochte misses out on Rio in 400 IM

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Sunday night produced a huge stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced out to a big ...

Jun 10, 2016

Hagino making big splash in Europe

Rio Olympic gold medal hopeful Kosuke Hagino collected his third title in two days on Europe’s Mare Nostrum tour with victory in the men’s 200 meters individual medley on Thursday. Hagino, winner of the 400 IM and 200 backstroke on Wednesday, clocked 1 minute, ...

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Jun 9, 2016

Hagino nabs two titles in Mare Nostrum meet

Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 400-meter individual medley and 200 backstroke on Wednesday in the second of three meets in Europe’s Mare Nostrum tour. Hagino logged 4 minutes, 9.52 seconds in the 400 IM, his best event. Hoping to swim 4:10 or better, he ...

Jun 4, 2016

Phelps posts mixed results at Longhorn

Michael Phelps edged Jack Conger to win the 100-meter freestyle Friday, but was beaten by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in the 100 butterfly at the Longhorn Elite Invitational in Austin, Texas. Phelps finished second to Schooling in the 100 fly, where the 18-time Olympic gold ...

May 18, 2016

Peaty sets 2016 breaststroke standard

Rio-bound world champion Adam Peaty gave Britain its first swimming gold of the European aquatics championships on Tuesday with the fastest time of the year in the 100 meters breaststroke. The 21-year-old world record holder, still in hard training and unshaven, then went back ...