/ Apr 15, 2017

Pregnant Vollmer returns to pool

Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer, expecting her second child in July, was delighted to be racing Friday, even though she didn't make it out of the heats of the 50-meter freestyle at the Mesa Pro Swim. "Time didn't matter, place didn't matter. I've loved being ...

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

/ Oct 11, 2016

Former judo world champion Asami announces retirement

Judoka Haruna Asami, a two-time world champion in the women's 48-kg division, drew the curtain on her career, it was announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who thrived on her back throws and foot-throwing techniques, had a strong record through her career but was a stranger to ...

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

/ / Oct 4, 2016

Swimmer Hoshi confirms retirement

Double Olympic medalist Natsumi Hoshi, who won the bronze in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 London Games and the Rio Olympics in August, said Tuesday she is retiring from competition. "The biggest (reason for retirement) is that I gave my all at the ...

/ Oct 1, 2016

Hoshi poised to retire: source

Swimmer Natsumi Hoshi, who won bronze medals in the women's 200-meter butterfly at both the 2012 London Olympics and this summer's Rio de Janeiro Games, is set to retire, a source said Friday. The 26-year-old Hoshi, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games as a ...

Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who tested ...

IOC says Beijing '08 retests snare 31 dope cheats

May 18, 2016

IOC says Beijing '08 retests snare 31 dope cheats

In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports could be barred from competing in the Olympics after they were caught in retesting of drug samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, and other positive cases could emerge from the ...

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

/ | May 12, 2016

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

In the opinion of a whistleblower who uncovered Russia's doping scourge, most of the changes in the country's track and anti-doping programs are "just fake," and not nearly extensive enough to allow the team into the Olympics this summer. Vitaly Stepanov, who along with his ...