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Twenty athletes set to light up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Dina Asher-SmithGreat BritainAthletics, 100m, 200m, 4x100m Seb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, believes Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s “poster...

Serena named AP Female Athlete of Decade

Tennis superstar Serena Williams was named Female Athlete of the Decade by The Associated Press, as voted on by AP member sports editors and...

New international pro swimming series stirs excitement

(Reuters) - A cavalcade of Olympic and world champions including Katie Ledecky, Florent Manaudou, Sarah Sjostrom and Chad Le Clos joined forces for what...

Ryan Lochte wins U.S. swimming title in return from suspension

Reece Whitley long had the pedigree, and the backstory, to portend swimming success. He realized it at the U.S. Championships this week. The 6-foot-9 19-year-old made...

Swimming: Dust still to settle after dramatic world championships

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - If the world swimming championships in Gwangju were just a taste of what is to come at the 2020...

Swimming: Dressel, Ledecky strike gold for U.S. at worlds

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel lit up the pool by winning his fourth, fifth and sixth gold medals on Saturday but even...

Caeleb Dressel wins three titles in one night at swimming worlds

Caeleb Dressel made history – again – at the world swimming championships. The American won three gold medals in a span of about two hours...

Peru bursts with pride as Lima opens Pan Am Games

LIMA (Reuters) - Long known for its ancient treasures, Peru revealed a modern face on Friday as the country celebrated hosting its first Pan...

Swimming: Dressel dominant, Ledecky 'struggling' at worlds

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel swam within himself in the 100 meters butterfly heats and eased up in the 50 freestyle preliminaries...

Ledecky claims silver on return as Dressel wins third gold at...

The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn’t overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned in the 4x200m freestyle relay...

Hungarian teen smashes Phelps record, Peaty does double

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ 10-year-old world record in the 200 meters butterfly on Wednesday while Adam...

Sun saga casts shadow over Australian world swimming success | Matt...

Emma McKeon was on track to beat Michael Phelps’ record of world championship medals. Eighteen-year-old Ariarne Titmus conquered the previously untouchable American Katie Ledecky...

Ledecky illness shocks world championships

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky’s withdrawal from the 200 and 1,500 meters freestyle put a huge dampener on the third day of...

Unwell Ledecky withdraws from 200, 1,500 freestyle

FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 1500m Freestyle Heats - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea -...

Mack Horton accused of disrespecting China after protesting Sun Yang's win

The gloves are off in one of swimming’s most bitter rivalries, with Australia’s Mack Horton protesting controversial Chinese star Sun Yang’s 400m freestyle victory...

Swimming: Titmus stuns Ledecky to win 400 freestyle world title

Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 400m Freestyle Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 21,...

Ariarne Titmus sets Commonwealth record and sets sights on Olympic glory

Ariarne Titmus knows what she needs to do to live up to her billing as Australia’s next big swimming star: keep quiet and think...

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for fifth...

She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached...

Team USA Olympian Missy Franklin announces retirement from swimming

Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic champion and the marquee U.S. female swimmer of the 2012 London Games., has retired from swimming at age 23...

Simone Manuel wins duel with Katie Ledecky at winter nationals

Simone Manuel helped keep Katie Ledecky from going four for four at winter nationals, winning the 100m freestyle to close the meet in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday...

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, but WHO reports turning point in...

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of...
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