Former Olympic swimming champion Meilutyte retires at 22

Sports 05/22/19, 07:49

Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.The 22-year-old Meilutyte said she wants to focus on her studies and other interests, rather than a third Olympics next year."I have given all of ...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Sports 04/18/19, 04:00

It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games."Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday."The now-retired Kitajima helped ...

Ledecky heads pro swim league set to debut in US, Europe

Europe 04/09/19, 16:40

A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid.Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's ...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case heads to court

Sports 03/13/19, 07:02

A doping case involving Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and could lead to a ban from competition, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The World Anti-Doping Agency has appealed against a decision by swimming's ...

Swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23, citing chronic pain

Sports 12/19/18, 14:17

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23. She cites chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years.She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on ESPN.com .Franklin's success and bubbly ...

Titmus sets world record in short-course 400 freestyle

Sports 12/14/18, 16:31

Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus broke a second world record in three days, winning gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships.The 18-year-old Titmus finished in a time of 3 minutes, 53.92 seconds on Friday.The previous world ...

US swimmers set world record at short-course championships

Sports 12/13/18, 08:47

The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships.Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing .65 seconds ahead of the ...

US relay teams set short course world records

Sports 12/12/18, 09:32

The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships.The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the ...

Le Clos adds support to growing rebellion by top swimmers

Sports 12/10/18, 09:17

Four-time Olympic medalist Chad le Clos threw his support Monday behind a planned new competition that is leading top swimmers to rebel against their own governing body.The International Swimming League, which aims to launch next year, "will benefit swimming with ...

Swimmers hit world body FINA with California antitrust case

Sports 12/08/18, 23:05

Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions.The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in ...

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