Swimming

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral attends the inauguration of a new Peacemaker Police Unit (UPP) in Fazendinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee said Friday July 5, 2019, that its ethics commission has contacted athletes about vote buying allegations made by jailed former Rio state governor Sergio Cabral. Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov deny claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, FILE)
July 05, 2019 - 11:47 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov have denied claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday its ethics commission has...
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FILW - In this Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, George Edmondson Jr., known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," leads a cheer on the field before the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died at age 97. The school announced Edmondson Jr.’s death two days after his passing. Edmondson was better known as "Mr. Two Bits" while riling up crowds at Florida home games for nearly 60 years. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 04, 2019 - 5:00 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died. George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday. Edmondson officially retired from his role...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the fan-zone for European Games supporters seen in downtown Minsk, Belarus. Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday in Belarus which is one of the continent’s most isolated countries. There was a lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago with the opening ceremony alone costing $95 million and starring Lady Gaga. But it wasn’t enough to attract many big-name athletes to Minsk for this year’s event. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated countries. Memories of the lavish inaugural event in Azerbaijan four years ago — the opening ceremony alone cost $...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, Michael Phelps has tears in his eyes as he shows off his gold medal after the men's 200-meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While swimming to Olympic glory, Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it. Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Phelps will be awarded the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesday night, May 21, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
May 22, 2019 - 12:03 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — While swimming to Olympic glory, Michael Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it. His bout with depression reached its nadir in 2014 after a second DUI arrest. That's when the most decorated Olympian of all time checked himself into a rehabilitative...
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May 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
In a column May 1 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Fordham as Fordham United instead of Fordham University. A corrected version of the story is below: Column: Welcome to the world of performance-reducing drugs Column: Ignoring the genetic gifts...
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In this image made from video, Caster Semenya during a training session ahead of the Diamond League event, in Doha, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Track and field's governing body said Thursday it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports' highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya. (AP Photo)
May 02, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist attends a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in Japan on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — 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 Tokyo Olympic...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams. The league said Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that the season will begin Oct. 4-5, with meets held nearly every weekend through Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 eight teams — four...
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