Women's swimming

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky shows off her gold medal during the ceremony for the women's 200-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter that she is giving up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford, though she will continue to train at the West Coast school as she works toward her degree. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Katie Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist gave up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford, allowing her to concentrate on training for the 2020 Olympics while cashing in on sponsorship and endorsement deals that wouldn't have been available to her as a...
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March 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, photo, Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her son Jaylen, 7, left, and daughter Linda, 10, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child's development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 27, 2018 - 6:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:37 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A top official for USA Swimming who was part of an investigation of a coach for sexual misconduct has resigned for not disclosing that she once kissed the coach. Susan Woessner was the senior director of Safe Sport for the national governing body. She says "on a...
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February 22, 2018 - 2:19 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The new head of USA Swimming has sent a letter to members of the national governing body saying the organization doesn't tolerate sexual abuse or misconduct. The letter signed by president and CEO Tim Hinchey went out to member clubs and individuals Thursday. "Let me...
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February 13, 2018 - 8:32 am
OLYMPICS-DAY 4 Kim gets women's halfpipe gold PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snowboarder Chloe Kim has delivered the third gold medal for the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 17-year-old Californian dominated the field in winning the halfpipe, posting a score of 93.75 during the...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:31 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Chloe Kim put on a dominant display in winning the women's halfpipe and giving the U.S. its third gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olmpics. The 17-year-old Californian put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs and then bettered it with a near-perfect...
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Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors cries during an interview, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in New York. Kukors says her former coach, Sean Hutchison, “stole so much” from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Hutchison has denied the allegations, saying that they were in a consensual relationship after 2012 Olympics, when she was 23. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. Kukors, 28, told The Associated Press that she can't get the time back but she can speak...
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February 10, 2018 - 8:49 am
KOREAS-OLYMPICS Day One of Olympic competition PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Koreans managed all of three shots in the first 20 minutes of their historic women's hockey game in the Olympics, and a North Korean had one of them. Fans roared encouragement and approval each time the Koreans...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:01 am
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