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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, Belgium's Pieter Timmers holds up his silver medal after the men's 100-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Belgian swimmer Pieter Timmers had planned to retire after Tokyo last summer. He's decided to stick to his timeline rather than disrupt his family's plans. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

Some athletes shelving Olympic bids amid delayed Tokyo Games

Jan. 21, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Driving to Dublin — it’s, well, a long way from Tipperary. Too long for Dean Gardiner, especially with a new baby and full-time university courses. The Irish super heavyweight boxer tried to endure the grind of traveling and training for another shot at the Olympics, but he's called it a career. The...

Court filing seeks to save Mich St women's swimming/diving

Jan. 15, 2021 8:04 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan State's women's swimming and diving team are seeking an injunction to prevent the school from dropping the program. Attorney Jill Zwagerman said a request for preliminary injunction was filed Friday. The motion filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan names...

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China's Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Swiss supreme court details anti-China bias of Sun judge

Jan. 15, 2021 6:47 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss supreme court explained Friday why it has ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang in a doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by one of the judges in the case. Hostile social media posts on Twitter by Court of Arbitration for Sport...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC

Jan. 14, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. until after next week's inauguration. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:06 PM EST

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court, citing screenshots from the video, requested a...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., an ally of President Donald Trump, passes through a metal detector before entering the House chamber, a new security measure put into place after a mob stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

Jan. 13, 2021 8:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing fines of up to $10,000 will be imposed on members who fail to abide by the security protocols of the House. Wednesday's announcement...

FILE - Sky Brown, 11, celebrates after maxing out her time on her first run during the women's skateboard park qualifier round at the X Games in Minneapolis, in this Friday, Aug, 2, 2019, file photo. It’s understandable if names such as skateboarder Sky Brown, Denver Nuggets center Bol Bol or French Open champion Iga Swiatek don’t ring an instant bell. Just wait, though. By the time 2021 ends, they could be making an even bigger name for themselves. (Nicole Neri/Star Tribune via AP, File)

The name game: A few athletes primed for breakouts in '21

Dec. 30, 2020 2:32 PM EST

For some, the sky's the limit, which also just happens to be the title of the book written by 12-year-old British skateboarder Sky Brown. For others, it’s no stretch that big things appear ahead. Exhibit A: 7-foot-2 Denver Nuggets center Bol Bol and his roughly 7-8 wingspan. So many potential stars in...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, photo, the Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. The year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has arrived. That would be 2021. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. They’ve said we’ll have to wait until early in 2021 for details about how the Olympics can open on July 23 in the middle of a pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Welcome 2021: The year of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Dec. 29, 2020 11:09 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The year of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is arriving. That would be 2021. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. They've said we'll have to wait until early in 2021 for details about how the Olympics can open on July 23 in...

FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China's Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

WADA says Swiss court overturns swimmer Sun's doping ban

Dec. 23, 2020 7:45 PM EST

The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. In February, CAS found the three-time Olympic champion guilty of...

Judge halts University of Iowa plan to drop women's swimming

Dec. 23, 2020 10:28 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge says she will grant an injunction to stop the University of Iowa from dropping women's swimming for the 2021-2022 school year. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose announced the decision Tuesday at the end of a two-day hearing on a Title IX complaint filed by four...