Latest Women's swimming News

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Nov. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. Three-time gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang is facing a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal in Switzerland that seeks to ban him for up to eight years...

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Nov. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. Three-time gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang is facing a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal in Switzerland that seeks to ban him for up to eight years...

Catherine Kase to coach US Olympic open water team

Nov. 6, 2019 2:23 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming has named Catherine Kase as open water head coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Haley Anderson, Ashley Twichell and Jordan Wilimovsky earned Olympic berths with top-10 finishes in the 10-kilometer race at last summer's world championships in South Korea, where...

Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships

Oct. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Games. ANOC legal commission chairman Michael Chambers told the 206-nation group members that only generic advertising...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Niagara swim coach out following sexual harassment lawsuit

Oct. 8, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

Niagara University is searching for a swimming and diving coach to replace Ben Nigro less than two weeks after he was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three female team members. The school in western New York cited the lawsuit in declining to reveal on Tuesday whether the 47-year-old Nigro resigned,...

Charles Woodson inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Oct. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Charles Woodson has been inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He led Michigan to the 1997 national championship and won the Heisman Trophy. Woodson was elected in the amateur category along with Morris Peterson, who helped Michigan State win the 2000 national basketball title,...

New International Swimming League debuts with cash prizes

Oct. 4, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

The International Swimming League debuts this weekend, with some of the sport's biggest names competing for cash prizes in a team format that culminates in a splashy finale in Las Vegas. Four of the league's eight teams will swim on Saturday and Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of six meets in the U.S. and...

Biles aims to write more history at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 1, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles has already written her name into gymnastics history many times over. A few more times won't hurt, though. At the upcoming world championships in Germany, Biles can break the record for most medals won by any gymnast. More than that, she can write herself into the...

Dressel only nominee for male athlete at Golden Goggles

Sep. 30, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caeleb Dressel might want to start practicing his acceptance speech for the Golden Goggles. He's the only swimmer nominated for male athlete of the year at the Nov. 24 awards in Los Angeles. The Olympic and world champion from Florida has a leading five individual nominations for the...