Latest Men's aquatics News

New exhibit explores legacy of segregated swimming pools

Sep. 11, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — I didn’t experience the joy of water — the calm crashing waves, the confidence of swimming in the deep end, canoeing and rowing — until I was in my 30s. It wasn’t that I was uneasy around water as a child. When I had access to a pool, I’d...

Documents show US investigation of 2 Kuwaitis in FIFA case

Sep. 02, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Olympic officials from Kuwait, one reputed to be the “kingmaker” of IOC elections and another who is president of swimming’s international governing body, have been targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice for suspected racketeering and bribery related to...

Spieth, Phelps, Under Armour founder in a pro-am together

Aug. 25, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Some pro-ams get Jordan Spieth's attention more than others, and such was the case Wednesday at Caves Valley in the BMW Championship. “This was really more important than the tournament to me. I really needed to show up today or else I wasn't...

1st Paralympic gold medal goes to Paige Greco of Australia

Aug. 25, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Australian cyclist Paige Greco earned the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, winning the 3,000-meter pursuit on Wednesday on the track at the velodrome. It was the first of 24 gold medals up for grabs on Wednesday as the Paralympics got underway in...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold

Aug. 08, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia draped the country's flag over one of the goals at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Then they huddled in the water and yelled “Serbia!” in celebration. They followed their winning formula all the way to the end — of an era. ...

NBC's Tirico reflects on Tokyo Games, looks ahead to Beijing

Aug. 07, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Like many, Mike Tirico had some doubts about whether the Tokyo Games would go on. But once he landed in Japan last month to continue preparations as the host of NBC's primetime coverage, those concerns subsided. “When I got off the plane, it was the first time that I...

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

Aug. 07, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson...

In ROC disguise, Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Russia by any other name is just as successful at the Olympics. The rebranded team — known at the Tokyo Games as ROC, short for Russian Olympic Committee — easily beat its medal target by surpassing the haul of 56 from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The...

Americans go for gold in basketball, volleyball, water polo

Aug. 06, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball team will be playing for a record seventh gold medal Saturday night when the Americans play Japan at the Tokyo Games. Track and field competition comes to a close on Day 15 of the Olympics and Allyson Felix, fresh off her...