Latest Men's swimming 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...

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...

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...

Marathon man: Swimmer Mellouli looks ahead to Paris at 40

Aug. 04, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead. Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games. Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age? ...

Another planet: Wellbrock romps to win in swimming marathon

Aug. 04, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — All behind Florian Wellbrock, there was the sort of carnage that epitomizes open water swimming. One athlete carted off on a stretcher. Another taking an elbow to the eye. Wellbrock didn’t have to worry about any of it. He was...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 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: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...