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Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned again, misses Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's most famous swimmer got a second chance to avoid a doping ban and compete at the Tokyo Olympics, and lost. This time, however, Sun Yang's ban is less likely to end the three-time Olympic champion's career. A new panel of judges...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 4 years, 3 months, will miss Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 11:09 AM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 4 years, 3 months, will miss Tokyo Olympics.

U.S. Olympic swimming team

Jun. 21, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

The United States swimming team for the Tokyo Olympics, with name, age, hometown and events: WOMEN Haley Anderson, 29, Granite Bay, California, 10-kilometer marathon Phoebe Bacon, 18, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 200 backstroke ...

Dressel, Ledecky lead powerful US swim team headed to Tokyo

Jun. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With Michael Phelps five years into retirement, the stage is set in Tokyo for Caeleb Dressel. Katie Ledecky is ready to extend her dominance, competing in four individual events plus relays at the pandemic-delayed Olympics. They lead a powerful U.S....

What a comeback: Manuel wins at trials, Adrian falls short

Jun. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Simone Manuel whipped around to see the “1” beside her name, months of emotions came pouring out. She closed her eyes, brought her hands together in prayer and struggled to hold back the tears. Abbey Weitzeil, the woman...

Night of the stars: Dressel, Ledecky keep winning at trials

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials. Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday. Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to...

Olympic champ Tony Ervin fails to advance at US swim trials

Jun. 19, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Tony Ervin failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials Saturday. Ervin, who went by Anthony when he won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, returned for one more trials at age 40...

Ryan Lochte leaves behind complicated legacy in the pool

Jun. 19, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte's gifts in the pool were nearly without peer. He won 12 Olympic medals — tied for second-most by a swimmer in history — and 27 more at world championships. He always had a soft spot for young fans, giving away some of his medals and sticking around until...

Mother, two daughters strike gold in Alabama State Games

Jun. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Like mother, like daughter, like daughter. Catch them if you can. Dothan’s Karrie Hart won the gold medal in the overall female division of the 5K run in the Alabama State Games last Saturday morning and daughters Holley, age...