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The Olympics Find Stability in Tokyo, Paris, and L.A.

By Kellie Lawicki on SwimSwam 7 reasons the Olympics will find greater stability in the upcoming Games Read the full story on SwimSwam: The Olympics Find Stability in Tokyo, Paris, and L.A.

Alexis Riley: A Swimmer’s Journey with Orthopedic Surgery

Alexis Riley loves to swim. So much so that she dreamed of competing in college and in the Olympics. But a rare ankle condition known as a peroneal tendon subluxation caused so much pain and injury that it threatened to sideline her future career.

Local swimmer just broke 6 records at the Junior World Championships

He’s on pace to be the next great swimmer to represent the United States at the Olympics.

Tennis-Muguruza crushes Puig in Tokyo, Pliskova also advances

TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - New world number one Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Group Sues Over Navy's Plans for Training in National Forest

A new lawsuit is challenging a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to let the Navy use Olympic National Forest.

South Korea hope Games will 'ease worries' over regional stability

South Korea believes a successful hosting of next year's Winter Olympics will "erase worries" over political stability in the region.

Mexico Olympic Committee Says All Athletes Safe After Earthquake

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Mexico has been rattled by two major earthquakes in 2 weeks. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Mexico Olympic Committee Says All Athletes Safe After Earthquake

NBC Claims Fourth Consecutive 52-Week Demo Ratings Win

No Olympics, no Super Bowl, no problem. NBC said today that it has won the September-to-September 18-49 ratings crown for a fourth consecutive year. With a week left to go in the 2016-17 season, the network based its victory on the most...Show More Summary

This American triathlete went from unexpected Olympian to nearly toppling a sport legend

American Olympic triathlete Ben Kanute was never the star in his sport. Even in junior competition, the talented and ambitious Kanute was in the shadows of teammates in his own country. So when Kanute finished as the surprise runner-up in last week’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., the 24-year-old Illinois native took a step in […]

Van Vleuten captures world cycling time trial championship

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, whose harrowing crash at the Rio Olympics last year left her with a broken back, won the women's time trial at the road cycling world championships on Tuesday        

Britney Spears Can Walk on Her Hands and Backflip Like an Olympic Gymnast

Singer Britney Spears loves gymnastics, as seen in her latest Instagram video. Watch the Princess of Pop doing impressive flips and handstands.

Dutch cyclist who broke her back in horrific Rio Olympics crash returns to win world gold

Annemiek van Vleuten’s teammates thought she had died last summer when the Dutch cyclist smashed headfirst into the pavement during a downhill stretch of the women’s road race at the Rio Olympics. Van Vleuten, who sustained a concussion and broke three vertebrae in her back, however, vowed to come back and, even better, to win. […]

Fountain Valley Tip-A-Cop draws a huge crowd to support Special Olympics

The safest place you could be last Thursday, Sept. 14, was Claim Jumper Restaurant. The popular eatery was swarming with police officers, SWAT members, police dogs and firefighters. It was also packed with residents as the Fountain Valley Police Department held its annual Tip-A-Cop event, a fundraiser for the Southern California Special Olympics. Each year, […]

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics        

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organizing committee … Click to Continue »

Five months before Olympics, British bobsled cuts off funding to women’s team

Thanks @TeamGB for a great first day at our Pyeongchang athlete summit! #TEAMGB #bobsleigh #teammica #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/k66qMpUx8t — ?Mica McNeill? (@MicaMcNeill) August 18, 2017 If all goes as planned for British Bobsleigh, the group that fields Olympic teams in the sport, Britain will have three teams at next year’s Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. But […]

No one wants to host the Olympics

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The International Olympic Committee took the unprecedented step of announcing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities (Paris and LA), because both cities were bidding unopposed, and LA had to be bribed with a $1.8B "grant" from the IOC to agree to host the games. (more…)

Swimming Australia Says Their Entire Board Will Vote For Marriage Equality

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Double Olympic medalist Mitch Larkin (above) is one of the few Australian elites who have spoken out on the marriage equality vote this week in Australia. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Swimming Australia Says Their Entire Board Will Vote For Marriage Equality

Pound Frustrated With IOC Inaction Toward COB

By Suzie Fox on SwimSwam Dick Pound, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President is concerned by the lack of action by IOC President Thomas Bach against Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Comitê Olímpico do Brasil, (COB) for payment for Olympic venue votes. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Pound Frustrated With IOC Inaction Toward COB

Kromowidjojo Successfully Undergoes Tonsillectomy Before World Cup

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam Triple Olympic gold medalist from the Netherlands, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, is doing all she can to stay on top both in and out of the pool, including undergoing a tonsillectomy recently. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Kromowidjojo Successfully Undergoes Tonsillectomy Before World Cup

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