Swimming

In this image made from video, Caster Semenya during a training session ahead of the Diamond League event, in Doha, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Track and field's governing body said Thursday it plans to enforce its new rules on testosterone levels in female runners more widely than sports' highest court is recommending, dealing another setback to Olympic sensation Caster Semenya. (AP Photo)
May 02, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A court ruling requiring Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels goes to the heart of a dilemma facing the sports world: How to avoid discrimination against intersex or transgender athletes while ensuring that competitions are fair. The challenges...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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April 09, 2019 - 4:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format with athletes being paid. Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League's eight teams — four...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Japan's Rikako Ikee holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ikee, the favorite for the 100-meter butterfly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Ikee said on her verified Twitter account Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from Australia not feeling well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 12, 2019 - 1:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo. The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country. She...
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January 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Nathan Adrian celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account, saying he recently went to the doctor because “something didn’t seem quite right.” (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:23 am
Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, but he plans to continue training for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Adrian revealed the news on his verified Twitter account on Thursday, saying he recently went to the doctor because "something didn't seem quite...
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Lawyers for alleged victims of Vincent Leroyer, from the left, Come Lionnard, Pascale Badina, and Marie-Anne Raymond gather at the opening Monday Jan.21, 2019 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Lionnard is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents when he ran an ice hockey club in the 1980s and 1990s. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
January 21, 2019 - 10:46 am
BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. Vincent Leroyer told a jury as his three-day trial got underway in Bordeaux...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:20 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming governing body FINA says athletes no longer face being banned for taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized by top swimmers wanting more say in their sport and more opportunities to earn prize money. Olympic and world champions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable return to tennis. That followed four surgeries she needed after developing blood clots following the birth of her daughter...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The five-time Olympic champion is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 and a half years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on ESPN.com . Franklin's spokeswoman says the swimmer is with her family in Colorado for the...
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