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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Comments on Guy Drut and reinventing the Games; pole vaulting for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● We received a lot of comments following our 29...

LANE ONE: Cue the dominoes, as the collateral damage of moving the Olympic Games...

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The joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be celebrated...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 10 to no. 6, and...

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As 2019 comes to a close, there were people, places and events that made a bid impression in this pre-Olympic year. We’ll bring you...

AQUATICS Panorama: Best line from the Gwangju Worlds came from Katie Ledecky

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As the FINA World Aquatics Championships wrapped up in Gwangju (KOR), the best line of the meet might have been this tweet from American...

AQUATICS: U.S. finishes World Champs with two world records and three more golds, but...

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One of the oldest lines in show business is “it’s not how you start, it's how you finish” and the U.S. women put on...

WATER POLO: Italy completes perfect tournament and captures fourth World Champs title over Spain,...

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The big powers in men’s water polo this century have been Serbia, Croatia and Hungary, but the men’s gold-medal match pitted two of the...

SWIMMING: Five golds in six events for U.S. on Saturday, including three for Dressel...

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There are days when it becomes absolutely clear that the United States is the world’s undisputed power in swimming and Saturday’s evening session at...

WATER POLO: Dynastic U.S. women three-peat at FINA Worlds off 11-6 win over Spain

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When American Olympic fans think about U.S. teams that simply don’t lose, the men’s and women’s basketball teams immediately come to mind. But let’s...

SWIMMING: World records for Caeleb Dressel and Regan Smith; Manuel stuns Campbell in 100...

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At the 2003 World Championships, an 18-year-old Michael Phelps announced that he was someone who had to be watched at the Athens Olympics the...

LANE ONE: “The World Championships aren’t important. The Olympics are important.”

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Olympic sport is often ignored in the U.S., even at the level of the World Championships, when the same athletes who will be in...

SWIMMING: Dressel wins 100 m Free in fastest race in 10 years, Ledecky returns,...

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It seems to happen at least once in each World Championships, where the United States collects a bushel of medals in a single session,...

SWIMMING: Hungary’s Milak erases Phelps’s world record, while Pellegrini defeats Father Time in FINA...

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There was a time warp at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR) on Wednesday, with the calendar spinning back to 2009 when Michael...

LANE ONE: Suddenly, the awards ceremonies are the most interesting part of the FINA...

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It’s pretty hard for Americans to follow the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, Korea thanks to the time zone differences, but the swimming...

SWIMMING: King continues mastery of Efimova and defends 100 m Breast world title

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The most public feud in swimming today has to be between breaststroke stars American Lilly King and Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, who between them own...

SWIMMING: Ledecky withdraws from Worlds 1,500 m Freestyle final

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Whatever is bothering Katie Ledecky, it’s enough to keep her out of the pool entirely on Day 3 of the World Championships in Gwangju,...

SWIMMING: Ledecky, McKeon and Ruck all withdraw from Worlds 200 m Freestyle

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The morning heats on the third day of the FINA World Championships brought three shocks in the same event, the women’s 200 m Freestyle: ●...

SWIMMING: MacNeil stuns Sjostrom in 100 m Fly final and Dressel takes 50 m...

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If Katie Ledecky’s loss in the 400 m Freestyle was an upset, the idea of seeing Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom beaten in the final of...

SWIMMING: Titmus stuns Ledecky with 400 m Free win in final meters; Adrian anchors...

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Australia’s 18-year-old distance sensation Ariarne Titmus arrived on the world stage at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju (KOR) and was 62/100ths behind world-record...

SWIMMING Preview/Men: Questions about Sun and the U.S., but not about Peaty in men’s...

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Like the women’s events at the 2019 FINA World Championships, the men’s events are marked by a huge question mark from the United States. Caeleb...

SWIMMING Preview/Women: Will Australia, Sjostrom and Hosszu bury the U.S. women in Gwangju?

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Time for the main event: the swimming portion of the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR), starting on Sunday morning. And for the world’s...

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