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EXTRA/FINA World Champs day 7: 3 Caeleb Dressel golds in 98 minutes?

PALM DESERT, July 29, 2017 – Caeleb Dressel is using the 2017 FINA World Championships to announce that he will be a force in the...

TSX’s Weekend Fab Five: A Jamaican you know and one you don’t

The Sports Examiner’s best Olympic-sport performances of the weekend ... includes two fine Jamaican performances, but also a powerful start by the formidable U.S....

EXTRA: Swimming starts at World Champs with Katie Ledecky in 400 m Free

PALM DESERT, July 22, 2017 – Diving, synchronized swimming and open water events are all fun and interesting. Now come the swimming events that everyone...

The Sports Examiner’s Weekend Watch List: The Katie Ledecky Show

The best of Olympic sport on television this weekend is from, in reverse order, Paris, Arlington, Pasadena and Budapest: => No. 3: Cycling/Tour de France:...

How hard is it to make a living as an Olympic-sport athlete?

PALM DESERT, June 30, 2017 – One of the issues most prominent in Hungarian swim star Katinka Hosszu’s screed against FINA, the aquatics governing...

Katie Ledecky and Kathleen Baker swim world-leading times at U.S. Nationals

PALM DESERT, June 29, 2017 – Although just a modest presence on the world-ranking lists during the spring season, American swimmers are demonstrating the devastating ability that...

Dreams of an “athlete’s union” depend on just one thing

PALM DESERT, June 28, 2017 – There has been talk for years about “athlete unions” in track & field, swimming and other Olympic sports....

USA Swimming’s National Championships: It’s the Katie Ledecky Show!

PALM DESERT, June 27, 2017 – If it’s Monday, it’s time to shift our focus from Sacramento to Indianapolis and from track & field...

How Katie Ledecky could equal Michael Phelps’ 8 golds in 2020

PALM DESERT, Apr. 17, 2017 – Michael Phelps’ feat of winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing seems unapproachable. But it’s...

Being No. 1 Never Gets Old

PALM DESERT, Aug. 8, 2016 – American swimmers are doing real damage at the Olympic pool in Rio, with a world record by the...

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