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SWIMMING Panorama: Doping rumors about China’s Yang Sun, and a cancer challenge for...

Rough news this week for two of the finest swimmers in the world, both from the medical side: ● China’s Yang Sun, the triple Olympic gold medalist and nine-time World Champion in distance Freestyles, is in the news thanks to a sensational story in the Sunday Times (GBR) that “A clash with anti-doping testers ended […]
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SWIMMING: Flickinger leads with five qualifying events at Winter Nationals

No U.S. teams were going to be selected from the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina over the weekend. But as qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials was now open, it attracted multiple Olympic stars to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The big winner in terms of qualifying was 200 m Olympian and World […]
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SWIMMING: Ledecky first Olympic Trials qualifier at Winter Nationals

No surprise, really, that Freestyle superstar Katie Ledecky became the first Olympic Trials qualifier at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina....

SWIMMING Preview: Olympic Trials qualifying starts at Winter Nationals in Greensboro

The U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2020 Olympic Games are a long way off. But starting Wednesday, American swimmers can begin qualifying for the Trials with performances at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of this opportunity, the meet is being held in a true Olympic-sized pool of 50 m in […]
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U.S. Senate hearing outcome: 50% of USOC revenue directly to athletes?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 6, 2018: The headlines from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate sub-committee hearing are all about ex-USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions at all. That was not the critical outcome. In fact, the key testimony came before Penny even took his seat at the […]
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U.S. Senate hearing outcome: 50% of USOC revenue directly to athletes?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 6, 2018: The headlines from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate sub-committee hearing are all about ex-USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions at all. That was not the critical outcome. In fact, the key testimony came before Penny even took his seat at the […]
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Katie Ledecky’s Star Trek problem: To boldly go where no one has gone...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 18, 2018: In her first swim as a professional athlete, Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 1,500 m Freestyle. Then she won the 400 m Freestyle in a world-leading time on Thursday. But she’s already the best in the world in those events. What about Tokyo in 2020? […]
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Katie Ledecky’s Star Trek problem: To boldly go where no one has gone...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 18, 2018: In her first swim as a professional athlete, Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 1,500 m Freestyle. Then she won the 400 m Freestyle in a world-leading time on Thursday. But she’s already the best in the world in those events. What about Tokyo in 2020? […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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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. But not much has happened. Hungary’s triple Olympic swimming champ Katinka Hosszu is proposing something similar once again, but don’t take her lightly. She and her fellow Hungarian swimmers got the […]
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The greatest Olympic swim team ever?

PALM DESERT, Aug. 14, 2016 – A year ago, the U.S. won just 20 medals in Olympic events at the swimming World Championships, and a lot of folks were worried. No need. The American swimmers, one of the greatest swimming teams in history – maybe the best ever – completed a 33-medal haul in Rio, […]
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