Posts from ‘Olympics’
City overcomes concerns that arose from Japan’s 2011 nuclear plant disaster and beats out Istanbul and Madrid.
Swimming and gymnastics were promoted into top revenue-sharing group by the IOC joining track and field.
Louis Vuitton ad featuring Michael Phelps brought the 18-time gold medalist under scrutiny for potentially violating an IOC rule.
Missy Franklin shows off her new Olympic rings.
American David Boudia looks like a beautiful gull plunging into the water as he wins gold in 10-meter platform diving.
Tunisian swimmer adds open-water gold medal to bronze won in the 1,500-meter pool event.
Tunisian Olympian wins in the pool and open water.
American marathon swimmer out-touched despite surge in final 50 meters.
Katie Ledecky was surprised by her gold-medal success, but her Bethesda family of high achievers believed in her all along.
In his final Olympic race, Michael Phelps helps U.S. medley relay win gold.
The most decorated athlete in Olympic history capped his illustrious career with one last riveting race and one final gold medal.
Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky, 15, pulled a stunner Friday, winning gold in the 800 meters and breaking Janet Evans’s 23-year-old American record.
Michael Phelps wins final individual gold on same day teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky do the same.
Reactions from fans at school Stone Ridge School watching the hometown swimmer Katie Ledecky in the Olympic final of the women’s 800 freestyle.
Results and summaries from day 7 of the action from the pool in London.
Ryan Lochte takes silver in the 200 IM and bronze in the 200 backstroke, but he doesn’t have the gold rush he expected.
American Rebecca Soni wins gold and repeats as Olympic champion in the 200-meter breaststroke.
The most decorated athlete in Olympic history added yet another gold medal to his career haul with his third straight gold in the 200-meter individual medley.
In his final Olympics, Michael Phelps has displayed his dedication as much as his talent.
Live updates from the pool in London: swimming, water polo, and diving.
Allison Schmitt’s stellar anchor leg overtakes Australians has Americans thinking big.
Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen win synchronized diving bronze for U.S.
Michael Phelps historic 19th medal brought high praise from even those at the very top.
Live updates from the action in the pool in London.
Michael Phelps can’t match Beijing, but he’s showing a refreshing human side in London — looking for Mom in the stands, finishing in places other than first.
Michael Phelps’ record 19th Olympic medal is a gold for anchoring the Americans’ 4×200 relay.
The Americans are determined to take a medal in London.
With two more medals Tuesday, Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.
Highlights from day 4 of the swimming competition from London.
After another disappointing day in the pool, Lochte needs to stop focusing on matching Phelps’s achievements in Beijing, and just win races.
American swimmers win two golds and two silvers after Ryan Lochte misses the podium early.
Don’t be fooled by Missy Franklin’s youthful demeanor; her fierce competitiveness landed her gold.
Missy Franklin, 17, wins her first gold medal; Ryan Lochte finishes a disappointing fourth.
Highlights from day 3 of competition from the London Aquatic Centre.
Lochte unable to hold lead for Americans during last leg of 4×100 freestyle. U.S. settles for silver.
Dana Vollmer, who failed to qualify for Beijing Games, set world mark in winning 100-meter butterfly gold.
Highlights from day 2 of Olympic swimming coverage: two world records set; Lochte, Franklin advance; USA water polo takes on Montenegro; USA relay chased down
Loss in 400 IM shows a diminished Michael Phelps still boosting the sport of swimming.
Ryan Lochte makes bold opening statement in effort to supplant Michael Phelps as king of the pool.
It was an surprising day one in London during the swimming finals. Read excerpts from The Post’s live blog from London.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte both advanced to tonight’s 400 IM final, but neither put on the show in prelims that many expected.
This year, things promise to be much more challenging right from the start for Michael Phelps, who has a showdown with Ryan Lochte on Saturday.
Missy Franklin heads to London dodging comparisons to Michael Phelps and seeking as many medals as he seeks: seven.
American Alex Meyer relishes the skill, stamina and fortitude required for the little-known Olympic sport of marathon swimming.
Swimsuit makers have long sought inspiration in the oceans, where evolution spent about 500 million years sculpting bodies shaped to cut through the water with the least drag or studded with features that increase speed.
Just 17, the swimming star soon could be the face of the U.S. Olympic team. She seems ready to handle it.
USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.
Dara Torres, who has won a total of 12 swimming medals over five Olympic games, narrowly misses a spot on the 2012 U.S. team.
The U.S. swimmer drops 200-freestyle from his Olympics program.
Swimmer Michael Phelps has won 14 Olympic gold medals and is the face of his sport. The mental toughness he has shown in the pool is as important to his success as his prodigious talent. He will need every bit of that toughness as he enters his fifth Olympic Games this summer.
Still, mirroring the anarchy that seemingly ruled at the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2009 world championships, swimmers are now shedding suits provided by their sponsors to wear apparel perceived to be faster. Teams are jockeying to make sure their athletes have the best suits available — no matter who is their official supplier.
Installation of the U.S. Olympic Trials pool began on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.
Ryan Lochte made history this month as the first male to be featured on the cover of Vogue without a female model.
Attempting to make her sixth Olympic team at age 45, Dara Torres has had to combat the inexorable tolls of time.
Michael Phelps sat with coach Bob Bowman to answer questions at the United States Olympic Committee media summit Sunday in Dallas.
Promising young stars raise hopes in every four-year Olympic cycle, but rarely does one come along quite like Franklin.
When he was winning medals at the 2000 Olympics, Virginia swimmer Ed Moses (shown in 2004) measured success in record times and first place. Now, as he aims to make the 2012 Olympic squad, Moses measures his progress by different standards.