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U.S. Olympic Committee hands torch to Boston; DC2024′s would-be Games extinguished

Friday, January 9th, 2015

COLUMN | A farewell to the Olympic Games that will never be.

Boston selected by U.S. Olympic Committee as U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The U.S. candidate for hosting the 2024 Games will have to overcome IOC resistance and stiff competition

Katie Ledecky makes D.C.’s Olympic pitch to USOC

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The 17-year-old was part of Washington 2024′s five-person presentation to the U.S. Olympic Committee Tuesday in San Francisco.

Tokyo wins 2020 Summer Olympics bid, beats out Istanbul and Madrid

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

City overcomes concerns that arose from Japan’s 2011 nuclear plant disaster and beats out Istanbul and Madrid.

Swimming gets Olympic revenue boost

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Swimming and gymnastics were promoted into top revenue-sharing group by the IOC joining track and field.

Phelps’ agent: Leaked pics not an IOC violation

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Louis Vuitton ad featuring Michael Phelps brought the 18-time gold medalist under scrutiny for potentially violating an IOC rule.

Missy Franklin gets inked, reveals Olympic rings tattoo

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Missy Franklin shows off her new Olympic rings.

David Boudia dives into U.S. Olympic history

Monday, August 13th, 2012

American David Boudia looks like a beautiful gull plunging into the water as he wins gold in 10-meter platform diving.

Oussama Mellouli wins marathon swim; Alex Meyer 10th

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Tunisian swimmer adds open-water gold medal to bronze won in the 1,500-meter pool event.

After pool bronze, Mellouli gets gold in 10K race

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Tunisian Olympian wins in the pool and open water.

Green with envy, Haley Anderson gets silver

Friday, August 10th, 2012

American marathon swimmer out-touched despite surge in final 50 meters.

Katie Ledecky’s success came as no surprise to Bethesda-based family of high achievers

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Katie Ledecky was surprised by her gold-medal success, but her Bethesda family of high achievers believed in her all along.

Phelps goes out with another gold

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

In his final Olympic race, Michael Phelps helps U.S. medley relay win gold.

Michael Phelps powers 4×100-meter medley relay to one last gold medal

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history capped his illustrious career with one last riveting race and one final gold medal.

Katie Ledecky, 15, makes big splash with Olympic gold medal in 800 meters

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

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 passes golden baton to Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Michael Phelps wins final individual gold on same day teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky do the same.

The scene in Bethesda as Ledecky wins gold

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Reactions from fans at school Stone Ridge School watching the hometown swimmer Katie Ledecky in the Olympic final of the women’s 800 freestyle.

Day 7 highlights from London [Updated 16:23 8/3]

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Results and summaries from day 7 of the action from the pool in London.

Ryan Lochte has five medals, and unfulfilled expectations

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Ryan Lochte takes silver in the 200 IM and bronze in the 200 backstroke, but he doesn’t have the gold rush he expected.

Rebecca Soni sets world record in 200-meter breastroke at London 2012 Olympics

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

American Rebecca Soni wins gold and repeats as Olympic champion in the 200-meter breaststroke.

Michael Phelps tops Ryan Lochte in 200 IM; Rebecca Soni smashes world record in 200 breast

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

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.

Michael Phelps’ legacy a testimony to hard work as much as talent

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

In his final Olympics, Michael Phelps has displayed his dedication as much as his talent.

Day 6 highlights from London [Updated 16:24 8/2]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Live updates from the pool in London: swimming, water polo, and diving.

Women’s 4×200 relay gold shows U.S. swim team in top form

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Allison Schmitt’s stellar anchor leg overtakes Australians has Americans thinking big.

Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen win synchronized diving bronze for U.S.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen win synchronized diving bronze for U.S.

President Obama congratulates Michael Phelps for historic win

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Michael Phelps historic 19th medal brought high praise from even those at the very top.

Day 5 highlights from London [Updated 16:24 8/1]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Live updates from the action in the pool in London.

Michael Phelps leaves room for Mom while on top of the world

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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 sets medals record with golden anchor leg for U.S.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Michael Phelps’ record 19th Olympic medal is a gold for anchoring the Americans’ 4×200 relay.

U.S. water polo team aims to win a medal

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The Americans are determined to take a medal in London.

Michael Phelps’ gold rush continues: 800m freestyle relay medal is record 19th

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With two more medals Tuesday, Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.

Day 4 highlights from London [Updated 17:10 7/31]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Highlights from day 4 of the swimming competition from London.

Ryan Lochte loses again, cannot escape Michael Phelps’s legacy at London Games

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

After another disappointing day in the pool, Lochte needs to stop focusing on matching Phelps’s achievements in Beijing, and just win races.

From Ryan Lochte’s fourth to Missy Franklin’s gold, a medley of emotions for U.S. swim team

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

American swimmers win two golds and two silvers after Ryan Lochte misses the podium early.

Missy Franklin: A gold medalist’s tenacity inside a youthful demeanor

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Don’t be fooled by Missy Franklin’s youthful demeanor; her fierce competitiveness landed her gold.

Missy Franklin wins gold in 100 back; Ryan Lochte fails to medal in 200 free

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Missy Franklin, 17, wins her first gold medal; Ryan Lochte finishes a disappointing fourth.

Day 3 highlights from London [Updated 17:13 7/30]

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Highlights from day 3 of competition from the London Aquatic Centre.

Ryan Lochte fails to hold lead as France passes U.S. men to win 4×100 freestyle relay

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Lochte unable to hold lead for Americans during last leg of 4×100 freestyle. U.S. settles for silver.

Dana Vollmer, after missing Beijing, returns with world record in London

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Dana Vollmer, who failed to qualify for Beijing Games, set world mark in winning 100-meter butterfly gold.

Day 2 highlights from London [Updated 16:30 7/29]

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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

OPINION: Michael Phelps boosts swimming even as he has less left to give

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Loss in 400 IM shows a diminished Michael Phelps still boosting the sport of swimming.

Ryan Lochte cruises to gold in 400 IM; Phelps finishes 4th

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Ryan Lochte makes bold opening statement in effort to supplant Michael Phelps as king of the pool.

Day 1 highlights from London: USA swim team earns four medals

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

It was an surprising day one in London during the swimming finals. Read excerpts from The Post’s live blog from London.

Phelps vs. Lochte to highlight first day

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte both advanced to tonight’s 400 IM final, but neither put on the show in prelims that many expected.

Michael Phelps will be tested by Ryan Lochte on Saturday

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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 could land the most swimming medals

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Missy Franklin heads to London dodging comparisons to Michael Phelps and seeking as many medals as he seeks: seven.

U.S. marathon swimmer Alex Meyer relishes competing in the grueling event

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

American Alex Meyer relishes the skill, stamina and fortitude required for the little-known Olympic sport of marathon swimming.

Swimsuits that turn athletes into barracudas

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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.

Missy Franklin, just 17, seems ready to handle the pressure

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Just 17, the swimming star soon could be the face of the U.S. Olympic team. She seems ready to handle it.

U.S. Olympic roster announced

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.

Dara Torres, 45, narrowly misses spot in sixth Olympics at U.S. swimming trials

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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.

Michael Phelps to swim seven events in London

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The U.S. swimmer drops 200-freestyle from his Olympics program.

Michael Phelps has mastered the psychology of speed

Monday, June 18th, 2012

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.

More swimsuit drama heading into London Olympics

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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.

Pool prep under way for US swimming trials

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Installation of the U.S. Olympic Trials pool began on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.

Ryan Lochte on the cover of Vogue

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Ryan Lochte made history this month as the first male to be featured on the cover of Vogue without a female model.

Profiles in Speed: Torres doesn’t let age slow her down

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Attempting to make her sixth Olympic team at age 45, Dara Torres has had to combat the inexorable tolls of time.

Michael Phelps returns ready to add to medal haul [video]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Michael Phelps sat with coach Bob Bowman to answer questions at the United States Olympic Committee media summit Sunday in Dallas.

Profiles in Speed: Missy Franklin has body built for speed

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Promising young stars raise hopes in every four-year Olympic cycle, but rarely does one come along quite like Franklin.

London 2012: Ed Moses wants to make U.S. swim team, recapture glory of 2000 Games

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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.