Articles by Hannah Hecht

Aussie Athletes Fined $3,100 Apiece for Sneaking into Basketball Game

Nine Australian athletes have been charged with falsifying a document after tampering with their accreditation to attend the Australia versus Serbia Olympic Basketball semifinal last night.


Rio Olympics from an Athlete’s Perspective with Calvyn Justus (Video)

Take a front row seat as the South African Olympic team’s resident Youtuber Calvyn Justus brings us along on his Rio Olympic experience.


FINA: “No Current Detected” in Rio Pool at Any Stage of Competitions

In response to journalism questioning whether swimmers in certain lanes had a boost in performance, FINA has expressed confidence that the Rio 2016 pool was current-free.


USOC Gives Statement on Lochte Incident; Bentz & Conger Have Left Rio

According to the United States Olympic Committee’s official statement released at 11:19 Brazil time on Thursday night, the Rio authorities have released Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger’s passports, and the two have left the country.


In Interview with Matt Lauer, Ryan Lochte Sticks to His Story

Ryan Lochte spoke with NBC’s Matt Lauer earlier today, sticking to his story of the alleged armed robbery in Rio on Sunday morning. Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger are being questioned by the Rio authorities.


Bentz and Conger Pulled Off a Rio Plane, More Info on NBC 10 ET

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off a plane in Rio. More info will come tonight in a special report on NBC’s primetime coverage from Matt Lauer, who has spoken to Ryan Lochte.


Security Footage of Lochte & Co. Returning to Village Post-Robbery

Here, you can see security footage of Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger returning to the Olympic village after Sunday morning’s robbery.


Lochte & Teammates Did Not Initially Tell USOC about Gunpoint Robbery

According to USA TODAY Sports, Ryan Lochte and his U.S. Olympic teammates did not initially inform the U.S. Olympic Committee about this weekend’s gunpoint robbery. Their failure to inform the USOC explains the confusion that ensued with the IOC after the incident.


Though Ratings Down from London, Phelps’s Final Swim Gives NBC a Jump

The time block from 10 pm – 10:15 pm ET yesterday (during the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay) saw the highest spike in viewership for NBC watchers this Olympics.


Jimmy Feigen Does Reddit AMA, Says Won’t Try for Tokyo

Jimmy Feigen answered submitted questions earlier this week in a Reddit ‘AMA,’ at one point mentioning that he does not plan to compete in Tokyo.


Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina Reinstated into Women’s 10k Open Water

Russia’s Anastasiia Krapivina will swim the 10k Marathon Swim at the Rio Olympic Games tomorrow.


Surplus Food from Olympic Village Being Used to Feed Rio’s Hungry

A group of chefs in Rio de Janeiro have founded an initiative to help feed Rio’s hungry over 5,000 meals per day using surplus food from the Olympics.

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Schooling: “Hopefully It Changes All of Sporting Culture in Singapore”

Joseph Schooling was racing for something bigger than himself in his gold-medal-winning 100 fly.


Watch: Baker, King, Vollmer, & Manuel 4 x 100 Medley Gold (Race Video)

Watch the American women win the 1,000th Summer Olympics gold medal for Team USA.


Great Britain’s Silver Medal 400 Medley Team Sets New British Record

The British men’s silver medal winning medley relay broke 4 x 100 medley British record by well over a second tonight.