Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Olympic Diver Steele Johnson Featured on ABC Show “To Tell the Truth”

Team USA Olympic diver and silver medalist Steele Johnson was featured on a recent episode of the ABC show “To Tell the Truth”.

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Epic Swim: Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak Tie for 100 Free Olympic Glory

It certainly didn’t seem like it would be Simone Manuel or Penny Oleksiak‘s moment in the limelight. About five weeks before…

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When to Watch Swimming on NBC Sports’ Olympic Games Week

The 2-week chunk of retro-Olympic programming will include 2 shows dedicated entirely to 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

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Epic Swims: How Maya DiRado Defeated Katinka Hosszu at the 2016 Olympics

American Maya DiRado touched out Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu in the 200 back at the Rio Olympics by 0.06 seconds. Read on how DiRado caught Hosszu here.

Judge Orders Closure of Rio Olympic Park Due To Safety Concerns

A Judge has ordered the closure of the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, including the aquatics complex which hosted the world’s elite swimmers in 2016.

Watching Swimming: What Makes a Race Good?

Last Friday, SwimSwam published our Swammy Awards Top 10 Swims of the Year. The number one race was the men’s medley relay at the Asian Games.

Rivolta Explains Abrupt Mid-Race Exit

Italy’s Matteo Rivolta briefly addressed his abrupt exit from the pool immediately after the start of the 100 fly race during the Day 2 prelims of the 2018 Short Course World Championships.

More Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Russia’s Efimova Looking Not Just To Tokyo, But Paris 2024

Russia’s Yulia Efimova is currently ranked #1 in the world in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events, which are races in which she still may be partaking well past Tokyo 2020.

Asian Games’ Arrival: Re-Live Schooling’s Rio Olympic Gold

Remember when Joseph Schooling rocked the world with his 100m fly gold in Rio? He’ll try to reproduce a similar monster swim in Jakarta next week competing in the Asian Games.

FINA Favors Morning Finals At 2020 Olympic Games

The 2020 Olympic Games may see swimming finals take place in the morning, giving American broadcasters the primetime broadcasting advantage.

Who Will (Most Likely) Not Be Competing At the 2020 Tokyo Games

American Maya DiRado announced even before the Rio Olympic Games that her performances there would indeed be her last.

IOC and IAAF Official Suspended over Rio 2016 Bribery Accusations

IOC member Frankie Fredericks has been placed under formal investigation by French prosecutors for receiving payments to allegedly sway his vote in favor of sending the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio.

Brazil Olympic Committee Still Suspended But NOC Rights Returned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted to lift one small part of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB)’s suspension, allowing it to participate in several important organizational meetings this week.

Brazilian Court Rules to Reopen Ryan Lochte’s Case

An appellate court has ruled in favor of continuing the criminal case against Ryan Lochte. 

Deodoro Whitewater Stadium First Rio 2016 Venue Opened For Legacy

One Olympic venue from the 2016 Rio Games has since been used by Brazilians according to the original bid’s legacy plans.