Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Multi-Olympic Gold Medalist Emma McKeon Nearly Retired In 2012

“She had three months out of the water, we just didn’t know what she was going to do,” Aussie coach Michael Bohl said of superstar athlete Emma McKeon.


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Do Host Countries Do Well At The Olympics? Not So Much

While history shows that host nations typically do well at the Games, their performance in the swimming pool does not follow suit.


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IOC Report Finds Over 85% Of All Permanent Olympic Venues Are Still In Use

A report commissioned by the IOC found that over 85% of all Olympic venues are still used by their hosts after the Olympic Games end.


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Olympic News Roundup: Some Rio 2016 Boxing Matches Were Fixed, McLaren Finds

Catch up on the biggest Olympic and Paralympic storylines outside of the swimming world, including scandal in the Olympic boxing world.

Breakout Names from the 2016 U.S. Open That Became Tokyo 2020 Olympians

The 2016 U.S. Open was held right before the Rio 2016 Olympics for swimmers that *just* missed the team. Some standout names from that meet are now Olympians.

Sue Bird And Eddy Alvarez To Bear Flags For USA At Tokyo Opening Ceremonies

Basketball player Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez will carry the flag for the United States at the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremonies.

CAS Opens Legal and Anti-Doping Field Offices in Tokyo For 2020 Olympic Games 

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) anti-doping office played a huge role at the 2016 Olympics where multiple swimmers had recent positive test results.

More Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Two Swimmers Named to Refugee Olympic Team

Yusra Mardini, a native of Syria, has been named to the Refugee Olympic Team for the second time. She will be joined by 28 other athletes in Tokyo.

Katie Ledecky Is Chasing History, Again, in the Women’s 800 Freestyle

Katie Ledecky last set the World Record in the 800 freestyle in 2016 at the age of 19. She would be making history if she breaks it again.

American Athletes Split on Rule 50 Olympic Protest Restrictions

The results of the recent IOC survey show that American athletes have mixed opinions about how and where they can protest.

Olympic Medals, Torches, and Other Memorabilia Up For Auction

Over 400 Olympic items are up for auction including a swimsuit from the gold medalist in the women’s 100 backstroke at the 1956 Olympics.

Kira Toussaint Sets European Record In 50 Backstroke

Dutch backstroke ace already qualified for the Olympics in the women’s 200 back before establishing a European record in the 50m back.

Olympic Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Misses 200 Fly Semi At Trials

Another Olympic medalist from the 2016 Olympics will not be back to defend his podium position as Japan’s Masato Sakai missed advancing in the men’s 200m fly.

Kosuke Hagino Reportedly Opting To Not Defend 400 IM Olympic Gold

In a surprising turn of events, reigning Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino has decided to opt-out of the men’s 400m IM event at Japan’s Olympic Trials.

Russia Will Compete as “ROC” at Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 Olympics

Russia will be competing as the ROC or the Russian Olympic Committee at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics