Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Retirements: Japan’s Olympic Medalist Masato Sakai & World Champion Kanako Watanabe

2016 Olympic silver medalist Masato Sakai and 2015 world champion Kanako Watanabe, both of Japan, have decided to hang up their goggles.

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3-Time Canadian Olympian Javier Acevedo Responds to Criticism of HPC-Ontario

In response to some criticisms of Canada’s High Performance Centre Ontario, Javier Acevedo speaks out on his experience training with coach Ryan Mallette


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ITA Will Start Re-Testing Samples from Rio 2016 for Doping Violations

The International Testing Agency (ITA) recently announced that it will begin re-analyzing samples from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for doping violations.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.