Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Penny Oleksiak Named Canada’s Flag Bearer For Closing Ceremonies

After an amazing run in the pool at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 16-year-0ld Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak will carry her country’s flag into Maracana Stadium for tonight’s Olympic closing ceremonies.

  6 Comments

Americans Led Olympic Performance vs Seed Times

At the Olympics all that really counts is a swimmer’s place, but swimming is a sport measured by times. Expectations…

  13 Comments

Serbia Men’s Water Polo Downs Croatia, 11-7, for Olympic Gold

Serbia, the bronze medalist in each of the last two Olympic Games and winner of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, beat defending Olympic champions, Croatia, 11-7 for the gold medal in Rio.

  3 Comments

China’s Aisen Chen Wins Gold on 10m Platform; Daley Misses Final

Aisen Chen won China its sixth gold out of seven total events tonight in Rio.

  4 Comments

Ryan Lochte: ‘I Over-Exaggerated That Story’ (VIDEO)

Ryan Lochte spoke to NBC’s Matt Lauer, admitting he exaggerated the story of a gas station incident in Rio and taking full responsibility for the situation.

  147 Comments

Rio Public Ministry Appeals to Increase Feigen’s Settlement to $47,000

The Rio Public Ministry believes that the $10,800 charitable donation made by American swimmer Jimmy Feigen to escape prosecution for allegedly…

  71 Comments

Simone Biles Selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

Four-time Olympic champion Biles becomes first gymnast to lead U.S. Olympic delegation into Closing Ceremony.

  13 Comments

Photo Vault: Gold-Medal U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team in Rio

Thank you to Jeff Cable of USAWP for sharing the United States Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team’s moments in Rio with us this week.

  Comment First!

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.

  48 Comments

Jack Conger Issues Statement on Rio Incident

USA Olympic swimmer Jack Conger issued a press release that explains his perception of the incident in Rio early last Sunday morning that has dominated international headlines all week.

  268 Comments

After Apologizing McKeon Will Participate in the Closing Ceremonies

After apologizing for not following AOC safety protocol Emma McKeon will now be allowed to take part in the closing ceremonies in Rio…

  8 Comments

IOC Sets Up Disciplinary Commission for Lochte & Co.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesperson told Reuters news service that the IOC was setting up a disciplinary commission for Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers involved in a lie about an armed robbery.

  91 Comments

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.

  7 Comments

Gunnar Bentz Makes Statement Recalling What Happened In Rio Incident

After returning to the United States following a gas-stop bathroom altercation with fellow American Olympic teammates Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger, in Rio that led to police involvement, Gunnar Bentz made a statement.

  141 Comments

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 2nd Consecutive Olympic Gold

The United States became the first women’s team to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic water polo history.

  5 Comments

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!