Shirley Babashoff

Shirley Babashoff To Headline Southern Pacific Masters Clinic

The 2017 Southern Pacific Masters Swimming Coaches Clinic will feature Olympic gold medalist Shirley Babashoff and legendary coaches Mark Schubert and Jim Montrella.

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Happy Olympic Day: Check Out The 20 Most-Decorated Olympic Swimmers Ever

June 23 marks Olympic Day, a holiday dedicated to the Olympic movement and its three pillars: move, learn and discover. To celebrate, we’re giving swim fans a chance to move (their mouse to scroll lower down this page), learn (about the most-decorated Olympic swimmers of all-time) and discover (some swimming legends they may not have previously known).

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Katie Ledecky Wins U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky earned the top honors tonight as the US Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Olympic Games.

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California Senate Passes Resolution on East German Doping

The California Senate has taken a major step in recognizing the injustices of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games by passing…

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Where Penny Oleksiak’s Performance Ranks Amongst Best Teens In Olympic History

Penny Oleksiak was the most dominant teenager at the 2016 Olympic Games by far, taking home one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals for Canada in the pool.

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“The Last Gold” Premieres at LA Film Festival to Rave Audience Reviews

“The Last Gold: The greatest untold story in Olympic swimming history,” which recounts the struggle the U.S. women’s swim team had against the doped East Germans at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, opened on Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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The Last Gold chosen as Official Program Selection for 2016 LA Film Festival

See the film’s trailer here and learn why this is the Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History.

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Babashoff To Release Book On Conquering East German Doping

Eight-time American Olympic medalist, swimmer Shirley Babashoff, co-authored “Making Waves”, a book based on her experience with cheating at the 1976 Olympic Games via the since-confirmed systematic doping of the East German (DDR) women’s swimming team.

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Revenge of the Nerds: All-time Women’s Olympic Medal Winners

You might be surprised to learn that it’s Kirsty Coventry who has won the most individual Olympic medals, among women, of all time. Believe it. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Kirsty Coventry)

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Nerding Out: All-Time Leaders in World Championship Medal Counts

If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were their own country at World Championships, they’d sit in 6th place in the total gold medal count for all sports, both men and women.

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Lessons From Legends: Shirley Babashoff, Is your best good enough?

Chuck Warner talks about Shirley Babashoff and the East German women of the 1970’s.

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Will Michael Phelps be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Again?

Swim News: ” From Mark Spitz to Shirley Babashoff and David Berkoff, Sports Illustrated has told swimming’s history in detail.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Winning 4×100 Free Relay Olympic Gold

Katrina interviews 4-time Olympian, Jill Sterkel. She shares winning Olympic gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay against the steroid-using East…

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Dave and Gary Discuss the Sport’s Greatest, Kind Of

David: Coming in at number five: Shirley Babashoff. Queen Shali Baba was as good as they come, and one of the few people I can think of where saying “she went postal” means she went on to have a great job with benefits.

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