Picture this – Olympic track star Usain Bolt racing against Aussie icon Ian Thorpe in the water.
Swimmers received three wins and 10 nominations at the 2017 ESPY Awards.
The IOC has announced that two more athletes have failed anti-doping tests after re-tests of their 2008 samples. They include a Jamaican runner who helped win the 4x100m relay, meaning all four members of the relay (which included Usain Bolt) will be stripped of their medals.
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu, and Simone Manuel have all been nominated for the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year Awards.
For the second time in two days, an American swimmer has finished second in the Associated Press’s Athlete of the Year voting, with Michael Phelps falling 8 votes shy of basketballer Lebron James.
Many fans took to Twitter this Olympics, tweeting about the excitement, emotional ups and downs, upsets, and scandals that came along with it all. Below is a summary of the 2016 Olympics through Twitter data.