Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Aquatics’ Category

Swimming body ends threat to ban breakaway athletes

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Swimming governing body FINA says athletes no longer face being banned for taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized by top swimmers wanting more say in their sport and more opportunities to earn prize money.

‘You don’t get to cheat it’: Mark Tewksbury on LGBTQ issues in sport

Friday, December 21st, 2018

While acknowledging how far LGBTQ issues in sport have progressed, Mark Tewksbury says a lot more needs to happen — especially when it comes to trans athletes and representation in pro sport.

Road to the Olympic Games: Snowboard cross World Cup

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Watch Road to the Olympic Games beginning on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. ET, our weekly show spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world.

Road to the Olympic Games: Figure skating Grand Prix Final gala

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

On this week's edition of the program, we feature coverage of championship figure skating with the Grand Prix Final gala on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. ET.

Road to the Olympic Games: World Cup ski cross from Innichen

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

On this week's edition of the program, we feature coverage of the ski cross World Cup event in Innichen, Italy, on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

5-time Olympic gold medallist Missy Franklin leaves swimming at 23

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Missy Franklin, the darling of the 2012 Summer Olympics with four gold medals, has decided to retire at age 23. The current world-record holder in the 200-metre backstroke cited chronic shoulder pain for her decision.

Benfeito, Imbeau-Dulac stand tall at diving winter nationals

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Meaghan Benfeito survived a mistake on her final dive to win the women's 10-metre event, and Francois Imbeau-Dulac's consistency's carried him to victory in the men's three-metre final at the winter nationals diving competition on Sunday.

Abel, Riendeau earn individual golds at winter nationals

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Vincent Riendeau won the men's 10-metre event, while Jennifer Abel posted a decisive victory in the women's three-metre on Saturday at the winter nationals diving competition.

United States sets new world record in mixed medley relay

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-metre mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships. Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing .65 seconds ahead of the Netherlands.

Days after being sued, FINA launches new swim series

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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FINA says it's launching a new series for elite swimmers, while being challenged by a privately-run rival competition and a class action suit by Olympic and world champions.