Sun's doping case looms over start of world swimming meet Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start. The mere presence of Chinese star Sun Yang has drawn the ire of some swimmers, including his rival Mack Horton of Australia. Sun is the heavy favorite to win his fourth consecutive title in the 400-meter freestyle in Gwangju, where the eight-day swimming competition begins Sunday. But it's unlikely to come without controversy. Sun is currently facing alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and he has requested a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself. The World
Baylor Swim Club's Addison Smith has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 200-meter butterfly. On Day 3 of the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships at Huntsville, Ala., she claimed 1st overall in the event with a time of 2:13.09. This is the fourth 2020 Olympic Trials qualifying time for Smith this year, as she already has qualifying standards in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and the 200 IM. Addison is a recent 2019 graduate of the Baylor School, and she will continue her swimming career at Princeton University in the fall. The Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships (July 18-21) features over 800 athletes from the Southeastern LSC, and is being held at
John Powers | Olympics Americans should prosper at 2020 Summer Games It's not as if Uncle Sam needs any help topping the medal table at the 2020 Summer Olympics, which begin in Tokyo a year from Wednesday. The Americans have outpaced the rest of the planet at the last six Games and their 121-medal haul in Rio in 2016 was more than 50 ahead of the runner-up Chinese. But the addition of four sports (karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing) to the program, plus 3x3 basketball and the restoration of baseball and softball, could add as many as 10 medals to the US collection, which figure to be spread among at least 28 sports. Here is a sport-by-sport look at the US prospects for 2020: Archery:
ESPN Team GB is set to contain more female than male athletes for the first time ever next summer, when the British Olympic Association (BOA) sends its biggest ever squad to Tokyo. The greatest number of athletes ever to represent Great Britain at the Olympics was 371 during the 1992 games in Barcelona, a record that is expected to be broken next year with 378 competitors on Team GB. Great Britain has already booked 77 quota places for next summer's games due to the recent qualifications of the men's and women's rugby sevens squads, as well as the women's football team. The latter's spot was guaranteed as a result of the Lionesses finishing fourth at the World Cup in France last month. Those
Social media loves the 2020 Olympic logo. It earned over 30 thousand upvotes on Reddit and more than 65 thousand likes on Twitter. It appears real. It has been widely shared as such and it's even the top result on Google Images. However, every result after that shows a different logo. What's the deal? QUESTION Is this the real 2020 Olympic logo? ANSWER No. It was a concept posted by an artist unrelated to the Olympic Movement and the design would have likely been rejected because of its alteration to the Olympic rings. WHAT WE FOUND It's a design created by artist Daren Newman. He posted it to his Twitter and Instagram in June. The design incorporates the year 2020 and the Japanese flag into
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Donovan Johnson is spending his Savannah summer days training for the AAU Junior Olympics. The rising 7th grader at Calvary Day School recently qualified and is determined to bring his best performance to the event in Greensboro, North Carolina. Inspired by Usain Bolt, Johnson has quickly risen up through the sprinting ranks. WSAV's Connor DelPrete tells you what Johnson is doing to prepare for the AAU Junior Olympics
As of Thursday Morning, over 5,700 people have signed the online petition. SOUTH HAVEN, MI (WKZO AM/FM)-- After the Drowning of a 13-year-old in South Haven, many are calling for the return of lifeguards on the city's beaches. As of Thursday Morning, over 5,700 people have signed the online petition. 17 people have drowned in Lake Michigan so far this year, and beachgoers are hoping to find someone to ensure that everyone is safe at all times and all rules are enforced.
A different era: Oda wins Japan's first Olympic gold in 1928 Few paid much attention when Mikio Oda won Japan's first Olympic gold medal — and Asia's first individual gold medal — way back at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. There was no podium ceremony. That protocol was introduced in 1932 at the Winter Games in Lake Placid and the Summer Games in Los Angeles. The medals prior to this were handed over at the end of the games, in this case by Dutch Queen Wilhelmina. Oda missed out. He'd already left for Paris to compete in another international meet. Such was the stature of the Olympics back then. They did have a flag-raising ceremony when he won the triple jump, known then as the "hop, skip and
Surfing icon Kelly Slater is in great position to qualify for his sport's Olympic debut in 2020, but he's undecided about making a required event appearance this summer to stay eligible. The top two U.S. male surfers in this season's World Surf League final standings are in line to qualify for the Olympics. Slater, a 47-year-old, 11-time world champion, is ranked third among Americans through six of 11 events, but the No. 2, two-time world champion John John Florence, is likely out for the rest of the season after an ACL tear. If Slater keeps up his current pace of results, he will pass Florence's point total by the end of the season in December. “It appears as though I have to make a decision
The Jamaica Olympic Association has big plans for sports in Jamaica, one of which is to see most if not all of the sports that are played on the island being represented at the Olympic Games at some stage in the future. The thrust for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan, is to have participation in at least 10 sports, a part of the “10 in 20” dream. But while they are not a part of the 10 in 20 Tokyo dream, the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) also has dreams of Olympic qualification and participation. Not only do they have a dream, JABA also has a timeline for turning that dream into reality. Speaking at the launch of the KFC Star Search Basketball and Life Skills Development Camp at G C Foster
With a glance to his right while crossing the line to win his 200m semi-final at the Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt flashed a smile and wagged his finger at Andre De Grasse, the young Canadian who had foolishly attempted to beat the greatest sprinter in history.
Olympic gold-medal sprinter Justin Gatlin, considered one of the fastest men in history, is part of the delegation that will represent the U.S. at the Pan American Games that begin in Lima, Peru, next week. Gatlin, the 37-year-old reigning world champion in the 100 meters, is coming off a close win at the Diamond League meet in Monaco. He will represent the U.S. in the 4x100 relay. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Thursday announced the list of athletes who will represent the country from July 26 to Aug. 11. The roster will number 643 once the women's artistic gymnastics team is trimmed to five. Nathan Adrian, an eight-time Olympic medalist who was diagnosed with testicular cancer
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start. The mere presence of Chinese star Sun Yang has drawn the ire of some swimmers, including his rival Mack Horton of Australia. Sun is the heavy favorite to win his fourth consecutive title in the 400-meter freestyle in Gwangju, where the eight-day swimming competition begins Sunday. But it's unlikely to come without controversy. Sun is currently facing alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and he has requested a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself. The World Anti-Doping Agency is challenging
Fifteen years ago, golfers didn't have to worry about making the Olympics. The sport hadn't been featured at a Games since 1904 when Canada's George Lyon won gold. But since golf returned to the fold for the 2016 Rio Olympics, it's been a priority for Derek Ingram and the rest of Golf Canada's high performance team. In fact, Ingram has been preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics since the last Summer Games ended. "Canadians are super patriotic and they love sport. Our athletes on the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour are no different. They love it. You think they don't want to be like Sidney Crosby?" Ingram, the head coach of Canada's men's team, said on Thursday from Winnipeg. "In that respect, the