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Schooling seeks national service delay after Olympics moved

May 06, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Swimming star Joseph Schooling requests to defer national military service yet again following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics

epa05479169 Joseph Schooling of Singapore celebrates after winning in the men's 100m Butterfly Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Phelps: Saving a life more important than a gold medal

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps opens up again on his ongoing battle with depression

STRUGGLES. US sports icon Michael Phelps admits he recently ‘went through a scary depression spell’ again. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Swimmer Ryan Lochte banned 14 months for anti-doping violation

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:18 AM

The 6-time Olympic gold medalist was suspended for 10 months two years ago for claiming he and 3 other US swimmers were robbed in the Rio Games

SIDELINED. Ryan Lochte will miss the US national championships, the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo in August and the 2019 world championships in South Korea. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


Brazil court dismisses lying charges against swimmer Ryan Lochte

Jul 16, 2017 - 1:19 AM

Prosecutors can appeal the ruling and Lochte still faces other charges in Brazil

OLYMPIC EMBARRASSMENT. Ryan Lochte had been suspended for 10 months over a night of revelry gone wrong in Brazil. Photo by Patrick Kraemer/EPA

Lochte says he thought about suicide after Rio Olympics fiasco

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:03 PM

There were a couple of points where I was crying thinking If I go to bed and never wake up fine

SUICIDE. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte says he contemplated suicide after last year's Rio Olympics controversy. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Phelps frustrated by Rio Olympics doping fears

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Michael Phelps in a written testimony says he and teammates are left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio

FINAL SALVO. USA's Michael Phelps competes in the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Chinese swimmer banned two years for doping at Rio Games

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Chen Xinyi will be barred from competition for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide the day she finished fourth in the women s 100m butterfly final

DOPING SCANDAL. Chen Xinyi, seen at the 2014 Asian Games, tested positive for a banned diuretic. Diuretics can be used as "masking agents" to hide the presence of performance-enhancing substances in tests. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Michael Phelps took the plunge with secret marriage - reports

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps and long time girlfriend Nicole Johnson were quietly married in June

PLUNGE. Michael Phelps has reportedly married the mother of his child shortly after the birth of their son, Boomer. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympics scandal

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Global swimwear brand Speedo and US fashion label Ralph Lauren topped the list of companies that ended their relationships with the 32 year old Lochte

Ryan Lochte of the USA reacts after competing in the men's 200m Individual Medley Final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016. Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA

After Olympic gold, Joseph Schooling considers pro career in US

Aug 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Schooling will finish his studies at University of Texas then ponder a professional career

NEXT PHASE. Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling, seen showing off a fresh tattoo depicting the Olympic logo, will focus on finishing his college education for the immediate future. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

Michael Phelps proud to inspire his own defeat in Rio

Aug 16, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Michael Phelps is happy to be a part of Joseph Schooling s historic victory even if it denied him another gold

END OF AN ERA. The Michael Phelps era came to an end at the hands of Joseph Schooling, a Singaporean swimmer he helped inspire. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

PH swimmer Jessie Lacuna on lessons learned from watching Phelps, Ledecky

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:23 PM

The Filipino Olympian is using his time in Rio to study how he can improve by watching the greats

Ledecky breaks own record to win women's 800m freestyle gold

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:02 PM

American swimmer Katie Ledecky unifies the 200m 400m and 800m titles for the first time since 1968

GOLDEN GIRL. Katie Ledecky got the job done in Rio. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

How Singapore's giantkiller Schooling beat Phelps in Rio

Aug 13, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Since the age of 13 Joseph Schooling had been plotting how to beat Michael Phelps Eight years later that moment came in Rio

UPSET. Joseph Schooling had once been a child looking up to Michael Phelps. At Rio he spoiled Phelps' party to win his country's first gold medal. Photo by Bernd Thissen/EPA

Rio 2016: Slew of surprises in record-breaking day

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Schooling beats Phelps Ledecky obliterates competition Ayana smashes 10 000m record 3 suspended for doping – all in one Olympic day

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. USA's Katie Ledecky (C) crosses Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (top) and Canada's Hilary Caldwell during the Women's 800m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. Martin Bureau/AFP

Schooling stuns Phelps for Singapore's 1st Olympic gold

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:18 AM

UPDATED Singapore earns its first ever Olympic gold medal as Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in the men s 100m butterfly

WINNING FORM. Singapore's Schooling Joseph competes to win the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Chinese swimmer tests positive for banned substance at Olympics

Aug 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide after finishing fourth in the women s 100m butterfly final

DOPING SCANDAL. Chen Xinyi, seen at the 2014 Asian Games, is asking the IOC to test her second sample after the first one turned up positive for a banned substance. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

True bromance as Phelps and Lochte approach final Olympic showdown

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:52 PM

The curtain comes down on one of swimming s great rivalries when Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte face off one last time

BROMANCE. Michael Phelps (R) will try to win the men's 200m individual medley for an incredible fourth successive Games while Ryan Lochte (L), so often the bridesmaid, finally tries to get one over on his fellow American. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Despite 21 golds, Michael Phelps eager to add more

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:37 PM

American swimmer Michael Phelps takes the pool again looking to add to his record 21 gold medals

GOLDEN BOY. Michael Phelps is the oldest individual gold medalist swimmer. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

PH swimmer Lacuna on his performance and life in Olympic Village

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Jessie Lacuna says he s disappointed in his 46th place finish but won t let it ruin his time in Rio

Jessie Lacuna says he will focus on his studies after his second trip to the Olympics. Photo from Lacuna

French swimmer slams China's champion Sun over doping scandal

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Camille Lacourt who came fifth in the 100m backstroke final just after Sun Yang s triumph says swimming was becoming like athletics with two or 3 doped in each final

Camille Lacourt of France reacts after competing in the men's 100m backstroke heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events. EPA/ESTEBAN BIBA

Michael Phelps says dopers shouldn't be allowed to compete

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Phelps says it breaks my heart after controversy over athletes who have previously failed drugs tests broke out at the Rio swimming competition

NO TO DOPERS. Michael Phelps speaks out about not letting drug cheats back into swimming. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Olympics: Gold #19 for Phelps as records tumble in Olympic pool

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED The spellbinding action in the pool brought the curtain down on another day of drama where 14 gold medals were shared out

GOLD NUMBER 19. USA's Michael Phelps prepares to compete in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Olympics: World record as UK's Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Peaty who was scared of water as a child becomes the first British man to win Olympic swimming gold since Adrian Moorhouse s victory in the same event at the 1988 Seoul Games

BRITISH PRIDE. Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates after he broke the World Record in the Men's 100m Breaststroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Ledecky shatters world record to give US first swimming gold in Rio

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:21 AM

UPDATED The American prodigy surged home to touch the wall in 3min 56 46sec smashing her own world record of 3:58 37 set in 2014

NEW RECORD. USA's Katie Ledecky celebrates after she broke the World Record in the Women's 400m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

PH swimmer Jessie Lacuna bows out of Rio Olympics

Aug 07, 2016 - 1:01 AM

3rd UPDATE The 23 year old Lacuna finished 6th in the second heat of 7 swimmers with a time of 4:01 70 with a final ranking of 46th out of 50

Jessie Lacuna prepares to compete in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU

Rio 2016: Jasmine Alkhaldi

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:58 PM

At age 3 a fall into a swimming pool nearly killed her Jasmine Alkhaldi conquered her fears and now looks to conquer the competition at the 2016 Olympics

Jasmine Alkhaldi says she has improved each year since representing the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics. Photo from Alkhaldi's Facebook

Japanese swimmer Hagino aims to end Phelps era in Rio

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Don t be fooled by Kosuke Hagino s quiet demeanor and toothy grin the Japan swimming sensation plans to usher boyhood hero Michael Phelps into retirement

ON A MISSION. Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino, seen in action during the men's 400m medley final of the Ciutat de Barcelona Trophy Swimming tournament in June, wants to end his boyhood hero's era. Photo by Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Beer bottles and a public pool - how a 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:06 PM

In one of Asia s poorest countries a 14 year old girl trains for Rio under conditions which are far from ideal

OLYMPIC POOL. Siri Arun is one of just 5 Olympians from Laos, and has to make do without proper support or facilities to train in. File photo by Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Rio 2016: Jessie Lacuna

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The Atenean was once teased by his older brothers who had won swimming titles before him Now he s representing the Philippines for the second time at the Olympics

Two more world records fall in day 5 of Olympic swimming

Aug 02, 2012 - 4:38 AM

World records set by Hungarian Daniel Gyurta in final of men s 200m breaststroke and the US Rebecca Soni in the semifinals of the 200m breaststroke

FINA: Doping allegations vs Chinese swimmer Ye baseless

Aug 01, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Yi Shiwen has been tested four times in the last 12 months prior to her back to back 200m and 400m Olympic IM wins

Team Philippines: Swimmer, archer end Olympic stint

Aug 01, 2012 - 6:02 PM

Jasmine Alkhaldi fails to qualify for the semifinals of the women s 100m freestyle relay with lackluster swim while archer Mark Javier could not advance

Google Doodle and London Olympics

Aug 01, 2012 - 3:29 PM

Google celebrates London 2012 Olympics by featuring a sport on its Doodle art each day

Google Doodle opening ceremony London 2012