swimming

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File Photo - RTX2H4NL
    June 21, 2016  

    Last week, the IAAF voted to ban Russia’s track and field team from competing at the Rio Olympics because of a widespread doping program. Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee upheld the ban, but added a loophole of sorts: the banned athletes can be reinstated if they pass follow-up drug tests administered in other countries. John Yang talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today for more. Continue reading

  • How Katie Ledecky is dominating distance swimming
    August 7, 2015  

    Swimmer Katie Ledecky has been blowing by the competition and setting records at the world championships in Russia. She’s currently on pace to sweep the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 meter freestyles at a single world championship. To find out more about Ledecky’s incredible feats, Hari Sreenivasan speaks to sports commentator and former Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2012   BY  

    During her 42-hour attempted swim from Cuba to Key West this week, Diana Nyad battled extreme exhaustion, severe sunburn, strained muscles, powerful storms and circling sharks. But the thing that really ground the 103-mile trek to a halt, she said, was the jellyfish. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2012  

    Olympics-watchers have more options than ever for following the Games as they happen. Ray Suarez talks to sports writer Christine Brennan from London about security, how to watch and what to watch, including high-profile swimming, track and field and gymnastics match-ups, plus the story of a South African double-amputee runner. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2008  

    Crowds cheered Thursday as the Olympic torch made its way through Beijing, heralding the official start of the games on Friday. Ray Suarez talks to Sports Illustrated writer Brian Cazeneuve about the athletes to watch. Continue reading