• Ledecky prepares for another big week at world championships
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Ledecky prepares for another big week at world championships

    ''It's really just putting in the work, putting in the training,'' Ledecky said Friday, sounding so nonchalant that she might as well have been describing a leisurely afternoon swim in one of those thermal baths along the Danube. Of course, there's nothing restful about her plans

  • Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'
    Reuters

    Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'

    By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) - Barred from international competition for nearly 17 months because of the Russian doping scandal, high jumper Maria Lasitskene could threaten the world record at the world championships next month. Lasitskene won gold at the 2015 world championships under

  • Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns
    Reuters

    Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns

    By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world swimming championships will usher in a new era following the retirement of American great Michael Phelps when eight days of racing commence at Budapest's Duna Arena on Sunday. This will be the first global meeting since 1998 without either Phelps, holder

  • Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice
    Reuters

    Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end. Johnson