• Ledecky prepares for another big week at world championships
    The Associated Press2 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

  • Column: World championships tarnished by FINA scandals
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Column: World championships tarnished by FINA scandals

    On Saturday, the governing body for all aquatic disciplines, FINA, will hold a sham of a meeting amid its biggest meet after the Olympics to elect a new set of leaders (asterisk included) who likely will look very much like the old set of leaders (another asterisk included). The current president, 81

  • Usain Bolt wins 100m in his last Diamond League race
    The Associated Press6 hours ago

    Usain Bolt wins 100m in his last Diamond League race

    In the last Diamond League race of his glittering career, Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters at the Herculis track meet on Friday. The eight-time Olympic champion was under pressure from Isiah Young of the United States in the last 30 meters but used his famed finish to win in 9.95 seconds at

  • 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