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Katie Ledecky, with her silver medal for the 400-meter freestyle swim. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Since turning professional in 2018, the dominant U.S. swimmer has built a business both personal and lucrative.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14161141
3Russian O.C.912930
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Simone Biles’s withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics paved the way for gymnast Suni Lee’s shot at gold. The Post’s Liz Clarke explains Lee’s historic milestone.
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The USS Bonhomme Richard burned alongside a dock in San Diego for days last summer and has been declared a complete loss.
Faisal Khan was surrounded by an “angry mob,” called racist names and had his accent mocked, he said.
The plotline running through all those episodes — and still more unfolding — is control of a prestigious public university in a state with intense partisan divisions.
This week's highlights include the reopening of one of the Smithsonian's most popular museums and an outdoor singalong viewing of "The Sound of Music."
The band of veteran club staffers perform inside their workplace on Friday night.
Offerings from Chelly the MC, Sparkheem and more.
For the first time, economic output eclipsed its pre-pandemic high, after adjusting for inflation.
The Small Business Administration plans to open a new loan forgiveness portal for borrowers, allowing banks to sidestep paperwork for forgiveness of taxpayer-subsidized Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver greets Cade Cunningham, who was selected No. 1 by Detroit. (Corey Sipkin/AP Photo)
Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes went in that order to start a top-heavy 2021 draft.
Big 12 titans Texas and Oklahoma, which are expected to quickly accept the invitation, will bulge Southeastern Conference membership to 16 while crippling the Big 12.
The updated policy will go into effect in time for the start of the Nationals’ series with the Chicago Cubs beginning Friday night.
New things to do in Los Angeles include a motion-picture museum and window-service tacos.
Furnished apartments, discounts for longer stays and worker-friendly amenities mean an extended vacation is more accessible than ever.
You made an agreement with your husband not to spend time with his abusive family members. Now he’s planning on going on vacation with them.
She and her boyfriend have talked about marriage and children, but have made no plans.
Reader was so shocked by the demand that an impolite response immediately followed.