The debate about Washington’s greatest athlete is over: It’s Katie Ledecky
The greatest D.C.-area athlete in history is Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky, and Washingtonians should cherish every accomplishment she adds to her legacy.
Sha’Carri Richardson calls out media after U.S. championships struggles
Richardson made a 36-second statement requesting that media coverage "respect athletes more" after she did not qualify for the world championships.
Noah Lyles runs down Erriyon Knighton, adds new layer to their rivalry
At the U.S. track championships, Lyles refused to let young challenger Knighton take his crown in the 200.
U.S. swimming’s ‘most successful team ever’ caps dominant week
Torri Huske and her American teammates completed a historic medal haul at the world championships in Budapest.
Fred Kerley wins national 100 meters title, takes place among American elite
In 9.77 seconds, Kerley established himself as the favorite in next month’s world championships and became one of the fastest men in American history.
With gold in 800, Katie Ledecky completes a 4-for-4 world championships
Swimmer makes history by winning same event in fifth straight world championships.
Nordic combined faces uncertain Olympic future after 2026
Lack of robust women's participation undermines IOC's gender equity targets.
Caeleb Dressel withdraws from swimming world championships with medical issue
After winning two golds at the world championships, the U.S. sprinter missed the chance to win as many as six more.
After missing Olympics, Sha’Carri Richardson remains in a lane of her own
The sprinter still attracts a crowd wherever she goes, but she's intent on tamping down the fame that rushed at her during a tumultuous summer a year ago.
Still golden: Katie Ledecky continues her dominance in 1,500 meters
World championships gold medal is the 17th of her career, behind only Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
Katie Ledecky adds another 400 gold, with a rival absent and a new one present
Katie Ledecky captured her 16th gold medal at worlds, beating her personal best time for the year by more than a second.
Katie Ledecky is 25 and getting faster, still reaching for another wall
Ten years after her Olympic splash, freestyle swimmer is defying age in a new way.
Seventh member of Haiti’s Special Olympics delegation goes missing
Six members had been reported missing last week, shortly after the Special Olympics USA Games kicked off in the Orlando area.
Gymnasts sue FBI for $1 billion over mishandling of Larry Nassar case
A group of more than 90 women, including Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, is seeking $1 billion from the FBI over its mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against former team doctor Larry Nassar.
World Athletics reaffirms Russia ban for track and field championships
Russian athletes, including those who have competed under neutral status, will remain banned from competing in the event, which will be held in Eugene, Ore.
Modern pentathlon will exchange horses for obstacle courses
In an attempt to broaden its audience, modern pentathlon will drop its equestrian portion for a course that will include steps, swings, walls, balance beams and monkey bars.
Surfing a record 86-foot wave took guts. Measuring it took 18 months.
Sebastian Steudtner was on his board, bobbing in the waters off Nazaré, Portugal, when he saw a lone monster approaching.
Australia’s Ariarne Titmus breaks Katie Ledecky’s 400 freestyle record
The 21-year-old Australian sensation lowered Ledecky's mark by six-hundredths of a second.
Ex-gymnast files class-action suit alleging abuse by Canadian coaches
Suit names Gymnastics Canada and five provincial governing bodies, citing "institutional complicity that has enabled the culture of mistreatment of gymnastics athletes to persist.”
Olympians and Paralympians went to the White House, and a party broke out
After two uniquely challenging Games, U.S. Olympians from Tokyo and Beijing get a golden moment with President Biden.