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.

By Noah SmithMay 24, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininMay 22, 2022

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.”

By Les CarpenterMay 11, 2022

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.

By Les CarpenterMay 4, 2022

USOPC leader: Russia should be sanctioned for doping, war in Ukraine

Sarah Hirshland continued her organization's push, in part because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and also for the doping scandal that has kept several American figure skaters from getting their Olympic medals.

By Les CarpenterMay 2, 2022

Figure skating’s governing body proposes increasing age minimum to 17

Citing 'duty of care,' International Skating Union would phase in requirement by 2026 Winter Olympics.

By Emily GiambalvoMay 2, 2022

Putin gives award to skater Kamila Valieva, dismisses role of PEDs

“Such perfection cannot be achieved dishonestly with the help of additional substances, manipulations," the Russian president said of the teenage figure skater whose failed test became a huge story at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

By Des BielerApril 27, 2022

Kenya’s Evans Chebet, Peres Jepchirchir win 126th Boston Marathon

For the first time since 2019, the Boston Marathon was run on its traditional date of Patriots' Day in Massachusetts, with a pair of Kenyans taking home victories in the men's and women's pro divisions.

By Cindy Boren,  Matt Bonesteel and Gene WangApril 18, 2022

Allyson Felix to end decorated career with final season in track

"I want to say goodbye and thank you to the sport and people who have helped shape me the only way I know how — with one last run," the 36-year-old wrote.

By Des BielerApril 14, 2022

Olympian’s mother killed by stray bullet while in her home, police say

A drug-related street shootout in Waterbury, Conn., was to blame for the death of the mother of Puerto Rican Olympic rifle shooter Yarimar Mercado Martinez, authorities said.

By Des BielerApril 12, 2022

17-year-old Tunisian Olympian sailor dies during training accident

Eya Guezguez and her twin, who survived, were preparing for regional and international competition when their boat capsized.

By Cindy BorenApril 12, 2022

Figure skater Alysa Liu announces retirement following Olympics and world championships

Liu, 16, announced she was ending a dazzling career that culminated with an appearance at the Olympics and a bronze medal at the world championships.

By Glynn A. HillApril 9, 2022

U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be held in Indianapolis’s NFL stadium in 2024

After holding Olympic trials for four cycles in Omaha, USA Swimming is moving the next Olympic trials to Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium, putting the event in a bigger facility.

By Les CarpenterMarch 29, 2022

Figure skating announcers suspended after hot mic picks up ‘abusive’ remarks

The International Skating Union’s Twitter account released a series of statements, saying it was shocked by the statements made by the announcers and that an internal investigation was coming.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 24, 2022

Russians make figure skating better, but Putin has turned the sport into a battleground

Why Russian figure skating and its sidelined stars can't be separated from Putin's regime.

By Sally JenkinsMarch 24, 2022

Mikaela Shiffrin, 0-for-the-Olympics, got right back up — and won another world title

Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics were marked by disappointment. Her season was an absolute success.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 22, 2022

U.S. snowboarding coach no longer with team amid sexual misconduct allegations

Peter Foley was temporarily suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport on Friday, awaiting a formal investigation into allegations last week by a handful of former snowboarders of sexual misconduct.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 21, 2022

Lia Thomas becomes first transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship

Lia Thomas, swimming for the first time this season as a transgender woman, made more history Thursday by winning an NCAA title in the 500 meters.

By Les CarpenterMarch 18, 2022

Vincent Zhou is still working to put his heartbreaking Beijing Olympics behind him

After a positive coronavirus test ended his Games early, the U.S. figure skating star is trying to look forward to the world championships.

By Les CarpenterMarch 15, 2022

The Olympics got in bed with autocrats like Putin. There will be consequences.

There is one way for American companies to unspring this Olympic trap: overtly start stressing values ahead of short-term economic gain.

By Sally JenkinsMarch 8, 2022