OLYMPICS

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.

By John FeinsteinJune 27, 2022

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.

By Kyle MelnickJune 27, 2022

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.

By Adam KilgoreJune 26, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 25, 2022

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.

By Adam KilgoreJune 24, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 24, 2022

Nordic combined faces uncertain Olympic future after 2026

Lack of robust women's participation undermines IOC's gender equity targets.

By Les CarpenterJune 24, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 22, 2022

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.

By Adam KilgoreJune 21, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 20, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 18, 2022

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.

By Dave SheininJune 17, 2022

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.

By Des BielerJune 13, 2022

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.

By Matt Bonesteel and Cindy BorenJune 8, 2022

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.

By Glynn A. HillJune 2, 2022

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.

By Matt BonesteelMay 25, 2022

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