Australia moved closer to launching a bid for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games after the Queensland state government announced it would help fund a study into how much the events would cost taxpayers

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The five-time Olympic champion pulled out of the 200- and 1,500-meter events, casting uncertainty on the rest of her race program in South Korea.

“It doesn’t get old,” Dressel said after winning the 50-meter butterfly. The most golds won at a swimming world championship is seven.


The latest doping scandal casts a dark cloud over the sport. “I think all of us would say that we’re racing dopers at some point,” one American said, “and we shouldn’t really have to say that.”

Ledecky has four more events at the FINA world championships but first must put a disappointing 400-meter race behind her.

The five-time Olympic champion was chased down by 18-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus in one of her signature events.

As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience

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The 22-year-old easily advanced to the 400-meter freestyle finals at FINA world championships, where she is expected to compete in five events.

USA Swimming overhauled its competition plan after fielding complaints following last year’s Pan Pacific championships.

Report urges new board makeup, end of ‘money for medals’ funding formula for US Olympic system

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The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles

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Ukraine’s new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still recovering from years of turmoil

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Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia’s Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games

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Three U.S. women's national teams won gold Sunday: in soccer, softball and volleyball.

Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov are denying claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro’s winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games

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The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait’s Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies

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Anti-doping crusader Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada for her anti-doping efforts

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Tokyo Olympic organizers are putting “a few hundred-thousand” tickets into a lottery next month for Japan residents who were shut out when results of the first lottery were announced in June

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Two-time Olympic cycling silver medalist Jack Bobridge has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of dealing drugs following his retirement after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

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A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has told a judge he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games

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