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Athletes go it alone in Tokyo as families watch from afar

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Michael Phelps reached for his mother’s hand through a chainlink fence near the pool. The 19-year-old swimmer had just won his first Olympic medal...

Quadarella is among Ledecky’s few challengers for Tokyo

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ROME — Carefree. Spontaneous. Full of life. A contagious ear-to-ear smile. ...

Syrian refugee swimmer makes his mark at the Paralympics

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ATHENS, Greece — When Ibrahim Al Hussein fled Syria in 2012 after being wounded by an explosion during his country's civil war, his life...

FINA suspends 2 Russian swimmers for Tokyo Olympics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Two Russian swimmers set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics were provisionally suspended on Wednesday for anti-doping violations by world governing...

Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and...

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

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July 9 1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim...

AP Sportlight

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July 9 1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim...

AP Sportlight

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July 9 1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. ...

NBA’s Mills to be one of Australia’s Olympic flag bearers

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SYDNEY — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell were named Wednesday as flag bearers for the Australian Olympic team at...