1. Katie Ledecky: 2nd Woman to Win 200-, 400- and 800-Meter Freestyle in 1 Olympics

    Fact: Katie Ledecky is the second woman to ever win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles in a single Olympic Games. (The first was Debbie Meyer in 1968...

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  2. Olympic 2016 Results: How to View Saturday's Live Medal Tally Updates

    Saturday's 2016 Rio Olympic Games events feature a toss-up tennis final in women's singles, where both Monica Puig and Angelique Kerber have a chance to make history, while ...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 12 months ago 1,252 reads 0 comments

  3. Olympic 2016 Results: Medal Winners, Highlights for Each Event After Friday

    In her first and last Olympic Games, Maya DiRado made her mark in the 200-meter breaststroke in an upset victory over Katinka "The Iron Lady" Hosszu...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 12 months ago 6,220 reads 0 comments

  4. Olympic Swimming 2016: Men's 50M Freestyle Medal Winners, Times and Results

    American Anthony Ervin won the gold medal in the men's 50-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, a remarkable 16 years after he won gold in the same event at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 12 months ago 14,475 reads 9 comments

  5. Fan Gets Michael Phelps' Angry Pre-Race Face Tattooed on Leg

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. On Thursday, CBC Olympics tweeted out a picture of Michael Phelps ' now-famous angry face tattooed on somebody's leg...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 12 months ago 6,743 reads 16 comments

  6. Olympic Swimming 2016: Women's 100M Freestyle Medal Winners, Times and Results

    Simone Manuel of the United States and Penny Oleksiak of Canada tied for the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle Thursday night at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 12 months ago 21,093 reads 34 comments

  7. Ryan Lochte Fails to Medal During 200M Individual Medley at 2016 Olympics

    For the first time in his Olympic career, Ryan Lochte failed to medal in the 200-meter individual medley after finishing in fifth place. Lochte finished 0.42 seconds behind bronze medalist Wang Shun...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 months ago 3,436 reads 1 comments

  8. Men's 200M Individual Medley Semifinal Results, Finals Lineup, Reaction

    The men's 200-meter individual medley final is set after two semifinal heats on Wednesday evening at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. While 16 swimmers took the pool, all eyes were on a pair of Americans in Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 12 months ago 19,933 reads 4 comments

  9. Olympic Swimming 2016: Women's 4x200M Freestyle Relay Medal Winners and Times

    Katie Ledecky continued her run of gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday when she put her teammates on her back in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 12 months ago 29,095 reads 3 comments

  10. Olympic Swimming 2016: Men's 100M Freestyle Medal Winners, Times and Results

    Nathan Adrian's bid for a second straight gold medal ended in disappointment on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old captured bronze in the men's 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Kyle Chalmers bringing a gold to Australia...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 12 months ago 10,450 reads 0 comments

  11. Michael Phelps Is 1st Olympian Ever to Win Multiple Golds in 4 Different Games

    Fact: Michael Phelps won gold in the 200-meter butterfly and the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday night. He has now won three gold medals at Rio de Janeiro and is the first Olympian to ever win multiple golds in four different Olympic Games...

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  12. Ryan Murphy's 100-Meter Backstroke Victory Gives the US 6 Straight Gold Medals

    Fact: Ryan Murphy won the men's 100-meter backstroke on Monday, giving the U.S. six straight gold medals in the event dating back to 1996...

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  13. Lilly King Could Teach the IOC a Lesson About Olympic Courage

    Lilly King won't leave Rio de Janeiro with as many gold medals as Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky, but she just became the favorite swimmer not only of many Americans but also of people all over the world who've had enough of drug cheats in sports...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 12 months ago 76,335 reads 86 comments

  14. Medal Tally Olympics 2016: Updated Standings, Results After Each Monday Event

    Katinka "The Iron Lady" Hosszu of Hungary earned her nickname on Day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympics with a gold-medal performance in the women's 100-meter backstroke...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 12 months ago 3,451 reads 0 comments

  15. Olympic Swimming 2016: Results and Highlights from Monday's Day 3

    The United States had a great night in the pool during Monday night's swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...

    Kevin McRae Written by Kevin McRae about 12 months ago 46,936 reads 36 comments

  16. Michael Phelps Has Now Won a Medal in Each of the Last 4 Olympics

    Fact: On Sunday , Michael Phelps won his 19th career Olympic gold medal and 23rd overall medal. He now has won a medal in each of the last four Olympics, dating back to 2004...

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  17. Lifeguards Present at 2016 Olympic Swimming Pool Because of Brazilian Law

    It must be the easiest job at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro . Due to Brazilian law, four lifeguards must be present at poolside, meaning the finest swimmers on the planet are protected just in case something goes wrong...

    Mark Bollons Written by Mark Bollons about 12 months ago 1,328 reads 0 comments

  18. Circular Bruising on Michael Phelps at 2016 Olympics Down to Cupping Therapy

    When Michael Phelps took to the swimming pool to claim a 19th career Olympic gold medal on Sunday, he did so with some bizarre bruising on his back and shoulders...

    Mark Bollons Written by Mark Bollons about 12 months ago 12,692 reads 2 comments

  19. Medal Tally Olympics 2016: Updated Standings, Results After Each Sunday Event

    While the headlines for Day 2 of the 2016 Rio Olympics will be dominated by Michael Phelps ' 19th gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle, there were still 12 other events that handed out medals on the day...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 12 months ago 1,140 reads 0 comments

  20. Olympic Swimming 2016: Women's 400M Freestyle Medal Winners, Times and Results

    Katie Ledecky shattered her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle to earn her first gold medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 12 months ago 1,030 reads 0 comments

  21. Adam Peaty Sets World Record in 100M Breaststroke at 2016 Rio Games

    Great Britain’s Adam Peaty took home the gold medal in dramatic fashion during the men’s 100-meter breaststroke final at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Peaty turned in a blistering time of 57...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 12 months ago 2,926 reads 1 comments

  22. Olympic Swimming 2016: Live Results and Highlights from Sunday's Day 2

    The United States picked up two gold medals at the Olympic Aquatics Center during Day 2 of swimming action at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 12 months ago 60,173 reads 20 comments

  23. Katie Ledecky Sets Olympic Record in 400M Freestyle at 2016 Rio Games

    American swimming star Katie Ledecky broke the women's Olympic record in the 400-meter freestyle on Sunday during the preliminary rounds of the 2016 Rio Games. Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post confirmed her time of three minutes, 58...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 12 months ago 3,099 reads 0 comments

  24. 1st Time Since 1992 Olympics That U.S. Didn't Win Gold in 400m IM

    Fact: Chase Kalisz finished second in the 400-meter individual medley for the U.S. on Saturday . This is the first time since the 1992 Olympics that the U.S. has not won gold in the 400-meter individual medley...

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  25. How Missy Franklin Went from Olympic Darling in 2012 to Olympic Underdog in 2016

    It was the simplicity of the Missy Franklin story that turned her into America's sweetheart four years ago. She was just a 17-year-old kid worried about typical 17-year-old stuff at a small all-girls Jesuit high school in Denver...

    Greg Couch Written by Greg Couch about 12 months ago 896,721 reads 75 comments