FINA Aquatics World Championships

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 filer, Francesco Ricci Bitti speaks after receiving the award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, during an Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards ceremony, in Washington. Despite some early differences of opinion, the 33 sports that make up the Olympic program voted unanimously on Monday to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year. Moments later, the International Olympic committee made it official. “We were the last to express our view. We’re the ones who have problems with the calendar to deal with,” said Francesco Ricci Bitti, the president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 30, 2020 - 2:51 pm
ROME (AP) — Despite some early differences of opinion, the 33 sports that make up the Summer Olympic program voted unanimously on Monday to delay the Tokyo Games by a full year. Moments later, local organizers and the International Olympic Committee made it official. “We were the last to express...
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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 25, 2020 - 1:36 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed...
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The Olympic rings stand near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 24, 2020 - 7:42 pm
The expected yet stunning decision Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics because of the coronavirus could have a ripple effect on other major events, most notably the world championships for track and swimming. While the International Olympic Committee has yet to set a new date for the Tokyo...
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Gold medalist Australia's Ariane Titmus, centre, stands with silver medalist United States' Katie Ledecky and her compatriot and bronze medalist Leah Smith, right, following the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 30, 2019 - 2:01 am
If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under. The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but controversial beginning on the opening day of the swimming program — an upset win by 18-year-old Ariarne Titmus over three-time 400-meter freestyle...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2016, file photo, United States attacker Kaleigh Gilchrist moves the ball during a women's exhibition water polo match against Australia, in Los Angeles. Gilchrist was among the Americans who were injured when a balcony inside a nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju, South Korea collapsed on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Two people were killed and multiple athletes who were in Gwangju to compete in the world swimming championships were injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
July 29, 2019 - 7:30 pm
One moment, Kaleigh Gilchrist was celebrating an unprecedented third straight world championship for the U.S. women's water polo team. In the next moment, she was headed to a hospital in South Korea. Gilchrist was partying with teammate Paige Hauschild and other competitors from the world swimming...
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United States Nathan Adrian is consoled by a teammate after their second place finish in the men's 4x100m medley relay final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 28, 2019 - 11:11 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — With Britain closing in, Nathan Adrian sprinted furiously to the wall. He just couldn't get there fast enough. The American anchor got edged by Britain's Duncan Scott in the 4x100-meter medley relay on the final night of the world swimming championships Sunday. Still,...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel, left, and Sweden's Sarah Sjsotrom pose with their trophies for top male and female swimmers at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 28, 2019 - 10:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone. The American won his record eighth medal at the world swimming championships Sunday, helping the U.S. to silver in the 4x100-meter medley relay after anchor Nathan Adrian got overtaken for gold in the closing meters. "Part of me is...
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Gold medalist United States' Caeleb Dressel poses with his gold medal following the men's 50m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 27, 2019 - 10:46 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel made history — again — at the world swimming championships. The American won three gold medals in a span of about two hours Saturday night, duplicating his feat from two years ago in Budapest, Hungary. Dressel has six golds and seven medals overall with...
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United States' Simone Manuel waves after winning the women's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Simone Manuel wasn't swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the U.S. proved it. Then she remembered it's about bouncing back. Manuel did just that Friday in the 100 freestyle, winning her second straight title...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, swimmer Michael Phelps testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Commerce Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the international anti-doping system. Michael Phelps is watching the world championships from afar, enjoying his ever-growing family while tackling the challenges of life after swimming. But the winningest athlete in Olympic history is still passionate about the sport that meant so much to his life. And, yes, he still gets angry when the subject turns to the scourge of doping. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Michael Phelps is watching the world championships from afar, enjoying his ever-growing family while tackling the challenges of life after swimming. But the winningest athlete in Olympic history is still passionate about the sport that meant so much to his life. And, yes, he still gets angry when...
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