Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova has accused American star Michael Phelps of making “unpleasant” comments during Rio 2016 after he claimed it “broke his heart” to see athletes competing at the Olympic Games who had served doping bans.
Swimwear and fashion giants Speedo and Ralph Lauren have each dropped their sponsorship of American swimmer Ryan Lochte following worldwide criticism of his drunken actions following the Olympic Games here.
American swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feige have been accused by Brazilian police of lying about being robbed at gunpoint by muggers in Rio, amid clams they were actually involved in a fracas at a petrol station.
United States swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have been prevented from boarding a flight by Brazilian authorities, it has been confirmed this evening, as an investigation continues into four team members allegedly involved in a robbery.
Ferry Weertman won the gold medal in the men's 10 kilometres open water swimming, just 24 hours after Dutch compatriot Sharon van Rouwendaal's victory in the women's race along the same course in Rio.
France's Aurelie Muller was disqualified after finishing second as Sharon van Rouwendaal of The Netherlands dominated the women’s 10 kilometre Olympic open water swimming race at Fort Copacabana.
Ryan Lochte is one of four members of United States' swimming team to have been robbed at gunpoint by muggers posing as policemen early this morning, it has been confirmed.
United States win 1,000th Olympic gold medal as Phelps claims 23rd on final night of swimming at Rio 2016
United States brought the curtain down on Rio 2016 swimming competition here tonight with two emphatic medley relay victories.
Joseph Schooling claimed Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal here tonight on an evening in which two of the great swimmers of Rio 2016 finally faltered - and the third triumphed like never before.
Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has become the first athlete to fail an in-competition drugs test at the Olympic Games after testing positive following a fourth place finish in the women's 100 metres butterfly final.
Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak tied for gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle on another enthralling night of swimming action also topped by a 22nd Olympic gold medal for the irrepressible Michael Phelps.
Teenager Kyle Chalmers sensationally claimed Australia's first 100 metres freestyle Olympic title for nearly half-a-century tonight as his room-mate - and pre-race favourite - Cameron McEvoy finished seventh.
Michael Phelps may already have been the greatest swimmer of all time but his performances - and celebrations - here tonight showed once again how he is surely the most ferocious competitior ever to grace the Olympic stage.
King beats Efimova to 100m breaststroke Olympic gold and takes dig at rival by claiming it is "incredible" to win clean
Lilly King beat controversial Russian Yuliya Efimova in the Olympic 100 metres breaststroke final here to claim victory for United States, and, some would say, for clean sport on another night where the sport's problems with doping were never far from the surface.
Russia's Yuliya Efimova was greeted with boos and whistles, as well as sledging from her main rival, as she made her first appearance at an Olympic Games many believe she should have been banned from after failing two drugs tests.