Four-time Olympian Katie Ledecky still the gold standard

Four-time Olympian Katie Ledecky still the gold standard

Twelve years on from her stunning 800m freestyle victory at the London Olympics, Katie Ledecky is headed to Paris for her fourth straight Games aiming to extend an astonishing run of sustained excellence. The American freestyle great, whose talents were once dubbed "otherworldly" by Michael Phelps' mentor Bob Bowman, brings an even-keeled approach that doesn't hide a fierce competitive streak as she vies to add to her cache of 10 Olympic medals —seven of them gold.





Summer McIntosh, a "force of nature" heading for Olympics

Summer McIntosh, a "force of nature" heading for Olympics

Canadian prodigy Summer McIntosh, expected to be one of the stars of the Paris Olympics, has already made her mark in swimming, and nobody in her family or entourage is surprised. The 17-year-old swimmer is already a four-time gold medallist at the World Championships —in the 200m butterfly and 400m medley in 2022 in Budapest and in 2023 in Fukuoka.



IOC backs WADA in swimming scandal

IOC backs WADA in swimming scandal

Despite growing criticism from many in the sport world and American groups specifically, the International Olympic Committee validated the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent report in the case of 23 positive tests from China and expressed its "full confidence" in the global watchdog.








Ross Edgley completes world’s longest non-stop river swim

Ross Edgley completes world’s longest non-stop river swim

Endurance athlete Ross Edgley has announced he has completed a record-breaking continuous river swim: completing 510km without stopping, sleeping or touching land for over 62 hours in the freezing waters of the Yukon River in Canada. Edgely began the challenge in Whitehorse on Lake Laberge on Sunday 16th June, and finished in Dawson City on 19th June.


Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Three years on from the devastating loss of form and confidence that turned Simone Manuel's Tokyo Olympic dream into a nightmare, the US swim star has found "healing" at the US Olympic swimming trials. It's not a venue known for promoting peace of mind —a meeting where only the top two finishers in each final can secure the longed-for Olympic berth and some of the best swimmers in the world are destined to be disappointed.