Olympics

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Ledecky wins third gold with dominating relay swim

August 11, 2016 | WNST Staff

The 19-year-old turned in another overpowering performance to carry the U.S. to victory in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

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Phelps, Ledecky continue coming up golden in Rio

August 09, 2016 | WNST Staff

Phelps won his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals on Tuesday.

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No. 19: Phelps adds another Olympic gold with dazzling relay

August 08, 2016 | WNST Staff

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history gave the United States a lead it never relinquished.

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Racing only the clock, Ledecky cruises to world record

August 07, 2016 | WNST Staff

The Bethesda swimmer crushed her own world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle to win gold.

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Bel Air’s Kalisz takes silver medal in 400 IM

August 07, 2016 | WNST Staff

Kalisz made a late charge but couldn’t catch Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, a bronze medalist at the London Games.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  Kevin Durant #5 of United States reacts after a three point shot against China in the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Durant leads U.S. to opening rout of China

August 07, 2016 | WNST Staff

Only he and Carmelo Anthony have returned from the 2012 Olympic team that won gold.

United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo, left, makes a save as France's Maire Laure Delie looks on during a group G match of the women's Olympic football tournament between United States and France at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

Solo comes up big for 200th cap, U.S. beats France 1-0

August 07, 2016 | WNST Staff

Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach the 200-cap mark in international play.

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Phelps carries flag for U.S. as Rio Olympics open

August 06, 2016 | WNST Staff

At his last Olympics, it was the first time the record holder of 22 medals had marched in an opening ceremony.

Michael Phelps gestures after winning the men's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

For Michael Phelps, the fifth Olympics may mean the most yet

June 30, 2016 | WNST Staff

“Just being able to finish how I want to is so important to me. Getting on this team is what I wanted to do.”

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer, center, walks with officials during a visit to the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. In recent weeks Temer has stepped up his pledges of support for the Olympic games, which have been beset by a series of problems including the ongoing political crisis, Brazil's worst recession in decades and an outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in infants. Just to the right of Temer is Rio's interim governor Francisco Dornelles, and just left of Temer is Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Amid crisis, Rio governor warns Olympics could be ‘big failure’

June 28, 2016 | WNST Staff

“I’m optimistic about the games, but I have to show reality. We can have a great Olympics, but if some steps aren’t taken, it can be a big failure.”