Michael Phelps has repeatedly stated his Olympic swimming career is over.
Wrestling is heeding the harshest of wakeup calls.
Former WADA president Dick Pound has written a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency assessing the current state of drug-testing. It doesn't paint a pretty picture.
IOC Vice President Ng Ser Miang of Singapore is set to become the second declared candidate in the race to succeed Jacques Rogge as IOC president.
Brittney Reese (Gulfport, Miss.) and Ryan Whiting (Harrisburg, Pa.) each recorded meet records and world-leading marks in their respective events to open the IAAF Diamond League season on May 10 in Doha, Qatar. Reigning Olympic champion Reese posted a personal best leap of 7.25 meters to win the women's long jump, while Whiting also set a personal best with a mark of 22.28 meters in men's shot put. Meanwhile, Dawn Harper-Nelson (East St. Louis, Ill.) won the women's 100-meter hurdles in a world-leading time of 12.60 seconds. Olympic medalists Michael Tinsley (Little Rock, Ark.), Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Ga.) and Justin Gatlin (Woodham, Fla.) all also earned medals in the men's 400 hurdles, the men's triple jump and the men's 100m, respectively. Olympian and IAAF Female Athlete of the Year, Allyson Felix (Santa Clara, Calif.), secured second with a time of 50.19 in the 400.
Longtime IOC member Mario Pescante of Italy has endorsed Thomas Bach's bid to become the next president of the Olympic body.
Team USA came out firing, setting an American record in the women's 4x800-meter by 13 seconds at the Penn Relays, held April 24-26 in Philadelphia. The team of Lea Wallace (Napa, Calif.), Brenda Martinez (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Ajee Wilson (Neptune City, N.J.) and Alysia Montano (Canyon Country, Calif.) crossed the finish line in 8:04.31. Their opening victory set the tone for Team USA to win four of the six events in the 14th edition of USA vs. the World.
Just six days after her Boston Marathon victory, Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, M.D.) celebrated her 24th birthday by capturing the women's wheelchair race in the London Marathon, held April 21. Smashing the course record with a time of 1:46:02, McFadden dedicated her win to the city of Boston in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Fellow American Amanda McGrory (Kennet Square, Penn.) placed second.
The USADA announced that United States Olympic sprinter Shawn Crawford has received a two-year suspension for committing an anti-doping rule violation in which he failed to file his whereabouts information.
Propelled by Ashley Wagner (Alexandria, Va.) and Gracie Gold's (Springfield, Ill.) second and third-place finishes in the free skate, Team USA won the 2013 ISU World Team Trophy, held April 11-14 in Tokyo. Madison Chock (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Evan Bates (Ann Arbor, Mich.) won the short dance event with a season-best score of 98.37 points.
Ian Silverman (Baltimore, Md.) set world records in the men's 800-meter and 1,500 freestyle S-10 events at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals in Minneapolis, held April 4-6. Victoria Arlen (Exter, N.H.), Kayla Wheller (Seattle, Wash.), Nora Nir-Kistler (Allentown, Pa.), Haley Beranbaum (Snohomish, Wash.) also posted record-setting performances.
The U.S. Men's Rugby Sevens National Team defeated Scotland, 17-0, to win the Tokyo Sevens plate final on March 31. The final was a rematch of the March 30 meeting between the two teams that resulted in a 12-12 draw. A 21-19 semifinal win over Fiji set up the highest finish by the U.S. men in the last two seasons.
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to travel for competition after a judge on Thursday rescinded some of the bail restrictions originally imposed after the runner was charged with murder last month.
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) became the first American woman to break into the top three overall at a FIS Cross-Country World Cup on March 24 in Falun, Sweden. Starting the day in 15th, Randall skied to seventh in the 10-kilometer freestyle pursuit, which moved her to the third overall spot.
U.S. ice dancers Meryl Davis (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and Charlie White (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) captured their second world ice dancing title at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 16 in London, Ontario. The five-time national champions compiled 189.56 points to complete a perfect season.
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