• McLaughlin wins 200 freestyle at Swim Meet of Champions

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie McLaughlin won the 200-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday night.

  • Abbey Weitzeil wins 100 free at California swim meet

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Abbey Weitzeil won the 100-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Friday night.

  • Hackett apologizes for “pure stupidity” in groping incident

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Two-time Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion Grant Hackett has publicly apologized for a drunken incident on a flight home from the Australian Olympic trials earlier this month, when he was accused of groping a male passenger who reclined the seat in front of him.

  • France’s Olympic water polo team cleared by FINA

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of swimming says no action will be taken against France’s water polo team for supposedly losing an Olympic qualifier on purpose to get a preferred opponent in the next round.

  • Swimming world-record holder Federica Pellegrini poses during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Pellegrini has been selected as Italy's flagbearer for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Italian Olympic Committee made the announcement Wednesday, which marks 100 days until the opening ceremony on Aug. 5. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP Photo) ITALY OUT

    Pellegrini selected as Italy’s flagbearer for Rio Games

    ROME (AP) — Swimming world-record holder Federica Pellegrini was selected Wednesday as Italy’s flag-bearer for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — four years after she asked not to perform the same honor at the London Games.

  • Syrian Ibrahim Al-Hussein practices during his training session at the Olympic Indoor swimming pool in Athens, Monday, April 25, 2016. As a swimming-mad teenager in Syria, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Twelve years later in Athens, disabled but still doggedly swimming, he will represent the tens of thousands of displaced people in Greece by carrying the Olympic flame in the Rio torch relay’s Greek leg.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Still swimming in exile, Syrian refugee to carry Rio flame

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — As a swimming-mad teenager in Syria, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics.