Jessica Long of Baltimore won her 36th career world championship title Wednesday at the Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester, England.
Katie Ledecky of Bethesda won the 1,500-meter freestyle with ease on Tuesday at the World Aquatics Championships to tie Baltimore native Michael Phelps’ record at the worlds for individual gold medals.
Samantha Heyison, an Adamstown resident and Urbana High senior, is the reigning Class 4A state champion in the discus and is a U.S. Paralympics national titlist in the discus and shot put.
Swimming, gymnastics and track & field fans can rejoice. For the first time in a European Olympics, those events will be televised live on network television in the U.S.
Tom McMillen, a forward from Maryland and a member of the 1972 team, said the IOC saying players having to accept the medals is “sort of ridiculous” and came up with a possible solution to the impasse: Have a third-party accept the medals so they could be placed in the Hall of Fame.
World Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body, is launching its campaign to amplify its bid to return to the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Lacrosse is one of nine sports shortlisted for inclusion.
The U.S. women pulled a shocking upset over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at the world championships Saturday, securing a .04-second victory.
Noah Lyles led wire to wire and routed the field in the 200 meters Thursday in 19.31 seconds, the third-fastest time ever, to lead America’s second sprint sweep at the world championships.
Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm.
On June 13 — one day before her 26th birthday — Loyola Maryland graduate McKenzie Coan captured her third consecutive world championship in the 400-meter freestyle at the Para Swimming World Championships in Madeira, Portugal.
Michael Phelps, 36, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and retired after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, made five Olympic teams and won record totals of 28 medals and 23 gold medals.
Vincent Ciattei, who finished 10th in the 1,500 at last summer’s U.S. Olympics Trials, defeated an Olympic-studded field to win USATF’s Grand Blue Mile at the Drake Relays on April 26.
Faced with threats of withdrawals and growing animosity in the Athletes Village, organizers of the Winter Paralympics on Thursday reversed course and expelled athletes from Russia and Belarus.
Russian teams were suspended Monday from all international soccer, including qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, as Moscow was pushed toward pariah status in sports after its invasion of Ukraine.
The terrarium of a Winter Games that has been Beijing 2022 came to its end Sunday, capping an unprecedented Asian Olympic trifecta and sending the planet’s most global sporting event off to the West for the foreseeable future, with no chance of returning to this corner of the world until at least 2030.
Here are all the medal winners from the United States during the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Hannes Björninen scored the go-ahead goal 31 seconds into the third period and Finland claimed its first men’s hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win over the Russian Olympic Committee on the final day of the Beijing Games.
Mikaela Shiffrin and the American mixed ski team missed out on a medal by 0.42 seconds, losing in the bronze matchup Sunday to cap an exasperating Beijing Olympics for the two-time gold medalist, who is going home empty-handed.
Arbitrators have rejected a last-ditch request by American figure skaters to have their silver medals awarded before the end of the Olympics.
Elana Meyers Taylor has won more medals than any Black athlete in Winter Olympic history, the most by any women’s bobsledder at the Olympics and two more than any other U.S. Olympic bobsledder.
Even when Eileen Gu’s simply taking a celebratory stroll through the halfpipe, she still makes it look so effortless. The 18-year-old American-born freestyle skier who represents China, captured Olympic gold in the women’s halfpipe to become the first action-sports athlete to pick up three medals at the same Winter Games.
Anna Shcherbakova won a stunning gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Beijing Games on Thursday night, while teammate Kamila Valieva tumbled all the way out of the medals after a mistake-filled end to her controversial Olympics.
Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in the fierce rivals’ latest showdown to win the gold medal in women’s hockey.
Despite the varied menu at the Olympic Village, the options for athletes are radically more limited this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. They can’t venture out of the Olympic “bubble” to sample the local fare.
It was a short-track shutout for the Americans at the Beijing Olympics. A program that has struggled to recapture the buzz and success it had when Apolo Anton Ohno was the star attraction failed to win a medal for the first time since 1998.
With one bad bounce in the final minute of regulation that became the tying goal and an unsuccessful shootout, the United States is out of the men’s hockey tournament at the Beijing Games after a shocking 3-2 loss to Slovakia in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Freestyler skier Alex Hall led a 1-2 American finish in the Olympic men’s slopestyle competition with a trick on his first run in which he completely stopped his rotation mid-air and went the other direction.
Protests have long been restricted by the International Olympic Committee, but last year the rules were eased to allow limited activism at the Games inside the field of play.
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, the heavily favored 15-year-old dynamo at the center of the latest Olympic doping scandal, overcame an early mistake to lead after the women’s short program at the Beijing Games on Tuesday night.
Eileen Gu, the standout American-born freestyle skier who represents China, finished runner-up with her last run of the Olympic women’s slopestyle contest. It keeps alive her quest to become the first action-sports athlete to capture three medals at the same Winter Games.