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Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

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Keller acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, brushed away officers who tried to remove him from the Capitol Rotunda and ye...

Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson hospitalized with Covid-19

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Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson says she has been hospitalized with Covid-19 while in Italy for an International Swimming League (ISL) event. Wilson, who won gold with Australia in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Toky...

Meet the 17-year-old swimmer and TikTok star who just won Paralympic gold

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Anastasia Pagonis is, in many ways, a typical teenage girl. The New Yorker loves trying out TikTok dance trends and is obsessed with her dog. But Pagonis is far from average. She's a record-breaking swimmer who mad...

US swimmer Lilly King calls ‘bull—t’ after winning silver medal

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King, alongside fellow US swimmer Annie Lazor, won silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, marking the seventh time two Team USA swimmers medaled in the same event. CLICK HERE F...

US swimmer Michael Andrew explains refusal to wear mask following Olympic event

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When asked why he wasn’t wearing one despite the IOC’s rules, he said, "No reason."  UNVACCINATED US SWIMMER SPARKS DEBATE AS OLYMPICS START Andrew, 22, has recently come under fire for his decision not to get v...

Small Alaska town embraces state’s 1st swimmer to win gold

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Jacoby, a 17-year-old who will return for her senior year of high school in Seward, was the first Alaskan to ever qualify for the Olympics in swimming. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "We were hoping for a...

Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova brands Olympics ‘unfair’ over scheduling, restrictions

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Efimova branded the 2020 Games "unfair." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "I’m upset that it’s impossible to go anywhere, many athletes are suspended from competitions. This is an unfair Olympics, when not ...

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start

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DiRado sparked the discourse this week with a lengthy thread on Twitter in which she wrote that she’s "disappointed" in Andrew’s decision to compete unvaccinated and his reasoning behind it. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORT...

Spanish swimmer dismayed about leaving son at home over Olympics’ ‘extremely drastic measures’

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Carbonell voiced her concerns on Instagram on Tuesday. She said she had to leave her son "despite the appearance of some news suggesting the possibility that we athletes could travel to the Tokyo Olympic Games accomp...

Zimbabwe sends its 1st Black swimmer to the Olympics

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Seventeen-year-old Donata Katai won African youth titles and broke youth records once held by two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry, who is not only Zimbabwe's most successful swimmer but also Africa's most decor...

Hammerhead charges towards swimmer while beachgoers scream in terror in viral video

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A man wading in the waters off the coast of Florida had a close encounter with a hammerhead shark. Fortunately, the large animal apparently lost interest in the man, but not after appearing to charge towards him. @k...

US swimmer Michael Andrew explains reason for skipping COVID-19 vaccine before Olympics

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Andrew is expected to be a participant in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter individual medley. He admitted to reporters he had concerns over the potential impact of the vaccine’s side e...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned again, misses Tokyo Olympics

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This time, however, Sun Yang's ban is less likely to end the three-time Olympic champion's career. A new panel of judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned the 29-year-old Sun on Tuesday for 4 years, 3 mont...

Tybee Island lightning strike kills 15-year-old swimmer

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A 15-year-old girl died Saturday after she was struck by lightning while swimming off the coast of Georgia, according to the Tybee Island Police Department. Police say they got a 911 call around 2:37 p.m. about a fe...

Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo: ‘Genocidaires do not deserve to be in the Olympics’

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A leading Myanmar swimmer has called for the country's Olympic committee to be expelled from the Olympic Movement, saying "genocidaires do not deserve to be in the Olympics." In a Facebook post, swimmer Win Htet Oo...

Egyptian swimmer takes the art of leaping out of water to new heights

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Egyptian swimmer Omar Sayed Shaaban soared to success when he set a new record for the highest jump out of water while wearing a monofin. The 21-year-old from Ismailia reached the unusual event's new best height whe...

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