Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Simone Manuel headed to third Olympics after climb from "ground zero"

Three years on from the devastating loss of form and confidence that turned Simone Manuel's Tokyo Olympic dream into a nightmare, the US swim star has found "healing" at the US Olympic swimming trials. It's not a venue known for promoting peace of mind —a meeting where only the top two finishers in each final can secure the longed-for Olympic berth and some of the best swimmers in the world are destined to be disappointed.


WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced its Independent Observer (IO) programme teams in preparation for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. WADA’s IO programme is designed to enhance athlete and public confidence as to the quality, effectiveness and reliability of anti-doping programmes during the Games.



IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

Thomas Bach emphasised the importance of urban sports for the future of the Olympics as he kicked off the second stop of the Olympic Qualifying Series yesterday in Budapest. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president has been impressed with the inaugural series of the OQS so far, with the Olympic trials which determine which athletes will compete in the Paris 2024 attracting thousands of spectators to watch over 450 athletes from more than 120 National Federations compete in breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding and sport climbing in a festival-like event fusing sport, art, music and culture in a festival atmosphere.




Ralph Lauren chooses blue jeans for Team USA's Olympic uniforms

Ralph Lauren chooses blue jeans for Team USA's Olympic uniforms

Ralph Lauren —who has dressed Team USA at nine consecutive Olympics and Paralympics— has unveiled Tuesday his latest creations for the athletes who will represent the country at the Paris Olympics. For the opening ceremony on the Seine, the designer has opted to outfit the Olympians in a classic navy Ralph Lauren blazer with red and white detailing, paired with a striped Oxford shirt, navy knit tie, and tapered light denim jeans.


Paris prepares epic Olympics dance show

Paris prepares epic Olympics dance show

Music pounds through an empty hangar on the outskirts of Paris as dancers perform a few snatches of a top-secret routine in front of giant mirrors. Audiences will get to see the fruits of their labours on 26 July when the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is held in Paris.



Seven countries add women's recurve Olympic spots

Seven countries add women's recurve Olympic spots

Eight Olympic spots were up for grabs in the women’s individual recurve event at the Final Olympic Qualifier in Antalya, Türkiye and seven countries — Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine— gained their first women's quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with the final spot to be decided via world ranking.




Faith Kipyegon returns to winning ways in Kenyan Olympic trials

Faith Kipyegon returns to winning ways in Kenyan Olympic trials

Kenya's two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon returned to form on Friday with a win in the women's 5000m at trials in Nairobi for the Paris Games, brushing off injuries that had sidelined her for months. It was the 30-year-old's first race of the year after pulling out of last month's Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Oregon with a muscle injury.


Emma McKeon fails to qualify for Olympic 100m freestyle defence

Emma McKeon fails to qualify for Olympic 100m freestyle defence

Olympic 100m freestyle champion Emma McKeon will not defend her title in Paris after missing out on qualifying Friday at the Australian Olympic Trials with Mollie O'Callaghan and Shayna Jack securing the two Australian slots at stake. O'Callaghan surged home on day five of the Australian trials in Brisbane in 52.33secs with Jack (52.72) second ahead of a top-class field.