USA and Australia Leading in Swimming Medals

The Olympic swimming meetup has reached the point where it’s safe to start drawing some broad conclusions about what’s been going on in the world’s strongest swimming nations over the past five years. Any conversation on the subject should begin with the United States, which has dominated swimming for decades and, throughout Michael Phelps’ career, …

China Beats USA and Australia in 4×200 Relay to Win Gold

China won a surprise victory in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay, beating the world record of 7 minutes 40.33 seconds, beating both the US silver and the bronze medalist Australians. Swimming anchor foot for the United States, Katie Ledecky continued her Olympic adventure by winning a second silver medal in Tokyo, adding to her 1,500 …

USA Basketball Relegated to Australia, 2nd Consecutive Loss

Grant Hill, who won the 1992 NCAA championship with Duke, joined a team of college players in La Jolla, California, to tackle the first Dream Team in preparation for the Barcelona Games. Most wide-eyed college students thought of themselves as sacrificial lambs, only excited to share a basketball court with the likes of Larry Bird, …