Michael Phelps might still be snagging gold medals, but a lot has changed since 2008. Michael Phelps' only silver medal of the Rio Olympics came at the hands of 21-year-old Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling.
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way.
The swimming great wasn't about to let his old rival distract him from the 200-meter butterfly semifinal
She may be only 19, but Katie Ledecky already holds multiple world records and may become the most recognizable American Olympian.
Gaurika Singh's not even in high school yet, and she's already survived Nepal's deadly earthquake--and made it to her first Olympics.
Day two of the Summer Olympics Games is underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When competitive runner Dion Leonard set out on the 4 Deserts Gobi March 2016, a 6-day foot race through China's largest desert, he couldn't have imagined that he would adopt – or rather, be adopted by – a stray dog by the finish line. Yet, t
As 17-year-old goalie Zara Doukoum swings her right leg back for a fierce kick up a north Phoenix soccer field, 13-year-old Win La Bar is grappling for a ball with his buddies at the other end to show off their footwork.
Unflappable American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, holding her nerve against two Chinese Olympic champions to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.
HOUSTON-- Amid concerns about health, security and logistical problems at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the U.S. basketball players are staying afloat -- literally. Both the men's and women's teams are living aboard a cruise ship during the ga
Odd as it may sound, Olympic competition once included art, and medalists included musicians, painters, and poets. One was Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the 1912 Stockholm Games' gold medalist in poetry and -- by sheer coincidence, surely -- also th
We were convinced that the Rio Olympics would show everyone that Brazil was a country worthy of respect. Instead we have been humiliated.
THE 2016 OLYMPICS in Rio de Janeiro will (probably) not be a disaster. Construction crews will finish the $43 million velodrome in the nick of time. There won't be an epidemic of Zika among athletes. Police crackdowns will prevent civil unrest from s
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon continues to speak out about the benefits of medical marijuana, but in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, he upped the ante, saying the reason the NFL still prohibits cannabis is b
The start of the Olympics was in danger of being plunged into chaos by the Russian doping crisis on Sunday night after the International Olympic Committee admitted a final ruling on the expulsion of the country's athletes may not be made until hour
(VIDEO) Net but no Parachute
The 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism (non-discrimination of any kind, including nationality and political opinion) seems to be forgotten long ago.
42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead.