Of all the sports at the Tokyo Olympics later this year none inhabit the frontline of climate change quite like surfing.
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Surfer Alex Botelho was in hospital in stable condition on Tuesday night after a horrific incident during the inaugural Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge on the central coast of Portugal, which boasts some of the biggest waves in the world.
South African Olympic swimming gold medalist Roland Schoeman says he still has ambition to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games despite serving a one-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Surfing is one of five new sports introduced or reintroduced to the Games this year.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Rowing, one of the Games’ oldest sports, is broken down into sculling and sweep.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Artistic swimming, previously synchronized swimming, is one of the aquatic events.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Sailing pits athletes against the natural elements as they compete on the open water.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Swimming is one of five aquatic events.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Water polo is one of five aquatic events.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Canoeing is divided between slalom and sprint events, using canoes and kayaks.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Diving, one of the oldest sports in the modern Games, is one of the aquatic events.
Double Olympic rowing champion Mahe Drysdale has regained the front running for New Zealand’s singles sculls selection at the Tokyo Games after having to row in other boats for the last two years.
On Wednesday, freshly crowned surfing world champion Italo Ferreira sliced through steep, fast-barreling waves off Rio de Janeiro’s Leblon beach and popped several feet into the air.
American Caeleb Dressel will become a global superstar by winning more events than any other swimmer at this year’s Tokyo Olympics but he is unlikely to rack up gold medals at the same clip as Michael Phelps, predicts Olympic historian Bill Mallon.
InfoTrack was first out of the Sydney Heads but 2017 line honors winner Comanche shrugged off a poor start to grab an early lead in the Sydney Hobart yacht race on Thursday.
Tokyo and Toronto will begin competing next season as new franchises in the International Swimming League (ISL), the professional league announced in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Brazil’s Italo Ferreira upset countryman Gabriel Medina to win his first world surfing title in powerful but less-than-perfect waves at Hawaii’s famed Pipeline on Thursday.
China has dropped out of the 2020 series of SailGP, its organizers said on Tuesday, with Spain stepping aboard their vacant F50 foiling catamaran to race for a $1 million prize.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, said on Tuesday that she has been discharged from hospital and will be aiming to compete and win medals at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The surfing competition at the Paris 2024 Olympics could take place 15,000km away from the French capital in Tahiti under a proposal backed by the International Surfing Association (ISA).
A Danish team will challenge crews from Australia, China, France, Britain, Japan and the United States in next year’s $1 million prize, high-octane SailGP catamaran circuit.
When Kelly Slater, surfing’s greatest of all time, won his first Pipeline Master’s contest in 1992, John John Florence was a newborn in diapers playing in the Hawaiian sand.
Hawaii’s Carissa Moore won her fourth world surfing title on Monday, advancing into the semi-finals of the last contest of the 2019 World Championship Tour ahead of her nearest rival, teenage Florida sensation Caroline Marks.
Ben Ainslie will helm the British entry in the 2020 series of SailGP with backing from INEOS Team UK, adding the catamaran competition to his campaign to win the America’s Cup in New Zealand in 2021.
Ukrainian energy tycoon Konstantin Grigorishin is leading a revolution in the pool and he has no doubt that swimmers will be the winners.
Out-of-competition anti-doping procedures need tightening up, but the stance of Chinese swimming champion Sun Yang will not wash, Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty said on Friday.
Chinese multiple world and Olympic champion Sun Yang’s defense against allegations he committed anti-doping violations was affected by translation problems during the opening stages of a Court of Arbitration (CAS) hearing on Friday.
China’s world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang will answer allegations about anti-doping violations in an open court hearing on Nov. 15, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.
American double Olympic champion Conor Dwyer on Friday said he was retiring from swimming on the day he was handed a 20-month doping ban that ruled him out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Olympic slalom kayak singles champion Joe Clarke failed to secure a place in the British canoe team announced on Thursday for next year’s Tokyo Games.
A cavalcade of Olympic and world champions including Katie Ledecky, Florent Manaudou, Sarah Sjostrom and Chad Le Clos joined forces for what they hope will be part of the sport’s future in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million dollar America’s Cup yacht “Britannia” on Friday, as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring international sport’s oldest trophy back to Britain.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy, still recovering from the exertions of the longest open ocean swim in history, is keen to get back in the water but will return to his rowing roots for his next adventure.
Former triathlon champion Simon Whitfield and diving standout Alexandre Despatie are among this year’s class of nine inductees to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Monday.
Whoever wins SailGP’s inaugural $1 million prize, one thing is certain for Australian friends and rivals Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, they’ve agreed to stand each other a drink.
U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refueling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim on Sunday, covering the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes, according to the official website tracking his progress.
Powerhouse Brazil showed just what a threat it will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in the women’s to win top overall team honors at a qualifying competition in Japan.
Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy will attempt an unprecedented 150km swim from Barbados to St Lucia on Friday in an effort to complete the longest ocean swim in history.
America’s Cup holders Team New Zealand finally began proper trials of their new class of foiling monohull on Wednesday after rough weather in Auckland scuppered any real chance of testing the 75-foot yacht when it was launched last week.
China’s Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang has said public opinion has been “distorting” the facts surrounding his controversial drug test in Shanghai last year and made his training and life intolerable.
Winning the Tokyo Olympics test event in Enoshima may have appeared a cakewalk for Rio gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, but the duo said it had taken them some time to get used to the 49er class yacht again.
Canada’s 11-times canoe world champion Laurence Vincent Lapointe maintained she is not a drug cheat on Tuesday but conceded there will be people who will never believe her.
A case in which China’s multiple world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang is accused of anti-doping violations will be held in public in a break from usual procedure, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Tuesday.
High levels of E.coli bacteria forced Tokyo officials to cancel the swimming segment of Saturday’s Paratriathlon World Cup, a test event for next year’s Paralympics.
Led by another productive day in the pool, the United States sailed through the 200 total medal barrier at the Pan Am Games on Thursday and warned there was more to come.
Having gained the upper hand in his battle with cancer, Nathan Adrian was at the Pan Am Games on Tuesday focused on a more familiar fight securing a spot on the United States 2020 Olympic swim team.
Britain’s first Olympic diving champion Chris Mears, who won gold with his 3m springboard synchronized partner Jack Laugher, has retired from competition to pursue his music career.
Ryan Lochte capped off his return to competitive swimming after a 14-month ban with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships on Sunday, and for Lochte, it could just the beginning.
Peru rode a wave of support from a raucous home crowd to win three Pan Am Games surfing gold medals on Sunday, carrying Daniella Rosas and Luca Mesinas all the way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. water polo attacker Paige Hauschild, who was injured when the upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revellers in South Korea last Saturday, will be replaced on the Pan American Games roster, the team said on Saturday.