The Week That Was: Katie Ledecky Wins ESPY Award for Best Athlete in Female Sports

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The Week That Was #1: Katie Ledecky Wins ESPY Award for Best Athlete in Female Sports; Caeleb Dressel Also Wins ESPY

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By David Rieder

The best swimmer in the world over the past decade has been recognized as the top female athlete in the United States over the past year. At the ESPY Awards held Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, Katie Ledecky received the award for Best Athlete in Female Sports.

The Week That Was #2: Official Dates Announced for 2028 Olympic Games In Los Angeles

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By John Lohn

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appeared together in the Southern California city on Monday to announce the official dates of the 2028 Olympic Games.

The Week That Was #3: Olympic Silver Medalist Emma Weyant Transferring to University of Florida

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By David Rieder

One of the top 400 IMers in the United States will have a new collegiate home this fall. Emma Weyant, who took silver in the 400 IM at the Tokyo Olympics and bronze in the event at this summer’s World Championships, is heading to the University of Florida. Weyant, 20, competed this past year at the University of Virginia. She announced the transfer in an Instagram post Sunday.

The Week That Was #4: Qualifying Times Are Fast as Olympic Procedures Announced For Paris 2024

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The Paris 2024 bid logo projected on to the Arc de Triomphe – courtesy of Paris 2024

By David Rieder

FINA has released the full slate of qualifying procedures for aquatic events for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. There will be 852 athletes competing in the 35 pool swimming events in Paris, and the swimming competition at Paris La Defense Arena will be held July 27 through August 4, spanning nine days for the first time.

The Week That Was #5: Pin Them Down: A Look At a Special Tradition Within Australian Swimming

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Emma McKeon: Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

By John Lohn

Most sports have traditions. There’s the NHL’s handshake line at the end of a playoff series and the exchange of jerseys between players following games – notably on the soccer pitch, and in the NBA and NFL. There’s also the presentation of the Green Jacket at the Masters, placed on the new champion by the reigning champ.