Participants of the 78th edition of the annual Christmas swimming “Coupe de Noel” celebrate before jumping into the Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. More than 1,800 men and women swam the 120 meters at the traditional Christmas swimming in Geneva, where the water temperature was at 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have surged following a slow start, to second-best in the games’ 56-year history, after London, according to the Associated Press. Competitions run through Sunday.
It’s been nearly 90 years since Haiti earned a medal at the Olympic Games. But Haitian Olympic swimmer Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvi is aiming to break that dry spell. Swimming barely exists as a sport in Haiti, where there are few pools. Many Haitians, even some who fish for a living, never learn how to swim. More
Synchronized swimming teams from around the world competed in the Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The tournament is also a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Michael Phelps was back in the pool Monday at the Phillips 66 National Championships after securing three victories through Sunday; David Conley, who authorities say fatally shot a woman he’d previously dated, her husband and six children – including a boy believed to be his own son – made his first court appearance; flooding in Myanmar spreads to affect more than a million people; and more, in the day in photos from around the world.
The day in photos from around the world.