Latest Great Britain Olympic Team News

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

Jan. 11, 2022 14:15 PM EST

John Shuster won't be catching anyone by surprise at these Olympics. The five-time Olympian is back to defend his curling gold medal in Beijing, and the target on his back will be almost as big as the one on the ice. Four years after surviving five straight elimination matches to win...

Climate change: Athletes flag the dangers of manmade snow

Jan. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EST

A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking one ski and twisting the other, also breaking his leg. Another American, training...

Coe discusses adding meet in China in state-of-track talk

Dec. 21, 2021 15:47 PM EST

With track and field adding another Diamond League event in China, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe addressed the human rights issues in the country during his state-of-the-sport Zoom meeting Tuesday. The Diamond League, an annual series of track and field competitions,...

Australia and South Korea sign defense deal as leaders meet

Dec. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and South Korea signed a $720 million defense deal Monday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in became the first foreign leader to visit Australia since the pandemic began. Worth about $1 billion in Australian dollars, the deal will see South...

China dismisses UK, Canada Olympic boycott as 'farce'

Dec. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as a “farce.” China is also not concerned that the officials' absence would spark a chain reaction, and...

Canada joins US and allies in Beijing Olympics boycott

Dec. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The announcement came after the White House, the Australian...

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...

Modern pentathlon to drop show jumping from Olympic program

Nov. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Modern Pentathlon Australia has supported a decision by the sport’s international governing body to remove the show jumping discipline from its Olympic competition after the 2024 Paris Games. The International Modern Pentathlon Union...