Latest United States Olympic Team News

Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...

Olympic swimmer Beisel hits the ocean to honor her father

Sep. 22, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

When Elizabeth Beisel's dad got the awful news — pancreatic cancer — the Olympic swimming medalist knew she had to do something, anything, that would give him a reason to get up every morning. Off the coast of her native Rhode Island is a popular vacation spot were...

USOPC: American hopefuls for Beijing Games must have vaccine

Sep. 22, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

U.S. athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced Wednesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that,...

Jin Young Ko wins rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic

Sep. 19, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her last three LPGA Tour starts. Making her first start since the Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean player closed with a bogey-free 3-under...

RYDER CUP '21: A capsule look at the American team

Sep. 17, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Listed in order of how they qualified for the team: COLLIN MORIKAWA Age: 24. World ranking: 3. ...

Jade Carey goes from winning gold to hitting the books

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jade Carey is finally embarking on her freshman year at Oregon State, after taking a somewhat winding route to Corvallis. Then again, the 21-year-old Olympic gold medalist is used to taking the nontraditional path. After...

World champions Humphries, Jones named to US bobsled team

Sep. 06, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries was announced as part of this season's USA Bobsled national team on Monday, even with her status for this winter's Beijing Olympics remaining unclear. Humphries was a lock to make the team after winning gold medals in both the...

'A lot of work to come' after NHL reaches Olympic agreement

Sep. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Rene Fasel barely had time for a sigh of relief about the agreement to send NHL players to Beijing before his mind wandered to what's next for hockey at the Olympics. “There is a lot of work to come,” the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation said....

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...

Chen, Tennell to compete at Skate America in October

Sep. 03, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time world champion Nathan Chen will begin his preparation for the Winter Olympics at Skate America in late October in Las Vegas. Chen, who has won the last five U.S. titles and is undefeated internationally since not medaling at the 2018...