Latest United States Olympic Team News

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...

Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy to grow, for a final time

Nov. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EST

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...

US beats Taiwan, would clinch Olympic by beating Mexico

Nov. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EST

Minnesota's Brent Rooker hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the United States beat Taiwan 3-2 on Friday in Tokyo to keep alive the Americans' chance of earning an Olympic baseball berth at the Premier12 tournament. The U.S. finished the super round 2-3 and would clinch a berth if it beats...

Harrison Dillard, Olympic champion sprinter/hurdler, dies

Nov. 16, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Harrison Dillard, the former Buffalo Soldier and only Olympic runner to win gold medals in both the sprints and high hurdles, has died. He was 96. Longtime friend Ted Theodore said Dillard died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic after a fight with stomach cancer. The 1955 Sullivan Award winner...

USA Badminton in trouble for failing safe-sport policy

Nov. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee placed the future of the country's badminton federation in peril Tuesday, launching the decertification process of USA Badminton after it failed to complete a host of measures needed to protect athletes from sexual abuse. A 2018 audit...

Ionescu and No. 1 Oregon stun US women's national team

Nov. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon did something that few teams have done in the last two decades — beat the U.S. women's national team. Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Ducks to the stunning 93-86 victory Saturday in an exhibition game. It was only the...

USOPC to add athlete reps in wake of Nassar sex abuse

Nov. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EST

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will add athletes to its board and enhance its oversight of individual sports organizations in a package of reforms stemming from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. The reforms were approved Thursday and go into effect in January. They come with Congress proposing its...

UConn, Louisville to host US women's team in exhibitions

Nov. 6, 2019 11:33 PM EST

Diana Taurasi was excited to have another chance to play at Connecticut. This time she'll be wearing a USA jersey as the national team will play the No. 5 Huskies in an exhibition game on Jan. 27 at the XL Center. "It's always special when you get to go home," Taurasi said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I get...

IOC, WADA hire DC lobbyists to discuss anti-doping bill

Nov. 6, 2019 5:01 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development. They started lobbying for changes in Washington. The International Olympic Committee...

UConn to play exhibition against US national team on Jan. 27

Nov. 6, 2019 3:40 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn women's basketball team has announced it will play an exhibition in January against the U.S. women's national team. Coach Geno Auriemma says it's a great opportunity to play against some of the best in the world. The U.S. team is playing various exhibitions against college...