Latest United States Olympic Team News

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...

US crowns men's, women's 3-on-3 basketball champs in Vegas

May. 5, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before 3-on-3 basketball debuts in the Olympics, USA Basketball took it to Las Vegas. The men's and women's national championships went full-blown show time in looking for the four best athletes who hope to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Olympics. More than 130 men's and women's players...

Women's players hope NHL steps in to create new league

May. 3, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like. The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S. have done it. And that was enough for the 2018 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning captain and more than 200 fellow players to take...

SailGP makes US debut on San Francisco Bay in F50 catamarans

May. 3, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The fledgling SailGP global league makes its U.S. debut this weekend on San Francisco Bay, where the young American team, which includes two aspiring Olympians from Southern California, hopes to move up in the standings while the veteran Australian crew looks to stay atop the leaderboard....

2020 Olympic gymnastics trials heading to St. Louis

Apr. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

The 2020 U.S. Olympic men's and women's gymnastics team trials are heading to St. Louis. USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday the trials will be June 25-28, 2020, at the Enterprise Center, home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Making the announcement 14 months in advance is a signal that USA Gymnastics is optimistic it...

Lloyd Pierce replacing Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pierce is replacing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts....

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad time

Apr. 17, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028. The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for the...

Yalie and world champion Chen finds time for Stars on Ice

Apr. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests. All he's done since becoming an Ivy Leaguer is win the Grand Prix Final, a third straight U.S. figure skating championship, and repeat as world...

Georgia Tech hires Nell Fortner to replace MaChelle Joseph

Apr. 9, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner on Tuesday to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach. Fortner, 60, also the former WNBA Indiana Fever coach, coached the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. Fortner, who also has worked as a TV analyst for ESPN, has been out of...

Texas Tech, Virginia give NCAA final an international accent

Apr. 8, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The plains of West Texas are a long way from the bustling piazzas and porticos of northern Italy, where Davide Moretti was raised in a soccer culture and basketball was just a niche. NBA fans in Italy can now look to the likes of Danilo Gallinari and his 20-point scoring average for the...