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Former NBA star Luol Deng has steered South Sudan's basketball journey to Paris Olympics

Jun. 13, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

Luol Deng was watching his vision coming into focus right in front of him. It was September 2023, barely six years since South Sudan had played in its first international basketball tournament. Yet there was Deng, a Sudanese native turned refugee and NBA star,...

From 5-time Olympian to new classes, U.S. sailing team looking for a comeback at Paris Games

Jun. 13, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. sailors going to the Paris Olympics are looking for a comeback in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Marseille — perhaps none more than veteran Stu McNay, returning for his fifth Olympics but competing in a new mixed-gender category. The Rhode Island...

Salt Lake City still on track for 2034 Olympics vote. French elections delay plans for 2030 edition

Jun. 12, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While Salt Lake City is cruising toward being named the 2034 Winter Olympics host next month, the French parliamentary elections suddenly called by President Emmanuel Macron have created a bump in the road for the 2030 edition that the French Alps bid is expected to...

Rising stars in men's soccer to feature at the Paris Olympics

Jun. 12, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

The men’s Olympic soccer tournament will be a showcase for some of soccer's rising talents. An age restriction of under 23 plus three overage players means the participating nations will call on some of their best young prospects and those pushing to force their way into their...

Nadal and Alcaraz to play doubles together for Spain at Paris Olympics

Jun. 12, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play doubles together for Spain at the upcoming Paris Olympics, the Spanish tennis federation said Wednesday. The announcement comes three days after the 21-year-old Alcaraz won the French Open for the first time — earning his...

The Spanish tennis federation says Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play doubles together at the Paris Olympics

Jun. 12, 2024 07:39 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play doubles together at the Paris Olympics.

Olympic veterans Christopher Blevins and Haley Batten lead US mountain bike team for Paris Games

Jun. 11, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

Short-track world champion Christopher Blevins, who has become a mainstay on the mountain bike World Cup podium over the past three years, and Haley Batten will lead a U.S. team with medal ambitions into the Paris Olympics next month. USA Cycling announced its four-person lineup...

Olympic great Tommie Smith tells Paris crowd he still fights for civil rights long after raised fist

Jun. 11, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The audience in Paris stood to applaud Tommie Smith, more than 50 years after he took a stand for civil rights. A second ovation was even longer, and the 80-year-old Olympic champion seemed overwhelmed with emotion. He lowered his head, clasped it in his hands and wept...

Scholar opposites: A university lecturer and a high school student breaking new ground at Olympics

Jun. 11, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — University lecturer Rachael “Raygun” Gunn chuckles when she recalls telling her students that she’s a breaker – you know, spinning on the ground and bustin’ moves to blaring hip-hop music. Some of her students didn’t seem to believe her. And...

US opts for experience and versatility on Olympic women's basketball roster, passes on Caitlin Clark

Jun. 11, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

USA Basketball said experience was a major reason Caitlin Clark was not on the U.S. women's Olympic roster that was officially revealed Tuesday. The selection committee didn't believe the talented Clark had enough of high-level reps to be a member of the group headed to the Paris...