Latest Olympic games News

Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months before Tokyo

Sep. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing for the U.S. national team less than a year before the Tokyo Games. U.S. Sailing said in a statement Thursday that it and Page, an Australian, "have agreed to part ways." Contacted by phone, US Sailing CEO Jack Gierhart...

Chattanooga extends coach Lamont Paris' deal by 2 years

Sep. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has extended coach Lamont Paris' contract by two years through the 2024-25 season going into his third season of his original deal. Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the extension Thursday. Chattanooga won 88 games over four seasons before Paris took over a team...

Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Sep. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether they can all co-exist in the long term. "Something's got to shake out," John McEnroe acknowledged Thursday,...

US keeps top spot in FIBA men's world rankings; Spain No. 2

Sep. 19, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It's now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship. World...

A first: 18 Olympic rugby players competing at World Cup

Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup. Olympic rugby players will be contesting the Rugby World Cup for...

Surfers to catch manmade waves on road to Olympic debut

Sep. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kelly Slater claims he has no "home wave" advantage at the Surf Ranch he co-founded in California's Central Valley, where many of the world's top surfers will compete Thursday through Saturday in the Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown, the penultimate U.S. contest before the sport...

USA Bobsled pilot Elana Meyers Taylor expecting baby

Sep. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor announced Wednesday that she will not compete this season because she is pregnant, though she plans to return in a year to prepare for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Meyers Taylor and her husband, fellow U.S. bobsledder Nic Taylor, are expecting their first child in March. Meyers...

Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

Sep. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest of the boycott policy, the International Judo Federation (IJF) said...

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Sep. 18, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them as adorable, unique and...

Correction: Missy Franklin Weds story

Sep. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about Missy Franklin's wedding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport. A corrected version of the story is below: Taking the plunge: Olympic swim champion Missy Franklin weds...