Latest Russia Olympic Team News

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

Jul. 25, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The conversation about what track sensation Sydney McLaughlin will do next involves more than the clock. Yes, she brought the record in her 400-meter hurdles race down by nearly three-quarters of a second at the world championships, to a once-unthinkable mark...

Ukraine on her mind as high jumper goes for gold at worlds

Jul. 16, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It took her three days by car to escape from Ukraine after the war started. Champion high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh can only guess at how long it will take to get back. On her way out, Mahuchikh heard gunfire and could sometimes see shells raining down miles...

Investigator warns boxing to change to save Olympic status

Jun. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fighting to keep their sport in the Olympics, boxing officials were warned on Monday to change its historical culture of breaking the rules. Investigator Richard McLaren said “corruption abounded” in the world boxing body formerly known as AIBA as...

Sacramone Quinn, Memmel embrace new roles at USA Gymnastics

Jun. 13, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

Alicia Sacramone Quinn and Chellsie Memmel walked through the fire together for much of their decorated gymnastics careers, becoming more than just teammates as they traveled the globe for one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs. USA Gymnastics is leaning on that...

Russian champion bashes Bach, shows sympathy for Ukrainians

Jun. 09, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

Olympic champion high jumper Maria Lasitskene, likely to be banned from defending her three straight world titles next month, lashed out at the leaders of the IOC and World Athletics, and expressed sympathy for her Ukrainian competitors in a heartfelt open letter distributed Thursday. ...

Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

May. 20, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who have been banned from international sports because of the war in Ukraine are being protected rather than punished, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Friday. Most sports bodies have followed the IOC guidance...