Latest Olympic games News

40 years after competing in Los Angeles, Venezuelan shooter returns to the Olympics at age 60

Apr. 12, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s been a while – 40 years to be exact – since Venezuelan trap shooter Leonel Martínez last competed at the Olympics. He was only 20 when he took part in the Los Angeles Games in 1984, but says he’s in better shape now, at 60, as he prepares to...

$50K Olympic track prize the latest in a long, conflicted relationship between athletes and money

Apr. 11, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

Since the day they were founded, the Olympics have had a confusing relationship with money. The games were supposed to celebrate sport for sport's sake. But the price athletes paid to be any good was far too high, and it took virtually no time for the concept of amateurism that the Olympics rested...

As many cities sour on hosting the Olympics, Salt Lake City's enthusiasm endures

Apr. 10, 2024 23:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The International Olympic Committee was effusive Wednesday in its support for a decadeslong effort to bring back the Winter Games to Utah's capital city in 2034. Unlike so many other past hosts that have decided bringing back the Games isn’t worth the time,...

NBA players Patty Mills and Jock Landale are in 22-man Australia squad for Paris Olympics

Apr. 10, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ten players from Australia’s Tokyo 2020 bronze medal-winning side have been named in an extended 22-man squad for the Paris Olympics, including Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Josh Green, Dante Exuma and Jock Landale. There are 10 NBA-based players in coach...

A decade since Sochi, John Carlson is still playing big minutes for the Capitals at age 34

Apr. 10, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

John Carlson has played more hockey than anyone in the NHL this season not named Drew Doughty, and that volume has not gone unnoticed around the league. "He's playing a lot of minutes," Detroit winger Patrick Kane said. “As time goes on, you don’t get any younger, but he seems to...

British gymnast Max Whitlock to retire after Paris Olympics

Apr. 10, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock of Britain plans to end his gymnastics career after the Paris Games this summer. The 31-year-old Whitlock is Britain's most successful gymnast, though he is not yet guaranteed to be selected for Paris. ...

Olympic rings for the Paris Games will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower

Apr. 09, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Olympic rings will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday, as the French capital prepares to mark 100 days until the start of the Paris Games. A 29-meter (95-foot-) -long and 15-meter (49-foot) -high structure of five Olympic...

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champ Sunisa Lee headlines the initial draw sheet for the U.S. Classic

Apr. 05, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reigning Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Sunisa Lee headlines the initial draw for the U.S. Classic in Hartford, Connecticut, next month. Lee, who became the sixth American woman to win her sport's most coveted title at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, is...

Police remove migrants from central Paris square ahead of the Olympics

Apr. 03, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police on Wednesday removed dozens of migrants, including families with young children, from the forecourt of Paris City Hall as the capital prepares to mark 100 days to the start of the Olympic Games. Police arrived at dawn to remove about 50 people, mostly...

SafeSport Center announces changes designed to address widespread complaints

Apr. 01, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport announced 10 changes to the way it operates Monday in a move it says is designed to increase efficiency and “trauma sensitivity,” while addressing complaints that have come from both victims and the accused involved in cases at the center. ...