Latest United States Olympic Team News

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...

Claressa Shields trains for Showtime fight in Atlantic City

Apr. 5, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each other,...

US, Canada women favorites for hockey world championships

Apr. 2, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

The American women have beaten Canada in seven of the last eight world hockey championship finals, including a 3-2 overtime win two years ago in Michigan. Most expect another showdown between the top two national teams at this worlds, which opens Thursday in Espoo, Finland. Canada will play Switzerland and U.S....

US Soccer asks court to consolidate discrimination lawsuits

Mar. 28, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has asked that a federal lawsuit filed by current players on the women's national team alleging gender discrimination be put on hold until a court decides whether it can be consolidated with an action filed earlier by former goalkeeper Hope Solo. The federation filed the stay motion...

Tirico to do play-by-play from Augusta Women's Amateur

Mar. 26, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for ESPN during weekday coverage. What excites him about this year is working the weekend in a new event that gives viewers their first look at Augusta National. NBC Sports says Tirico will...