Latest United States Olympic Team News

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Dec. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it...

Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Dec. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun's debunked claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after...

Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL

Dec. 12, 2018 10:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL. Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the...

Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy. And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there. The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded — or didn't — to sex-abuse allegations against Larry...

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

US star Nathan Chen balances life, figure skating glory

Dec. 6, 2018 5:15 PM EST

Nathan Chen mostly goes unnoticed when he strolls through the picturesque campus of Yale, and the few times he can recall being recognized happened months ago during his freshman orientation. That's because just about everyone who attends the prestigious Ivy League school is exceptional in some way, whether they...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Dec. 5, 2018 4:25 PM EST

USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics...

Cal's Durden, Stanford's Meehan to coach US Olympic swimmers

Dec. 3, 2018 8:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — USA Swimming is turning to a pair of veteran collegiate coaches to oversee the Olympic swimming team in 2020. Dave Durden of California will be in charge of the men's team and Greg Meehan of Stanford will coach the women's in Tokyo, USA Swimming announced Monday. The U.S. swim team won...

DeRozan's season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers, 131-118

Dec. 2, 2018 11:47 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A day off was the exhale the San Antonio Spurs needed after two blowout losses. DeMar DeRozan had a season-high 36 points and San Antonio overcame a big game by Damian Lillard to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-118 on Sunday night. The Spurs held a rare practice Saturday morning...

From broken to bronze: Sweeney overcomes major luge crash

Dec. 2, 2018 10:30 AM EST

Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck. She was battered and broken. That didn't matter this weekend. Barely nine months removed from fracturing...