Latest United States Olympic Team News

CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. It's in a decidedly better place than last time. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015 amid uncertain times. The sport was still getting over doping...

Jamie Greubel Poser, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist, retires

Oct. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010 Olympic team as a...

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

Oct. 18, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the...

All current US champions to compete at Skate America

Oct. 17, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist Nathan Chen, U.S....

First, Olympic gold for sisters, now time to start families

Oct. 17, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

Everything about 2018 is going almost exactly to plan for Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson. The twin sisters scratched off the first item on their to-do list by helping the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the Olympics. Monique scored the tying goal late in regulation and...

Former soccer executive to lead US Olympic marketing venture

Oct. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA 2028 organizing and U.S. Olympic committees have named former U.S. soccer executive Kathy Carter to lead their marketing team. Carter will be responsible for cutting sponsorship and hospitality deals expected to raise more than $5 billion through the end of the 2028 Olympics. She...

800-meter Olympic champ Mims remains pioneer 50 years later

Oct. 14, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

The moment felt surreal to Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Madeline Manning Mims as she stood on a track in North Carolina over the summer and performed a pitch-perfect rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Making it all the more so were those listening in the crowd: her close friends, John Carlos and Tommie...

Lochte's lawyer to AP: Swimmer counseled for alcohol use

Oct. 11, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer's lawyer said Thursday. The decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in California and Florida last week,...

Olympic speedskating medalist Jeanne Ashworth dies at 80

Oct. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jeanne Ashworth, the first American woman to win an Olympic speedskating medal, has died. She was 80. The website of the Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, New York, says she died at home Oct. 4 of pancreatic cancer. Ashworth competed in three Olympics and captured 14 North...

Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019...