Latest United States Olympic Team News

A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success

Feb. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation. "It's a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days," he said. Shuster is back on the ice this week, competing at the USA Curling...

The Latest: Positive prognosis on Chilean skier after crash

Feb. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on an icy...

NWHL All-Star captain's hope for future? Combined league

Feb. 10, 2019 11:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a day the NWHL wanted to keep the focus on its All-Star celebrations and a record crowd for a professional women's hockey game in the United States, Lee Stecklein couldn't help but look beyond to what the future might hold. It was a vision of one combined league, as opposed to...

Cold feat: Vonn's legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes

Feb. 10, 2019 12:53 PM EST

The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise. The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few runs to test her surgically repaired knee just before the 2014 Sochi Games — an Olympics she ended up missing because of that...

The career of Lindsey Vonn

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 AM EST

A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships: ___ 1984: Born Oct. 18 in Minnesota, as Lindsey Kildow. 1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, to advance her skiing career. 1999: At age 14, becomes first American female to win the...

USA Luge's Mazdzer ending season early with neck injury

Feb. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will miss the World Cup season finale later this month, cutting his season short because of a neck injury. Mazdzer has been sliding through the injury for about three weeks, and will compete Saturday and Sunday in a World Cup at Oberhof,...

Olympic champion among 12 Russian athletes guilty of doping

Feb. 1, 2019 3:03 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of taking part...

Olympic lessons make Shiffrin feel at ease going into worlds

Jan. 31, 2019 6:50 AM EST

A year after the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is set for another multi-medal chase. And there are some more records on the table, too. The Feb. 5-17 skiing world championships in Are, Sweden, will see Shiffrin return to the resort where she celebrated her first World Cup win in 2012, triumphing in...

Can Nathan Chen, Alysa Liu lead an American skating rebound?

Jan. 28, 2019 6:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is rolling...

Geisenberger wins, Sweeney gets bronze for US at worlds

Jan. 26, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Natalie Geisenberger of Germany stands alone, now a winner of more world championship gold medals than any other woman in luge history. And Emily Sweeney of the U.S. was standing alongside her on the medal podium. Given the agony of what Sweeney went through about a year ago, that was no small feat. Geisenberger...