Latest United States Olympic Team News

China eyeing a medal for first time in 28 years

Sep. 26, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been 28 years since China last won a medal at the World Cup, finishing second in the 1994 games. With a dominant inside presence, led by Han Xu and Li Yueru, plus talented shooters and quick guards, the Chinese team has gotten off to a strong start in Australia...

Ski jumping World Cup returns to US for 1st time since 2004

Sep. 22, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

Ski Jumping's top circuit is returning to the United States for the first time in nearly two decades. The International Ski and Snowboard Federation men's ski jumping World Cup will be held in February in Lake Placid, New York Ski jumping's last World Cup in the U.S....

No Bird, Griner, Taurasi: US still favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster has undergone major changes since the Americans won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year with Sue Bird retired and Brittney Griner in a Russian jail. Even without Bird and Griner — and no Diana Taurasi — the U.S. is the favorite...

Efforts to put '72 Olympic medals in hoop Hall thwarted

Sep. 09, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

Members of the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team have talked about finally retrieving those silver medals they vowed to never accept and left behind in Germany. No, they still don't want them for themselves. They believe the medals belong in the Naismith Memorial...

A year away: USA Basketball ramps up World Cup preparations

Aug. 24, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no roster of players. No schedule for games, either. USA Basketball hasn’t even qualified for next year’s World Cup yet, and probably won’t be able to clinch one of the 32 spots in that field until November at the earliest. The countdown is on...

US and Norway forge unprecedented ski jumping partnership

Aug. 24, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

Ski jumping governing bodies from the United States and Norway have forged an unprecedented partnership. USA Nordic Sport and Norges Hopplandslaget announced Wednesday that their national ski jumping teams will share coaches, training facilities, sports science data and efforts to...

Konnor McClain rallies to claim US gymnastics national title

Aug. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Konnor McClain arrived in Texas last spring adrift, her confidence shattered. The gymnastics that came so easily for so long to the precocious teenager had turned shaky. Uncertain. At one point last spring, she felt she was “the most garbage gymnast ever." She...

Malone cruises to second straight US gymnastics title

Aug. 20, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brody Malone cruised to his second national gymnastics title on Saturday night to cement his status atop the American men's program with the Paris Olympics less than two years away. The 22-year-old Malone posted a two-day total of 176.950, more than five points...

LeBron James, Wade produce doc on 2008 Olympic 'Redeem Team'

Aug. 19, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on the 2008 U.S. men's basketball team known as the "Redeem Team,” with executive producers including LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, will premiere on Netflix this fall. “The Redeem Team” will debut Oct. 7 on Netflix, the streaming service...

Malone out to early lead at US Gymnastics Championships

Aug. 18, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Brody Malone sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Championships on Thursday, posting an all-around score of 88.942 in the last major tuneup before this fall's world championships. Malone posted the highest score on the high bar — an event he won...