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Dressel, Ledecky win athletes of year at Golden Goggles

Dec. 08, 2021 01:08 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as male and female athletes of the year at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggle awards on Tuesday night. Dressel repeated as athlete of the year after earning gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 100 free, and 100...

AP source: Reeve to be next US women's national team coach

Dec. 07, 2021 20:55 PM EST

The Minnesota Lynx’s Cheryl Reeve will be the next USA Basketball national team coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced. USA...

US water polo coaches returning for Paris Olympics

Dec. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Right after the Summer Olympics, Adam Krikorian was done. Worn down by coaching the U.S. women's water polo team through a pandemic, he thought it might be time to try something new. Some two months after Tokyo, long after the glow of a third consecutive gold medal...

Column: US dignitaries shun Olympics. What about sponsors?

Dec. 07, 2021 04:15 AM EST

Refusing to send an official U.S. delegation while U.S. athletes compete at the Beijing Olympics is like dropping off dessert at a party you plan to protest by staying away. Your absence might cause a stir at the start, but it will be pretty much ignored by the time people tuck into their pie. ...

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 22:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen...

Aparjods gives Latvia 1st men's World Cup luge win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:03 AM EST

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Kristers Aparjods became the first Latvian to win a men’s World Cup luge race, rallying in the second heat on Saturday for victory on the track built for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Aparjods finished two runs in 1 minute, 42.881 seconds....

Kaillie Humphries celebrates US citizenship with bobsled win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — For Kaillie Humphries, this was a win unlike any other. Capping an unforgettable week, Humphries won a women’s monobob race on Saturday, doing so less than 48 hours after she completed a 12,000-mile round trip from Germany to the United...

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

Dec. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval. Skating in front of family and friends, the 29-year-old American finished in 36.809 seconds, breaking the...

Beijing bound: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries now an American

Dec. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is now, officially, an American. And just like that, the U.S. medal hopes in bobsledding at the Beijing Olympics just got much stronger. The reigning world champion in both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a citizen...

Chin, Korn, Brennan elected to Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Dec. 01, 2021 14:29 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time world bronze medalist Tiffany Chin, Miami (Ohio) University synchronized skating coach Vicki Korn, and two-time Olympic judge Lucy Joyce Brennan have been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Their inductions will take...