Latest United States Olympic Team News

Hockey's history shows handful of non-white pioneers

Dec. 06, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Taffy Abel carried the American flag at the 1924 Olympics, where his team won silver in hockey. Henry Elmer “Buddy” Maracle played 11 games in the early-1930s NHL. Paul Jacobs may have played in the league’s second season in 1918-19. But in the commonly known history of hockey,...

Shibutani siblings elected to US Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Dec. 01, 2022 20:12 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani along with Paul E. George, who served as the director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, were elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Thursday. The trio will be inducted Jan. 28 during the U.S. figure...

At 40, US downhill racer Nyman still going full speed ahead

Dec. 01, 2022 00:41 AM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — On occasion, fellow ski racers have been known to refer to Steven Nyman as “Old Man.” Mostly, though, they go with “Sven” (a shortening of his first name) or “Nymonster” (a play on his last). Or, he jokingly adds: “They just...

Britcher, Sweeney giving women's doubles luge a try for US

Nov. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years. They’ve traveled together, they’ve competed together, they’ve gone to the Olympics together, they’ve stood on World Cup podiums together. Being on a sled together was not part of the plan. ...

US decathlon champ out for Paris after missed doping tests

Nov. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

U.S. decathlon champion Garrett Scantling will miss the Paris Olympics due to a ban imposed after he falsified an email in trying to cover up a missed doping test. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that the 29-year-old Scantling, who won national championships earlier this...

2020 Olympic champ Sunisa Lee to make a run at Paris 2024

Nov. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee is going to make another run at Olympic glory. The 2020 women's all-around gymnastics champion announced Tuesday that she will return to training at the elite level following the end of her sophomore season at Auburn next spring. ...

US holds off Colombia in World Cup qualifying, France wins

Nov. 14, 2022 23:20 PM EST

USA Basketball’s magic number for clinching a World Cup berth is down to one. Langston Galloway and David Stockton each scored 23 points, and moved the Americans to the brink of earning a spot in next year’s World Cup with an 88-81 win over Colombia on Monday night. ...

USA on brink of clinching spot in 2023 Basketball World Cup

Nov. 11, 2022 00:34 AM EST

Jim Boylen has not spent any time thinking about what the World Cup qualifying standings might look like after USA Basketball’s game against Brazil on Friday. He just keeps thinking how the Americans have four qualifying games left. “And in my brain, I’m acting...

3 Olympic volleyball medals stolen from California home

Nov. 11, 2022 00:18 AM EST

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday were looking for three Olympic medals belonging to a member of the U.S. women's volleyball team after they were stolen from a Southern California home. The medals were being temporarily stored at a Laguna Hills home and were...

US marathon trials for 2024 Olympics will be run in Orlando

Nov. 08, 2022 12:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 2024 United States Olympic marathon trials will be held along the streets in Orlando, Florida. USA Track and Field announced the decision Tuesday. The site for the rest of the track and field trials is still being determined. The top three...