Latest United States Olympic Team News

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The...

John McLaren, a caddie of 'extraordinary ability,' to retire

Oct. 19, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Casey finished with a 68 in Las Vegas, thus closing a remarkable chapter for a British man of “extraordinary ability.” The description refers specifically to his caddie, John McLaren, who has worked his final tournament in America. ...

USOPC says it is trying to help Humphries' Olympic quest

Oct. 19, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Tuesday that it is still trying to help world champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries obtain a way to compete in this winter's Beijing Games, though it stopped short of predicting if the effort would be successful. Humphries, a...

AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S....

With Lowry, Heat hoping for run back to NBA title contention

Oct. 12, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Lowry has been teammates with many of the best players in the world. He won an NBA championship in Toronto. He helped the U.S. capture an Olympic gold medal five years ago. He’s been to the All-Star Game six times. When he gets around such players,...

Kane, Matthews and Jones first 3 picks for US Olympic team

Oct. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Chicago winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team on Thursday. “It’s no secret we’re excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 Games,” said...

Veteran Pau Gasol announces retirement from basketball

Oct. 05, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant could be there by his side, Pau Gasol finally put an end to a basketball career that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.” Gasol announced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a career that...

As Olympics loom, USA Luge's Chris Mazdzer breaks his foot

Sep. 30, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Reigning Olympic luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer of the U.S. said Thursday that he broke his right foot during a preseason training run and will need some time before figuring out a new plan to get ready for this winter's Beijing Games. Mazdzer got hurt on the 2014...

Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison. Keller acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct...

Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as US Ski & Snowboard CEO

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt was most recently CEO of the World Surf League and has held executive positions at the NBA, WTA, PGA European Tour, Rugby...