Latest United States Olympic Team News

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

Richardson fails to make 100 final at the U.S. championships

Jun. 23, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson appeared to have both her speed and swagger back for the U.S. track and field championships but she had a disappointing result Thursday night in her signature event. Despite a few promising races heading into the national championships, Richardson...

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Swimming's new transgender policy could impact other sports

Jun. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly...

Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won't bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent debate — backed by science, nuance...

Ceccon sets world record, Ledecky claims yet another title

Jun. 20, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Italy’s Thomas Ceccon set a world record in the men’s 100 backstroke and Katie Ledecky claimed yet another gold at the swimming world championships on Monday. Ceccon stunned the competition in Budapest by clocking 51.60 seconds to shave 0.15 seconds off...

Title IX: Ann Meyers Drysdale shares how law shaped her life

Jun. 20, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

(Editor's Note: Ann Meyers Drysdale was the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship at UCLA. The Hall of Famer, longtime TV basketball analyst mother of three kids shares how Title IX has help shape her life and career, and what needs to be done over the next 50 years for the law to continue...

Ledecky reclaims 400 title at swimming worlds, eyeing more

Jun. 18, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky started the United States’ medal collection at the world swimming championships with a gold by reclaiming her title in the women’s 400 meters on Saturday. The Americans finished the first day of racing with two gold, one silver and three...

Winter Olympics may not include Nordic combined for 1st time

Jun. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up. It is the only Olympic sport without women and the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision later...

Shimabukuro inks another 4 years as US speedskating coach

Jun. 14, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

Fresh off the best Olympic showing by the U.S. speedskating team in a dozen years, Ryan Shimabukuro is staying on for another four years as coach of the American squad. Shimabukuro posted a picture on his Facebook page Tuesday showing him signing his new contract at the Utah Olympic...