Latest United States Olympic Team News

Olympic Latest: New Zealand's Carrington wins kayak gold

Aug. 04, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington has won the women’s...

Not again! US men's team gone after another messy relay

Aug. 04, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A slow exchange left the American 4x100-meter relay team in an all-too-familiar spot at the Olympics on Thursday — out of medal contention. And this time, not even racing for one. The team of Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker...

Tokyo beach volleyball DJ and MC do the work of 12,000 fans

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball venue in Rio de Janeiro reverberated with the cheers of 12,000 fans, who infused the arena with a samba-dancing spirit that spilled out of the stadium onto Copacabana beach. This time, there is only a master of ceremonies, a...

American A-Team will play Aussies for beach volleyball gold

Aug. 04, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Stanford indoor volleyball star Alix Klineman moved over to the beach to team up with two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, she knew she was signing up for a lot of extra work. And a lot of extra pressure. “There’s been a big...

US women's volleyball team forms strong bond with '80 squad

Aug. 04, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese-style lanterns hanging in the rooms of the U.S. women's volleyball players at the Olympics provide much more than light. Those lanterns symbolize the strong bond that has formed between the team that built the foundation for USA Volleyball...

Cherry and Norman face off in 400-meter final at Tokyo Games

Aug. 04, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The action on Day 13 of the Tokyo Games will feature track and field, with medals in the men's 400-meter final, the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 400 meters. The women’s beach volleyball final will be live during NBC's primetime coverage,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Aug. 3, 2021. Editorial: SC native Raven Saunders’ Olympic protest is a case of no harm, no foul What would you do when the world is watching? Shot-putter and Charleston native Raven Saunders decided to...

Tears from Lyles at Olympics about more than just the bronze

Aug. 04, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The sobbing from 200-meter favorite Noah Lyles had little to do with the bronze medal. It went much deeper than that. The tears the American sprinter shed Wednesday night were for his brother, Josephus, who had the original dream of...

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

Aug. 04, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare...

Analysis: He's Kevin Durant, and finding his Olympic groove

Aug. 04, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make the connection. Kevin Durant is looking like Kevin Durant. And USA Basketball is looking like USA Basketball. There are other factors involved in why the Americans — whose summer got off to a seriously...