Latest United States Olympic Team News

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...

Osterman retiring after strong Athletes Unlimited season

Sep. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

Cat Osterman plans to be just as busy in retirement as she was during one of the greatest softball careers of all time. The left-handed American pitcher is closing out a decorated career during which she won an Olympic gold medal and two silvers and last year became the...

Liu wins Nebelhorn to give US 3rd entry for Beijing Olympics

Sep. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — Two-time national champion Alysa Liu won the Nebelhorn Trophy women's competition on Saturday, giving the U.S. a third qualifying spot for the figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. Liu led after her short...

Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...