Latest 2024 Olympic Games News

Women's final will cap Olympic soccer tournament in Paris

Jul. 28, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

The Olympic soccer competition at the 2024 Paris Games will conclude with the women's final — instead of the men's — for the first time. FIFA announced the Olympic soccer competition schedule on Wednesday. The governing body also said there will be no double-headers in France,...

Russia eyes 2024 Paris Olympics despite sports bans

Jul. 26, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With two years to go until the Paris Olympics open, Russia is making plans for its athletes to live and compete in the French capital even though many remain barred from upcoming qualification events because of the war in Ukraine. Russian Olympic Committee president...

US women's team has new vibe, work to do before World Cup

Jul. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

The transformation of the U.S. women’s national team has been significant in the year since the Tokyo Games. The defending World Cup champions have a new look with young talent, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has tweaked the team's traditional straightforward and speedy attack to take...

Paris 2024 gets Macron's support for huge opening ceremony

Jul. 25, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the Paris Olympics marked the two-years-to-go milestone to the 2024 games by unveiling the official slogan — "Games Wide Open" — on Monday and said they got fresh backing from French President Emmanuel Macron for their planned giant opening ceremony along the Seine...

McLaughlin's next move among key stories on road to '24

Jul. 25, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The conversation about what track sensation Sydney McLaughlin will do next involves more than the clock. Yes, she brought the record in her 400-meter hurdles race down by nearly three-quarters of a second at the world championships, to a once-unthinkable mark...

US beats Canada for W Championship title, '24 Olympic berth

Jul. 19, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Alex Morgan never gets tired of winning championships, even after so many titles already. Morgan converted on a penalty in the 78th minute and the U.S. women's national team won the CONCACAF W Championship 1-0 over Canada on Monday night to secure one of...

Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role for US women

Jul. 17, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — As the U.S. national team has focused on developing young talent in anticipation of next summer's World Cup, veteran forward Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role. Morgan, 33, is now one of the more senior members of the team, which has brought in...

US advances to W Championship final against Canada

Jul. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will play Canada in the final of the CONCACAF W Championship for a spot in the 2024 Olympics. The United States beat Costa Rica 3-0 in the semifinals Thursday night on goals from Emily Sonnett, Mallory Pugh and Ashley...

Report: Mistakes, not Liverpool fans, caused CL final fiasco

Jul. 13, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

French senators said the chaos outside the national stadium that marred the Champions League soccer final was due to a series of mistakes by police and officials — and not the actions of previously blamed Liverpool fans — with “malfunction at every stage” before, during and after the game. ...

Rapinoe's role changing as US preps for World Cup qualifying

Jul. 03, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Known for her iconic victory pose at the 2019 World Cup in France, Megan Rapinoe's on-field role on the U.S. national team is changing as the team looks to qualify for the 2023 event. The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is...