Latest United States Olympic Team News

Welcome back: Humphries wins her debut bobsled race with USA

Dec. 7, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries’ World Cup bobsled debut for the United States was a winning one. The former Canadian bobsled star won this season’s women’s opener on Saturday, posting the fastest time in both heats at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York for her 23rd career World Cup victory...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Dec. 6, 2019 2:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the...

Olympic champion Biles to headline post-Olympic tour

Dec. 4, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Simone Biles wants to bring gymnastics to the masses and plans to bring some of her friends along for the ride. The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes. The “Gold...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay....

Brewster’s assistant rec director has passion for running

Dec. 3, 2019 9:37 AM EST

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — It was in his hands. Stephen Headley was going to the Olympics. Headley, who recently started as the assistant recreation director in Brewster, was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Wilbraham. His parents came to the U.S. from Barbados when Headley’s father went to school at...

Moore, Marks earn US women’s Olympic surfing spots

Dec. 2, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HONOLUA BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Carissa Moore of Honolulu and Caroline Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, qualified for the two spots on the U.S. women’s Olympic surfing team Sunday. Moore and Marks finished as the top two American women on the 2019 World Surf League rankings. Lakey Peterson of Santa...

3 US women surf for 2 Olympic berths, world championship

Nov. 25, 2019 5:26 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The World Surf League's 2019 women's championship tour is heading for a high-stakes finish wrapped up in red, white and blue. Three Americans — Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Caroline Marks — will be surfing for their country’s two Olympic berths as well as the...

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Humphries formally selected for USA Bobsled's national team

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is officially part of USA Bobsled's national team. The two-time Olympic champion for Canada was selected Thursday night as a member of the U.S. team for this season. The announcement was merely a formality, since Humphries won the U.S. team trials in Lake Placid, New York, earlier this week....

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...