Latest Olympic trials News

Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Eat, drink and be merry: Food pairs well with Olympic spot

Jun. 22, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The typical celebration for many athletes who qualify for the Olympics revolves around one thing: food. Months, sometimes years, of strict diets are geared toward the goal of making the games. And when they get there, it’s time to celebrate. ...

Favorites Brazier, Simpson melt on sizzling day at trials

Jun. 21, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The rooms in Tokyo practically had their names on them. Instead, others will be taking the spots that seemed all but reserved for two American track champions, Jenny Simpson and Donavan Brazier. The cold realities of the U.S....

Simpson out, St. Pierre in on a stunning day at trials

Jun. 21, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Maybe it was the heat that touched nearly 120 degrees down on the track. Maybe it was the jostling right after the starting gun that sent five or six runners scrambling to keep their feet. Mostly, Jenny Simpson said, she was not ready to run the sort...

The Latest: Claye edges Scott to take triple jump crown

Jun. 21, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field trials (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Will Claye won the triple jump on his last attempt. Claye went a season-best 56 feet, 5¾ inches (17.21 meters) to just edge Donald...

Noah Lyles sends message by raising gloved fist at trials

Jun. 21, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Before the 100-meter final at the Olympic track trials, Noah Lyles raised a gloved fist. He would not make it to the medals stand, the way Tommie Smith and John Carlos did in 1968. But the starting line Sunday might have been the first of several...

Carter won't defend shot title after benign tumor removed

Jun. 21, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — To find defending Olympic shot put champion Michelle Carter this week, cast a glance into the stands. She won’t be in the competition. That hurts. But the American record holder is thankful that a surgically removed tumor on...

Dressel, Ledecky lead powerful US swim team headed to Tokyo

Jun. 21, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With Michael Phelps five years into retirement, the stage is set in Tokyo for Caeleb Dressel. Katie Ledecky is ready to extend her dominance, competing in four individual events plus relays at the pandemic-delayed Olympics. They lead a powerful U.S....

What a comeback: Manuel wins at trials, Adrian falls short

Jun. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Simone Manuel whipped around to see the “1” beside her name, months of emotions came pouring out. She closed her eyes, brought her hands together in prayer and struggled to hold back the tears. Abbey Weitzeil, the woman...

At 35, Felix makes a comeback and lands her 5th Olympics

Jun. 21, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Flat on her back, gasping for breath, Allyson Felix kept her eyes on the scoreboard. When her name came up in the second spot in the 400 meters, she kicked up her heels and covered her face with her hands. No doubt, this fifth...