Latest United States Olympic Team News

Ultra-competitive Hooper key attacker for US water polo

Jul. 11, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

Long before Johnny Hooper starred at California and starting playing water polo against the world, his biggest competition was his father, Gary. They played a couple different sports, and Johnny lost all the time at first. Gary Hooper was an elite athlete himself, a Hall of Famer in beach volleyball. While Johnny...

APNewsBreak: USOC admin costs rise after Nassar scandal

Jul. 3, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee's administrative costs more than doubled in 2018 over the previous year as it dealt with a $5.2 million investigation into its handling of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases and paid a $2.4 million severance to its former CEO. The payments to the Ropes & Gray law...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jun. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

Michigan State University's authorization Friday of what officials said will be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development stemming from the case. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced...

Reeve, Hughes, Rizzotti named assistant coaches for Olympics

Jun. 20, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's national basketball team is keeping its coaching staff intact for the Olympics. World Cup assistants Dan Hughes, Cheryl Reeve and Jen Rizzotti will return for the Tokyo Games next summer. The trio helped head coach Dawn Staley guide the U.S. to a gold medal at the FIBA...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

Jun. 20, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The...

Skateboarders raise their game as Olympic qualifiers begin

Jun. 13, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Being an Olympic sport is starting to bring a different vibe to skateboarding. With a promise from the IOC to keep the spirit of the sport intact as it makes its debut at the Tokyo Games next year, skateboarders are raising their game as qualifying events begin. "I mean, it's the...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jun. 12, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar, was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty but was acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of...

Olympic ice dance bronze medalists Shibutanis sitting out

May. 24, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic bronze medalists and two-time U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani will sit out another season. The siblings did not compete in the 2018-19 season after finishing third in ice dance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. They have decided to also skip next season. The...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

May. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of...