Latest Olympic trials News

Shuster wins US curling trials, will defend gold in Beijing

Nov. 22, 2021 00:14 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defending Olympic curling champion John Shuster is going back to the Winter Games for a fifth time. The 2018 gold medalist skipped his team to victory over Team Dropkin at the U.S. trials on Sunday night, winning 5-4 to take the best-of-three finals...

Peterson earns Olympic curling bid; Shuster still alive

Nov. 21, 2021 00:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tabitha Peterson is heading back to the Olympics, and defending curling gold medalist John Shuster is still in the running for a fifth straight trip to the Winter Games. Team Peterson swept Team Christensen in the best-of-three U.S. curling trials,...

'No better place': Iowa's new women's wrestling coach ready

Nov. 19, 2021 15:41 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the best moments of Clarissa Chun’s wrestling career was qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team at Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Now, as the coach of Iowa’s new women’s wrestling program, Chun has the chance to add more special...

U.S. curling expectations on rise after winning gold in '18

Nov. 19, 2021 14:28 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For most of John Shuster's international curling career, Americans had the mindset that everything would have to go right on the ice for a U.S. team to win even a bronze medal on the world stage. The improbable gold won by Shuster's team at the 2018...

Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad found guilty of forgery

Sep. 10, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait was found guilty on Friday of forgery linked to implicating his political rivals in Kuwait in a coup plot — a verdict that puts his long career in global sports politics at risk. Sheikh Ahmad,...