Latest United States Olympic Team News

World Athletics: 'Disturbing' level of abuse on social media

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored in a study at the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, and women were targeted in more than 85% of those posts, according to results released Thursday by the sport's global regulator. ...

Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...

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...

Egle wins women's luge race; USA Luge grabs relay silver

Nov. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Madeleine Egle of Austria won the first World Cup women’s singles gold medal of her career, prevailing Sunday in the season opener on the track built for this winter’s Beijing Olympics. USA Luge got its first medals of the World Cup season...

Ludwig dominant in luge World Cup, leads German men's sweep

Nov. 20, 2021 11:10 AM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Johannes Ludwig has quickly made himself the favorite for men’s luge gold at the Beijing Olympics. Ludwig led a German sweep of the men’s medals Saturday on the newly built Olympic track in China, winning a World Cup race by the biggest margin...

'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...

Isaiah Thomas returning to USA Basketball for qualifying

Nov. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is putting on the red, white and blue again. Thomas was announced Friday as an injury replacement for USA Basketball's team that will open World Cup qualifying play this month in Mexico. The two-time NBA All-Star was added to...

Women's wrestling star Clarissa Chun to be Iowa's 1st coach

Nov. 18, 2021 17:20 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two-time Olympian Clarissa Chun has been named coach of the new Iowa women's wrestling program, athletic director Gary Barta announced Thursday. Iowa announced in September it would become the first school in a Power Five conference to start a...

Biden: US may not send top dignitaries to Beijing Olympics

Nov. 18, 2021 14:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States was weighing a diplomatic boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing over China's human rights abuses, a move that would keep American dignitaries, but not athletes, from the games. ...