Latest Brazil Olympic Team News

Brazilian teen enjoying new life after skateboarding success

Oct. 02, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

Like most 13-year-olds, Rayssa Leal woke up and began preparing for school. It was an important day because English and literature tests awaited. She also had to help out with house chores and look after her 7-year-old brother. At some point, she would also have to take...

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...

Beach volleyball to send off 4-time Olympian Gibb in Chicago

Aug. 31, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

The Chicago stop of the AVP beach volleyball tour is turning into a farewell for four-time Olympian Jake Gibb. Gibb said the Chicago Open on Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach this weekend will be the last domestic stop in a two-decade career that included trips to the...

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold

Aug. 08, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn’t return her spike on match point. The frustration of being so close but not quite good enough was replaced by a feeling of relief after the U.S. women’s volleyball...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

At 38, Alves helps Brazil to soccer gold by beating Spain

Aug. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Soccer's ultimate winner is still finding time to collect new titles. Dani Alves is an Olympic champion at 38. Draped in the Brazilian flag, the captain cherished the 43rd winners' medal of a career that shows no sign of winding down. ...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

Aug. 07, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson...

In ROC disguise, Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Russia by any other name is just as successful at the Olympics. The rebranded team — known at the Tokyo Games as ROC, short for Russian Olympic Committee — easily beat its medal target by surpassing the haul of 56 from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The...