Latest United States Olympic Team News

3-on-3 hockey league launches, could be step toward Olympics

Jun. 29, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Hours before Canada beat the U.S. to win women’s hockey gold at the Beijing Olympics in February, International Ice Hockey Federation officials lamented having only two medal events on sports’ biggest stage. The IIHF and IOC have discussed adding to that, and a new 3-on-3 league...

Rutgers hires Nikki McCray-Penson as assistant hoops coach

Jun. 28, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has hired former Tennessee star Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Scarlet Knights coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring Tuesday, a day after adding former Rutgers star Tasha Pointer as an assistant...

O'Toole wins Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

Pitcher Danielle O’Toole won the inaugural Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition, capping a comeback in which she went from nearly worst to first. O’Toole finished with 1,436 points in the two-week, 42-player competition that ended Sunday morning, ending up with a 1.69...

Lyles edges Knighton for the national title in the 200

Jun. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles pulled in front of teenage sensation Erriyon Knighton at the finish to win the 200 meters at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. "I do what it takes to win," proclaimed Lyles, who cheekily pointed to Knighton as he hit the tape in 19.67...

Sydney McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record

Jun. 25, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday. McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line...

Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships

Jun. 25, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell....

Vonn urges athletes use platform for good 'especially today'

Jun. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn used her induction speech into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday to urge athletes to put their platform to good use, “especially today,” the day the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling that guaranteed a women's constitutional right to abortion. ...

Executive director Ramsey Baker to leave US Figure Skating

Jun. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ramsey Baker is leaving U.S. Figure Skating at the end of the year, leaving the organization in search of an executive director after a successful Beijing Olympics and as it turns its attention toward the 2026 Winter Games in Milan. Baker has been...

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

Richardson fails to make 100 final at the U.S. championships

Jun. 23, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson appeared to have both her speed and swagger back for the U.S. track and field championships but she had a disappointing result Thursday night in her signature event. Despite a few promising races heading into the national championships, Richardson...