Latest United States Olympic Team News

Slingsby's Aussies aim for SailGP 3-peat, another $1M check

May. 13, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

The Champagne showers from Team Australia’s Season 2 championship have barely dried and SailGP is already starting another dash for $1 million in cash. The third season of tech tycoon Larry Ellison’s global league begins this weekend on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great...

Column: US lands 2031 Rugby World Cup, if anyone cares

May. 13, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

The United States has landed another World Cup. Before you start celebrating or making travel plans, a couple of caveats: It's still more than nine years away. And, uh, it's the Rugby World Cup. The sport that most Americans have only the...

US to host men's and women's Rugby World Cups for first time

May. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Rugby’s biggest tournament is finally heading to the United States. Now comes the hard part for the sport’s leadership: Generating enough interest and sustainability to secure rugby’s place in a crowded U.S. market. The Rugby World Cup will be staged in the U.S....

Bidens to host 2020, 2022 US Olympic Teams at White House

May. 02, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to host the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Olympic Teams at the White House on Wednesday, celebrating athletes from the most recent winter Games while staging a much delayed, in-person celebration for participants of last summer's Tokyo Olympics. ...

Olympic stars Ledecky, Dressel headline US team for worlds

May. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel highlight a 41-member U.S. swimming team that will compete at this summer’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary. The squad was selected at a meet in Greensboro, North Carolina that ended Saturday night. ...

Girls hockey programs show promise in nontraditional markets

Apr. 28, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Megan Grenon stretched outside the rink before a rare showcase of women’s hockey in the Washington, D.C, area when a young girl approached with her parents. “Are you a hockey player? Are you playing today?” the girl asked. “Yeah,”...

Former USA Hockey women's director named PHF commissioner

Apr. 26, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

Reagan Carey is bringing her Olympic gold medal-winning resume to lead the Premier Hockey Federation through a critical offseason of expansion and the looming threat of competing for talent with a second North American pro women’s hockey league. The PHF announced Tuesday that the...

Sex abuse case in snowboarding exposes flaws in reporting

Apr. 14, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When former members of the U.S. snowboarding team wanted to report sex-abuse allegations against a longtime coach, they received conflicting information that left them unsure of where to turn — or whether they wanted to pursue the cases at all. An Instagram post...

Olympic gymnasts face outsized expectations at NCAAs

Apr. 13, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sunisa Lee arrived in Tokyo last summer relatively unknown. Then came the Olympics, the meet of her life, a gold medal she once thought unattainable and first-name-only status in her sport for life. Her all-around title and the splash of fame that came with...

EXPLAINER: The differences between Olympic & NCAA gymnastics

Apr. 13, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For decades, college gymnastics lived in the shadow of elite competition. The Olympics were the Olympics. And what happened outside of that rarified air was ... not that. “When I started in collegiate gymnastics I think that at the elite...