IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A junior world champion and U.S. Olympic trials finalist is the first member of the Iowa women's wrestling program's inaugural signing class.
Coach Clarissa Chun on Thursday announced Kylie Welker of Franksville, Wisconsin, as her first recruit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen already is one of America's most accomplished figure skaters. That doesn't mean he wouldn't take advice from a predecessor.
Chen, who goes for his sixth consecutive national championship this week at what amounts to the Olympic trials for next month's Beijing Games, has spoken with 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek about the path to the top of the podium.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Olympic speedskating trials will be held without fans or media because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
US Speedskating made the announcement Monday, just two days before the start of the trials at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee.
TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case.
“Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said.
The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win.
TOKYO (AP) — Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too.
Only one of the world's best hurdlers could win the Olympic gold medal — and McLaughlin came out ahead in the latest installment of the best rivalry in track.
TOKYO (AP) — A most trying Olympic year for Simone Manuel came to a disappointing end.
The American sprinter failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final in Tokyo. She finished tied for 11th in the semifinals on Saturday.
TOKYO (AP) — Alaska is renowned for its majestic natural beauty. The snowy peaks. The glistening glaciers. The sparkling fjords.
Gable Steveson loves to put on a show — during and after his biggest matches.
Moments after he won at the U.S. Olympic trials at 125 kilograms to qualify for the Tokyo Games, he was taking down the strap on his singlet when he heard the crowd chanting.
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency leaders are pushing to further mitigate “harsh consequences” for marijuana if it's not intentionally used to enhance performance, though they cannot unilaterally change the rules, they wrote in a letter to members of Congress critical of the agency in the wake of sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's ban from the Olympics.
Five years ago, Kyle Dake was injured and ready to retire.
Though he had been one of America’s most successful freestyle wrestlers, he had come up short of his most lofty goals many times. Injuries to his labrum, bicep, hand, shoulder and foot played a significant role in his struggles.
Banned sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released Tuesday by USA Track and Field, a decision that means the American champion's positive test for marijuana will cost her a chance at running on the relay team in Tokyo, in addition to her spot in the 100-meter individual race.
Though pro leagues are slowly adjusting to the reality that marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug, it remains squarely on the banned list for Olympic sports.
That reality will force American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson to miss the Olympics this month.
American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana.
Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, spoke of her ban Friday on the “Today" show.
NEW YORK (AP) — Competition at athletic venues dominated the agenda for television viewers last week, but none was as popular as a competition on stage.
“America's Got Talent,” which is well-established as TV's favorite live show of the summer, reached seven million viewers last week with auditions for its 16th season on NBC, the Nielsen company said.
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Noah Lyles won the 200 meters at the U.S. track and field trials, earning a spot on the Olympic team.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Simone Biles vs. herself remains a work in progress. The gymnastics superstar vs. the world?
Same as it ever was.
Next stop, Tokyo. And one more shot at history. And gold.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce added the 200-meter title to her 100 crown Sunday at Jamaica's Olympic qualifier, finishing the longer race in 21.79 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce won her only Olympic medal at 200 meters in 2012, when she finished behind American Allyson Felix.
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Brittney Reese made her fourth Olympic team in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 4 3/4 inches to win the event at the U.S.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brody Malone tried to block it all out. The stakes. The scores. The noise. His ears wouldn't cooperate.
So yeah, Malone knew exactly where he was in the standings at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday In the lead.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Simone Biles is primed for Tokyo.
The world and Olympic gymnastics champion put on a dazzling display during the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday night, pulling out all the stops — well, almost all of them — on her way to a commanding lead and a spot in Japan next month.
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Washington State's Sam Brixey won an appeal of his disqualification in Friday’s final heat of the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the Olympic trials.
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Emma Coburn is headed to her third Olympics after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Gwen Berry raised her fist, then thumped it against her chest two times and set off on her quest for an even bigger stage to spread her message.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brody Malone is competing like an Olympian. By the end of the weekend, he likely will become one.
The 20-year-old NCAA and national champion surged to the lead at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday night, posting an all-around score of 85.250 to make a compelling case to be on the plane to Tokyo regardless of how things go during Saturday night's finals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Emily Lee loves gymnastics. Yet she hates competing. Yes, she's aware of the contradiction. Then again, the 18-year-old is aware of a lot of things.
She knows her path to one of the coveted spots on the 2021 U.S.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women's events.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is trying to shift the narrative away from the Larry Nassar scandal. President Li Li Leung wants to talk about the progress it has made over the last three years. The safeguards it is putting in place to prevent sexual abuse.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — To find defending Olympic shot put champion Michelle Carter this week, cast a glance into the stands.
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Garrett Scantling won the decathlon with a personal-best score of 8,647 points to earn a spot at the Tokyo Olympics.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials.
Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday.
Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to a dominating victory in the 100-meter butterfly.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Were it not for Shelby Houlihan and her head-scratching case involving a pork burrito, the talk of doping — and, thus, track and field — on Saturday might very well have been Brianna McNeal.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The record was older than he is.
When Ryan Crouser broke it, “it felt like it was a huge weight lifted.”
The 28-year-old who built a training ring at his home in Arkansas to stay on point during the coronavirus pandemic shattered a shot put world record Friday night that was set 2 1/2 years before he was born.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cullen Jones still remembers the first time he really felt hate at a swimming pool.
He was a teenager growing up in New York City, competing for the first time at higher-level meets where he stood out as one of the few Black swimmers.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shelby Houlihan's quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year's Olympic trials is over.
Houlihan's request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland's highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn't have the original decision to reference in order to make its own judgment.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tears welled in Simone Manuel's eyes. Her voice broke as she revealed the heartbreaking reason behind her failure to advance in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country's Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky is used to slaying her competition, winning not by hundredths but by full seconds. Usually lots of 'em.
So when the world's dominant female distance swimmer goes slower than expected, it's a shock.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The long and short of it was not an issue for Katie Ledecky.
On another memorable night for the American swimming star, Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle and the historic 1,500 free about 70 minutes apart at the U.S.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Emma McKeon backed up her fastest time in the qualifying heats to win the women's 100-meter freestyle Wednesday at the Australian Olympic swim trials.
McKeon finished in a time of 52.35 seconds, with former world record holder Cate Campbell second in 52.59 at the South Australian Aquatic Centre.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Grevers climbed out of the pool, yanked off his cap and began walking off the deck. He wasn’t done, though.
He stopped just before going downstairs, waving and smiling in the direction of the standing ovation from a corner of the arena.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers and singer Cody Simpson were listed side by side in the billing for a documentary series being promoted ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Andrew woke up feeling nauseous the morning of his first race at the U.S. Olympic trials. Torri Huske watched last week's meet featuring slower swimmers on TV, thinking it looked “so scary.” Claire Curzan was “terrified” going into her first final.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Ariarne Titmus narrowly missed the world record as she won the women’s 200-meter freestyle on Monday night at the Australian Olympic swimming trials.
Her time of 1 minute, 53.09 seconds was the second-fastest ever for the women’s 200 free and just 0.11 outside the world mark set by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini in 2009, before rubberized swimsuits were banned.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials.
Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter individual medley Sunday.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials.
The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on the previous mark of 57.57 set by American Regan Smith in 2019.