Jordan Chiles won the Winter Cup gymnastics meet, while Laurie Hernandez competed for the first time since the Rio Olympics.
Posted: February 27, 2021, 7:28 pm
Cameron Bock, a University of Michigan senior, was the surprise winner of the Winter Cup, the first significant gymnastics meet of the Olympic year.
Posted: February 27, 2021, 3:01 am
At the Winter Olympics, Black athletes earned medals in bobsled, figure skating and speed skating. But a Black skier has never been on a U.S. Olympic team.
Posted: February 27, 2021, 1:25 am
Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel are set to swim in their first Tyr Pro Swim Series meet in one year, live on Olympic Channel from San Antonio.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 11:13 pm
Simone Manuel, Olympic champion swimmer, partnered with Comcast to surprise Oakland studenets with free laptops and free Wifi.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 7:02 pm
Kara Kohler, a 2012 Olympic rowing bronze medalist who didn't make the 2016 Olympic team, qualified for the Tokyo Games.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 1:37 pm
A list of Team USA athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that open on July 23, 2021.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 1:37 pm
Ayumu Hirano, the snowboard halfpipe silver medalist at the last two Olympics, competed in a top-level contest for the first time in nearly three years.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 12:08 pm
The Belarusian Olympic Committee elected the son of President Alexander Lukashenko as leader on Friday, despite both men being suspended by the IOC and barred from the Tokyo Games. The decision increases the chance of Belarusian athletes having to compete as an independent team under the Olympic flag in Tokyo. Viktor Lukashenko was previously the national Olympic body’s vice president under his father, whose disputed victory in state elections last August led to ongoing protests in the former Soviet republic.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 11:15 am
In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments could reach $2 billion. Sponsors want the Olympic connection, but they risk damaging their brand because of reported human-rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities in China.
Posted: February 26, 2021, 3:48 am
The former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach killed himself after being charged human trafficking and sexual assault.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 11:54 pm
The IOC awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing. Now, activists and politicians alike are devising plans to protest arguably the most controversial host city since Berlin in 1936.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 11:33 pm
Former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide after being charged with human trafficking.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 9:32 pm
John Gedder, a 2012 U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged with crimes, including sexual assault.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 5:09 pm
Laurie Hernandez competes in a gymnastics meet for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup on NBC Sports.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett made a medal stand protest at the 1972 Munich Olympics that has become more historically relevant.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 1:40 pm
Coates, also president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), said he expected the country's athletes to be vaccinated by June at "the latest". He added the Japanese government were expected to make a decision on how many fans could attend the Tokyo Olympics by April.Organizers hope to have spectators at the Games which have already been postponed from last year, though speculation remains that the event might be cancelled indefinitely.Coates said officials had to make the Olympic athletes village and the venues "the safest place in Tokyo".
Posted: February 25, 2021, 11:48 am
Brisbane has emerged as the frontrunner to host the 2032 Olympic Games.The Australian city was named as the preferred partner by the IOC president during a press conference in Switzerland on Wednesday.The designation means talks will begin between Brisbane and the organisers of the games, before a final vote sometime this year.Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:"We are very excited by this development. It puts Queensland in the box seat and I know that every level of government is absolutely united in working together to make this happen."Budapest, Indonesia, China, and Doha, had all expressed interest in hosting the event.But Brisbane stood out, with its high number of existing venues, experience in organising major events and favourable weather.The Head of the Future Host Commission, Kristin Kloster Aasen, said Brisbane had a good legacy and venue plan.In 2019, the IOC overhauled its bidding rules to reduce costs and make the application process easier for cities.There are now no official candidate cities campaigning ahead of the IOC's vote.Should Brisbane go ahead as the host city, it will become the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 6:14 am
Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday. "Not compulsory, we can't do that," Coates, head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games, told reporters in Brisbane. COVAX is the World Health Organisation's global vaccine-sharing scheme.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 3:12 am
There was no fanfare. An Australian push to host the 2032 Olympics was elevated overnight to the status of preferred bid, and the people of Brisbane and southeast Queensland state woke up to the news on Thursday morning. It’s not a done deal yet, but powerful Olympic official John Coates is vowing to get it across the finish line when the IOC makes the final call, which could be within 12 months.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 2:49 am
A video of Starr Andrews skating to “Whip My Hair” when she was 9 has 56 million views on YouTube. But it’s the 19-year-old’s performance to “Black Like Me" that attracted an admiring tweet from former first lady Michelle Obama.
Posted: February 25, 2021, 1:07 am
The International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Games and said it would enter "targeted dialogue" with bid organisers.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 8:55 pm
An IOC commission will start "a targeted dialogue" with a group hoping to bring the 2032 Olympics to Brisbane, Australia.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 7:23 pm
Did the Australian city of Brisbane just get picked as the host of the 2032 Olympics? It looked that way Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee named the bid centered on the coastal city in the state of Queensland as its preferred candidate. The decision by the IOC's executive board puts Brisbane on a fast-track to victory 11 years ahead of the games and before several expected rival candidates have publicly developed their plans.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 6:42 pm
NBC Universal will air a record 1,200 hours of Paralympic coverage from the Tokyo Games, including the first NBC primetime broadcasts in Paralympic history.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 5:55 pm
American Grant Holloway broke the 27-year-old world record in the indoor 60m hurdles, clocking 7.XX seconds at a meet in Madrid.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 5:41 pm
Jessie Diggins can make more U.S. cross-country sking history at the world Nordic skiing championships the next two weeks.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 3:55 pm
The Tokyo Paralympics open on Aug. 24. A scattering of U.S. athlete and sports storylines with six months to go ...
Posted: February 24, 2021, 12:11 pm
Chellsie Memmel wants to emphasize something. This is not about ego nor unfinished business nor fending off some sort of early-onset midlife crisis. The 32-year-old Memmel's return to competitive gymnastics after spending nearly a decade getting on with the rest of her life is about love.
Posted: February 23, 2021, 6:13 pm
Jennfer Brady all but clinched an Olympic spot by making the U.S. Open semifinals and Australian Open final, leaving one U.S. women's singles spot.
Posted: February 22, 2021, 12:49 pm
How to watch the 2021 World Nordic Skiing Championships, featuring cross-country, Nordic combined and ski jumping, on NBC Sports.
Posted: February 22, 2021, 12:43 pm
Ikee, who was diagnosed in February 2019 and returned to action in August last year, finished in 59.44 seconds to win bronze at the Tokyo Open on Saturday. The 20-year-old will now compete at the Japan Swim meet, the country's only Olympic-qualifying event before the Tokyo Games which were rescheduled to begin on July 23. The Japanese Swimming Federation's Olympic qualifying bar stands at 57.10 seconds, while Rio 2016 finalist Ikee's national record is 56.08 seconds.
Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:22 am
On Feb. 21, 2018, as Germany, the United States and Canada finished first, second and third in women’s bobsled, four Black athletes achieved a major milestone in Winter Olympic history. It was the first time that Black athletes won gold, silver, and bronze medals in the same event at the Winter Games. Check out the
Posted: February 21, 2021, 2:00 pm
Norwegian Sebastian Foss-Solevaag won the men's slalom, the final race of the world Alpine skiing championships, after a criticized format change.
Posted: February 21, 2021, 1:11 pm
Novak Djokovic won a record ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev for his 18th Grand Slam singles title.
Posted: February 21, 2021, 10:39 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up her Alpine ski world championships on Saturday with a fourth medal from four races and a hunger to go faster. The American was aiming for an unprecedented fifth successive slalom title but had to settle for bronze with Austrian Katharina Liensberger fastest on both runs and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova taking the silver. Shiffrin still carries away from the slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo a bigger haul than any other woman and a record tally for a U.S. skier of 11 medals from 13 starts in five world championships.
Posted: February 20, 2021, 4:30 pm
Austrian Katharina Liensberger handed Mikaela Shiffrin her first defeat in a world Alpine skiing championships slalom.
Posted: February 20, 2021, 1:37 pm
Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open final over Jennifer Brady for her fourth Grand Slam singles title.
Posted: February 20, 2021, 10:03 am
Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk has temporarily separated from long-time coach ‘Tannie’ Ans Botha to train in the United States under renowned sprint mentor Lance Brauman. The South African smashed Michael Johnson’s world record at the Rio de Janeiro Games to claim gold in a time of 43.03, but has barely competed since a serious knee injury sustained in a charity touch rugby game in October 2017. He will train at Brauman’s Florida base along with 200-metre world champion Noal Lyles and Olympic champion in the women’s 400-metres in 2016, Shaune Miller-Uibo.
Posted: February 20, 2021, 7:09 am
Wayde van Niekerk, Olympic 400m champion, is leaving South Africa and 79-year-old coach Ans Botha, to join Noah Lyles' training group in Florida.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 8:36 pm
South Korea and China, plus the top female skater from Canada, are not registered for next month's world short track speed skating championships.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 6:13 pm
The country's name was banned from the next two Olympics
Posted: February 19, 2021, 5:36 pm
Russian athletes will compete under the acronym ROC at the Tokyo Olympics this year, as part of sanctions for several doping scandals, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday. The full name of the Russian Olympic Committee could not be used and team flags would bear the logo of the committee, it said. The logo of the Russian Olympic Committee consists of three flames in the national Russian flag colours with the Olympic rings below them.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 3:48 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With Russia’s name banned at the next two Olympic Games, its teams and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed between the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which prosecuted the
Posted: February 19, 2021, 3:14 pm
Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a 62-year-old Mexican, was the 99th starter in the world Alpine skiing championships giant slalom.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 2:54 pm
With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country's team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed on by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has accused the country of running a state-backed doping program. Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem were banned from this year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 2:46 pm
On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers, competing in the first Olympic women’s bobsled event as the brakewoman for partner Jill Bakken, became the first Black athlete to win a gold medal in the Winter Games. Check out the video above to see Flowers capture this historic title at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Flowers, a
Posted: February 19, 2021, 2:00 pm
Mathieu Faivre was the surprise world champion in the giant slalom after countryman Alexis Pinturault fell as the final racer.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 1:41 pm
Novak Djokovic plays Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final, seeking a record-extending ninth title at the Grand Slam tournament.
Posted: February 19, 2021, 11:33 am
World-record holder Eliud Kipchoge races his next marathon on April 11 in Hamburg, Germany, his last 26.2-mile race before defending his Olympic title.
Posted: February 18, 2021, 11:23 pm