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X Games star Nyquist to coach US team at Tokyo Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:27pm

X Games star Ryan Nyquist has been hired to coach the U.S. team in BMX Freestyle and will play a crucial role in organizing its program leading up to the discipline's debut at the Tokyo Olympics.

Chock, Bates headline International Figure Skating Classic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:47pm

Olympic ice dancers champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates, fresh off their win at Four Continents, will compete at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic for the first time next month.

Chinese swimmer Sun granted public trial for doping hearing

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:40am

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will get the rare public trial he asked for to answer an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency that could lead to his ban from the 2020 Olympics.

Shot putter David Storl out of worlds with back injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:19am

Two-time world shot put champion David Storl says he will miss the track world championships with a back injury.

USOPC proposes more athletes on board as part of overhaul

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:13pm

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is taking steps designed to help athletes in the wake of Olympic sex-abuse scandals, proposing an increase in their numbers on its board and a recasting of its mission statement to include the job of promoting their well-being.

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Alex Barreira, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:26pm

First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some.

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:27am

A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000.

Tokyo's summer heat forces triathlon test to be shortened

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:17am

Tokyo's summer heat has forced an Olympic women's triathlon qualifying event to be shortened because of high temperatures that are likely to impact next year's games.

Judge detains former Olympian charged in shooting at farm

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:44am

A judge declined Wednesday to release a former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center, while the man's lawyer claimed he was the target of threats and harassment by the victim and her fiance.

Great Clips of the Week: What do Mike Leach and Simone Biles have in common? Not much, it turns out

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 12th - 11:04am

Sometimes you hit the start of the workweek like Simone Biles, and sometimes, you hit it like Mike Leach.

PHOTOS: Making most of small spaces in Tokyo's Golden Gai

Jae C. Hong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 10:23pm

It's no secret Tokyoites are masters of making the most of space.

Simone Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 8:14pm

The choice was entirely hers. Only there really wasn't of one for Simone Biles to make.

US men's volleyball team secures bid to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 3:17pm

The U.S. men's volleyball team secured a bid to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, beating the Dutch host 25-18, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21 to go unbeaten in the round-robin Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Tournament.

Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 12:22pm

Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ramirez loses pro debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 9:19pm

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night.

Mikulak cruises to 6th national title in men's gymnastics

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 8:27pm

Samuel Mikulak doesn't show off the stash of medals he's earned from the U.S. men's gymnastics championships through the years. They sit in relatively anonymity in the basement of the place he shares with his girlfriend back in Colorado.

US fencing medalist Imboden bends the knee at Pan Am Games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 5:54pm

Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games.

Biles leads US Championships despite somewhat off night

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 9:33am

The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago.

Cycling: Colombia's Pajon wins BMX gold at Pan Am Games

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 1:26pm

A tattoo of the Olympic rings on the right wrist of two-time BMX gold medalist Mariana Pajon is now a badge of honor. A second tattoo on her left arm reading "Beyond gold" reminds her to strive for more.