OLYMPICS

Boxing’s governing body nixes new election, jeopardizing Olympic future

Russia's Umar Kremlev remains president of the International Boxing Association.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 27, 2022

In Berlin, Keira D’Amato represents evolution of U.S. women’s marathoning

When Keira D'Amato lines up at Sunday's Berlin Marathon, she will be in an unusual position for an American — the favorite.

By Meg KellySeptember 24, 2022

Corruption charges and contested elections: The fight to save Olympic boxing

Will boxing get knocked out of the Games? This weekend's leadership vote may be key to its future.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 23, 2022

U.S. figure skater Ilia Malinin lands first quad axel in competition

Rising American skating star Ilia Malinin landed the first quadruple axel ever in competition Wednesday during his first event of the season at Lake Placid, N.Y.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 14, 2022

Despite objections, WADA set to keep ban on marijuana for Olympians

A year outrage in the wake of U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson's positive test keeping her from Tokyo, global doping agency is expected to maintain policy.

By Les CarpenterSeptember 14, 2022

50 years later, the chaotic end of a U.S.-USSR basketball game still stings

A half-century ago, the Soviet Union stunned the United States in a controversy-marred men’s basketball game to claim the Olympic gold medal.

By Frederic J. FrommerSeptember 8, 2022

Usain Bolt files trademark application for his iconic victory pose

The retired sprinter wants to use a silhouette of the image on clothing, sunglasses, jewelry, bags, restaurants and a retail shop.

By Cindy BorenAugust 24, 2022

Konnor McClain, newly confident, is U.S. gymnastics all-around champion

In a tight field missing Simone Biles, the 17-year-old McClain rises above the rest.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 21, 2022

Brody Malone remains atop U.S. gymnastics with second all-around title

Behind Malone, veteran Donnell Whittenburg and newcomer Asher Hong completed impressive weekends.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 21, 2022

Minus Simone Biles’s dominance, race for U.S. gymnastics title is wide open

Shilese Jones, a 20-year-old who has never competed at the world championships or the Olympics, emerged as the headliner in Tampa.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 19, 2022

For female gymnasts, college doesn’t mean the end of elite careers

Competing in college once meant giving up on Olympic pursuits. For a variety of reasons, that's no longer the case.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 19, 2022

Donnell Whittenburg, still chasing an Olympic spot, in hunt at nationals

The Baltimore native, a freshly minted 28, is still aiming for his first Olympic berth. He's in third place after two days at nationals.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 18, 2022

Here’s the trick: To win gymnastics medals, U.S. men need harder skills

After getting shut out in Tokyo despite clean routines, the Americans are shifting their approach amid a scoring system that rewards difficulty.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 17, 2022

Amid lingering distrust, Li Li Leung seeks to transform USA Gymnastics

Emerging from the cloud of the Larry Nassar scandal, the organization continues to pursue a cultural overhaul entering this week’s national championships.

By Emily GiambalvoAugust 16, 2022

The damaging myth of Pop Warner as Jim Thorpe’s savior

Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner rose to fame together. But the truth of their relationship was complicated.

By David MaranissAugust 8, 2022

FBI seeks to settle lawsuits over bungled Larry Nassar investigation

A lawyer for the FBI recently reached out to attorneys for gymnasts and other accusers of the disgraced doctor to initiate settlement talks, people familiar with the situation said.

By Devlin BarrettJuly 28, 2022

Athing Mu puts finishing touches on U.S. supremacy at world championships

Mu needed to give all she had to win the 800 meters, and the 20-year-old American star did just that.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 25, 2022

At world championships, U.S. dominance on track, U.S. fan apathy off

Despite a number of impressive performances, there's a belief in the track community that the U.S. still has a long way to go as a host.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 24, 2022

In 4x100 relays, U.S. women pull off upset, men settle for silver

The men were favorites to win but failed to execute a smooth handoff, and that proved costly.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 24, 2022

U.S. track CEO endorses John Carlos and Tommie Smith to light 2028 cauldron

Sprinters who were ostracized in 1968 following their medal podium protest were honored Thursday at the track and field world championships.

By Adam KilgoreJuly 23, 2022