Team USA

Team USA or United States national team may refer to any of a number of sports team representing the United States in international competitions.
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  • Naperville athlete helps light torch bound for Special Olympics World Games
    Chicago Tribune

    Naperville athlete helps light torch bound for Special Olympics World Games

    A 22-year-old Naperville swimmer representing Team USA helped light the flame that will make its first journey to the Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates. Grace Seiboldt was one of two Special Olympics athletes headed to the 2019 Abu Dhabi World Games who were on hand Saturday when the torch was lit from the Special Olympics Eternal Flame of Hope at Soldier Field in Chicago. Sieboldt and Chicago athlete John Wrenn recited the athlete oath at the lighting ceremony. A permanent monument to the birthplace of Special Olympics, the Eternal Flame of Hope was unveiled on July 20, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first Special Olympics Games.The flame will make its first journey

  • Coaching site builds list of those banned from US Olympics
    Orlando Sentinel

    Coaching site builds list of those banned from US Olympics

    An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving minors. The staff at greatcoach.com compiled the list using information from the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the more than 50 national governing bodies that oversee individual sports, most of which feed into the U.S. Olympic team. The website, designed by former pro moguls skier Bill Kerig, was originally started to help families find certified coaches who are best qualified to work with their kids. The SafeSport center and U.S. Olympic Committee have struggled to publish this sort of comprehensive list, even as the fallout from the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal has left both organizations vulnerable to lawsuits over allegations they didn't do enough to protect athletes under their purview.

  • Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official
    WBEN 930am

    Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and the national Olympic committee were delivered to the International Olympic Committee's president in Lausanne last week by Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland. "Indonesia is ready to host the Olympics," Madang told The Associated Press. "What we need now is support from all the Indonesian people and the international community."

  • Skateboarders among winners in Australian Olympic funding
    the Guardian

    Skateboarders among winners in Australian Olympic funding

    Skateboarders and archers will get almost as much funding as track and field athletes under Australia's Olympic medal incentive program. The Australian Olympic Committee will spend $2.375m in funding 192 athletes in the program, based on medal results at major competitions last year. The AOC provides $20,000 for a gold medal, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. Two skateboarders – Poppy Olsen and Keegan Palmer – and three archers will receive a combined $50,000 after they won bronze medals last year at respective major meets. Four track and field athletes – Brandon Starc, Kathryn Mitchell, Dani Stevens and Henry Frayne – will share $65,000. Rowers will get the bulk of the funding,

  • A new sport: France OKs competitive lightsaber
    ESPN.com

    A new sport: France OKs competitive lightsaber

    Associated Press BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France -- Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas' saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics. Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas can't slice a Sith lord in half. But they look and -- with the more expensive sabers equipped with a chip in their hilt that emits a throaty electric rumble -- even sound remarkably like the silver

  • Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal
    Detroit Free Press

    Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's city government has declined to weigh in on the future of Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal. Asked Monday if Takeda should resign, Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike told reporters: "This is an issue for the JOC. Therefore, as the government of Tokyo, we are looking at what efforts need to be made in order to ensure the success of the games." Members of the JOC executive board are up for re-election this summer. There is speculation Takeda will not run, or could be replaced. French investigators believe he may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics in a vote by the International

  • French fencing federation recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport; are Olympics next?
    Yahoo Sports

    French fencing federation recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport; are Olympics next?

    French fencing officials are hoping to lure kids off the couch with the promise of lightsaber dueling.

  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid
    canada.com

    IT'S OFFICIAL: Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and the national Olympic committee were delivered to the International Olympic Committee's president in Lausanne last week by Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland. “Indonesia is ready to host the Olympics,” Madang told The Associated Press. “What we need now is support from all the Indonesian people and the international community.”

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    Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and the national Olympic committee were delivered to the International Olympic Committee's president in Lausanne last week by Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland. "Indonesia is ready to host the Olympics," Madang told The Associated Press. "What we need now is support from all the Indonesian people and the international community."