As I said in a previous column, Team USA should never be beaten in basketball at the Olympic Games.
Dawn Staley has only ever missed two Olympics since the first time she was called to join USA Basketball in 1989. For 32 years and six Olympic cycles, Staley — a 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee — was a staple for Team USA. After she helped Team USA to a record seventh-consecutive Olympic gold medal, she announced she would step down as the team’s head coach. “Certainly, ...
Katie Nageotte missed on her first two attempts in the women’s Olympic pole vault final, putting her in a precarious spot.
The baseball tournament at these Olympics has featured bigwigs from yesteryear, prospects on the rise and Asian stars in their primes.
Women’s park skateboarding made its Olympics debut at the Ariake Urban Sports Park, and before the first-ever competition had ended we already had a peek into the sport’s future.
The hands make all the difference.
In a scrap of shade at Shiokaze Park, April Ross and Alix Klineman rested amid screeching cicadas and shirt-soaking humidity that pushed the heat index to 99 degrees.
No one needs a fast lane when all the lanes are fast.
Each time he introduced a beach volleyball partner to a friend, Patrick Powers used the same preface.
At every turn during these Olympic Games, people are reminded to sanitize their hands.
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It wasn’t just the unrelenting sun. Or the sluggish air, wet and still and settling close to the ground.
Isaiah Jewett emulates anime superheroes.
Sure, "Higher, Faster, Stronger'' works as an Olympic creed. But it has nothing on this : "Do it for your dog.''
The whistle blows and the athletes move through the pool in unison, beautifully efficient strokes moving the water, kicking up a foamy, bubbly wake.
The words send shivers up the spine of nearly every gymnast.
Earlier this month, up-and-coming American swimmer Michael Andrew revealed that he had chosen not to get a COVID-19 vaccination before traveling to Japan for the Summer Olympics.
Chris Waller could barely process what he was seeing. Simone Biles, by his account, the most dominant athlete in the world, had bailed on her planned vault. She nearly fell. Then she walked off the competition floor. “Just absolutely stunned speechless,” Waller, UCLA’s gymnastics coach, said of Biles’ shocking scratch from the women’s gymnastics team final on Tuesday. Despite another sudden ...
The Japanese softball team won its second gold medal in Olympic history Tuesday, toppling a favored American squad in a fairy-tale finish for the host country.
TOKYO — With a gold medal at stake in the final rotation of the men’s gymnastics team competition, Nikita Nagornyy had the presence of mind to improvise during his floor exercise routine with the aim of gaining every tenth of a point for his team, which is known as the Russian Olympic Committee. His success in cramming so many superb skills into his performance meant he was able to improvise ...
Because of course.
When sports fans talk about dominant dynasties, they’ll bring up the likes of Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics, Tom Brady’s New England Patriots,…
The Americans can’t allow their awkward missteps and crashes to carry over.
For more than a decade, Katie Ledecky has dominated the pool like no other woman.