• Olympic athletes have slim odds to make anthem statements
    The Associated Press5 hours ago

    Olympic athletes have slim odds to make anthem statements

    Should an American Olympian be at the center of attention for the playing of the ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' at the Pyeongchang Games next year, it would be for only one reason: He or she just won a gold medal. While NFL players have 16 or more chances to kneel, link arms or otherwise

  • Olympics: USOC chief backs athlete protests
    Reuters

    Olympics: USOC chief backs athlete protests

    By Rory Carroll PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. Referring

  • While USOC waits on doping probes, others in US want action
    The Associated Press

    While USOC waits on doping probes, others in US want action

    While a growing number of American athletes and Olympic leaders are calling for Russia's ouster from the upcoming games, executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee insist they must wait for the results of doping investigations that will determine the country's status. ''This has taken

  • Olympics: Business as usual as USOC prepares for Winter Games
    Reuters

    Olympics: Business as usual as USOC prepares for Winter Games

    By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Not a single American athlete has expressed security concerns about next year's Winter Games in South Korea and it is business as usual for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as it pushes ahead with preparations, officials said on Monday. The