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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Larry Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization …


USOC dismisses Hope Solo’s complaint about U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Olympic Committee has dismissed a complaint by former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo that accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of illegally favoring Major League Soccer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Senator to U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics: Take legal responsibility for abuse

A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …


Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as …


On verge of worst Winter Olympics medal haul, Americans show their mettle by rallying late

Victories in unexpected sports such as curling and cross-country – along with a dramatic win in women’s hockey – helped the U.S. forge a late rally and avoid what might …


U.S. Olympic Committee announces investigation amid scandal

The chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee has announced an independent investigation intended to determine how the sexual abuse attributed to former USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar …


USOC’s Scott Blackmun diagnosed with prostate cancer

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will not travel to South Korea for the opening ceremony of the Olympics next …


USOC leaders grateful to Los Angeles for 2nd chance at 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee compared the choice of Boston as a bidder for the 2024 Olympics to Seattle’s choice to pass the ball …


Boston will be American bidder for 2024 Olympics

DENVER – U.S. Olympic leaders surprisingly cast their future with Boston, hoping a compact, college-centric bid will convince international voters to bring the Summer Games to America after a 28-year …


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Promoted Utah State has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to replace Gary Andersen as head football coach, the university announced Thursday. Anderson took the Wisconsin job, replacing Bret Bielema after …


USOC keeps hosting idea alive

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hold meetings with cities interested in bidding for a future Olympics and is promising to streamline the domestic selection process if the federation does, in …