Olympic trials

May 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to make the second of three annual $250,000 payments to the Omaha Sports Commission for...
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United States' skip John Shuster reacts after defeating Canada during the men's curling semi-final match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. United States won. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 23, 2018 - 6:24 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster was already a three-time Olympian and the most successful American curler in history when he applied for the U.S. high performance program after the Sochi Games. He didn't make the cut. So Shuster approached a couple of the other spurned candidates about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Jonathan Garcia competes in the men's 500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials in Milwaukee. Americans have adjusted their preparation routine to spend more time training at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, one of the sport’s important venues, ahead of the Pyeongchang Games. Like Pettit, the speedskating venue in South Korea is at sea level. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 02, 2018 - 2:10 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Speedskating needed an altitude adjustment after getting shut out in Sochi. Maybe the change will help the United States reclaim golden glory this month at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The U.S. team was left off the medal stand in 2014 after training too long at altitude even...
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Brian Hansen leads the group of skaters as he competes in the men's mass start race during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 07, 2018 - 9:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Joey Mantia needed to do to qualify for the mass start in the Olympics was to finish at the U.S. Speedskating trials. He took it a little easy to begin the race Sunday before adrenaline kicked in. The fifth-place finish on Sunday clinched Mantia's spot in the mass start at the...
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Mia Manganello reacts after competing in the women's 1,500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 06, 2018 - 9:47 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mia Manganello had tears as she approached the starting line Saturday night. She couldn't stop smiling once she finished. A return to speedskating paid off after a five-year break — Manganello had finally qualified for the Olympics. Manganello secured a spot to the Winter Games...
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Erin Jackson reacts after competing in the women's 500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 05, 2018 - 9:16 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Erin Jackson surprised herself and almost everyone else at the U.S. speedskating trials, becoming a first-time Olympian after just four months on ice. Coming from the world of inline skating, Jackson qualified in the 500 meters by finishing third behind veterans Brittany Bowe and...
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Carlijn Schoutens reacts after competing in the women's 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 04, 2018 - 8:49 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlijn Schoutens made quick work of the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials. With just four women competing in the event and lacking a serious challenge in her pairing, Schoutens cruised to victory Thursday night and earned a second Olympic berth to go with the 3,000. She...
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Shani Davis competes in the men's 1,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 03, 2018 - 8:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Warming up before the 1,000 meters, doubt was creeping into Shani Davis' mind. The two-time Olympic champion in the event even went so far as thinking what would happen if he didn't qualify for his fourth games. At age 35, Davis is surrounded by young, fast competitors. When he...
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Emery Lehman competes in the men's 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Emery Lehman won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials. Except he didn't earn an Olympic berth. Not yet anyway. The U.S. doesn't have a spot in the 5,000 next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea, so Lehman will try to make the team in a different event. Lehman, a 2014...
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January 01, 2018 - 3:20 pm
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