Olympic trials

Bryan Fletcher celebrates after winning the cross-country ski portion of the Nordic Combined at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Park City City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 30, 2017 - 5:41 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Bryan Fletcher qualified for his second consecutive Olympic team in Nordic Combined after rallying for a victory at the U.S. Trials on Saturday. Fletcher finished the 10-kilometer cross-country in 25 minutes, 6.81 seconds to overcome a poor showing in the earlier ski jump. He...
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Maame Biney reacts during a medal ceremony after winning women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 16, 2017 - 6:02 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters. The 17-year-old native of Ghana cruised to victory in the first 500 final at the short track trials on Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring,...
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John-Henry Krueger reacts after winning the men's 1500-meter during the U.S.Olympic short track speedskating trials Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 15, 2017 - 11:13 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — John-Henry Krueger qualified for his first Olympic team and Lana Gehring made her second nearly eight years apart at the U.S. short track speedskating trials. Krueger won the second 1,500-meter final after two-time Olympian J.R. Celski crashed with a lap to go on the first night...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, J.R. Celski, center, competes in the men's 1,500 meter race at the U.S. short track speedskating championship, at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Celski and Katherine Reutter-Adamek are favorites heading into the U.S. short track speedskating trials. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:54 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — J.R. Celski and Katherine Reutter-Adamek are favorites heading into the U.S. short track speedskating trials. They're both trying to make one more Olympic team in careers that have been interrupted and, in Reutter-Adamek's case, cut short by injuries. Celski is the only man at...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing. Hamilton earned an Olympic berth as a member of the American women's curling team. "A lot of the times, I was sitting there watching Matt's game, biting my nails," she said on Sunday, Nov. 19, a day after the siblings each claimed a spot in the 2018 Winter Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 19, 2017 - 11:02 pm
Becca Hamilton earned an Olympic berth as a member of the American women's curling team, and then the real pressure was on. A few hours later, her brother, Matt, was competing in the U.S. men's trials for a chance to join her in Pyeongchang. "A lot of the times, I was sitting there watching Matt's...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2016, file photo, United States lead John Landsteiner, second Matt Hamilton, third Tyler George and skip John Shuster, from left, cheer after winning the bronze medal game against Japan at the men's world curling championships in Basel, Switzerland. When action in his game at the U.S. Olympic curling trials is in a lull, Matt Hamilton admits he takes a peek at the adjacent sheet of ice to see how his sister Becca is faring. Matt and Becca Hamilton of McFarland, Wisconsin, are competing this week at the U.S. Olympic curling trials in Omaha, Nebraska, for spots on the men’s and women’s teams that will compete in the Winter Olympics. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:57 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When one of his games at the U.S. Olympic curling trials was in a lull, Matt Hamilton couldn't help but take a peek at the proceedings on the adjacent ice sheet. That's where his sister Becca was playing. The Hamiltons of McFarland, Wisconsin, are here together to chase their...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:11 pm
Codie Bascue, Justin Olsen and Nick Cunningham are going to start the Olympic season as drivers on USA Bobsled's men's national team. It's the first time in 20 seasons that Steven Holcomb — the longtime pilot of USA-1 — is not on the national team. Holcomb died unexpectedly in May. "It's been a...
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September 15, 2017 - 4:07 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Health problems forced Brittany Bowe to step away from the speedskating oval, a decision that the former world champion described as one of the toughest that she's had to make in her life. Concussion symptoms that started after a crash on the ice last summer are becoming less...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 file photo United States' Aries Merritt competes in a men's 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Merritt is back at the world championships two years after winning a bronze medal with a failing kidney. He received a new kidney thanks to a transplant from his sister and feels almost as good as in 2012 when he won Olympic gold in London and set the 110-meter hurdles world record. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 05, 2017 - 2:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Looking back, American hurdler Aries Merritt realizes he probably shouldn't have competed with a failing kidney at the 2015 world championships when he captured a bronze medal. "But in my heart of hearts, I thought that was my last championships," Merritt said. He's back. Even more,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, United State's Trey Hardee competes in the men's decathlon discus throw event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, in London. Hardee wants to set the record straight: No, he's not retired. Never has been. The two-time world champion decathlete understands why everyone may have jumped to that conclusion. He's 33, has been sidelined by an assortment of injuries and did some broadcasting work for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Pawel Kopczynski, Pool, File)
August 02, 2017 - 5:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Trey Hardee wants to set the record straight: No, he's not retired. Never has been. The thought really never crossed his mind. The two-time world champion decathlete understands why everyone may have jumped to that conclusion. He's 33, has been sidelined by an assortment of injuries...
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