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Chloe Kim cruises to gold in Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe – video

For UK viewers only American teenager Chloe Kim shrugged off the weight of expectation to soar to Olympic gold in the snowboard halfpipe. Kim dominated the final, earning a score of 93.75 in her opening run, before topping it with a near-perfect mark o…

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Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe snowboarding: Chloe Kim goes for gold – live!

US teenager is tipped to take title at Bogwang Phoenix ParkEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @DureSportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.21am GMT Maddie Mastro is sort of the overlooked American here. She’s only 17 but was on…

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Jamie Anderson wins second Olympic slopestyle gold in dangerous conditions

American wins amid brutal wind and cold that hampers competitionAustralia’s Tess Coady blames conditions for injuryJamie Anderson is a repeat Olympic champion after retaining her ladies’ slopestyle title on a day that will remembered for hazardous cros…

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‘It’s an amazing time to be an Olympian,’ says Gus Kenworthy – video

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy insists that he has ‘less to compartmentalise’ and that his gay advocacy won’t distract him, as he prepares to compete in his second Winter Olympics.Kenworthy was the silver medallist in USA’s slopestyle clean swe…

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Shani Davis rips US team after losing flag bearer status on coin toss

Speedskater was tied with Erin Hamlin for Olympic honorSays USA team acted ‘dishonorably’ when making decisionIt was a feel-good story for a few hours: luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the US flag into the op…

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McKayla Maroney says USA Gymnastics paid for her silence on sexual abuse

Olympic gold medalist has filed suit against USOC and USA GymnasticsMaroney says USA Gymnastics tried to buy her silence over Nassar caseOlympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the the United States Olympic Committee and…

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USA Gymnastics poised to lose key sponsors in wake of sex abuse scandal

Procter & Gamble to ‘evaluate’ whether to renew deal next year.Kellogg’s, Under Armour and Hershey’s are also ready to move on.Procter & Gamble will “evaluate” next year whether to negotiate another sponsorship deal with USA Gymnastics, it has …

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Gabby Douglas apologizes after Simone Biles calls out victim shaming tweet

Douglas sorry after saying provocative dress ‘entices the wrong crowd’Three-time Olympic champion’s tweet drew criticism from Simone BilesGabby Douglas has apologized for saying that women should “dress modestly and be classy” to avoid enticing “the wr…

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Hope Solo apologises for calling Sweden squad cowards – video

Former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo apologises for describing the Swedish football team as cowards after the USA were knocked out of the Olympics by Sweden. Speaking on Swedish TV on Friday, the former keeper again said she was sorry for the comments. Solo was suspended for six months by US Soccer for making disparaging comments about Sweden’s team

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USA’s Hope Solo given six-month ban for calling Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’

The goalkeeper called the Swedish team ‘a bunch of cowards’ at the Olympics in Rio for their defensive display against Team USA

The USA women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by US Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team. Sweden eliminated the USA 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.

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USA’s Hope Solo given six-month ban for calling Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’

The goalkeeper called the Swedish team ‘a bunch of cowards’ at the Olympics in Rio for their defensive display against Team USA

The USA women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by US Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team. Sweden eliminated the USA 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.

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How the women of the US Olympic team won big and smashed stereotypes | Bryan Armen Graham

Female athletes were responsible for 61 of the 121 medals stockpiled by Team USA in Rio – but it’s the preconceptions they shattered that matter even more

Records are made to be broken, but stereotypes can prove a bit more stubborn. The women of the United States’ Olympic team managed to make a mockery of both at the Rio Games.

Female athletes were responsible for 61 of the 121 medals stockpiled by Team USA in Brazil, marking the second straight Summer Olympics where they finished with more silverware than their male counterparts. If the women of Team USA broke away and formed a sovereign nation, their 27 gold medals would have matched Great Britain for the most of any country – and they would have placed fourth in the overall medal count.

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Men’s Olympic basketball final: USA v Serbia – live!

Olympics medal table and live results | Schedule for day 16 of GamesSign up for real-time medal alerts and quizzes for Android phonesCheck out our new Instagram accountSign up for our daily email briefing 8.24pm BST USA 40-22, 4:50 2nd quarterAnother t…

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Women’s Olympic basketball final: USA v Spain – live!

6.57pm BST

And, one last time, the US women’s roster

G Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
F Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
G Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
F Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)
F Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)
F/C Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm)
F Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)
G/F Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
G Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
C Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx)
C Tina Charles (New York Liberty)
C Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)

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Spain’s roster

G Leticia Romero
G Laura Nicholls
G Silvia Dominguez
F AlbaTorrens
G Laia Palau
F Mata Xargay
F Leonor Rodriguez
C Lucila Pascua
F Anna Cruz
F Laura Quevedo
C Laura Gil
C Astou Ndour

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Ryan Lochte ‘robbery’ case: USOC apologizes for swimmers’ behavior

  • US Olympic Committee says sorry to Olympic hosts for ‘distracting ordeal’
  • USA Swimming condemns athletes’ ‘lapse in judgment’

After a whirlwind day in which Brazilian police presented strong evidence contradicting American swimmer Ryan Lochte’s allegations that he had been robbed at gunpoint, the US Olympic Committee apologized for the behavior of four of its athletes, including Lochte.

The US Olympic Committee announced late on Thursday that Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger had provided statements to Brazilian police and their passports were returned. The pair had been pulled off a flight home the previous night as local authorities tried to unravel what actually happened early on Sunday morning when Lochte reported that he, Bentz, Conger and James Feigen were robbed at a gas station by men claiming to be police officers.

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Swimmers in Ryan Lochte ‘robbery’ case taken off flight at Rio airport

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped from boarding flight home from RioPair were with Lochte and James Feigen at time of alleged muggingTwo US swimmers who were with Ryan Lochte when he claimed to be robbed early last Sunday morning were briefly detain…

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Why Ronda Rousey has changed the world for women like Adeline Gray

Gray, a US Olympic medal hope who grew up wrestling boys, tells Les Carpenter how the UFC fighter has given her the confidence to be herself

American wrestler Adeline Gray sat at the Olympics the other day, thanking a fighter she’s never met for making her feel beautiful. Ronda Rousey, with her vicious scowl and balled-up fists, who rants about not being a “do-nothing bitch,” has changed the world for women like Gray, shattering the mirrors that say skinny only matters. For a girl who grew up wrestling boys, and the notion that doing so made her less feminine, Rousey’s words were a beacon; a punch in the air with a call to follow.

Related: The hounding of Gabby Douglas: an unworthy end for a great American champion

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Rio police investigating Ryan Lochte ‘robbery’ find little evidence so far

US swimmer and three team-mates said gunpoint robbery occurred on SundayPolice unable to find taxi driver or witnesses to alleged early-morning attackPolice investigating reports that the American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his team-mates were ro…

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Rio police investigating Ryan Lochte ‘robbery’ find little evidence so far

US swimmer and three team-mates said gunpoint robbery occurred on SundayPolice unable to find taxi driver or witnesses to alleged early-morning attackPolice investigating reports that the American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his team-mates were ro…

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The hounding of Gabby Douglas: an unworthy end for a great American champion

The gold medal gymnast was said to be ‘heartbroken’ after the attacks against her – and it showed in Douglas’s final performance of this Olympics

Gabby Douglas stood beneath the Rio Olympic Arena, still in her Team USA leotard, trying hard to understand how she had become the most unpatriotic athlete in Rio. Tears welled in her eyes. She tried hard to talk but no words came out. Her pauses were long and uncomfortable.

“I’ve been trying to stay off the internet because there’s so much negativity,” she said.

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