Las Vegan Connor Fields won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and finished first in his quarterfinal and semifinal heats at the London Olympics, but he crashed and placed seventh in the eight-man final.
Subscribe to Olympics RSS feed
Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904.
Randall Cunningham II didn’t advance in the men’s high jump preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in rainy Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, failing to clear the opening height of 7 feet, ¼ inch.
U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
Silverado High School and UNLV alumna Amanda Bingson fell short Wednesday at qualifying for her second straight Olympic team in the women’s hammer throw.
Las Vegas resident Rubens Nicolas hoped to qualify as a heavyweight boxer for Haiti in the Olympics this summer, but he was denied a passport.
Silverado High School graduate Amanda Bingson, who first took up the event as a freshman at UNLV and holds the American record, will be favored to secure her second consecutive Olympic berth Wednesday.
Bishop Gorman High School product Vashti Cunningham is headed to the Rio Olympics in August after finishing second in the women’s high jump at the U.S. Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field on Sunday.
Vashti Cunningham will compete in the women’s high jump final Sunday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, hoping to qualify for the Rio Games in August.
Vashti Cunningham of Las Vegas easily cleared the qualifying height of 6-0½ to advance to the finals of the high jump at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. She will attempt to make the Olympic team on Sunday.
UNLV high jumper Kaysee Pilgrim will be one of 12 trying to make the three-person American team for the Rio Olympics, a group led by Bishop Gorman High School graduate Vashti Cunningham.
Bishop Gorman High alum and Olympic hopeful Vashti Cunningham easily qualified for the high jump final at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Friday afternoon at Hayward Stadium.
Las Vegas’ Vashti Cunningham takes flight Friday in the qualifying round for the high jump at the U.S. Track and Field Trials at the University of Oregon. She hopes to represent America at the Rio Olympics in August.
Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she’s more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
Michael Phelps is heading back to the Olympics. Yep, it’s Olympics No. 5, making him the first male swimmer to compete in that many Summer Games.
Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, police said, just yards from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.
Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win.
Not every NBA superstar bailed on the 2016 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team as the final roster for Brazil was announced Monday.
Rio de Janeiro’s acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a “big failure,” because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.
National Basketball Association champion LeBron James has decided to withdraw from U.S. Olympic basketball team consideration for the Rio Olympics, the cleveland.com website reported on Thursday.
Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.”
The USA Men’s National Team’s basketball exhibition game against Argentina at T-Mobile Arena on July 22 will tip off at 6 p.m., USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
World athletics’ governing body decided on Friday to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Russia’s athletics federation said, leaving the country’s hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics dependent on Olympic chiefs.