Olympic trials

Speed skaters train at the Gangneung Oval during a speed skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 09, 2018 - 3:37 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Perhaps no team has more to prove at the Pyeongchang Olympics than the U.S. speedskaters. Limited to one medal four years ago, they are eager to bounce back and show why their sport has produced the most medals for the U.S. in the Winter Games. Going 0 for 12 in long...
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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 - 5:16 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 Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine...
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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 Friday, June 30, 2017 file photo, Matt Grevers celebrates winning the men's 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis. Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel have been through this before. But they’re still walking around the deck of the glittering Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary looking a big wide-eyed, as if they can’t quite believe they’re here for another world championships, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 22, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel have been through this before. Many times, in fact. But they're still walking around the deck of the glittering Duna Arena looking a bit wide-eyed, as if they can't quite believe they're here for another world championships. That's...
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