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How Wisconsin athletes did at the Olympics this year

Check out how competitors with Wisconsin connections performed at the Olympics as Team USA returns home this weekend.

Check out how competitors with Wisconsin connections performed at the Olympics as Team USA returns home this weekend.

Madison's unexpected Olympian: Anna Hoffmann heads to Beijing

MADISON, Wis. -- A month ago, Anna Hoffmann's 2022 Olympic dream was over. Despite winning the U.S. Olympic Trials in ski jumping, the 21-year-old Madison Memorial graduate was set to miss out on the Beijing Games after America's women failed…

Former, Future Badgers named to U.S. Olympic roster

MADISON, Wis. -- Badger nation is going to be well-represented in Beijing next month at the 2022 Winter Olympics.The 2022 U.S. Olympic women's hockey team roster was revealed during Saturday's Winter Classic and it includes four former and one future…

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant scored 29…

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn’t really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic…

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.

Pitino’s summer job: Trying to get Greece into Tokyo Games

(AP) -- Rick Pitino professes to knowing three Greek words: Kalimera, kalispera and kalinichta, which translate to good morning, good afternoon and good night. Luckily for the Hall of Famer, basketball is a universal language. The Iona College coach —…

Commitment to Olympics not a distraction for Bucks’ guards

(AP) -- Khris Middleton ordinarily wouldn’t be thinking about anything right now other than what the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to accomplish in the NBA playoffs. An invitation to play in the Olympics, that’s not ordinary. Milwaukee’s starting guards —…

Radiation hot spots found at 2020 Olympic torch relay venue

High-level radiation hot spots can be detected at a sports complex in Japan's northeastern Fukushima prefecture, where the 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay will kick off next year, according to a report by environmental group Greenpeace.

WADA recommends four-year ban of Russia

Russia's ability to host Euro 2020 football matches and its participation in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics could be under threat after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended a four-year ban for non-compliance in doping investigations.