USOC News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mike Moran, chief spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee for 18 years, was appointed an assistant executive director as part of a broad restructuring of the

Skins Event in Sydney

SYDNEY – Irish triple Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michelle Smith will compete in a lucrative one-day “skins” event in Sydney on August 30. Australians Susan O’Neill and Samantha Riley, American

Women’s Global Challenge

NEW YORK – The accomplishments of women at the 1996 Olympic Games have inspired the Women’s Global Challenge, an international sports competition that will feature top female athletes in 8

USOC and NBC Agreement

NEW YORK – General Motors announced a major, multiyear sponsorship deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee and NBC. The agreement, which will run from 1998-2008, sets a sports sponsorship record,

Day 7: 1997 Phillips 66 National Championships

Men’s 1500m freestyle: Chad Carvin, who missed the 1996 Olympic Trials with cardiomyopathy — a virus that attacks the heart muscle — won the 1500m freestyle in 15:15.63. Carvin added

Day 6: Phillips 66 National Championships

Women’s 800m freestyle: Brooke Bennett, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist in this event, won in a cool 8:28.79. Diana Munz’s time of 8:36.26 was fast enough for second. Munz has

Day 5: Phillips 66 National Championships

Men’s 200m breaststroke: Kurt Grote, the 1996 Olympian in this event, blistered the field with a Barrowman-esque time of 2:12.35. Take into account that Grote is a full-time medical student

Day 4: Phillips 66 National Championships

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Saturday, the fourth day of US Swimming Nationals, proved a big day for Puyallup, Washington. Only two swimmers from the small Puyallup team made the trip to

Day 3: Phillips 66 National Championships

Women’s 400m freestyle: Brooke Bennett, the new queen of American distance swimming, won the 400m freestyle in a time of 4:11.34. It had to be a bit of redemption for

Day 2: Phillips 66 National Championships

Women’s 200m freestyle: 1996 Olympic gold medalist Cristina Teuscher won the 200m freestyle in 2:01.00. Teuscher finished a disappointing sixth in this event at the 1996 Olympics but came back