team usa

  • August 25, 2016  

    Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she will forego endorsement deals to attend Stanford University this fall. Margaret Warner met her in Bethesda, Maryland, at her high school pool. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2016  

    The Olympics conclude this weekend, but the news coming out of Rio is still nonstop. Four U.S. swimmers who said they had been robbed now admit fabricating their story, while Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt could earn his ninth career gold. Also, the Paralympics are in jeopardy due to budgetary issues. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro for details. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, two wildfires in California are wreaking havoc: one in the San Bernardino Mountains, which has threatened 5,000 homes, and another north of Big Sur, which is about halfway contained but still growing. Also, Delta Air faced more problems after its global systems crashed Monday. Another 500 flights were canceled and hundreds more delayed on Tuesday. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2016  

    It’s five days away from the opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christine Brennan of USA Today joins Jeffrey Brown to talk about Olympic medal hopes for the U.S. team, plus how the Russian doping scandal will affect the games. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2015  

    The U.S. women’s soccer team made a record-breaking victory against reigning champion Japan in the final game of the 2015 World Cup. Judy Woodruff speaks to Deborah Slaner Larkin of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University about the win, and whether it will help to promote equality for women in sports. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2015  

    On Tuesday, the U.S. women’s soccer team scored a 2-0 victory against Germany to advance to the World Cup finals against Japan. Christine Brennan of USA Today and former U.S. goalkeeper Briana Scurry join Judy Woodruff to discuss the upcoming match, why the team has seemed to improve so much recently, and whether the league should reevaluate its policies on head injuries. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2014  

    Team USA’s run in the World Cup ended with a 2-1 loss to Belgium, despite a record number of saves by American goalkeeper Tim Howard. For a closer look at goalkeeping, World Cup madness and the dangers of concussions, Jeffrey Brown turns to Briana Scurry, former goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2014  

    Despite a 0-1 defeat to Germany, U.S. fans cheered as their team advanced to the knockout round of 16 teams in the World Cup. Judy Woodruff turns to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal in Brazil to discuss the evolution of Team U.S.A., how the numbers added up to push them to the next level and why World Cup fever is spreading among American viewers. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2014  

    U.S. soccer fans watched Portugal extinguish an American victory with less than a minute left. The match ended in a tie of 2-2, but a win by the U.S. would have carried the team to the next round of the World Cup. To assess the U.S.’ chances for victory — or at least survival — Gwen Ifill talks to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2010  

    In other news Wednesday, BP ran into new troubles in the Gulf when an accident at the damaged wellhead forced crews to remove the cap collecting the oil. Also, the Federal Reserve said it will hold interest rates at record lows due to ongoing concerns about European debt. Continue reading

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