American sports

Artist's rendering of Los Angeles and soccer stadium in foreground for the 2028 Olympics (Los Angeles 2028)

Los Angeles, host of 2028 Olympics, has big plans

The winning bid for the 2028 Olympics plans to reuse old venues in its economically sustainable blueprint for lower-cost games.
Woman racing in wheelchair (© AP Images)

How the Americans with Disabilities Act levels the playing field

When a Paralympic athlete was told she couldn't race for her school team, she filed a lawsuit and won, with help from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
People bowing their heads on baseball field (© AP Images)

Annual baseball game brings Republicans, Democrats together

One day after a gunman fired shots at members of Congress practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, nearly 25,000 fans showed support.
Lacrosse player (© Shutterstock/James A. Boardman)

A Japanese sporting-goods firm scores in Texas

Japanese sports retailer QB Club Inc. has taken advantage of SelectUSA, a Commerce Department initiative, which encourages enterprises to invest in the U.S.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
Baseball park with crowded stands (© AP Images)

Baseball, America’s pastime, is more international than ever

Baseball is not just an American obsession. U.S. baseball teams have more international players on their rosters this season than ever before.
Man shooting basketball on court in arena (State Dept./Ralph Lauer)

Superfan from China matches his NBA idol’s record

Chinese basketball fan Shen Xu, trying to match the feat of his hero, Dirk Nowitzki, is invited to Dallas to score his 30,000th point in 100 days.
Young woman wearing baseball cap and hijab swinging at a ball with a bat (© AP Images)

Batter up! These women are bringing baseball to Gaza.

Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.
South Carolina basketball players celebrating their win (© AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.