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Here you'll discover the Web sites of the national governing bodies for each Olympic sport. Find your favorite, and then get comprehensive news, features, history, rules, records, and athlete profiles that will lead you down the path to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and beyond.

The National Archery Association promotes the sport of archery with the hope of producing Olympic and World Champions. Check out the latest national standings and records, links to collegiate and youth teams, background of the sport, and a calendar of archery events.

Learn about the history, growing popularity, and latest news of the sport of badminton. On this site, you'll find world and national rankings, a list of tournaments and clubs, links to necessary merchandise, and badminton facts for the novice as well as the pro.

Follow the national baseball team around the world as they compete for a spot in the next Olympics. Read the top news stories and press releases about the team's players and coaches. Then, meet the players, get the stats, and follow the schedules of the national youth and junior teams, as well as the Professional Pan American team.

This is the official Web site of the USA Basketball men's and women's teams. Follow players across the nation as they compete for spots on the national teams and then watch as they prepare for the next Olympics. Check out the Historical Fact Book for results from past tournaments, read the athletes' bios, and view some photos of your favorite players.

If you haven't heard of biathlon, you're not alone. Biathlon is a complex and unique combination of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship. Athletes can enter races of varying distances and complete as individuals or teams. Get to know this unusual Olympic sport by reading about its history, exploring the equipment, checking the national rankings, and following the athletes who are working to compete in Salt Lake City.

This is the official site for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Skeleton, a headfirst version of luge, and bobsled are winter sports in which both men and women compete. Read the bios of the athletes and coaches who are working toward Olympic gold, get the results from the latest competitions, and explore the history of both events.

USA Boxing is the governing organization for Olympic-style boxers in the United States. Meet the team of 12 top-ranked young men and read the history of Olympic men's boxing. Then discover the increasing popularity of women's boxing, get event results, and learn how to participate in nationwide training camps for young boxers.

The fearless men and women on the national teams specialize in either flatwater sprint, in which they race for speed in calm water, or whitewater slalom, in which they negotiate a series of gates in up- and downstream whitewater rapids. Learn more about this exciting set of events and meet the sport's best athletes at the official U.S. team site.

Curling debuted as a medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Developed in Scotland in the 16th century, curling is a game played on ice with brooms and stones. Get the latest headlines from the United States Curling Association, learn how to join your local curling club, and read the Spirit of Curling guide to good sportsmanship.

Riding a bike may be the first sport you ever tried. Learn all about the different types of cycling, including BMX, CX, mountain, road, and track. Catch the latest rankings, read about your favorite racers, and locate a cycling club or team in your area.

The official Web site U.S. Diving, Inc. offers current diving news and competition results, a calendar of meets, information on the junior and senior national teams, education and safety, diving history, and downloadable applications for coaches and teams. Coaches, check out the Rules section to access the official Rules and Regulations of United States Diving and to note recent changes

As the national equestrian federation, the AHSA is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship equestrian sports, which include Combined Driving, Dressage, Endurance, Show Jumping, Eventing, and Vaulting as well as 18 other breeds and disciplines of competition.

Whether you are new to fencing or an old pro, log on to the official Web site of the United States Fencing Association. Let down your guard and learn about competitions, national rankings, weapons programs, media, and Internet links. When done, visit their store to review equipment.

Field Hockey
The official Web site of the USFHA brings together many resources for all hockey players. Read up on news, event results, and USFHA programs, and then take a peek at our national teams, special camps, and clubs near you. Next, learn the official field hockey rules, hockey history and tradition, and how to become an umpire.

Figure Skating
Take to the Web before you take to the ice. This comprehensive site offers the best information about all aspects of amateur figure skating, for the junior competitor and the national champion alike. Log on for news and results, athlete profiles, links to regional clubs, and much more.

The official Web site of USA Gymnastics offers all-inclusive information for the young athlete, parent, and fan. Whether you follow the men's and women's artistic programs, rhythmic gymnastics, or tramp and tumbling, with this site you'll always land on your feet.

Ice Hockey
Grab hockey headlines on this site, and then head over to the sections set aside for coaches, national teams, rinks and arenas, fan clubs, and more. Of special interest is the National Team Development Program, which aims to prepare student-athletes for participation on U.S. National Teams and for future hockey careers.

Did you know that Judo was left out of the 1968 Olympic games? It returned for good in 1972. Later, in 1992, Judo for women joined as a permanent sport. Log on to the USA Judo Web site for the full story on the history of the sport, today's athletes, and the results of recent matches. If you want to learn more, sign up for the JudoNews mailing list or the Judo Newsletter.

Size up the year 2000 luge season before the Sydney Olympics on the United States Luge Association Web site. View the USA Luge photo album and meet the national teams. Keep up with the super-speedy sport with the U.S. Luge and World Report page and mark upcoming events on your calendar.

USRowing aims to aid beginning and advanced athletes alike. Visit the USRowing Web site for the updates on the sport. Then, review the regatta calendar and beef up your knowledge of athlete bios so you can predict performances of upcoming races.

The US Sailing Web site is packed with news about competitions and awards, rankings, and high school events. For amateur sailors, visit the "Education and Access" and "Youth Sailing" sections to help new athletes find instructors and locate places to sail. In preparation for the Olympics, there is a special Olympic Sailing area, complete with profiles of the team and schedules of the races.

Can you name the different disciplines of shooting? Pistol, rifle, running target, and shotgun. Learn more about the Olympic sport of shooting from the USA Shooting Site. Catch up on shooting news, find out about team selection procedures for the Olympic team, and prepare for Sydney shooting competitions.

Return to the United States Ski Team site every day to receive Daily Snow News Updates about the world of skiing. Browse alpine, freestyle, cross-country, jumping, Nordic, and disabled skiing sections for the most up-to-date information on all facets of the sport. You can also quick jump to schedules, results, athlete rankings, and athlete bios in each ski section.

Whether you favor men's or women's soccer, you'll find all the information you need at this site by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Check the latest news, visit the national teams, and learn about coaching this popular sport.

Whether you're a girl or boy, kid or adult, fast or slow pitch player, take a look at the official site for the Amateur Softball Association. Visit the national teams, gear up for the Olympics, or read Balls and Strikes Magazine online.

How many miles per hour can a short track speedskater go? Up to 30. Find out more thrilling information about the fast and furious sport of speedskating on the U.S. Speedskating Web site. Get ready for Sydney by studying the history, key competitors, and rules of speedskating or download "Ice Chips" a periodic newsletter of speedskating news.

Follow U.S. Swim Team members and hopefuls as they compete across the country and around the world. Check the record book, find a swim club in your area, join a discussion board or chat room, and learn the science behind the sport.

Synchronized Swimming
Explore the beauty and athleticism of synchronized swimming on the Synchro Swimming site. Full of pictures of synchronized swimmers in motion, this site includes statistics and results of individual and team competitions and contains specific pages for the kids, coaches, and collegiate swimmers.

Table Tennis
Looking to improve your table tennis game? Refer to the USA Table Tennis's "tip of the week" for advice. If you need more complete information, sign up for the USA Table Tennis magazine. You can also look up the top 25 players or get the official table tennis rules.

Team Handball
USA Team Handball aims to help teams achieve and sustain competitive excellence at all levels. On this site, you'll find information on ways to develop team handball in schools, recreation leagues, and colleges as well as current news on the men's and women's national teams.

The official site of the United States Tennis Association contains all sorts of resources for tennis enthusiasts. In addition to information about tournaments, rankings, and news, the site includes sections on some of tennis's major competitions, a page on tennis rules, a nationwide map of USTA sections, and a special area about wheelchair tennis.

Track and Field
Whether you run a minute or a marathon, you'll enjoy the wealth of information on this site. Check out the calendar of events, learn how to coach and officiate, view the record book, read about past and present stars, and discover USATF youth programs.

If you love to swim, bike, and run, then this is the site for you. Follow USA Triathlon's countdown to Sydney by reading up on the national teams, events, rankings, Olympic trials, and other program information. Also, visit their event calendar and rules sections, so you'll know when to watch and what to look for.

This is the official site for USA Volleyball, the national governing body for volleyball in the United States. Find information about adult, junior, youth, and beach volleyball, as well as educational resources and articles to help improve athletic skills.

Water Polo
This page for water polo players, coaches, and fans will keep you tuned in to the top stories in the sport. Read headlines, search for game results, check dates for competitions, get an introduction to U.S. Water Polo, or learn about the men's and women's national teams.

USA Wrestling tracks not only the best national and Olympic results, but also keeps you current on college and high school rankings. Log on and find camps and clinics, schedules of events, merchandise, coaching tips, and general information on the sport. You can also view photos and movie clips of winning matches.

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