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Kelly Slater Goes to Fiji as ASP World No. 1

Kelly Slater (Photo by Jason Childs/Getty Images) (CLICK HERE for complete schedule and to watch LIVE online) Eleven-Time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater is the new ASP World No. 1 following the Billabong Rio Pro, marking the first lead switch since Gabriel Medina took poll position at Snapper Rocks. While there have been whispers that […]

Alpine World Cup: Aspen Women’s Slalom results

(Infostrada Sports) – World Cup Aspen women’s slalom results: Results Name Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Kathrin Zettel (Austria) 52.74 49.72 1:42.46 2. Marlies Schild (Austria) 53.04 50.09 1:43.13 3. Tina Maze (Slovenia) 52.99 51.28 1:44.27 4. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Germany) 53.57 50.82 1:44.39 5. Maria Pietilae-Holmner (Sweden) 53.55 51.06 1:44.61 6. Lena Duerr (Germany) […]

Gasparotto surprises favorites to claim Amstel Gold

Enrico Gasparotto of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 47th edition of the Amstel Gold Cycling race over 256,5 kilometers (159.4 miles) with a start in Maastricht and a finish in Valkenburg, southern Netherlands, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) By Alasdair Fotheringham MAASTRICHT, Holland, April 15 (Reuters) – […]

2012 Alpine WC Adelboden: Kasper ninth in slalom

Jan. 8, 2012: American Nolan Kasper finishes ninth in the men’s slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland.

2012 Alpine WC Adelboden: Kasper ninth in slalom

Jan. 8, 2012: American Nolan Kasper finishes ninth in the men’s slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland.

FIS President Warns FIFA over Confict with 2022 Winter Games

By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 26 (Reuters) – International Ski Federation (FIS) president Gian-Franco Kasper has warned FIFA against holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the same time as the Winter Olympic Games. Kasper, who is also an outspoken member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was reacting to comments last week […]

Falun Officially Ready to Go, Beyond Expectations

The meetings and presentations are finished and now it is full speed ahead for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, as Falun (SWE) was given the green light from the FIS Coordination Group following the Final Inspection on Monday. Nearly 100 participants were in attendance for the Final Inspection including representatives from the 2015 Local […]

Ridiculous Trick by Kelly Slater in Portugal

Click here for the best wipeouts from the 2014 Mavericks Invitational.  By Matthew Tufts At age 42, Kelly Slater is still pushing the boundaries of what is possible in surfing. The No. 2 ASP ranked surfer in the world pulled off a ridiculous spinning aerial at the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro on the windy […]

Kohei Uchimura Wins Fifth All-Around Title

Kohei Uchimura at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kohei Uchimura claimed a record-extending fifth consecutive men’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Thursday. The reigning all-around Olympic champion totalled 91.965 points to finish 1.492 ahead of […]

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

Ryan Lochte Discusses Michael Phelps’ DUI Arrest

Ryan Lochte (left) and Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Matt York) By Seth Rubinroit Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested Tuesday morning for drunken driving. Longtime swimming rival Ryan Lochte did not hold back when asked by TMZ Sports about Phelps’ arrest: “I’m not concerned…he just makes dumb decisions.” “He has so […]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

USA Triathlon Super Sprint on Universal Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Men’s and women’s race coverage from the Las Vegas stop of the elite 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will be televised on Universal Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., showcasing a unique triathlon format on the rise in the U.S. A 60-minute national broadcast of the Super […]

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday […]

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa (unseen) delivers her verdict (REUTERS/Alon Skuy) (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, […]

Aaron Gwin, Luca Shaw Shine at MTB World Cup in Windham

Aaron Gwin (Rob Jones/USA Cycling) (August 10, 2014) — Silver-medal downhill runs by Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Factory Specialized) and Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./SRAM-Troy Lee Designs) highlighted the weekend for U.S. riders at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, N.Y. In Saturday’s elite men’s downhill competition, Gwin was just 1.581 seconds off of winner Josh Bryceland’s (GBR) 2:24.332 finish. […]

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham, NY: XCO Men’s + Women’s Elite

The UCI World Cup is back in Windham, NY on August 7-10, 2014. The first mountain bike competitions were held in California (USA) in the early eighties. Since then the discipline has grown very fast, in all aspects. The first World Championships to be officially recognized by the UCI dates back to 1990. A World Cup was set up the following year.

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham, NY: Downhill Men’s & Women’s Elite

The UCI World Cup is back in Windham, NY on August 7-10, 2014. The first mountain bike competitions were held in California (USA) in the early eighties. Since then the discipline has grown very fast, in all aspects. The first World Championships to be officially recognized by the UCI dates back to 1990. A World Cup was set up the following year.

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Windham, NY: XCE Men’s + Women’s Elite

The UCI World Cup is back in Windham, NY on August 7-10, 2014. The first mountain bike competitions were held in California (USA) in the early eighties. Since then the discipline has grown very fast, in all aspects. The first World Championships to be officially recognized by the UCI dates back to 1990. A World Cup was set up the following year.

Pistorius’ defense is ‘devoid of any truth’, prosecutor says

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Thursday to reject the Olympic and Paralympic track star’s defense as “devoid of any truth”. Double amputee Pistorius, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is accused of murdering his law […]

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

President Obama Hosts Special Olympics Celebration at White House

President Barack Obama and Special Olympian Tim Harris (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Washington D.C.–President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted “A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation” on Thursday night at the White House. The event celebrated the work that Special Olympics, with the support of the Obama administration and others, has done to activate young people to […]

U.S. Swimming Stars Set to Compete at Phillips 66 Nationals

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly 1,000 swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.), are expected to complete at next week’s USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California. The five-day meet […]

UCI Launches Women’s Cycling Week

Four women cyclists: (from left) Kathryn Bertine, Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley and Chrissie Wellington (Courtesy of Kathryn Bertine) Ahead of the historic La Course by Le Tour de France on July 27, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is joining forces with key partners including Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and UCI Women Road World […]

Nibali Makes His Mark As Porte Cracks In Tour

(Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat on Friday. Astana rider Nibali went on his own in the long climb to Chamrousse to open a […]

Mike Friday Appointed Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach

Mike Friday (Twitter: @LSFCOfficial) BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Friday Mike Friday will become the next Men’s Eagles Sevens head coach, replacing Matt Hawkins. Friday will work alongside National Development Director for the Men’s Eagles Sevens Alex Magleby and Assistant Coach Chris Brown while continuing his duties at London Scottish for the 2014-15 Greene […]

Ian Thorpe Comes Out in TV Interview

Ian Thorpe (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Reuters) – Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer’s sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British journalist Michael Parkinson in a pre-recorded interview on Australia’s Channel 10 […]

IOC President Discusses Brazil’s Preparations for 2016 Rio Games

Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Games (Shutterstock) By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 9 (Reuters) – Brazil has presented an “encouraging report” about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC President Thomas […]

Desert ultra-marathoners test spiritual and physical mettle

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TYRONE SIU (Reuters) – In the world of long-distance running there are the marathoners, ultra-marathoners and the desert runners who trek for days through drought, wind, heat and cold with supplies strapped to their backs. Fitness experts say for athletes grappling with these extremes, success is more a matter of can-do spirit than […]

Alysia Montaño Races While 8 Months Pregnant

Alysia Montaño (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Nothing stops Alysia Montaño. 34 weeks into her pregnancy, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800m at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday. Her due date is August 13. “I’ve been running through my entire pregnancy,” Montaño told reporters after her race. “I just knew […]

2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.  The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominated

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. All five A Team women reached the World Cup podium during the 2014 season. On the men’s side, veteran sprinter […]

Coach Mike Tolkin Selects Squad for USA Rugby’s Summer Series

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) CLICK HERE for the complete 2014 Universal Sports rugby schedule.  BOULDER, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 40 players for the upcoming Denver Camp ahead of the Summer Series, in which the Eagles will face IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 pool rival Scotland and […]

Team USA Rosters Announced for 2014 IAAF World Relays

Sanya Richards-Ross (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS — Team USA’s roster is set for the inaugural IAAF World Relays Championships, contested Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. A total of 55 athletes comprise the relay pools that will represent the red, white and blue at the event, which airs […]

Michael Phelps to Continue Comeback at Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte

Michael Phelps (Reuters/Jeff Haynes)  Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  UPDATE: Ryan Lochte has scratched from the Charlotte Grand Prix. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Florida) and Allison Schmitt (Canton, Michigan), who have combined to win 39 career Olympic medals, are expected to […]

Boston Marathoners Vow to Take Back New England’s Sacred Race

Boston Marathon (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) BOSTON, April 14 (Reuters) – “Left on Boylston” in this American city means only one thing on marathon day. It means you’re in the home stretch of the Boston Marathon, and all of the early morning runs in the dark New England winters, and all the wild […]

USA Eagles Qualify for IRB Rugby World Cup 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. – The Men’s Eagles scored three tries in eight minutes in a 32-13 win against Uruguay Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University to qualify for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015. Both teams entered the second leg of the RWC Qualifier even after last weekend’s 27-27 draw at Estadio Charrua […]

2014 Snowboard Cross World Cup: Maltais wins Women’s Snowboard Cross

Dominique Maltais (CAN) wins a gold medal in the Women’s Snowboard Cross. She previously won gold for the Snowboard Cross in 1012 in Aspen.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Arosa, Switzerland: Ladies & Men Ski Cross Finals

An intimate, secluded resort located some two hours south of Zurich at the end of the Schanfigg valley in the Graubünden mountains, Arosa is a classic Swiss mountain town in all aspects, surrounded by high peaks, rolling farmland, and boasting a ski history that dates back to the 1930′s. While Arosa has welcomed FIS Freestyle ski cross races at the FIS level and hosted the Swiss national ski cross championships, the 2013-14 season will be the first time the resort will showcase real FIS Freestyle World Cup action.

2014 FIS World Cup Cross-Country Skiing: Drammen: Falla interview

Mauken Caspersen Falla (NOR) talks about her win.

2014 FIS World Cup Cross-Country Skiing: Drammen: Falla wins Sprints

Newly crowned Olympic champ, Mauken Caspersen Falla (NOR), claims her third career world cup win, just edging out her more accomplished teammate Marit Bjoergen.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Drammen, Norway: Men’s & Women’s Sprint C

For the first time since the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian Cross-Country skiing fans will have a chance to cheer on their national heroes as both sprint gold medalist from Sochi Ola Vigen Hattestad and Maiken Caspersen Falla will start in Drammen.

Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:12am EDT Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state’s request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel – nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his aggressive style – tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise. Pistorius, 27, is on trial […]

2014 Track Cycling World Championship: Belgium interview

Jasper De Buyst (BEL) and Kenny De Ketele (BEL) talk about winning the World Championship title in Men’s Madison for Belgium.

2014 Track Cycling World Championship: Belgium wins Men’s Madison

2014, Cali, Colombia, UCI Track Cycling World Championship, Jasper De Buyst and Kenny De Ketele of Beligum are the world champs of Men’s Madison.

Davis and White end U.S. quest for ice dance glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – A sultry performance that lasted four spellbinding minutes, but was 17 years in the making, propelled Meryl Davis and Charlie White to become the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title at the Sochi Games on Monday. In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa […]

2014 SIA Snow Show: The North Face NFZ Jacket

As the presenting sponsor for the SIA Snow Show, The North Face has earned its reputation as one of the best brands on snow. With their new technology they take every aspect your mountain day into consideration.

2014 SIA Snow Show: The North Face

As the presenting sponsor for the SIA Snow Show, The North Face has earned its reputation as one of the best brands on snow. With their new technology they take every aspect of your mountain day into consideration.

2014 SIA Snow Show: The North Face

As the presenting sponsor for the SIA Snow Show, The North Face has earned its reputation as one of the best brands on snow. With their new technology they take every aspect of your mountain day into consideration.

White opts out of X Games due to Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has decided not to compete at this week’s X Games in Aspen in order to focus on his preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Californian, who won gold in the men’s halfpipe at each of the past two Winter Olympics, will represent […]

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Team Norway interview

Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvlid Flugstad Oestberg talk about how they were able to hold off Finland to get their big win today in the Ladies Team Sprint.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Norway wins

Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvlid Flugstad Oestberg won the Ladies Team Sprint with a time of 20:58.47. Norway lead early into the race but had to hold off Finland at the finish to lockup the gold medal.

2013 FIL Luge World Cup: Winterberg: Italy wins relay

Sandra Gasparini, Dominik Fischnaller, and Oberstolz and Gruber score a win with a new track record, beating last weeks winner, the favored Germans.

Winter 101: Ski Jumping

During Winter 101, we educate the average viewer on the ins and outs of the different sports competing at Sochi. These educational pieces include everything from explaining scoring to breaking down the more technical aspects of equipment and technique. On this episode, we break down how to score points and win gold in Ski Jumping at the Sochi Winter Games.

 
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