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Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

(Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had “broken the ice” when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics. Saudi Arabia is the only country among the 45 competing nations at the Asian Games, […]

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 […]

Asian Games: Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive. The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Marathon Meb Discusses What Motivates Him

Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) What motivates Meb Keflezighi? The 2014 Boston Marathon winner discusses how he made his dreams a reality in this heartfelt Facebook post:

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 11: Pamplona – Santuario De San Miguel De Aralar (Mobile)

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 11: Pamplona – Santuario De San Miguel De Aralar

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazaon – Aramon Valdenirares (Mobile)

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazaon – Aramon Valdenirares

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 World Equestrian Games: Pearson leads Para

With 77.960 points, Lee Pearson, riding Zion scores the highest in Para-Dressage, putting Great Britain in the lead after the Team Test.

2014 Youth Olympics: Saraiva wins Floor

Flaiva Lopes Saraiva (BRA) takes Gold on Floor by .033 over Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS), with a score of 13.766.

2014 Diamond League: Birmingham: Mo Farah wins 2 Mile

Mo Farah (GBR) owns the field and brings home the win, for the home crowd. He sets an area record in the two miles as well, at 8:07.85.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Germany vs. Dominican Republic

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

Paralympic Skier Melts Sochi Medal to Make Engagement Ring

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) By Max Meyer Olympians may do many unusual things with their medals, but it’s safe to say that French Paralympian Vincent Gauthier-Manuel used his to perform the most romantic gesture. The skier melted his silver medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics to make an engagement ring for his girlfriend. While it is an unbelievable […]

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Serbia vs. Germany

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix line-ups of 28 teams for the Intercontinental Round have been released prior to the kick off on July 25. Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

Marathon man Brasher inspires London to get riding

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR/FILES (Reuters) – As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organize and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance. His organization duly got […]

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Japan

The Women’s USA Indoor Volleyball team pulled off a win against Japan with an end score of 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 11-15. After this game, Japan and the US come in 11th and 8th, respectively.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Japan Top Plays

Watch the best spikes, plays, and rallies from the USA vs. Japan match in Turkey.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Turkey vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Japan vs. USA

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Turkey Top Plays

Watch the top plays and rallies from the Turkey vs. USA match in Ankara, Turkey.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: Turkey Interview Interview

Turkey talks about beating the US in Ankara, Turkey in the World Grand Prix.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Turkey

Turkey defeated USA at home with a score of 25-21, 27-29, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12. Turkey is now in 3rd place with 5 points and USA is in 9th.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: Turkey vs. USA

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara,Turkey: Russia vs. Japan

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: Top Plays from USA vs Russia

Watch the top plays from the USA vs. Russia match from Ankara.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: Russia Interview

Russia talks about beating the US in Ankara, Turkey in the World Grand Prix.

2014 Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara: USA vs Russia

In Pool Play, Russia beats USA 1-3 in Ankara with a score board of 25-22, 18-25, 20-25, 20-25.

2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix: Ankara, Turkey: USA vs. Russia

Eight more teams were added to the roster of the best women’s teams in the world this year from the 20 teams in 2013, bracing for the biggest ever assembly of teams in the premier annual women’s tournament.

Meb Keflezighi and Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki to Run 2014 NYC Marathon

 Meb Keflezighi (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)  New York— Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon champion and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, and Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the top-ranked player in the world and winner of the recent Istanbul Cup, will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City […]

Mo Farah Confirms He Will Compete at Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY) (Reuters) – Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after recovering from abdominal pains. The 31-year-old, who is due to represent England in the 5,000m and 10,000m, pulled out of last weekend’s Diamond League meeting […]

2014 Mountain Bike Marathon Championship: Languad wins Women’s Race

For the third time, Annika Langvad (DEN) becomes the World Champ (2011, 2012, 2014) winning nearly from the start at 3:50:53, while Sabine Spitz (GER) was 2nd, 5:27 back, for a third time (2007, 2008, 2014).

2014 Mountain Bike Marathon Championship: Kulhavy wins

London Olympic Cross-Country champ Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) becomes the marathon World Champ, breaking away fairly early and holding for the win at 4:15:58, Alban Lakata (AUT) was 3:18 behind in 2nd.

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 […]

Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amount

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) BOSTON- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field […]

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 […]

U.S. swim star Van Dyken back in pool to battle paralysis

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she finally felt “normal” when she took to the pool recently as part of her rehabilitation program following an all-terrain vehicle accident that left her partially paralyzed. But Van Dyken, one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, is still struggling to train herself […]

Cyclists Mark WWI Centenary with Race through Sarajevo

Competitors at the Sarajevo Grand Prix (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) By Daria Sito-Sucic (Reuters) – Thousands of cyclists tore through the Bosnian capital on Sunday in a race sponsored by the Tour de France to promote peace a century after the Sarajevo assassination that lit the fuse for World War One. The race was the first in a […]

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Dwyer Beats Phelps in 200m IM

In the Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Conor Dwyer beats Michael Phelps and wins the Arena Grand Prix, winning $20k and a 1-year BMW lease.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Missy Franklin wins 100m Backstroke

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Missy Franklin (USA) beats out Elizabeth Pelton and newcomer Amy Bilquist with a total time of 1:00.99.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Arkady Vyatchanin wins 100m Backstroke

In the Men’s 100m Backstroke, Arkady Vyatchanin beats out Olympian Gold Medalist Matt Grevers with a total time of 54.34.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Caitlin Leverenz wins Arena Grand Prix with 200m IM

Caitlin Leverenz takes first in the 200m Individual Medley, thus winning the Arena Grand Prix along with $20k and a BMW lease.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Top Interviews from the Last Day

Listen to Missy Franklin, Caitlin Leverenz, and Conor Dwyer talk about winning their races from the last day of the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara, CA.

2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Santa Clara, CA: Day #2

This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names return to the pool for one final dress rehearsal prior to this summer’s National Championships.

 

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Agnel and Phelps get 1st and 2nd in 200m Freestyle

In the Men’s 200m freestyle, teammates Yannick Agnel and Michael Phelps get 1st and 2nd place, respectively.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Agnel and Phelps Interview

US Teammate, Yannick Agnel and Michael Phelps talk about getting 1 and 2 for their team in the 200m Freestyle.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Missy Franklin Wins 200m Freestyle

In the Women’s 200m freestyle, Olympian Missy Franklin (USA) takes first and beats out her future teammates with a total time of 1:56.96.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Elizabeth Beisel Wins 400m Medley

In the Women’s 400m IM, Elizabeth Beisel takes her first win of the night with a total time of 4:33.52.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Elizabeth Beisel Wins 200m Backstroke

In the Women’s 200m Backstroke, Olympian Missy Franklin (USA) gets beaten out by Elizabeth Beisel with a total time of 2:09.11.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Top Interviews

Listen to Elizabeth Beisel (USA) after winning both her races and Missy Franklin (USA) after winning the 200m Freestyle.

2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Santa Clara, CA: Day #1

This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names return to the pool for one final dress rehearsal prior to this summer’s National Championships.

Meb Keflezighi Plans to Return for 2015 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Meb Keflezighi made history in April, becoming the first U.S. man since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon. Yet at the age of 39, Keflezighi knows his days as an elite marathoner are numbered. “I’m a realistic guy,” Keflezighi told TeamUSA.org, “but I’m running faster than than I ever have.” Keflezighi plans to […]

Despite paralysis, swim star Van Dyken in good spirits at Denver hospital

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]

5 Storylines of the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) By Mike Gustafson This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names […]

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 […]

 
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