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2011 Diamond League Monaco: French fisticuffs thrown in 1500m

July 22, 2011: After the men’s 1500m, French teammates Mehdi Baala and Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad get into a fistfight on the track at the Diamond League Herculis Meeting in Monaco.

Record-Setting Victory for USA Women’s Basketball

The Women’s Senior U.S. National Team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (3-0) completely overpowered Angola (0-3) for a record-setting 119-44 win to wrap up preliminary round play in the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday night at Abdi Ipekci Arena […]

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

(Reuters) – A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form of discrimination will be included in future Gameshost city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a letter to bidders for the 2022 winter Olympics […]

Baseball Gains Support for Return to Olympics

Baseball was last in the Olympics in 2008 (Shutterstock) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball’s bid to return to the programme at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful Association of […]

‘Locksmith’ Dutt hones bag of tricks for Asiad gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR/FILES (Reuters) – Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it’s on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger. The 31-year-old is one of the Indian freestyle wrestlers who have challenged the […]

World 100m champion Magnussen splits with coach

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – World 100 meters freestyle champion swimmer James Magnussen is gambling on a new coach taking him to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after parting ways with his long-time mentor Brant Best. The 23-year-old Australian successfully defended his title at the world championships in Barcelona last year but […]

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, […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway: Women’s & Men’s Elite DHI

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Stage Winner

In a difficult uphill battle, Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) takes the stage win from Oliver Zaugg (SUI) in a total of 5:18:10. Alberto Contador (ESP) still remains the GC Leader.

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway: Women’s & Men’s Elite XCO

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Hafjell-Lillehammer, Norway

The Hafjell Bike Park is the ultimate mountain biking and trials playground and one of the leading facilties of its kind in Europe. The park offers 14 trails, covering 25 km in total, with a level of difficulty ranging from green to black spread over an elevation of 790 meters. It is one of the most progressive bike parks in Europe and keeps expanding at a high pace to maintain it’s position is one of the top tracks on the continent.

Degenkolb wins successive Vuelta stages, Matthews retains lead

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – German John Degenkolb sprinted to his second successive victory on the fifth stage of The Tour of Spain, a 180km ride from Priego do Cordoba to Ronda, while Australian Michael Matthews retained the overall leader’s red jersey. Giant-Shimano’s Degenkolb, 25, crossed the line marginally clear of irate Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni […]

Youth Games action starts without Ebola-struck nations

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday they had banned three west African athletes from competing […]

Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ‘possible improbabilities’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THEMBA HADEBE/POOL (Reuters) – Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of “improbabilities” in the Olympic and Paralympic star’s account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius’s freedom hangs […]

Pistorius murder trial ends, prosecutor demands ‘consequences’

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up on Friday with the prosecution making a final plea for the South African athlete to “face the consequences” of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, only the second black woman to be appointed a high court judge in […]

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, […]

Marianne Vos Wins Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos’s victory over the fastest sprinters in the world in the final dash for the line heralded a new era. In what was a nervous race with the odds stacked heavily against potential breakaways, any rider who strayed too far from the front had no chance of vying for the win against the grandiose […]

USA Fencing Team Travels to Senior Worlds

Miles Chamley-Watson (Nicole Jomantas/USA Fencing) (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Fencing Team had one of its most successful Senior World Championships in 2013 and Team USA’s medalists will be back for more in Kazan, Russia from July 15-23. Individual preliminary rounds will take place from July 15-17 for athletes ranked outside the top 16 […]

Ann Arbor Named “America’s Top Swim City” by USA Swimming

University of Michigan pool (Courtesy of University of Michigan) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers […]

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 […]

Heavy crash ends Contador Tour de France hopes

CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing heavily during the 10th stage and injuring his knee. The double Tour champion fell on the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several minutes being treated by race doctors, blood dripping from his right knee. […]

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 […]

Defense team closes case in Pistorius murder trial

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers wrapped up their defense of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world’s best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the court until August 7 to allow the legal teams to prepare closing arguments, due […]

Kittel wins first stage as Cavendish crashes

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – German Marcel Kittel powered to victory in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday while Britain’s Mark Cavendish crashed heavily in the final straight. Kittel, who also won the first stage last year, took the overall leader’s yellow jersey after easily outsprinting Slovakian Peter Sagan and Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas. […]

South African Impey Fails Drugs Test

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – South African Daryl Impey, who wore the yellow jersey on last year’s Tour de France, failed an anti-doping test for the masking agent Probenecid, the Orica-GreenEdge rider said on Wednesday. Probenecid is used to mask the use of doping substances, anabolic drugs in particular. Impey was not included in Orica-GreenEdge’s […]

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 […]

IOC urges ‘sustainable’ Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 SummerGames avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said earlier this month that rising labor and construction costs were forcing the Japanese capital to rethink […]

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 […]

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 […]

Running Phenom Mary Cain Prepares For Driver’s Test Before Race

Mary Cain (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Two days from racing in her second IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, and one practically on home turf in New York, Mary Cain was stressed out on Thursday, June 12. About taking her driver’s test. “I am super-duper excited for graduation,” said the 18-year-old Bronxville High School […]

Former Olympic Champion Amy Van Dyken Severs Spine in Accident

Amy Van Dyken at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games (AP Photo/David Longstreath) (Reuters) – Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in a hospital after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday. The family said Van Dyken crashed her all-terrain vehicle on Friday night and […]

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Wallabies’ ‘Captain’s Curse’ Strikes Moore

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON O’BRIEN (Reuters) – The Wallabies captaincy is fast becoming the most unwanted job in world rugby after Stephen Moore, the latest player to be given the role, was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against France. Named Australia’s new skipper less than a week ago, […]

Universal Sports Network to Air Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

NOTE: USN will be rebroadcasting the inaugural La Course event on the following dates/times: July 31 @ 1:00amET August 2 @ 5:30pmET August 3 @ 1:30amET August 4 @ 10:30amET & 11:00pmET August 5 @ 1:00pmET August 6 @ 6:00amET August 8 @ 3:30pmET August 14 @ 12:00pmET ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Universal Sports Network announced a new partnership with Amaury Sports Organization (A.S.O.) to […]

South African prosecutor asks for Pistorius mental evaluation

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRIS COLLINGRIDGE/POOL (Reuters) – A South African prosecutor asked on Tuesday for Oscar Pistorius to be sent for a mental evaluation after a psychiatrist told the Olympic and Paralympic track star’s murder trial he had an anxiety disorder. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued he wanted to prevent the 27-year-old sprinter, who faces life in prison if […]

UCI and IOC agree qualification quotas for Rio 2016

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ (Reuters) – Two athletes per nation will be allowed to compete in the men’s and women’s individual Sprint and Keirin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a change from London 2012 when just one in each event was permitted. Team GB were forced to pick between the world’s top-two sprint specialists, Jason […]

Fellow Swimmers Not Surprised by Michael Phelps’ Return

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social […]

Ideal Food Intake and Nutrition Planning

  Your fitness questions answered (Courtesy of Cycling News) Food intake, nutrition planning Hi All, Could you please advise best food intake regime prior and post exercise, I’m about to hopefully start shedding approximately 50kgs through both cycling and boxing. I’m currently working nightshift from midnight until around 8:30am and I plan to train after work then […]

What Not to Eat When You’re Training

 Pasta is a good high GI option, but don’t overdo it (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Many cyclists don’t realize what a huge part their diets play in their training and racing. It’s a cliché, but when it comes to sports you are what you eat. And if you’re out there cycling every day, you really can’t afford to get […]

6 Ways to Take Your Swimming to the Limit

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) It’s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fear of success, fear of looking bad. In actuality, doing the […]

Refuel with Chocolate Milk: Behind the Science

Chocolate Milk has what it takes to help athletes refuel and recover. It has 9 essential nutrients that an athlete needs, including some not typically found in recovery drinks. CHOCOLATE MILK’S LIQUID ASSETS: • A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle. • The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild […]

2014 Women’s Curling Championship: Sweden’s Amazing 7th End Finish

With their last stone in the 7th end, Sweden pulls off a truly impressive and difficult shot, winning the end.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals: Downhill: Crashes

On a surprisingly difficult course, 7 of the 25 skiers failed to finish, with Otmar Striedinger (AUT), Romed Baumann (AUT) and Georg Streitberger (AUT) all getting tossed in the air and crashing down hard.

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 […]

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

In hindsight, I should have had eye surgery, says Miller

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LEONHARD FOEGER (Reuters) – Bode Miller can see clearly, now that the pain has gone, where he went wrong in Sunday’s Olympic downhill: He could not see clearly enough. The most medaled U.S. Olympic Alpine skier of all time, racing in his fifth Games at the age of 36, told reporters on Tuesday that he needed laser eye surgery […]

Davis and White seek gold finale

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER (Reuters) – When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an eight-year-old Charlie White and look deeply into his eyes while holding his gaze – just thinking about it left her blushing and tongue-tied. However, it was just as well it did not take her long […]

2014 Cyclocross World Championships: Men’s Elite Preview

Men’s Elite Preview Courtesy of Cyclocross Magazine (link is http://www.cxmagazine.com/) Last year at this time, cycling fans from all across the globe were arriving in Louisville, KY, ready to ring cowbells and cheer for their favorite racers as they took the stage for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. It marked an important event in the […]

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 […]

 
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