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Olympian Jim Thorpe’s remains should not be moved: U.S. court

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOE MCDONALD (Reuters) – Jim Thorpe’s remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of […]

Olympians Attend New York Fashion Week

By Seth Rubinroit Several Olympians had the opportunity to participate in Fashion Week in New York. Long-distance runner Kara Goucher walked down the runway as a model for Oiselle, a women’s apparel company, at Nolcha Fashion Week: Holy moly! Add runway model to resume! pic.twitter.com/iXuIUGPNvy — Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) September 9, 2014 Just days after […]

Trial of proposed scoring system wrong, says Olympian

(Reuters) – The Badminton World Federation should have taken more time to trial their proposed scoring changes and given top shuttlers a better chance to experience it, Japan coach Park Joo-bong said. The BWF will decide in November whether or not to employ the new five-game race-to-11 scoring system or stick with the first to […]

Youth Olympians Experience Culture in Nanjing

Athletes at the welcome party in the Youth Olympic Village (Courtesy of the FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit At all hours of the day, the Youth Olympic Village looks like the quad of a bustling college campus. Athletes eat together in the cafeteria, make friends with other athletes from different countries, and even take seminars on life […]

Olympians at the 2014 ESPYS

From left: Jamie Anderson, Lolo Jones and Mikaela Shiffrin (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images) By Max Meyer The ESPYS were held Wednesday on a hot, sunny day in Los Angeles, which meant that the Winter Olympians were supposed to be out of their element. Yet on the red carpet at L.A. Live, they looked like naturals. Jamie Anderson […]

Olympians in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”

Jamie Anderson and Michael Phelps (ESPN the Magazine) By Seth Rubinroit and Max Meyer ESPN The Magazine released a few early images from its much-anticipated annual “Body Issue.” Four of the six cover athletes–Jamie Anderson, Serge Ibaka, Michael Phelps and Venus Williams–are Olympic athletes. Several Olympic and Paralympic athletes proudly posted their photos on social media: The […]

Olympian and War Hero Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Louis Zamperini (AP Photo/Paul Wagner, File) (Reuters) – Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97, Universal Pictures said in a statement. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in […]

Olympian Dotsie Bausch to Call Inaugural La Course by Tour de France on Universal Sports

Image Courtesy of Dotsie Bausch By: Emily Frare Olympic silver medalist and Universal Sports Network cycling analyst Dotsie Bausch has signed on to call the inaugural La Course, also known as the first women’s Tour de France, airing LIVE on Universal Sports Saturday, July 27 at 7:30am ET. Bausch will provide commentary and perspective from the […]

Olympians in 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown played for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports) By Seth Rubinroit Less than four months after winning an Olympic gold medal, one pair of NHL stars will hoist the Stanley Cup. Both the Los Angeles Kings (Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty) and New York Rangers […]

Meryl Davis Latest Olympian To Win “Dancing With The Stars”

Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (ABC/Adam Taylor) By Max Meyer Meryl Davis added another accolade to her collection after winning two Olympic medals in Sochi. The American ice dancer was named “Dancing with the Stars” champion Tuesday night, taking home the mirror ball trophy. Davis and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the Season […]

Oldest Living Olympian Passes Away

By Seth Rubinroit Walter Walsh, who lived the longest life of any Olympian ever, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 106. He was just six days short of his 107th birthday. Walsh displayed his marksmanship skills as a G-Man in the FBI. He was involved in numerous high-profile cases, shooting and killing gangster […]

Olympians Return to FIS Alpine World Cup

Less than a week after the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, the world’s best skiers are back on the slopes to compete in the FIS Alpine World Cup. The first women’s downhill since the Olympics will be shown on Universal Sports Saturday at 11 AM ET from Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER), the […]

2012 Olympians visit White House

President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Courtesy of usagym.org WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, […]

Phelps now most decorated Olympian with relay gold

USA relay team members from left Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose with their gold medals and American flags after winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Four years after […]

Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel Shine at Arena Grand Prix Opener

2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis: Men’s 200 Free A Final Click here for the full 2014-2015 Arena Grand Prix viewing schedule. Olympic medalists Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel each picked up a victory and a runner-up finish Thursday on the opening night of the Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis. Beisel was victorious in the 400-yard individual […]

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) (Reuters) – A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday. Should the USOC decide to bid for the Games and the Paralympics, the cities […]

Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled

On November 18, 2014, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. During the public launch of the recommendations at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI), Bach called the 20+20 proposals “the culmination of a year of open, transparent and […]

Nathan Adrian Headlines Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis

Nathan Adrian (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the full 2014-2015 Arena Grand Prix viewing schedule. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming National Team standouts Nathan Adrian and Tyler Clary, both individual gold medalists at the 2012 London Olympic Games, are expected to headline the Nov. 20-22 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis. The three-day, […]

2014 Rostelecom Cup is Coming

Max Aaron (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Eighteen U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 Rostelecom Cup, the fourth event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 14-16 in Moscow. Ladies Mirai Nagasu, the 2014 U.S. bronze medalist, will compete in her second […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team (USSA/Sarah Brunson) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain on November 8. The energy […]

USA Named Most Successful Country at 2012 London Olympics

From left, Michael Phelps , Conor Dwyer , Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The United States won the award for the most successful country in London after topping the medals table with 104 medals, including 46 gold. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa […]

2014 Cup of China is Coming

Polina Edmunds (Jay Adeff/U.S. Figure Skating) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Eight U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 Cup of China, the third event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 6-8, at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai. Team USA Ladies Polina […]

USA Women’s Volleyball Wins World Championship

USA Volleyball (Courtesy of FIVB) MILAN, Italy (Oct. 12, 2014) - Team USA made history on Sunday,  beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women’s program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at […]

Nanjing Athletes Pledge for a Brighter Future

In the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games, during the closing ceremony of Nanjing 2014, the 3,800 athletes pledged to become ambassadors both on and off the field of play, while encouraging those around them to embrace the Olympic values and help inspire a generation. Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ […]

Tokyo 1964 Silver Medallist Bill Barry about Why the Olympic Games Mean So Much to Him

(Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images) A silver medallist for Great Britain in the coxless fours at Tokyo 1964, Bill Barry, has always embodied the values and spirit of the Olympics. On 15 October 1964, day five of the Summer Olympic Games, Great Britain’s coxless four of John Russell, Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh, John James and William […]

Apolo Ohno Completes Ironman Kona

Apolo Ohno after finishing the Ironman World Championship (AP Photo/Karin Stanton) Relive the 2014 Ironman World Championships on Monday, November 17 at 9 PM ET on Universal Sports Network. Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, finished the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 9 hours, 52 minutes and 27 seconds. Here’s […]

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 […]

Michael Phelps to Take Break from Swimming after Drunken Driving Arrest

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Famed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, said on Sunday he would take a break from swimming and undergo treatment after his arrest last week for drunken driving. Phelps, 29, who is the most decorated Olympian of […]

USA Roster for 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) Watch the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) on Universal Sports December 3-7 at 8 PM ET. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead […]

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 […]

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – RTR41X0R (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was […]

Michael Phelps Arrested For Drunk Driving

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) By Braden Keith/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com The winningest Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to TMZ. TMZ cites anonymous sources who say that Phelps was pulled over around 1:40 AM overnight and was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. The charges, according to TMZ’s sources, are […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

U.S. Olympic bid picking up momentum and support

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid. After stunning rebukes to New York to host the 2012 Olympics and Chicago’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 […]

2014 UCI Road World Championships

Tejay van Garderen, right, and Taylor Phinney (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) CLICK HERE for the USA Cycling roster for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2014) – Universal Sports Network presents exclusive national television and online coverage of the 2014 UCI Road World Championships from Ponferrada, Spain, beginning with the women’s team time trial events this […]

Lolo Jones Eliminated From “Dancing with the Stars”

Lolo Jones (ABC/Craig Sjodin) By Seth Rubinroit Olympian Lolo Jones was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, becoming the first celebrity to be voted off the show. Jones performed the Cha Cha during the opening episode Monday night. She referred to her performance as “awful,” and the judges gave her a score of 22 […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

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 […]

U.S. Broadcast Details for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Tejay van Garderen, right, and Taylor Phinney (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) LOS ANGELES and RICHMOND, Va. (September 8, 2014) – Richmond 2015 and Universal Sports Network announced today a media partnership for next year’s 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Va., September 19-27, 2015. The deal provides unprecedented coverage in the United States of the UCI’s […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Lolo Jones Joins Cast of “Dancing with the Stars”

Lolo Jones (Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones’ busy year just got busier. She started the year representing Team USA at the Winter Olympics in bobsled. In the spring she retuned to track and field before cutting her season short in August. Now she is going to compete on Season 19 of Dancing with the […]

Gwen Jorgensen Wins 2014 ITU World Championship

EDMONTON, Alberta – U.S. National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen claimed the 2014 ITU World Championships title on Saturday at Hawrelak Park, topping the podium in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final race and the overall season standings. Sarah Groff, an Olympian who is also on the U.S. National Team, finished second in […]

Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie

“It’s crazy how easy it was…I was convinced that [doping] was the only way to continue on doing what I was doing.” – George Hincapie  Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie to Air this Friday, August 22, at 8 PM ET George Hincapie Was the “Loyal Lieutenant” Who Helped Lance […]

USN & NBC Olympics Presents Coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

NBC OLYMPICS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS COMBINE TO PRESENT 54.5 HOURS OF 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FROM NANJING, CHINA Josh Elliott & Mary Carillo to Host Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN Youth Olympic Games Televised for First Time on NBC and NBCSN – 24.5 Hours of Coverage Across 16 […]

Michael Phelps Seeks Motivation From Butterfly Defeat

Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Crestfallen Michael Phelps says his narrow defeat in the 100 metres butterfly final at the U.S. National Championships in California on Friday will serve as motivation to not get beaten again. Tom Shields edged out the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by […]

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 […]

USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships Highlights

Nathan Adrian, right, is congratulated Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Seth Rubinroit Six swimmers won national titles on August 6, the opening night of the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, CA. Men’s 100m Free: Nathan Adrian (CLICK HERE to watch the race) The most-anticipated race of the night featured seven […]

2014 USA Swimming National Championships: Irvine, CA

This event will serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific  Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games, and 2015 Pan American Games. Athletes expected to compete include Olympians and USA Swimming National Team members – including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps,  Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky. The five-day meet is the sole qualifier for the pool competition at next month’s Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.

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 […]

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 […]

Release the Beast: Middle Distance For the Long Run

Two-time olympian and world silver medalist Nick Symmonds talks about being a team member of the Brooks Beasts. Symmonds runs approximately 60-70 miles a week during training and relies on his Brooks Ravenna 5 to stay light on his feet.

Gabby Douglas Named Best Female Athlete at Kids’ Choice Sports

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) By Max Meyer Gabby Douglas was the big winner last night at Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports 2014, taking home awards for Best Female Athlete and Queen of Swag. The U.S. gymnast beat out several female Olympians in both categories, including Lindsey Vonn, Gracie Gold and Lolo Jones. […]

 
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