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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Gwen Jorgensen Makes History by Winning WTS in Chicago

CHICAGO — USA Triathlon National Team Member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory on Saturday at Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain, making history as the first woman from any country to claim six titles since the series launched in 2009. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) grabbed the tape in […]

World No. 1 Gwen Jorgensen Headlines Field in Chicago

Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) This weekend, the long awaited debut of Chicago on the ITU World Triathlon Series schedule will come to fruition. It is the only U.S. stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the elite women’s race Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 PM ET LIVE and […]

Gabrielle Douglas Helps Youth Gymnasts Set World Record for Simultaneous Cartwheels

Gabrielle Douglas (Courtesy of USA Gymnastics) PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 – Gymnasts from 14 Pittsburgh-area gymnastics clubs, led by two-time Olympic gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, made history on Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge when they set the record for simultaneous cartwheels at 735, smashing the previous world record of 482 […]

Conor Dwyer and Katinka Hosszu Win 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series Titles

Conor Dwyer (Brendan Maloney/USA TODAY Sports) CLICK HERE to watch Conor Dwyer’s winning swim in the 200m IM. SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Olympic medalist Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.) closed strong over the final 50 meters to earn the win in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and lock up the men’s Arena Grand Prix Series overall […]

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 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: 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 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 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.

Team USA’s Class of 2014 Awards

Cutest Couple Honorable Mention: Charlie White and Tanith Belbin (Instagram: charlieawhite) By Seth Rubinroit Graduation season is here and Team USA decided to join in on the fun, crowning this year’s most memorable athletes. Here are some of our favorites: Most Athletic: Eddy Alvarez Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Even when compared to fellow Olympians, Eddy […]

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 […]

2015 U.S. Freestyle Skiing Team Nominated

 Hannah Kearney (Reuters/Mike Blake) PARK CITY, UT (June 16) – Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) headlines a talent deep group of 36 athletes nominated to the 2014-2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for aerials and moguls. The 2015 season is highlighted by World Cup stops in both Lake Placid, NY and […]

Olympic Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White Will Sit Out 2014-15 Season

Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating) Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White announced they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season. “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received through this truly amazing year in our lives,” Davis and White said. “Trying to stay in the […]

Reid Priddy Suffers Season-Ending Injury

COLORADO SPRINGS – Three-time Olympian Reid Priddy announced that he would be missing the rest of the 2014 season after suffering an injury during FIVB World League in Bulgaria. “Regretfully, the 2014 season was cut short for me due to the awkward landing I made in Bulgaria on Saturday night,” the Richmond, Va., native said. […]

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin Expected to Headline Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Missy Franklin (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) are expected to highlight a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, the final stop of USA Swimming’s 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series. The four-day meet […]

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 […]

USA’s 2014 World League Roster

Team USA (FIVB) Watch USA Volleyball take on Bulgaria in the FIVB World League on June 3 and 4 at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Seven Olympians and three athletes who competed for their colleges in 2014 highlight the U.S. Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the 2014 FIVB World […]

Maya Angelou Wrote Poem For 2008 Olympics

Maya Angelou (REUTERS/Jim Young) By Seth Rubinroit American author and poet Maya Angelou, best known for her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” passed away Wednesday at the age of 86. Prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she wrote a poem titled “Amazement Awaits” that encompassed the values of the Olympic movement: Several Olympians took […]

Team USA Named Best Overall Team at IAAF World Relays

(L-R) Joanna Atkins, Natasha Hastings, Dee Dee Trotter and Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States women’s 4x400m team at the IAAF World Relays (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Team USA was awarded the Golden Baton at the IAAF World Relays. The Golden Baton is awarded to the best overall team across all […]

American Gwen Jorgensen Victorious at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Gwen Jorgensen won her first WTS title of 2014 on Saturday in Yokohama (Delly Carr/ITU) YOKOHAMA, Japan — U.S. National Team member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen picked up her first ITU World Triathlon Series title of the year and second-straight in Yokohama on Saturday. Spain’s Javier Gomez also won in Yokohama on the men’s […]

Phelps set for second meet of his comeback

Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after […]

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Lochte wins Men’s 200m Freestyle

In the Men’s 200m Freestyle, 3-time Olympian Ryan Lochte was able to win with a total time of 1:49.48 with a serious knee injury from November.

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 […]

2014 U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships on Universal Sports

  The semifinals of the Asics U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships will air LIVE on Universal Sports on Friday, April 18 at 10 PM ET, followed by the finals on Saturday, April 19 at 10 PM ET LIVE. Van Stokes will call the action, along with Jake Herbert, Nick Garone and Jason Bryant. Below is […]

2014 Boston Marathon on USN TV Facts

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2014) – Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon on “Marathon Monday,” April 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. In addition to the […]

Michael Phelps Could Return to Racing Soon, Coach Says

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports) Michael Phelps could swim in a competitive meet “sometime soon,” his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, recently told the Chicago Tribune. “He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Bowman said. Phelps retired after the London Olympics as the most decorated Olympian ever with 22 medals, including 18 golds. Last […]

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 SIA Snow Show: David and Lyman Currier

42 years after David Currier made his Olympic debut, his son Lyman will be following in his footsteps. Craig Hummer sits down with the father and son Olympians to hear what that experience has been like for them.

2014 Orlando Swimming Grand Prix: Hosszu wins 200m Fly

The 3 time Olympian Katinka Hosszu (HUN) added another gold medal to her collection after winning the women’s 200m Butterfly with a time of 2:08.47. Hosszu was the winner of yesterday’s 400 IM and 200m freestyle.

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 […]

Devastated Vonn out of Sochi Games with injury

CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA (Reuters) – Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, one of the biggest attractions in winter sport, will miss next month’s Sochi Games because she requires surgery on her injured knee. The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce I will not be able to compete in […]

U.S. hoping experience can lift them to Sochi gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Ryan Miller, the most valuable player at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and Stanley Cup MVP Patrick Kane will head to Sochi looking for gold after being named to the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team on Wednesday. The U.S. roster includes 13 Olympians, who lost to Canada in the gold medal […]

Countdown Conversation: Doug Lewis

Two time Olympian Doug Lewis talks about the American Alpine Ski Team getting ready for Sochi and the deal they made with the Russians.

Russian gay-rights groups seek more pressure on Olympic Committee

(Reuters) – Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. Russia has come under mounting human rights criticism internationally since passing an anti-gay propaganda law earlier this year that […]

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Calgary: Holcomb wins 4-Man

Olympian Steven Holcomb piloted the USA sled to gold, finishing with a time of 1:48.56, over 2nd place Germany and Russia. Holcomb was also the winner in yesterday’s 2-man bobsled.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Torino: Hamelin wins Men’s 1000m

Olympian Charles Hamelin won the eventwith a time of 1:23.446. Hamelin was also the winner in yesterday’s 500m event and fellow Canadian, Olivier Jean, finished 4th in the event.

2013 FIG Artisitic Gymnastics World Championships: Individual Apparatus Final: Day 2

The 2013 World Championships is an individual championship, which means there is no team competition and each gymnast will be coached by his or her personal coach. Team USA brings a competitive squad of Olympians and other accomplished veterans to Belgium including the reigning U.S. all-around women’s and men’s champions Simone Biles of Spring, Texas and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif. Also leading the U.S. Women’s Team are 2012 Olympic team gold-medalists McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and 2013 all-around bronze-medalist Brenna Dowell.

2013 FIG Artisitic Gymnastics World Championships: Individual Apparatus Final: Day 2 (mobile)

The 2013 World Championships is an individual championship, which means there is no team competition and each gymnast will be coached by his or her personal coach. Team USA brings a competitive squad of Olympians and other accomplished veterans to Belgium including the reigning U.S. all-around women’s and men’s champions Simone Biles of Spring, Texas and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif. Also leading the U.S. Women’s Team are 2012 Olympic team gold-medalists McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and 2013 all-around bronze-medalist Brenna Dowell.

2013 FIG Artisitic Gymnastics World Championships: Individual Apparatus Final: Day 1

The 2013 World Championships is an individual championship, which means there is no team competition and each gymnast will be coached by his or her personal coach. Team USA brings a competitive squad of Olympians and other accomplished veterans to Belgium including the reigning U.S. all-around women’s and men’s champions Simone Biles of Spring, Texas and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif. Also leading the U.S. Women’s Team are 2012 Olympic team gold-medalists McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and 2013 all-around bronze-medalist Brenna Dowell.

2013 FIG Artisitic Gymnastics World Championships: Individual Apparatus Final: Day 1 (mobile)

The 2013 World Championships is an individual championship, which means there is no team competition and each gymnast will be coached by his or her personal coach. Team USA brings a competitive squad of Olympians and other accomplished veterans to Belgium including the reigning U.S. all-around women’s and men’s champions Simone Biles of Spring, Texas and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif. Also leading the U.S. Women’s Team are 2012 Olympic team gold-medalists McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and 2013 all-around bronze-medalist Brenna Dowell.

 
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