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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.

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 […]

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 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.

2013 FIG Artisitic Gymnastics World Championships: Women’s All Around Final + Awards

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: Men’s All Around Final + Awards

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.

Bolt Is Officially Named World’s Best

Usain Bolt reacts after Jamaica won the men’s 4×100 metres relay final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 18, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he […]

2013 USA Swimming National Championships: World Trials: Ryan Lochte wins 200m freestyle

Racing in a field of 6 Olympians, it was Ryan Lochte who walked away with the victory, finishing with a time of 1:45.97.

Johnny Spillane retires

<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]

2013 Boston Marathon (mobile)

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins 4/15 @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @ 9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon

Forty elite athletes from 14 countries invited for 117th running on April 15. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors champions of Chicago, New York City and Boston, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Krakow, Los Angeles, Milan, Rome, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin and the U.S. Olympic Trials. The pre-show for this event begins @9:00amET/6:00amPT and the race begins @9:30amET/6:30amPT.

2013 Boston Marathon Elite Runner Press Conference

John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, return to defend their titles, but will be fiercely challenged by a talented international field of Olympians, World Marathon Majors, and multiple global marathon winners of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Daegu, Dubai, Eindhoven, Eldoret, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Houston, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Paris, Porto, Rome, Shanghai, St. Paul, Soweto, Toronto, Turin, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Elite field at April 12 press conference

BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial will present its elite team of 32 international marathon runners from 11 countries to the media on Friday, April 12th at 10 AM at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. All credentialed media will have the opportunity to interview elite athletes during the event. The 117th running of […]

Boston Marathon updated 2013 Elite Field

Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]

Skaters chase world gold with eye on Sochi

By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]

Arena Grand Prix at Orlando – Day Two recap

Courtesy of usaswimming.org The second night of competition from the Arena Grand Prix at Orlando saw top finishes from multiple Olympians, including Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.). Franklin won the women’s 100m back while Clary earned the top spot in the 200m fly. The meet concludes Saturday, February […]

Missy Franklin wins a pair at the Arena Grand Prix – Austin

Courtesy of usaswimming.org AUSTIN, Texas – Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) won two gold medals on the second night of the Arena Grand Prix – Austin at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. Franklin’s win in the 200m back capped her night in a similar fashion it did for Nathan Adrian […]

 
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