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World Cup will inspires Rio Olympics, says IOC’s Bach

(President of Brazil’s Olympic Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman (L) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.) PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward) (Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. Kim, 67, who had been President of the committee (POCOG) since 2011, had his resignation accepted by the government despite his term running until […]

China faces tougher sell in Winter Olympics bid

(Reuters) – Beijing promised a “frugal” Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital’s notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with skepticism on Chinese social media. Along with Oslo and Almaty, Beijing was confirmed as an official candidate for 2022 on […]

USOC Considering Boston, LA, SF and DC for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four cities for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun to TeamUSA.org. “Boston, LA, […]

Gabby Douglas Will Attend First Camp Since 2012 Olympics

Gabby Douglas (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Women’s National Team camp for June, which will be led by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, begins on Monday, June 2, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, near Huntsville, Texas. This will […]

New York, Philadelphia Will Not Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]

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 […]

Michael Phelps Wins First Race Since 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) Michael Phelps won his first race since the 2012 London Olympics at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Friday, swimming the 100m butterfly in 52.13 seconds. CLICK HERE to watch the race. By Braden Keith, courtesy of SwimSwam.com There’s something to be said for consistency after a long layoff. Michael Phelps, in […]

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Snowboard Cross: Jacbellis wins

After winning a quarterfinal, Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) wipes out in a semi, ending her chances for Gold.

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Freestyle Halfpipe: Bowman wins

Scoring 89.00 in her second run, Maddie Bowman claims gold for the USA.

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Before Olympics, Russians urged to help prevent attacks

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Less than a month before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian investigators appealed to civilians on Tuesday to be more vigilant and help avert the threat of “terrorist” attacks. Insurgents who want to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus mountains have threatened to attack the Games and suicide bombers killed at least […]

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

Wrestling Reclaims Its Spot In The 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES | Sun Sep 8, 2013 2:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Wrestling completed an unprecedented comeback on Sunday, reclaiming its spot in the 2020 Olympic Games after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote. An iconic Olympic sport, wrestling featured in the ancient Olympics as well […]

Universal Sports Update: 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo, Norway moves forward with their plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Bolt eyes ‘three-peat’ at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 8 (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medalist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up […]

Hardy finally gets her chance to swim at Olympics

Morgan Scroggy, from left, Dana Vollmer and Jessica Hardy dive at the start of a heat in the women’s 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 30 (Reuters) – Jessica Hardy released four years of built-up […]

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Jonathan Horton day 1

After the first day, Horton is in 4th place with 271.350 points, as he hopes to go back to the Olympics.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: John Orozco day 1

After the first day, the newly crowned American champ, John Orozco sits in second place .95 points behind.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Sam Mikulak day 1

After the first day, Sam Mikulak is in 3rd place, with 274.650 points.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Danell Leyva day 1

After the first day of the USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials, Danell leads the competition with 276.500 points.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Schmitt wins 200m Free with record

Allison Schmitt sets a new American record at 1:54.40, beating her old record by .56 seconds. Missy Franklin, 2.39 seconds back, will join her in London.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Michael Phelps wins 200m Fly

Phelps cruise to victory, without being chased by Ryan Lochte, at 1:53.65. Tyler Clary, 1.47 seconds behind, punches his ticket to the London Games as well.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Day 4 Review

Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Andrea Joyce review the events from day four. Four more days of racing to go.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Evan Jager wins Steeplechase

In the Men’s Steeplechase, Jager gets the national title at 8:17.40, and will be join at the Olympic games by Donald Cabral and Kyle Alcorn.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Lance Brooks wins Men’s Discus

On his last throw Lance nails the Olympic standard, and wins the trials. Jarred Rome and Jason Young, who made the standard earlier will join Lance in London.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Julie Culley wins 5,000m

In the Women’s 5,000m Julie Culley gets the national title at 15:13.77, and leads Molly Huddle and Kim Conley to the London Games.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Brad Walker wins Pole Vault

Walker will lead the Americans Jeremy Scott and Derek Miles, to London, after clearing 5.67 meters.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Galen Rupp wins 5,000m

Galen Rupp heads to his second Olympics with the win at 13:22.67, .15 seconds faster than Bernard Lagat who will be going to his 4th Olympics games. Lopez Lomong will join them.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Brendan Hansen returns to Olympics

After going to Athens and Beijing, it seemed like that was all for Hansen. But with this come back win, he’s headed to a 3rd Olympics in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke. Joining him will be Eric Shanteau.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Peter Vanderkaay heads to 3rd Olympics

In the Men’s 400 Freestyle, Vanderkaay gets the win at 3:47.67, Conor Dwyer will join him on the team.

2012 USA Olympics Diving Trials: Katherine Bell makes Team

Katrherine Bell, takes 2nd place by 20.4 points to make the woemn’s 10m platform team.

Adversaries become team mates as Olympics heats up

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to drive against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. (Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE) By Larry Fine MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) – Now that LeBron James and the Miami Heat […]

High jumper Vlasic doubtful for Olympics

Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic competes in the women’s high jump competition at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Brussels on September 16, 2011. (YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images) SPLIT, Croatia, May 22 (Reuters) – Blanka Vlasic, one of the world’s best high jumpers, may miss the London Olympics because of health problems, the Croatian said on Tuesday. The […]

2012 Olympics: Download Athletes’ Favorite Training Songs

Ever wonder how Phelps revs up before a meet? Or what fires up Walsh for a big match? Wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of songs that pump up some of our favorite athletes during training. Whether Eminen gets your blood pumping, or Beyonce is more your speed, our playlist […]

Olympics: The Angle Isn’t Right

Kurt Angle of the US displays the national flag after winning the gold medal in the men’s 100kg Olympic freestyle wrestling event at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (AFP-IOP/AFP/Getty Images) On Thursday, wrestling star and former Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle announced that he will no longer be competing for a spot […]

Mexico makes it to 2012 Olympics after beating Canada

Mexico won the game with a score of 3-1, but suffered a couple of injuries. They will face Honduras in the championship game.

Usain Bolt Chides Doping Officials Over Tyson Gay Ban

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports) By Kayon Raynor (Reuters) – Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a “bad message to the sport,” after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. “I’m not really happy with the situation and with how it was done,” […]

2014 Race Unlikely Between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]

2014 Diamond League: Monaco: Adams wins Shot Put

Valerie Adams (NZL) continues her winning streak to 53 now, after winning two Olympics, four World Championships, three indoor champions wins today at 20.38 meters. American Michelle Carter was third, 1.33 meters short.

Mike Friday Appointed Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach

Mike Friday (Twitter: @LSFCOfficial) BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Friday Mike Friday will become the next Men’s Eagles Sevens head coach, replacing Matt Hawkins. Friday will work alongside National Development Director for the Men’s Eagles Sevens Alex Magleby and Assistant Coach Chris Brown while continuing his duties at London Scottish for the 2014-15 Greene […]

Catching Up with Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) By Seth Rubinroit As Mikaela Shiffrin prepared to walk down the red carpet at the ESPYS, she took a deep breath and reminded herself to stand up straight and keep her shoulders back. “I am more nervous here than I am up on the mountain,” Shiffrin […]

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 […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

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 […]

Lindsey Vonn Plays Roger Federer in Tennis on Glacier

Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) By Max Meyer Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn may never play in a tennis Grand Slam, but she did get to play tennis in a Glacier Slam against superstar Roger Federer. Vonn and Federer played on a makeshift court on a glacier at an altitude of 3,475 meters. The match […]

10 Teens to Watch at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

The scene in Oregon (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Click here for the TV schedule on Universal Sports Network. The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on July 22. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, […]

Alice Coachman, First Black Female Olympic Champion, Dies at 90

(AP Photo, File) By Max Meyer Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday morning. She passed away at an Albany hospital in Georgia, a few months after suffering a stroke in April. She was 90 years old. Coachman won her Olympic gold medal in the high jump at […]

Team USA Set for FINA World Cup in Shanghai

 David Boudia and Nick McCrory (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) Olympic medalists David Boudia, Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory are among the 12 divers set to compete for Team USA at the FINA Diving World Cup, set for July 15-20 in Shanghai. The World Cup is the top international meet of the 2014 season and is […]

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 […]

Yohan Blake’s Injury Woes Continue in Glasgow

Yohan Blake (Reuters/Phil Noble) (Reuters) – Yohan Blake’s injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 meters at Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake’s race ended after 60 meters with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 […]

Slovenia Probes Vanessa Mae’s Olympic Qualifying Races

Vanessa Mae (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) (Reuters) – Four Slovenian officials have been suspended for ‘irregularities’ in Alpine ski races used by pop violinist Vanessa Mae to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics, the national skiing association said on Friday. “We discovered there were a number of irregularities in the competition in which Vanessa Mae qualified,” Slovenian […]

 
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