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Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout August earned swimmers Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s Eight Rowing Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Ledecky became the first woman […]

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 […]

Simone Biles Wins Senior Women’s All-Around Championship

Simone Biles at the 2014 P&G Championships (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 23, 2014 – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, won her second consecutive senior women’s all-around title at the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center. Biles repeated with a two-day total of 122.550 points. Biles began on floor […]

Simone Biles Takes Secret U.S. Classic All-Around Title

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 2, 2014 — Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/ World Champions Centre, and Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./ Naydenov Gymnastics Inc., took home the senior and junior all-around titles, respectively, at the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic. The event, held at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., was the final women’s […]

Universal Sports To Air 2014 Secret U.S. Classic LIVE

Kyla Ross and Simone Biles (John Cheng/USA Gymnastics) Los Angeles – Universal Sports Network will air LIVE exclusive national television and online coverage of the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic this Saturday, August 2 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Featuring many of the USA’s top female gymnasts, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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