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Gatlin out of running for World Athlete of the Year

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE/FILES (Reuters) – Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday. As widely expected, double-doper Gatlin was among those cut from the final shortlist after a two-week-long […]

Running Phenom Mary Cain Prepares For Driver’s Test Before Race

Mary Cain (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Two days from racing in her second IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, and one practically on home turf in New York, Mary Cain was stressed out on Thursday, June 12. About taking her driver’s test. “I am super-duper excited for graduation,” said the 18-year-old Bronxville High School […]

Run As One: Director Irene Davis, Spaulding National Running Center

As Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Irene Davis was volunteering at a medical tent near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Immediately after the explosions, the tent became a mass casualty center. Irene now uses that first-hand experience at the center to help patients address the new issues they face in understanding how to learn to walk and run again. The center also helps to retrain those who have lost a limb, and was the home to several bombing victims during their rehabilitation.

The Last 26: Episode 12: Running with Ryan Hall

Kinga runs with two time Olympian Ryan Hall on his training runs and tries to keep up the pace.

Countdown To London: Running All The Way To History

We started things off with Track, and South African runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to make Olympic history. Pistorius will be the first amputee athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com presents Olympic Sports Notes, a one-stop-shop for the latest in Olympic Sports related news. Check back often for updates. Friday, November 14, 2014 OLYMPICS ALPINE SKI – MIKAELA SHIFFRIN: FROM ONE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE NEXT LINDSEY VONN – GOPRO TRAINING VIDEO FROM Wednesday SPEED SKATING – US LONG TRACK SPEED SKATERS READY TO REBOUND […]

2024 Could be ‘Right Time’ for U.S. Olympic Bid

1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics (Ruediger Fessel/Bongarts/Getty Images) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”. The U.S. has not hosted the […]

Beijing and Almaty press their cases for 2022 Winter Games

(Reuters) – The two cities in the running to host the Winter Olympics that Europe didn’t want went on the charm offensive on Friday, hoping to convince Olympic delegates to award them the 2022 Games. The bidding teams from Beijing and Almaty provided a sneak preview of their ambitious plans to host the Games with […]

Race To Recovery: Challenging the Heart Rate

This week, Kinga hit the beach for some soft sand running with her coach. Running on the beach challenges the body in different ways, as it’s a dynamic form of training with much more effort needed, forcing the heart rate to launch more quickly.

Winter Games Will Not Move for World Cup, Olympic Official Declared

(Shutterstock) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official has ruled out the possibility of the 2022 Winter Olympics being shifted from its traditional February time-slot to avoid clashing with the World Cup, saying FIFA needed to sort out its own problems. Soccer’s world governing body is currently considering whether to […]

Wozniacki impresses in marathon debut, beats target

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ Click here for a full recap of the men’s and women’s races. (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki has endured many grueling matches during her professional tennis career but she said none of them compared to the test she put her body through while running the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Wozniacki, who […]

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men’s and women’s races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch, with Kipsang’s victory bringing […]

2014 Rugby: London, England: Barbarians F.C. vs. Australia

On Saturday November 1, the Barbarians will kick start the Autumn Internationals at Twickenham with an eagerly anticipated opening match against Australia. The Wallabies have one of the most exciting backlines in world rugby and along with the Barbarians attacking ethos, both teams will look forward to showcasing their skills, guaranteeing some entertaining running rugby on the day.

2014 New York City Marathon Preview

Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Seth Rubinroit Runners to watch at the 2014 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2: Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi will be running his first marathon since April, when he became the first U.S. male runner to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Keflezighi will be motivated after struggling […]

Race to Recovery: Mio Global Helps With Interval Training

Universal Sports host Kinga Phillips met up with her former running coach for tips on interval training, with the help of her new Mio heart rate monitoring device.

Mikaela Shiffrin new Longines Ambassador of Elegance

Sölden (Austria) / St. Imier (Switzerland), 24 October 2014 – Today, Sölden was host to the start of the new Alpine skiing season, which will be characterised by youth. As the Partner and Official Timekeeper of the FIS, Longines will once again lend its support to up-and-coming sportsmen and women through the Longines Future Ski […]

Jarryd Hayne Stuns Australia by Ditching NRL for NFL

Jarryd Hayne (Mark Nolan/Getty Images) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne sent shockwaves through Australian sport on Wednesday when he announced he is quitting the world’s richest rugby league competition to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. The 26-year-old, one of rugby league’s highest-paid players, broke […]

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 […]

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s soccer semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing […]

Dennis Kimetto Shatters Marathon World Record

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses next to the timekeeping vehicle displaying his new world record (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) BERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start […]

2014 Berlin Marathon: Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Marathon (branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) is set up as a city-wide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate.

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 […]

2014 Continental Cup: Merritt wins Men’s 400m

LaShawn Merritt (USA) gets the win for team Americas at 44.60. Running down Isaac Makwala (BOT) by .24 seconds.

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa (unseen) delivers her verdict (REUTERS/Alon Skuy) (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, […]

Pistorius Cleared of Murder, Culpable Homicide Verdict to Come

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned for the day before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide. The double-amputee, once one of the biggest names in world athletics, […]

This 12-toed Indian Athlete knows where the shoe pinches

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI (Reuters) – Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level – squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five. Born with six toes in each foot, the 18-year-old from a poor family in Jalpaiguri […]

IOC to Respect Scotland Vote, Athletes Protected

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes’ interests would be “safeguarded” ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, Scottish athletes who competed for Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics in London […]

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 […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

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 […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like The Feed, High Sierra, Asics and Timex.  Pro Box by The Feed   If you’re looking to take your nutrition game to […]

Release The Beast: Hill Sprints for Technique

This week, Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey has the team perform hill sprints. Hill sprints are used as a method to increase strength with less fatigue, while focusing on running technique. Running hill intervals is also helpful in forcing the runner’s sprint mechanics turn on in full gear.

Xu takes 400 meters hurdles in photo finish, Bach praises China

(Reuters) – China were left celebrating more Youth Olympic gold in dramatic style on Monday as Xu Zhihang won the men’s 400 meters hurdles in a photo finish after clocking the same time as Tunisian Fares Mohamed Jlasi. The two crossed the line at the Nanjing Stadium in 50.61 seconds after Jlasi closed the gap […]

Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTINNE MUSCHI (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs, the disgraced cyclist told CNN. A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de Francevictories and banned for life from racing in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping […]

Release the Beast: Recovering with a Trail Run

Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey talks about following up a hard training day with a team recovery day, including running soft surface trails. On recovery days, Mackey says he prefers to use minutes over miles, so the team stays focused on running “easy.” The Beasts enjoy these trail runs usually twice a week, which help the athletes utilize different muscle groups.

Pistorius murder trial ends, prosecutor demands ‘consequences’

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up on Friday with the prosecution making a final plea for the South African athlete to “face the consequences” of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, only the second black woman to be appointed a high court judge in […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

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 […]

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Team USA’s Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident

Torrin Lawrence (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track & Field mourns the loss of Torrin Lawrence, who died early Monday morning in a car accident.  A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Lawrence represented Team USA at both the inaugural IAAF World Relays in 2014 and USA vs. The World in 2013. Lawrence was a multi-time NCAA […]

Bolt Says His Best is Yet to Come

 Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record […]

Trayvon Bromell and Mary Cain Highlight 2014 IAAF World Juniors

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]

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 […]

U.S. Men’s Team Wins FIVB World League Gold Medal

U.S. Men’s National Team (Courtesy of FIVB) By Tyson Rodgers COLORADO Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history. “It’s unbelievable, I am […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oscar Pistorius Involved in Night Club Altercation During Trial

Oscar Pistorius (REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool) (Reuters) – South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared […]

2014 Equestrian Jumping Nations Cup: Calgary, Canada: Mexico Falls Off Horse

One of Mexico’s riders was having a bad run that ending with her horse running through a fence and throwing her off.

Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amount

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) BOSTON- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field […]

Desert ultra-marathoners test spiritual and physical mettle

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TYRONE SIU (Reuters) – In the world of long-distance running there are the marathoners, ultra-marathoners and the desert runners who trek for days through drought, wind, heat and cold with supplies strapped to their backs. Fitness experts say for athletes grappling with these extremes, success is more a matter of can-do spirit than […]

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Quick Transition Techniques

Get a good look at Cameron Good’s technique to transition from bicycle to running in the Chicago Triathlon.

Alysia Montaño Races While 8 Months Pregnant

Alysia Montaño (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Nothing stops Alysia Montaño. 34 weeks into her pregnancy, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800m at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday. Her due date is August 13. “I’ve been running through my entire pregnancy,” Montaño told reporters after her race. “I just knew […]

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 […]

Phelps continues building on return with third in 200 IM

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Michael Phelps continued his return to competitive swimming with third place in the 200 meters individual medley at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara on Sunday. Phelps, competing in the 200 medley for the first time since taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics, showed early flashes of that […]

 
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