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2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 5: Tiananmen Square – Bird’s Nest Piazza

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

(Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common? They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee. The withdrawals, with Oslo pulling out as recently as last week, have highlighted […]

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

(Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday. Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just […]

2014 Continental Cup: Bondarenko wins Men’s High Jump

Bondan Bondarenko (UKR) was the only one to clear 2.37 meters, winning 8 points for team Europe. Mutaz Barshim (QAT) could only claim 3rd for Team Asia-Pacific.

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 20: Estevo de Ribas de Sil – Puerto de Ancares (Mobile)

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

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, […]

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 20: Estevo de Ribas de Sil – Puerto de Ancares

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race. Jerez de la Frontera, on the Spanish south coast, will host the opening stage. The Vuelta will then arc counterclockwise, through the south-east and east of the country before crossing the north and finishing in Santiago de Compostel.

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 […]

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazaon – Aramon Valdenirares (Mobile)

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazaon – Aramon Valdenirares

The Vuelta will feature eight mountain stages, five hill stages, five flat stages, and three time trials (one team and two individual), two of which will appear at the beginning and end of the race.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Men’s Gold

New duo Pedro Solberg Salgado and Alvaro Filho (BRA) score gold in one of their first outings, defeating the most improved team of the year Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins (LAT) 15-21, 21-17, 15-12

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Men’s Top Scores

Check out the best scores of the medal matches, featuring some solid blocks and some hard fought rallies, as Brazil took Gold 2-1 and USA took Bronze 2-0.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Men’s Bronze

Jacob Gibb and Casey Patterson (USA) becomes the fourth different duo from the USA to win medals on the Tour this season, defeating Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst (AUT) 23-21, 21-18.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam: Stare Jablonki, Poland: Men’s Bronze & Gold

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is in Poland this week – on the site of last year’s massive US$1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships – for the very popular double-gender US$800,000 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, which will take place on the spacious and picturesque grounds of the pristine Hotel Anders.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Women’s Top Scores

Check out the best scores of the medal matches, with some great rallies, quick shots and nice saves as Larissa Franca and Talita Da Rocha take Gold and Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler (GER) take Bronze.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Women’s Gold

Larissa Franca and Talita Da Rocha (BRA) defeat Laura Ludwig with new partner Julia Sude (GER) 21-14, 19-21, 16-14. It’s their second straight Gold medal this season.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Talita Interview

Talita Da Rocha (BRA) talks about her hard fought win with Larissa Franca over Laura Ludwig with and Julia Sude (GER) for Gold.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Stare Jablonki: Women’s Bronze

Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler (GER) claim Bronze over Taiana Lima and Fernanda Alves (BRA), 21-17, 21-16. It’s their four medal this season and their first Bronze, in a great year for them.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam: Stare Jablonki, Poland: Women’s Bronze & Gold

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is in Poland this week – on the site of last year’s massive US$1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships – for the very popular double-gender US$800,000 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, which will take place on the spacious and picturesque grounds of the pristine Hotel Anders.

2014 Diamond League: Paris: Okagbare wins Women’s 200m

Blessing Okagbare (NGR) tooke the Women’s 200m in 22.32, keeping her first in the Diamond Race Standing. She had previously won the bronze for the same event in 2013 at the Moscow World Championships.

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: Dwyer Beats Phelps in 200m IM

In the Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Conor Dwyer beats Michael Phelps and wins the Arena Grand Prix, winning $20k and a 1-year BMW lease.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Missy Franklin wins 100m Backstroke

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Missy Franklin (USA) beats out Elizabeth Pelton and newcomer Amy Bilquist with a total time of 1:00.99.

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 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Caitlin Leverenz wins Arena Grand Prix with 200m IM

Caitlin Leverenz takes first in the 200m Individual Medley, thus winning the Arena Grand Prix along with $20k and a BMW lease.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Top Interviews from the Last Day

Listen to Missy Franklin, Caitlin Leverenz, and Conor Dwyer talk about winning their races from the last day of the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara, CA.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Agnel and Phelps get 1st and 2nd in 200m Freestyle

In the Men’s 200m freestyle, teammates Yannick Agnel and Michael Phelps get 1st and 2nd place, respectively.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Agnel and Phelps Interview

US Teammate, Yannick Agnel and Michael Phelps talk about getting 1 and 2 for their team in the 200m Freestyle.

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 400m Medley

In the Women’s 400m IM, Elizabeth Beisel takes her first win of the night with a total time of 4:33.52.

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 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Top Interviews

Listen to Elizabeth Beisel (USA) after winning both her races and Missy Franklin (USA) after winning the 200m Freestyle.

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 […]

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 […]

Olympic Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez Signs With Chicago White Sox

Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Olympic silver medalist Eddy Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a post on his Instagram account. Alvarez, a short-track speed skater, won the silver in the 5,000m relay at the Sochi Olympics. The 24-year-old played college baseball in 2011 […]

Olympic Figure Skaters Tanith Belbin and Charlie White are Engaged

Charlie White and Tanith Belbin (Instagram: charlieawhite) By Seth Rubinroit Olympic ice dancing champion Charlie White announced on Twitter that he proposed to longtime girlfriend Tanith Belbin while on vacation in Hawaii. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for the best time in our life! Hashtag she said yes!!! http://t.co/6s8MRyfSnL — Charlie White (@CharlieaWhite) June […]

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 […]

2014 Diamond League: Shanghai: Okagbare wins Long Jump and 200m

Blessing Okagbare (NGR) first won the long jump at 6.86 meters, by just .1 over Ivana Spanovic (SRB), then later beat Anthonique Strachan (BAH) by .14 seconds, at 22.36 to win the Women’s 200m.

2014 Diamond League: Shanghai: Aregawi wins 1500m

2013 World Champ Abeba Aregawi (SUI) beats former World Champ (2011) Jenny Smipsons (USA) by 1.70 seconds at 3:58.72, in the first Diamond League race this season.

2014 Four Days of Dunkerque: Day 2: Demare wins

On a wet rainy day, last year’s race winner Arnaud Demare (FDJ) chases down the break away rider and wins stage 2 in the final meters. Demare also maintaining his GC lead by 16 seconds, thanks to time bonuses.

2014 Four Days of Dunkerque: Day 1: Demare wins

Last year’s tour winner, Arnaud Demare (FDJ), wins Stage 1 of the 2014 Four Days of Dunkerque cycling race with an impressive sprint finish.

Michael Phelps to Continue Comeback at Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte

Michael Phelps (Reuters/Jeff Haynes)  Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  UPDATE: Ryan Lochte has scratched from the Charlotte Grand Prix. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Florida) and Allison Schmitt (Canton, Michigan), who have combined to win 39 career Olympic medals, are expected to […]

Witness Feared Pistorius Might Shoot Himself

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/POOL (Reuters) – A defense witness in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius told the court on Monday she feared the double amputee would shoot himself with the gun he used to kill his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year. Carice Viljoen and her father Johan, the manager […]

Michael Phelps Expected to Return at Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) are expected to headline a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, slated for April 24-26 at the Skyline Aquatic Center. […]

NFL’s DeMarcus Ware: “It’s not just a run for me.”

NFL star DeMarcus Ware (Red Bull Content Pool) Football star DeMarcus Ware had a frightening accident on the field in 2009 — severely spraining his neck after slamming headfirst into a lineman. After a few anxious moments, the immobilized player was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. At the time, it was unknown […]

2014 E3 Harelbeke: Nasty Crash

In a day full of bunch crashes, the nasty one included only a few riders landing on top of each other.

2014 E3 Harelbeke Race Win

In a crash filled day, the favorites gets separated with three time winner Fabian Cancellara struggling in the back and Peter Sagan surviving to win the sprint finish.

2014 Grand Prix E3 Harelbeke: Belgium

The E3 Harelbeke is an annual cycling race in the Flanders area of Belgium. The race starts and finishes in Harelbeke over 210 kilometres. The event is organized by the Hand in Hand Cycling Club of Harelbeke and is on the UCI World Tour calendar.

Run As One: Joe O’Hare and Robert Haley, Boston EMS, Command Center

Members of Boston’s Emergency Medical Services teams were among the first to respond to the blasts on the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Joe O’Hare and Robert Haley were at the center of the department’s immediate and well-coordinated efforts, and credit their staff who work and train every day with minimizing the casualties of the tragic event. The entire Boston EMS is committed to doing what they do best to make sure the 2014 Boston Marathon is safe for runners and spectators.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross: Are: Crashes

Check out the crashes from the FIS Ski Cross Event.

2014 FIS Freestlye World Cup: Are, Sweden: Men & Ladies Ski Cross Finals

The FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup is an annual freestyle skiing competition, arranged by the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1980. The events currently include Moguls, Aerials, Ski cross, Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions.

2014 Indoor Track and Field Championship: Aregawi wins Women’s 1500m

Abeba Aregawi (SWE) wins Women’s 1500m by leaps and bounds. This is her 3rd gold in the 1500m since 2013.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Are: Pietilae-Holmner 2nd

Maria Pietilae-Holmner (SWE) gets her fourth podium this season, and 7th career, she’s now ranked 4th in Slalom for the season, with two races left.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Are: Hoefl-Riesch 7th

Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) puts more pressure on Anna Fenninger (AUT) in the Overall by taking the lead back by 29 points, as Fenninger didn’t race today.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Are: Shiffrin wins

Current World and Olympic champ Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) wins her second straight World Cup Slalom as well, with this win, only the Final is left.

 
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