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Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER (Reuters) – Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany. German officials talked about staging an historic Olympics in East and West […]

2014 Berlin Marathon: Interviews

Dennis Kimetto (KEN) talks about breaking the world record at the Berlin race. Shalane Flanagan (USA) talks about getting 3rd placed in the women’s race, and falling short of beating the American record.

2014 Berlin Marathon: Women’s Race

Tirfi Tsegaye (ETH) takes 1st in the women’s race this year after taking 2nd in 2012, with a total time of 2:20:18.

2014 Berlin Marathon: Men’s Race

Dennis Kimetto (KEN) is the first runner to ever break a marathon under 2:03 hours with a total time of 2:02:57, beating out his training partner Emmanuel Mutai (KEN).

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.

Berlin Marathon: The Journey

Follow the journey of multiple entrants who’ve entered the Berlin Marathon.

Berlin Marathon: Marathon Man

Wilson Kipsang shows what it means to win the Marathon.

Berlin to unveil Olympic Games concept

(Reuters) – Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. “We will answer the questionnaire of the […]

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Dancing Girls

When the players need a time out, these girls keep the action going.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Dancing Girls

When the players need a time out, these girls keep the action going.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Best Scores

Check out the best scores from the men’s medal matches, with great saves and rallies as USA wins Gold and Silver and Brazil take Bronze.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Bronze

The younger team of Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA) defeat their former teammates Emanuel Rego and Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA) in nearly identical sets 21-13, 21-12 for the win.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Women’s Bronze

Karla Borger and Britta Buthe (GER) win their first medal together, crushing Wang Fan and Yuen Yuen (CHN), who won silver earlier this season, in the first set 21-10 then took the second 21-19 for the win.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Women’s Interview

Karla Borger and Britta Buthe (GER) talk about winning Bronze and Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova (CZE) talk about getting their second World Tour victory, the first two ever for the Czech Republic.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Interview

Bruno Oscar Schmidt talks about winning bronze with his new partner Alison Cerutti (BRA) and John Hyden and Tri Bourne (USA) talk about getting their first World Tour victory.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Women’s Gold

Juliana Dasilva and new partner Maria Antonelli (BRA) still for their third silver medal, losing to Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova (CZE) who get their second ever gold 21-14, 18-21, 15-12.

2014 Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Gold

In an all USA final, John Hyden and Tri Bourne (USA) defeat Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena (USA) for their first World Tour win, 21-17, 21-11.

2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin, Germany: Grand Slam Women’s and Men’s Bronze & Gold

Germany takes center stage this week as the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will see its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour present the double-gender US$800,000 FIVB Berlin smart Grand Slam. The FIVB World Tour is in Germany for the 15th time for men and the ninth time for a women’s tournament.

Universal Sports Update: Richardson Takes Berlin

Heather Richardson wins the 1000m long track speed skating event in Berlin.

Wilson Kipsang Breaks Marathon World Record In Berlin

REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]

2013 Berlin Marathon: Women’s race: Kiplagat wins

In the 40th edition of the Berlin Marathon, Kenyan Florence Kiplagat took the lead and held it for the win at 2:21:13, 1:15 ahead of Kenyan Sharon Cherop, at 41 years old, German Irina Mikitenko set a new master record at 2:24:54, taking 3rd.

2013 Berlin Marathon: Women’s race: Kiplagat interview

2011 winner Kenyan Florence Kiplagat talks her race, winning her second Berlin Marathon.

2013 Berlin Marathon: Men’s race: Kipsang interview

The Olympic Bronze medalist, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang talks about his race and breaking the world record.

2013 Berlin Marathon: Men’s race: Kipsang wins

In the 40th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon, Olympic Bronze medalist, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang broke the world record by 15 seconds winning in a time of 2:03:23. Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was 32 seconds back in 2nd.

2013 Berlin Marathon

The Berlin Marathon 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 for both professional and amateur runners.

2013 Berlin Marathon (mobile)

The Berlin Marathon 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 for both professional and amateur runners. This event airs Sept 29 @2:30amET.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Men’s Best Scores

Check out the best scores from a head block, to great rally to a ball that is still live, all from the Men’s medal matches.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Brazil wins Gold

The young team of Vitor Felipe and Evandro Oliveria, (BRA) get their first Grand Slam win over Konstantin Semenov and Viascheslav Krasilnikov (RUS) 21-23, 21-13, 15-10

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Spain wins Bronze

Men’s Bronze Medal Match, Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira (ESP) take down the upstart Italian team of Andrea Tomatis and Alex Ranghieri 21-19, 21-16.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Brazil wins Gold

Women’s Gold Medal Match, Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima (BRA) win their 5th tournament this season, just barely over the home team Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler (GER), 16-21, 23-21, 15-12.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: Best Scores

Check out the best scores from the women’s medal matches.

2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Berlin: USA wins Bronze

Women’s Bronze Medal Match, Jennifer Fopma and Brooke Sweat (USA) win their first FIVB medal, defeating Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova (CZE) 21-18, 17-21, 15-12.

2013 FINA Swimming World Cup: Berlin: Day 2

This year, and for the first time in the history of this competition, the series will kick off on August 7 in Eindhoven, a new Organizer in the series. This shift in the World Cup calendar is aimed at enhancing the participation and exposure of this event by attracting more athletes who will be competing in peak form at the World Championships. The World Cup series 2013 will finish on November 14 in Beijing.

2013 FINA Swimming World Cup: Berlin: Day 1

This year, and for the first time in the history of this competition, the series will kick off on August 7 in Eindhoven, a new Organizer in the series. This shift in the World Cup calendar is aimed at enhancing the participation and exposure of this event by attracting more athletes who will be competing in peak form at the World Championships. The World Cup series 2013 will finish on November 14 in Beijing.

Meyers and Eberling back on the podium with silver medal performance

WINTERBERG, Germany (Dec. 8, 2012)- Three North American sleds finished in the top four in this morning’s women’s bobsled World Cup race in Winterberg, and two were U.S. teams. Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) slid a silver medal performance, while Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) and Emily Azevedo (Chico, Calif.) were […]

Mutai beats Kimetto to win Berlin marathon

Geoffrey Mutai, left, of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 39th Berlin Marathon ahead of his second placed fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto, right, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Kenyan favorite Geoffrey Mutai survived a brave challenge by compatriot and marathon debutant […]

2012 Berlin Marathon: Potty Break

Jan Fitschen, the top Germany finisher on the day in 14th place, lost some precious time as he had to answer natures call in mid-race.

2012 Berlin Marathon: Geoffrey Muati Interview

Geoffrey Muati and fellow Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto, talked about their one-two finish and the missed World Record.

2012 Berlin Marathon: Abreu Kebede Interview

Abreu Kebede (ETH) talkes about her second Berlin Marathon win.

Kebede wins 2012 Berlin Marathon Women’s Race

Aberu Kebede (ETH) wins her second Berlin marathon with a personal best time of 2:20:30, winning by 49 seconds.

Mutai wins 2012 Berlin Marathon

Though the world record was not meant to be for Geoffrey Mutai (KEN), he managed a perfect race with his team, winning at 2:04:15. First time racer Dennis Kimetto (KEN) was a second behind for second place.

2012 Berlin Marathon (REPLAY)

The Berlin Marathon is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards) is a city-wide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate.

2009 IAAF World Championships, Berlin: Bolt Wins Gold x3

In the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Jamaica’s Usuain Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay, and set new world records in two of the three.

2011 Berlin Marathon: Paula Radcliffe gets Olympic qualifying time

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain finishes third in 2:23:46 to earn an Olympic qualifying time at the Berlin Marathon.

2011 Berlin Marathon: Florence Kiplagat wins women’s race

Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat wins the women’s race at the Berlin Marathon in 2:19:44.

2011 Berlin Marathon: Haile Gebrselassie drops out

Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia stops running at the 27.2 kilometer mark, resumes racing only to drop out later during the Berlin Marathon.

2011 FINA World Cup Berlin: Phelps wins 400m IM

Oct. 22, 2011: Watch as American Michael Phelps wins the 400m IM at the FINA World Cup meet in Berlin.

2009 IAAF World Championships, Berlin: Bolt Wins Gold x3

In the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Jamaica’s Usuain Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay, and set new world records in two of the three.

Relive the Year’s Best Moments

What will you remember about 2014? Let us know on Twitter using #Bestof2014. Following a year of record-breaking and history-making performances, Universal Sports Network presents Podium360 Rewind ’14 presented by Netflix this Friday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET. From skiing and track & field to rugby and cycling, Podium360 Rewind ’14 will cover the […]

Kenenisa Bekele Sets Sights on Olympic Marathon Gold

Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Smith DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000m, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games. He may not […]

IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralize its operations by 2020. The IOC said the new building, on the site of their current HQ on the shores of Lake Geneva, would cost a total of 160 million Swiss […]

Mireia Belmonte Breaks Two World Records in One Day

Click here for more about the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m). Dec 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Mireia Belmonte upstaged Katinka Hosszu to break two world records while the Netherlands women’s team shattered the 4×200 freestyle relay mark on the opening day of the world short course swimming championships in Doha on Wednesday. The 24-year-old […]

Brazilian Pair Wins 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Maria Antonelli, left, and Juliana Felisberta Da Silva (Courtesy of FIVB) Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Maria Antonelli have been named FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014 women’s champions with one event remaining. With nearest rivals Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas not competing at the Parana Open two weeks ago and just one Open tournament left […]

 
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