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IOC meets Saudi Olympic chief, discuss women in Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has met with the new Saudi Arabian Olympic chief to discuss women’s participation in the Games among other issues, amid the country’s failure to send any female athletes to the Asian Games. IOC President Thomas Bach said new Saudi Olympic chief Prince Abdullah bin Musaed bin […]

Marathon Meb Discusses What Motivates Him

Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) What motivates Meb Keflezighi? The 2014 Boston Marathon winner discusses how he made his dreams a reality in this heartfelt Facebook post:

2014 Youth Olympics: Yulong wins Men’s Discus

In the Men’s Discus, Chen Yulong (CHN) was able to come over the top with his last throw of 64.14 meters beating out Clemens Prufer (GER).

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Markovic Wins Discus Throw

Martin Markovic (CRO) wins gold in the Men’s Discus Throw in Eugene with a total distance of 66.94 meters.

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Da Silva wins Discus

Izabela Da Silva (BRA) gets the win at 58.03 meters, out throwing Silver medalist Valarie Allman (USA) by 1.28 meters.

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: Lewis-Smallwood wins discus

In the 9th Diamond League meet, After four straight wins Sandra Perkovic (CRO) has her weakest performance and American Gia Lewis-Smallwood throws a personal best of 67.59 to get the win by 1.29 meters.

IOC President Discusses Brazil’s Preparations for 2016 Rio Games

Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Games (Shutterstock) By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 9 (Reuters) – Brazil has presented an “encouraging report” about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. IOC President Thomas […]

Rowdy Gaines Discusses Michael Phelps’ Comeback

Rowdy Gaines (Seth Rubinroit/Universal Sports) Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  By Seth Rubinroit Racing for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Michael Phelps made a statement, recording the fastest time in the 100m butterfly heats and then finishing second to Ryan Lochte in the 100m butterfly finals at USA Swimming’s […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Harting wins Discus

In Men’s Discus, the current Olympic champ & now a three time World champ (2009, 2011, 2013), Robert Harting nailed 69.11 meters on his 4th throw for the win, by .75 meters over Pitor Malachowski (POL)

2012 Track and Field Junior Championship: Anna Ruh wins Discus

In the final round, the favored Germans took the win from American Shelbi Vaughan, as Anna Ruh wins at 62.38 meters.

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 Olympic Track and Field Trials: Discus, Shot Put and Long Jump

In women’s Discus, Stephanie Brown Trafton wins the title and gets to defend her gold medal from Beijing. Reese Hoffa wins men’s Shot Put, and heads to his third Olympics. And Marquise Goodwin wins the Men’s long jump and heads to London as well.

2014 IAAF Continental Cup: Marrakech, Morocco: Day 1

Some world-leading European athletes invited to compete in Marrakech – based on their results at the European Championships – include pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie, Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers, Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan, Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia, hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek and discus thrower Sandra Perkovic.

Olympic Gold Medalist Drives a V8 Supercar

Tyler Clary testing a V8 Supercar (Courtesy of Ella Bee Media Group) By Seth Rubinroit Think Tyler Clary is fast in the pool? Wait until you see him on the race track. Clary, an Olympic gold medallist, recently won a gold medal at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. While in Australia, he visited […]

Battle of the Continents for Track and Field’s Best

Lashawn Merritt (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) Watch the IAAF Continental Cup on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, at 9 PM ET on Universal Sports or watch LIVE online.  Bernard Lagat was one of the stars of the last IAAF Continental Cup, winning both the 3000m and 5000m in Split. At this year’s edition in Marrakech in 13-14 […]

Asian Games: Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive. The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

Amy Van Dyken is Returning Home

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Seth Rubinroit Amy Van Dyken is set to return to her home in Arizona for the first time since the quad-bike accident that severed her spine and left her paralyzed on June 6. The retired swimmer, who won six Olympic gold medals, has not stepped foot in her house […]

Two German Cities Interested in a 2024 Olympic Bid

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games. The two cities are slugging it out for the […]

North Korea scraps plan to send cheerleaders to Asian Games in South

(Reuters) – North Korea has decided not to send a cheerleading squad to accompany its athletes at the Asian Games to be held inSouth Korea next month, a leading sports official said on Thursday. The reversal of an earlier pledge to send as many as 350 cheerleaders, who have been a popular attraction in their […]

Amos beats Rudisha again, Merritt cruises home

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – Botswana’s Nijel Amos repeated his CommonwealthGames win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men’s 800 meters at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Amos surged down the home straight to win while Rudisha, who tried to attack from the back, did not have the legs to catch him […]

5 Questions with IOC President Thomas Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach at the Youth Olympic Games (Courtesy of FIVB) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. By Seth Rubinroit The most coveted prize at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, besides a gold medal, is a selfie with IOC President Thomas Bach. Bach started a social media […]

Youth Games action starts without Ebola-struck nations

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday they had banned three west African athletes from competing […]

Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie

“It’s crazy how easy it was…I was convinced that [doping] was the only way to continue on doing what I was doing.” – George Hincapie  Universal Sports Exclusive: In-Depth Interview with Former Pro Cyclist George Hincapie to Air this Friday, August 22, at 8 PM ET George Hincapie Was the “Loyal Lieutenant” Who Helped Lance […]

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 […]

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, […]

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

IOC Has to Explain Merits of Games Better, says Bach

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do a better job of explaining the merits of hosting the Games to cities considering an application, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. Only three cities – Oslo, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Beijing – were confirmed as official candidates to host the […]

USN Will Air LIVE Coverage of 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Los Angeles (July 1, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. The biennial International meet […]

IOC urges ‘sustainable’ Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 SummerGames avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said earlier this month that rising labor and construction costs were forcing the Japanese capital to rethink […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

Interview: Sal Masekela on the Mavericks Invitational

By Seth Rubinroit The Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier, high adrenaline big wave surfing contest. Two dozen of the world’s bravest and best surfers gather annually at the legendary Mavericks surf break just 20 minutes south of San Francisco and compete in waves reaching more than 30 feet, in what many consider the toughest big wave conditions in […]

Universal Sports Network: Interview with Scotland Captain Greig Laidlaw

USN caught up with Scotland Rugby Captain Greig Laidlaw to discuss the upcoming test match against the United States in Houston.

Allyson Felix Returns to the Track

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Three Olympic gold medallists and two world champions are among the latest cluster of international stars added to the already glittering line-ups for the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meeting, which can be seen on Universal Sports on May 18 at 8 AM ET LIVE. US hurdler Aries Merritt, multi-medalled […]

No plans to move Rio Games, says IOC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES (Reuters) – London has not been approached about the possibility of staging the 2016 Olympics due to delays in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC said on Friday in pouring cold water on English media reports that the Games could be moved. “There is not a shred of truth in that,” an International […]

IAAF Diamond League Begins in Doha

LaShawn Merritt (REUTERS/Petr Josek) Ten reigning or former Olympic Champions, plus 25 more Olympic Games medalists are poised to compete at the IAAF Diamond League kick-off meeting in Doha on May 9 at 12 PM ET on Universal Sports.  The IDL Doha 2014 will also feature 25 current or former World Champions as well as […]

Rio Olympic preparations ‘worst’ ever : Coates

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO Attending an Olympic forum in Sydney, Coates told delegates that construction had not commenced on some venues, infrastructure was significantly delayed and water quality was also a major concern two years out from the Games. He warned, however, that there was no “plan B” to find another host. “I think this is a worse situation than […]

2014 Women’s Rugby Sevens World Series: Atlanta: Sarah Goss interview

New Zealand’s Sarah Goss discusses how her team was able to shutout Canada to win the Rugby sevens Cup in Atlanta.

2014 Women’s Rugby Sevens World Series: Atlanta: Jessica Javelet interview

USA’s Jessica Javelet talks about what it feels like to play in her 1st international tournament and discusses the USA’s Plate win over Spain.

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Toblach: Marit Bjoergen interview

Marit Bjoergen (NOR) discusses how she picked up her second straight victory this weekend after winning the women’s sprint event today.

2014 Ski Jumping World Cup: Willingen: Kamil Stoch interview

Men’s ski jump winner Kamil Stoch (POL) discusses how excited he is to get the win today after edging out Severin Freund (GER) by 1 point.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Toblach: Marit Bjoergen interview

Marit Bjoergen (NOR) discusses how her win today in the 10km Individual ladies event is preparing her for competition in Sochi next week.

2014 FIS Skiing World Cup: Kitzbühel: Hannes Reichelt interview

Men’s Downhill winner Hannes Reichelt (AUT) discusses his big win today that ended an 8 year drought for Austrians at Kitzbühel.

2014 Mavericks Invitational: Grant Baker interview

Winner Grant Baker discusses how it feel to pick up his 2nd Mavericks title after an 8 year drought and his hopes of chasing down the next Mavericks title sometimes in the near future.

2014 FIS Skiing World Cup: Kitzbühel: Neureuther interview

Men’s Slalom winner Felix Neureuther (GER) discusses how tough it was to get a win today and how good the month of January has been treating him.

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

2014 Figure Skating European Championship: Javier Fernandez interview

The 2014 European Champ, Javier Fernandez, discusses his performance today and how he is preparing for Sochi.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Szklarska Poreba: Justyna Kowalczyk interview

Women’s 10km winner Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) discusses her dominant performance and how good it feels to win on home soil.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Team Russia interview

Men’s Team Sprint winners Maxim Vylegzhanin and Nikita Kriukov (RUS) discuss how they were able to get the win today and preparing for the Sochi Olympics.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Tour de Ski: Sundby wins title

Men’s overall winner Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) discusses how he was able to hold off the chasers to become the 1st Norwegian man to win the Tour de Ski.

2014 UCI Women’s Cyclo-Cross World Cup: Rome: Katherine Compton interview

Race winner Katherine Compton (UCI) discusses how she got her hard fought win today to clutch the overall World Cup title.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Tour de Ski: Astrid Jacobsen interview

Women’s Stage 5 winner and overall leader, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR), discusses how tough it was to get a win today.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Tour de Ski: Ingvild Oestberg interview

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) discusses how it feels to win stage 3 and take over the leader’s jersey.

2013 FIS Skiing World Cup: Lienz: Marlies Schild interview

Marlies Schild (AUT) discuses her historic win to surpass Vreni Schneider (SUI) for the most career Slalom wins.


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