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Lindsey Vonn Discusses Her Comeback

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Vonn is expected to race for the first time in 2014 on Friday, December 5 at 2:30 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports Network. The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus […]

IOC to Discuss Possible Olympic Recognition for Kosovo

Flag of Kosovo (Shutterstock) By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, Oct 22 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials. “We can confirm that Kosovo will be addressed at the Executive Board (starting […]

Ryan Lochte Discusses Michael Phelps’ DUI Arrest

Ryan Lochte (left) and Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Matt York) By Seth Rubinroit Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested Tuesday morning for drunken driving. Longtime swimming rival Ryan Lochte did not hold back when asked by TMZ Sports about Phelps’ arrest: “I’m not concerned…he just makes dumb decisions.” “He has so […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

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.

Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

(Reuters) – Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes. Earlier this month, IOC members voted to allow multiple cities and countries to host events at future Games, one of a number of […]

U.S. Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) By Rory Carroll REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are […]

2016 Olympic Track and Field Schedule Announced

Christian Taylor (REUTERS/Christine Olsson/Scanpix) LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Eight track and field finals, including the women’s 10,000m and men’s triple jump, will be held during morning sessions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) said on Monday. At a council meeting in Monaco last month, the IAAF outlined […]

USA Bobsled Sweeps World Cup Podium

USA Bobsled on the Podium in Lake Placid (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. The American women’s bobsled team swept the World Cup podium in Lake Placid today for only the third time in U.S. history. Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

Universal Sports Interviews: Tina Maze

Winner of the Ladies’ Giant Slalom in Are, Sweden, Tina Maze (SLO), is interviewed and discusses how she felt during race day.

Existing Olympic Sports Could Lose Events

By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles. No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of […]

IOC Announces Sweeping Changes

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement. Sweeping alterations to […]

Universal Sports: USA’s Big Weekend

Steve Schlanger and AJ Kitt discuss the big weekend for the USA at Lake Louise with the return of Lindsey Vonn and the first time ever podium sweep for the USA in Downhill.

Universal Sports: USA’s Big Day

Steve Schlanger and AJ Kitt discuss the big day for the USA Ladies’ at Lake Louise, including Lindsey Vonn’s win in only her 2nd race back.

Universal Sports Interviews: Vonn on win

Lindsey Vonn is interviewed after her big win in her return to skiing. Discusses what it is like to be back and how it feels to have a USA sweep on the podium.

Universal Sports Reviews: 2014-15 Alpine World Cup: Lake Louise: Ladies’ Downhill

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and AJ Kitt discuss the Ladies’ Downhill race in Lake Louise, including Lindsey Vonn’s return to competition and Tina Maze’s win.

Seb Coe on a Mission to Save Track & Field

Sebastian Coe (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – When Seb Coe was at the peak of his powers in the 1980s athletics attracted huge TV audiences and often dominated the back pages of newspapers around the world. Thirty years on the sport is fighting to make a connection with the […]

Sebastien Coe Plans to Run for IAAF Presidency

Sebastian Coe (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By Ossian Shine LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics’ governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gold medalist Sebastian Coe confirmed he would […]

Universal Sports Reviews: 2014 Lake Louise Men’s Downhill

Steve Schlanger and Doug Lewis discuss Kjetil Jansrud’s (NOR) win and Marco Sullivan’s (USA) 5th place finish.

Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled

On November 18, 2014, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. During the public launch of the recommendations at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI), Bach called the 20+20 proposals “the culmination of a year of open, transparent and […]

IOC Will Unveil Major Olympic Changes Next Week

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Karolos Grohmann Nov 14 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the […]

Germany plans doping law with prison terms for offenders

(Reuters) – The German government on Wednesday will unveil a draft bill that foresees jail terms and stiff fines for top athletes, coaches and managers who use or acquire banned substances, in an effort to crack down on drug users in elite sports. The draft bill will still need to be discussed in parliament and […]

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 […]

Bach tells IOC members ‘it’s time’ for change

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called on sports leaders to quit talking and start taking action to reform the way the body runs the Olympics. Bach used his opening address at the Association of National Olympic Committees general assembly (ANOC) in Bangkok on Friday to urge delegates […]

U.S. A Sleeping Giant of World Rugby: Wallabies’ Greats

Sam Cane of the All Blacks scores a try during the International Test Match between the United States of America and the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field on November 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the […]

Rita Jeptoo Requests B Test

Rita Jeptoo (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) NAIROBI, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has asked for a B test after failing an out-of-competition doping test in September, officials said on Tuesday. Jeptoo met Kenyan athletics chiefs who informed her that she had been provisionally […]

Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday for girlfriend’s killing

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MUJAHID SAFODIEN/POOL (Reuters) – A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa’s history – and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country’s justice system. The Olympic and Paralympic runner was convicted of […]

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 […]

Justin Gatlin Not a Finalist for World Athlete of the Year

Justin Gatlin (REUTERS/Eric Vidal) LONDON, Oct 17 (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 […]

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 […]

Winter Olympics May Have to Move for 2022 World Cup

Olympic Rings (Shutterstock) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top […]

Thailand Off Course on Hosting Tour de France

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Julien Pretot BANGKOK/PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Thailand boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday, much to the surprise of organizers of the world’s greatest cycle race who said they were only discussing staging a low key one-day in the Southeast Asian nation. […]

Interbike 2014: Leigh Donovan Interview

Recent Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductee and cycling legend Leigh Donovan sits down with Craig Hummer to discuss her career and the future of women’s cycling.

Interbike 2014: Nelson Vails Interview

1984 Track Cycling Silver Medalist Nelson Vails discusses his current activities and shares a bit of his past achievements.

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance with International Basketball Federation’s […]

CEO to step down of Livestrong group founded by cyclist Armstrong

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALLISON JOYCE (Reuters) – The CEO of the Livestrong cancer foundation started by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong announced his resignation on Tuesday after a tenure in which the organization went from a being global brand to losing millions after Armstrong’s doping scandal. Doug Ulman, who helped develop the foundation that aids cancer patients and […]

IRB Ready to Sniff Out Sevens “Fraudsters”

By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Any 20-stone prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for the 15-man game should think again after the sport’s governing body said on Monday it will be alert to such underhand dealings. The International Rugby […]

Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

(Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had “broken the ice” when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics. Saudi Arabia is the only country among the 45 competing nations at the Asian Games, […]

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 […]

 
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