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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.

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 […]

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.

 
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