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Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman Added to USA Gymnastics National Team

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Gabrielle Douglas and Alexandra Raisman will be added this month to the USA Gymnastics National Team, according to an announcement from U.S. women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi. Douglas is the reigning Olympic all-around champion, while Raisman was the 2012 Olympic floor exercise champion. Both were […]

Gabby Douglas Named Best Female Athlete at Kids’ Choice Sports

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) By Max Meyer Gabby Douglas was the big winner last night at Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports 2014, taking home awards for Best Female Athlete and Queen of Swag. The U.S. gymnast beat out several female Olympians in both categories, including Lindsey Vonn, Gracie Gold and Lolo Jones. […]

Gabrielle Douglas Helps Youth Gymnasts Set World Record for Simultaneous Cartwheels

Gabrielle Douglas (Courtesy of USA Gymnastics) PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 – Gymnasts from 14 Pittsburgh-area gymnastics clubs, led by two-time Olympic gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, made history on Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge when they set the record for simultaneous cartwheels at 735, smashing the previous world record of 482 […]

Gabby Douglas Will Attend First Camp Since 2012 Olympics

Gabby Douglas (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Women’s National Team camp for June, which will be led by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, begins on Monday, June 2, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, near Huntsville, Texas. This will […]

Douglas named AP’s Female Athlete of the Year for 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 2012 – 2012 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, was named the Associated Press’ 2012 Female Athlete of the Year, beating out the likes of Missy Franklin, Alex Morgan and Serena Williams. A panel of AP sports editors from around the United States votes on the […]

Gymnasts Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber take North Carolina by storm

2012 Olympic Champion gymnasts Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber take North Carolina by storm with their new #Gymnamstyle, making stops at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, a local bowling alley, Cheer Extreme Charlotte and North Carolina State University!

Douglas wins 2012 WSF Sportswoman of the Year honors

(L-R) Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, and Anastasia “Nastia” Liukin attend the 33rd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2012—2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, […]

Douglas heralds change in world order

U.S. gymnasts,from left, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women’s team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. With the gymnastics competition over, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team is beginning to realize […]

Golden Douglas just wants to walk her dog

U.S. gymnast and gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas concentrates before a performance during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) By Avril Ormsby LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Gabby Douglas said she just wanted to go home to the United States to […]

Douglas beats Komova to all-around gold

Gabrielle Douglas (USA), right, celebrates with coach Liang Chow after winning the women’s individual all-around final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Smiling 16-year-old Gabby Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around […]

2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Gabrielle Douglas wins Trials

Winning by .100 points over the World and National Champ Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle leads the American Women to London.

Douglas and Wieber book London berths

U.S. gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas (L-R) cry as they are introduced as members of the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California, July 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, July 1 (Reuters) – An emotional Gabby Douglas […]

2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Trials – Day One: Gabrielle Douglas

After day one, Gabrielle Douglas sits in 2nd overall, just .300 points behind Jordyn Wieber, with 61.400 points.

2012 Visa Championships: Women’s Day 2: Douglas Goes Dos

Hampered by a fall on Balance Beam, Gabby Douglas still managed the highest score on Uneven Bars (15.85) to take home second, just .200 behind Jordyn Wieber.

2012 Visa Championships: Day 1: Gabrielle Douglas ties for lead

After day one in St. Louis, Gabrielle Douglas ties Jordyn Wieber for the lead with 60.650 points.

2012 Secret U.S. Classic: Douglas on Uneven Bars

Though not competing in the all-around, Gabrielle Douglas scores the highest on the uneven bars with a 15.700.

Gabrielle Douglas dominates Uneven Bars

2012, Everett, Washington, USA, Pacific Rim Women’s Gymnastics Championships, though she was 19th in the All Around, Douglas (USA) had the highest score on the Uneven Bars, 15.150.

African Team Set to Make History at Tour de France

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Jan 14 (Reuters) – Douglas Ryder could not contain himself when a text message popped up on his phone on Wednesday informing him that his MTN-Qhubeka team would become the first African-based cycle outfit to take part in the Tour de France. The South African team were handed one of five wildcard […]

Female Bobsledders Ready to Make History

Elana Meyers (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries will be the first women to compete in the four-man bobsled discipline in a World Cup event when the tour makes its second stop of the […]

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 […]

San Jose and St. Louis to Host Olympic Team Trials

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman recently return to USA Gymnastics National Team. Dec. 4 (Reuters) – The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s gymnastics has been awarded to San Jose, California, and the men’s trials to St. Louis, USA Gymnastics announced on Thursday. The women’s trials are set for […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue Win Bronze at Trophee Bompard

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) Trophee Bompard concluded today from Bordeaux, France with Team USA taking home bronze medals in ladies and ice dance. Ashley Wagner won her second medal of the Grand Prix season, adding to the silver she earned at Skate Canada last month. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue became bronze […]

2014 Trophée Bompard is Coming

Ashley Wagner (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Ten U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 Trophée Bombard, the fifth event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 20-22, in Bordeaux, France. Ladies Ashley Wagner, a 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist, will […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

Simone Biles Named Sportswoman of Year

Simone Biles (L) and Nastia Liukin at the Women’s Sports Foundation’ gala (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) CLICK HERE to see Simone Biles defend herself against a bee attack on the podium! By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week’s world gymnastics championships in China, including the […]

2014 USA Bobsled & Skeleton Athlete Award Recipients

Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2014)- Eleven USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes were honored for their 2013-2014 season accomplishments in Colorado Springs on Saturday evening at the seventh annual gala awards dinner. The gala concluded a four-day national team camp at the Olympic Training Center. […]

U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2014-15 Team Envelopes

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compose the A, B, C and D (developmental) team envelopes for the 2014-15 season. The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete’s performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions during the […]

USA Rugby Rising: How To Train A Scrum

USA Women’s Eagles Scrum Coach Farrah Douglas teaches techniques to scrum like a USA Eagle.

Meyers and Evans shatter start record to lead U.S. women

Courtesy of Koenigssee, Germany (Jan. 11, 2013) – Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.) had a record-breaking result in the women’s bobsled World Cup race this morning to solidify themselves as one of the fastest teams in the world. Meyers and Evans powered the KOA sled off the block with a […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 9

 No. 9: Gymnast McKayla Maroney is #NotImpressed Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. After being heavily favored to win the women’s individual vault at the London Games, U.S. Gymnast McKayla Maroney expressed disappointment with her silver medal performance with a […]

World Cup tour stops in French Alps before holiday break

LA PLAGNE, France (Dec. 11, 2012)-The World Cup tour stops this week in the mountains of La Plagne, France for the final event before the holiday break. The La Plagne track was the sliding venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics, whose host city was neighboring Albertville. This is the second season in a row that […]

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 […]

World Cup continues in Winterberg, Germany

WINTERBERG, Germany (Dec. 4, 2012)- After a one-week hiatus following the North American portion of the tour, the World Cup circuit will continue in Winterberg, Germany this week. Races will take place from Dec. 7-9, and will include the first team event of the season. The detailed schedule is as follows, with all times listed […]

Alpine World Cup: Men’s Beaver Creek Super G Results

Dec 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the World Cup Beaver Creek, CO, Men’s Super G FOR THE 2012-2013 FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP STANDINGS: CLICK HERE Results Name Run 1. Matteo Marsaglia (Italy) 1:14.68 2. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 1:14.95 3. Hannes Reichelt (Austria) 1:15.38 4. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:15.42 5. Werner Heel (Italy) 1:15.56 […]

Fierce Five appear in 2012 Macy’s Parade

(L-R) U.S. Olympic gymnasts Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas attend 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images) The Fierce Five℠ – of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber – were among the […]

Rookie women’s bobsled team posts respectable finishes on tough Olympic track

WHISTLER, British Columbia (Nov. 23, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team finished 9-10-11 in their first event together on the challenging 2010 Olympic course. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) were the top U.S. finishers in their first competitive event at the Whistler Sliding Centre, while Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

World Cup action continues on Friday in Whistler

World Cup Women’s Bobsled live online streaming will be made available for free to DIRECTV, DISH and Hawaiian Telcom subscribers (based on your package) on Friday, November 23rd starting at 11:00pm ET/8:00pm PT. The event will be posted on our homepage, as well as in our Winter Sports section. Note: This is the only event […]

2012 Olympians visit White House

President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Courtesy of WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, […]

Women’s bobsled team on cusp of medaling in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 16, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team put together another solid day of results in the second World Cup competition of the season today. Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) and Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) were on the cusp of medaling in fourth place, while Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Emily Azevedo […]

U.S. women’s bobsled team earn silver and bronze medals in World Cup opener

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team has a goal of finishing 1-2-3 at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the talented squad proved they are on track by earning silver and bronze in today’s World Cup season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones […]

Skate America: The first medals awarded

Japanese skaters gold medal winner Takahiko Kozuka (center), silver medal winner Yuzuru Hanyu (left) and bronze medal winner Tatsuki Machida (right) stand atop the podium after sweeping the overall men’s competition at the Hilton HHonors Skate America in Kent, Washington October 20, 2012. This three-day competition is the first event of the 2012 ISU Grand […]

Mahbanoozadeh to compete at 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America

Armin Mahbanoozadeh competes in the men’s short program during Hilton HHonors Skate America at Citizens Business Bank Arena on October 21, 2011 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Colorado Springs, Colo. – U.S. Figure Skating announced that Armin Mahbanoozadeh will compete at 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America, set for Oct. 19-21, at the […]

Shawn Johnson, DWTS partner Derek Hough are special guests at Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Shawn Johnson (L) and Derek Hough attend the Premiere Of Summit Entertainment’s “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on September 10, 2012, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2012— Four-time 2008 Olympic-medalist Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dancing with the Stars […]

Twenty golden moments of the 2012 Games

Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]

Americans storm to women’s team gold

USA gymnasts Alexandra Raisman (left) and Jordyn Weiber (center), McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross (right) celebrate winning the goal medal in the women’s gymnastics team competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Jordyn Wieber sparkled and Gabby Douglas dazzled […]

U.S. women lead team rankings after three of five subdivisions in qualification round

Courtesy of USAGYM.ORG LONDON, July 29, 2012 – After three of five subdivisions in the qualification round, the U.S. women lead the team standings with a total of 181.863, finishing ahead of Great Britain (170.656) and Italy (168.397), respectively, at the 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena. The qualification round determines which countries […]

U.S. shine but Wieber fails to make cut

Jordyn Wieber (USA) cries after her last routine during the women’s qualifications during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – The United States outclassed defending Olympic champions China to set the pace in the women’s gymnastics qualifying round on Sunday but […]

Flying Squirrel and Wieber Fever meet in London

Jordyn Wieber (USA) during practice on the vault in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Gymnastics Venue. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Steve Keating LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Team mates one day, heated rivals the next, American gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber may not be Michael Phelps and Ryan […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #6

Who will emerge as the next U.S. women’s gymnastics star from the five person roster (reduced from seven by the IOC) on a team favored to win its first gold since 1996?  (Photo by Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports By age four, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber already had taken their […]

Tracking The Trials: July 11, 2012

It was a 12-day mini-Olympics, a stretch ending July 1 that delighted us with the overlapping U.S. trials for track and field, swimming and gymnastics. Out of these 12 days of Christmas-in-summer came the rosters for perhaps the three most high-profile sports at the Games. We were served heaping helpings of high-end performance, along with […]

London set for ‘Wieber Fever’ in gymnastics

U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber performs her floor exercise at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California June 29, 2012. The prospect of a U.S. one-two in the Olympic Games women’s all-around competition gained fresh momentum after Gabby Douglas upset favorite Jordyn Wieber on the final day of the American gymnastics trials. Picture taken […]

U.S. trials ‘weird’ for retired Johnson

USA Gymnastics Olympian Shawn Johnson (left), USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny (center), and P&G vice president of North American operations & marketing Jodi Allen (right) address the media in a press conference announcement during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, July 2 […]

2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Jordyn Wieber finishes 2nd

The current World and National Champ, Wieber finishes .100 points behind Gabrielle Douglas, as both head to London.

Wieber in early control at U.S. gymnastics trials

Jordyn Wieber makes her approach while attempting a vault during practice for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – World all-around champion Jordyn Wieber lived up to her top billing by taking control with her customary […]


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