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Kjetil Jansrud Sweeps Races in Lake Louise

Kjetil Jansrud (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Patrick Lang LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Kjetil Jansrud is quietly taking over as the leader of Norwegian skiing. Jansrud won both weekend races at Lake Louise as the absence of Norway’s flag-bearer Aksel Lund […]

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 […]

Voigt sets new hour record

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling’s governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of […]

OCA throws Iran official out of Asiad

(Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) apologized on Wednesday after an Iranian official was thrown out of the Asian Games in South Korea after being charged with sexual harassment. Police had charged the official following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium. A Palestine soccer player has […]

This 12-toed Indian Athlete knows where the shoe pinches

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI (Reuters) – Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level – squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five. Born with six toes in each foot, the 18-year-old from a poor family in Jalpaiguri […]

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

Obama: When it Comes to Head Injuries in Sports, Don’t Just ‘Suck it Up’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday more effort is needed to prevent concussions in young athletes, including greater awareness of the severity of head injuries, which are too often dismissed as headaches instead of serious brain trauma. Obama, speaking at a White House conference highlighting the risks of concussions to young […]

2013 FIBT Skeleton World Cup: Park City: Pikus-Pace wins

Last week in Calgary, Noelle Pikus-Pace (USA) was stripped of her win, due to equipment disqualification. This week on her home track, she fights back with setting a track record and hopefully, a win that will stick.

Winter 101: Ski Jumping

During Winter 101, we educate the average viewer on the ins and outs of the different sports competing at Sochi. These educational pieces include everything from explaining scoring to breaking down the more technical aspects of equipment and technique. On this episode, we break down how to score points and win gold in Ski Jumping at the Sochi Winter Games.

Winter 101: Figure Skating

During Winter 101, we educate the average viewer on the ins and outs of the different sports competing at Sochi. These educational pieces include everything from explaining scoring to breaking down the more technical aspects of equipment and technique. On this episode, we break down the inaugural team figure skating event that will be included in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

Weirather secures maiden win, Maze on course for record

By Manuele Lang GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, March 1 (Reuters) – Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather denied World Cup winner Tina Maze by securing her maiden success in a women’s super-G on Friday, emulating her illustrious parents and adding a 40th victory to the family collection. The daughter of Austrian former downhill world champion Harti Weirather and former world […]

Ladies complete final downhill training run

LAKE LOUISE, Canada – Today was the ladies final training run before Friday’s opening World Cup Downhill race at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn did not start on the darker, cloudy day. The flat light didn’t seem to faze Marion Rolland of France, who once again took the lead in today’s training run with a time […]

Svindal is on a roll and wins last downhill training in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK – The third and last downhill training in Beaver Creek was yet another showcase at the Birds of Prey course at its best. In the three days of training, the weather and course conditions stayed consistent and provided skiers with an opportunity to properly test the challenging course. After winning both the downhill […]

Winning Svindal at home in Lake Louise

By Patrick Lang LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov 24 – Aksel Lund Svindal made the most of his experience and terrain knowledge to clinch his fourth World Cup victory in Lake Louise, this time in a downhill, on Saturday. “To me, it’s like home here. The snow, the cold, the landscape, it’s very similar to Norway […]

Ligety adapts fastest to skis he dislikes

Ted Ligety of the U.S. clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Soelden Men’s Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, October 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety won the opening giant slalom of the […]

American Ligety takes emphatic Soelden victory

By Patrick Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 28 (Reuters) – World champion Ted Ligety mastered difficult weather conditions and new skis to win the opening giant slalom of the alpine skiing World Cup season for the second time in succession in Soelden on Sunday. The American outclassed his rivals to win in a combined time of […]

Take a Seat: Eygpt – Episode Guide

Premieres October 1, 2012 Mondays at 8:00 PM ET/PT October 1 through November 12 A Universal Sports Network original series in association with Encompass Films. Synopsis Take a Seat: Egypt (7 x 30 minutes) is a documentary series that follows British adventurer and independent filmmaker Dominic Gill, 32, as he explores the country of Egypt […]

US Anti-Doping Agency strips Armstrong of titles for cheating

Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis ride together doing a practice session in Luz-Ardiden in this July 22, 2003 file photo. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files) By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Keating Aug 24 (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins and handed a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency […]

Mother doesn’t always know best

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber (USA) (right) listens as her mother Rita Wieber (left) answers a question during the Procter & Gamble “thank you, mom” press conference featuring USA Olympic athletes and their mothers. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE) By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – If Jordyn Wieber’s mother had freaked out and followed her maternal […]

U.S. Men train in Olympic competition venue on podium today

Danell Leyva of the United States of America practices during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) LONDON, July 25 – The U.S. men trained on the competition equipment and had a chance to experience the arena during today’s podium training at the 2012 […]

Unsung Sports: Lost events

Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]

“O” Fun Facts

• “O” is a big family, some sort of home away from home for most of the 85 Performers who come from over 20 different countries. • “O” features the largest contingent of Olympic Athletes of any of the Cirque du Soleil productions, with 9 of our performers having participated in one or more Olympic […]


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Whether Armless or Inspirational, Stutzman defies conventional descriptions

Photo courtesy of By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Matt Stutzman is a recent recruit to the world of competitive bows and arrows but the man who calls himself The Armless Archer has, in little more than a year, made an enormous impact on the sport. Stutzman, 28, fired his way into archery […]

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