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Gwen Jorgensen Makes History by Winning WTS in Chicago

CHICAGO — USA Triathlon National Team Member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory on Saturday at Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain, making history as the first woman from any country to claim six titles since the series launched in 2009. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) grabbed the tape in […]

Tony Martin Makes History

Tony Martin (Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step) made history on June 1 at the Tour of Belgium, becoming the first cyclist to win the race three years in a row. No cyclist has ever won the five-day event  more than two times. Below are highlights from all five stages, as well as a funny blooper: Stage 1: Stage 2: […]

Kerri Walsh Jennings Becomes the Most Successful Women’s Athlete in World Tour History

By BJ Evans COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 27, 2014) – The U.S. beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross picked up where it left off in 2013 by winning the gold medal at the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open in China on Sunday. In the gold medal match, Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) and Ross (Costa Mesa, […]

Race Room: Super Combined History

Steve Porino and Christin Cooper go over the Super Combined, it’s history, it’s goal and it’s future.

2013 FIS Skiing World Cup: Courchevel: Marlies Schild makes Slalom history

After suffering from the longest losing streak in her career, Marlies Schild (AUT) tied the women’s all-time record for WC Slalom wins with 34. The original record was set by Vreni Schneider in 1995.

Davis, White become the first team in U.S. history to win two World Titles

DENVER, Colo. – 2010 Olympic ice dancing silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White made figure skating history this past weekend, becoming the only U.S. ice dancing team to ever win two World titles. The team already made the record books in 2011, when they captured their first World title, becoming the first U.S. ice […]

Universal Sports Reviews: The history of the 4Man Bobsled Championship

John Morgan and Martin Haven discuss the historic St. Moritz track and the Four Man Hughbert Martin World Championship Cup.

Countdown To London: Running All The Way To History

We started things off with Track, and South African runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to make Olympic history. Pistorius will be the first amputee athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Santini SMS: Passion & History

They are the clothing partner and provider of many pro Cycling teams, the UCI world championships, The Australian National Team… and Australia’s new Green Edge pro team.

Countdown To London: Esparza Makes History

History has been made; Marlen Esparza has become the first American woman to qualify for Olympic Boxing, ever.

Rugby: Team USA prepares to take on the New Zealand All Blacks

The USA Eagles arrived for their first day of training on a practice pitch just outside of downtown Chicago. The squad began preparation for one of the greatest challenges in USA Rugby history, taking on the New Zealand All Blacks on American turf this Saturday.

Justin Gatlin and Francena McCorory Named NACAC Athletes of the Year

Justin Gatlin (L) and Francena McCorory INDIANAPOLIS — Four American athletes were honored by the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA) and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) as the top track and field athletes in the region for 2014. Justin Gatlin and Francena McCorory were selected as the Senior Male and […]

Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Big Season Opening ahead in Soelden

It is ‘go time’ for the 2014/15 Audi FIS Ski World Cup this weekend in Soelden (AUT) as the new season traditionally gets underway with two giant slaloms on the Rettenbach glacier. In the past weeks, Soelden has been hit by warm temperatures but the hard work put in by the Organising Committee to preserve […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison: prosecutor

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MUJAHID SAFODIEN (Reuters) – Prosecutors called on Friday for South African Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius to be jailed for at least 10 years for killing his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, and sentencing in his sensational trial was set for Tuesday. Pistorius, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby and […]

USA Women’s Volleyball Wins World Championship

USA Volleyball (Courtesy of FIVB) MILAN, Italy (Oct. 12, 2014) – Team USA made history on Sunday,  beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women’s program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at […]

“Prison would ‘break’ Pistorius” – Defense Witness

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – South African athlete Oscar Pistorius would be “broken as a person” if he were jailed for killing his girlfriend because of his disability and psychological problems, a defense witness at his sentencing hearing said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic athlete, whose lower legs were amputated as a […]

Nanjing Athletes Pledge for a Brighter Future

In the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games, during the closing ceremony of Nanjing 2014, the 3,800 athletes pledged to become ambassadors both on and off the field of play, while encouraging those around them to embrace the Olympic values and help inspire a generation. Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ […]

USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Championship

USA Basketball players with their trophy at the FIBA World Championship (AP Photo) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a dominating 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The […]

Rio 2016 Progress Impressive, Says IOC in Change of Tone

Rio de Janeiro (Shutterstock) By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In a dramatic change of tone Olympic officials said on Wednesday they were impressed by progress being made in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games, just months after the preparations were described by one member as “the worst” ever. […]

FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup

Click here for a synchronized swimming photo gallery.  A new page of history will be written this week as Université Laval’s PEPS aquatic center hosts the 13th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup for the first time on Canadian soil. Of the 250 national team members present, 107 athletes will be in action over four days of competition […]

Eugene Bids to Host IAAF World Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross competing in Eugene, Oregon in 2012 (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola)  By Gene Cherry Sept 25 (Reuters) – Eugene, Oregon will bid for the 2019 IAAF world athletics championships, seeking to become the first U.S. city to host the biennial event, officials said on Thursday. Barcelona and Doha are also bidding for the championships, which attract the world’s top […]

Top Paralympic Moments

Matt Stutzman at the London 2012 Paralympic Games (Paul Cunningham/US PRESSWIRE) Click here to learn about the 2014 Warrior Games. By Seth Rubinroit The London 2012 Paralympic Games was named the No. 1 moment in the 25 years of the Paralympic Movement, according to a list released by the International Paralympic Moment. The 2012 Paralympic Games […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

2014 Diamond League Final: Brussels: Barshim wins Diamond League

In Men’s High Jump, with the second tallest jump in history, at 2.43m, Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) takes the Diamond away from Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR). Barshim just barely missed clearing the world Record as well.

2014 Diamond League Final: Brussels: Birech wins Diamond League

In the men’s 3000 Steeplechase, Jairus Kipchoge Birech (KEN), who secured the Diamond earlier this season, becomes the 11th man in history to run under eights minutes at 7:58.41. Meanwhile Evan Jager (USA) in 3rd sets a new American record at 8:04.71

Allyson Felix Races for Diamond Race Trophy

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Brussels will host the second of two finals for the 2014 IAAF Diamond League series as 16 more Diamond Race winners will be crowned on Friday, September 5 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports Network. Of those 16 events, the Diamond Race champions have already been decided […]

Gwen Jorgensen Wins 2014 ITU World Championship

EDMONTON, Alberta – U.S. National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen claimed the 2014 ITU World Championships title on Saturday at Hawrelak Park, topping the podium in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final race and the overall season standings. Sarah Groff, an Olympian who is also on the U.S. National Team, finished second in […]

2014 Diamond League: Birmingham: Cherono wins 2 Mile

Mercy Cherono (KEN) gets the win, with the second fastest time in history at 9:11.49. Counting as a 5000m, it’s Cherono’s third win, with just the final left.

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 […]

Stephanie Jenks Wins First Medal for Team USA

Stephanie Jenks (left) with her silver medal (REUTERS/Aly Song) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. NANJING, China — Junior triathlete Stephanie Jenks raced her way to a silver medal at Xuanwu Lake on Sunday morning, earning one of the first medals of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Jenks (Aurora, Iowa), […]

Mariel Zagunis and Kendal Williams Earn USOC’s Athlete of the Month Honors

Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Oregon) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s National Goalball Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Zagunis captured the silver […]

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, […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Meb Keflezighi and Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki to Run 2014 NYC Marathon

 Meb Keflezighi (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)  New York— Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon champion and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, and Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the top-ranked player in the world and winner of the recent Istanbul Cup, will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City […]

Team USA’s Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident

Torrin Lawrence (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track & Field mourns the loss of Torrin Lawrence, who died early Monday morning in a car accident.  A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Lawrence represented Team USA at both the inaugural IAAF World Relays in 2014 and USA vs. The World in 2013. Lawrence was a multi-time NCAA […]

U.S. Beach Volleyball Teams Sweep in Long Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Courtesy of FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit U.S. beach volleyball teams swept the gold medals at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday in Long Beach, CA. It was the only stop of the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the United States. Women: April Ross […]

UCI Launches Women’s Cycling Week

Four women cyclists: (from left) Kathryn Bertine, Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley and Chrissie Wellington (Courtesy of Kathryn Bertine) Ahead of the historic La Course by Le Tour de France on July 27, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is joining forces with key partners including Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and UCI Women Road World […]

Six Senior U.S. Titles Won At 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships

PHOTO CREDIT: John Chang The 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., wrapped up with the finals in junior and senior trampoline, senior rhythmic gymnastics and junior and senior acrobatic gymnastics. The final six senior champions are: rhythmic gymnastics, all-around – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics […]

Trayvon Bromell and Mary Cain Highlight 2014 IAAF World Juniors

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]

U.S. Men’s Team Wins FIVB World League Gold Medal

U.S. Men’s National Team (Courtesy of FIVB) By Tyson Rodgers COLORADO Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history. “It’s unbelievable, I am […]

Catching Up with Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) By Seth Rubinroit As Mikaela Shiffrin prepared to walk down the red carpet at the ESPYS, she took a deep breath and reminded herself to stand up straight and keep her shoulders back. “I am more nervous here than I am up on the mountain,” Shiffrin […]

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 […]

USA Fencing Team Travels to Senior Worlds

Miles Chamley-Watson (Nicole Jomantas/USA Fencing) (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Fencing Team had one of its most successful Senior World Championships in 2013 and Team USA’s medalists will be back for more in Kazan, Russia from July 15-23. Individual preliminary rounds will take place from July 15-17 for athletes ranked outside the top 16 […]

Ann Arbor Named “America’s Top Swim City” by USA Swimming

University of Michigan pool (Courtesy of University of Michigan) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers […]

Alice Coachman, First Black Female Olympic Champion, Dies at 90

(AP Photo, File) By Max Meyer Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday morning. She passed away at an Albany hospital in Georgia, a few months after suffering a stroke in April. She was 90 years old. Coachman won her Olympic gold medal in the high jump at […]

Gwen Jorgensen Continues WTS Streak with Victory in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany — American Gwen Jorgensen again reached historic heights on Saturday, winning ITU World Triathlon Hamburg for her seventh career ITU World Triathlon Series victory and her fourth consecutive win this season. Beer showers for @gwenjorgensen @ejjacko @K3Sport! pic.twitter.com/CwgnICAQVo — TriathlonLIVE (@triathlonlive) July 12, 2014 Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) clinched her win on the […]

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: Great Britian wins 4x100m

In the Non-Diamond League event, with a history of DQ’s, the Great Britian A team gets it right and claim with win over the European Champs, Netherlands, by .52 seconds at 38.39.

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 […]

Gwen Jorgensen Captures USOC June Athlete of the Month Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen has been selected as the female June Athlete of the Month for her record-breaking performance in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory in the inaugural ITU World Triathlon Chicago on […]

Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amount

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) BOSTON- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field […]

Eugene Will Host 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer. […]

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 […]

John Hyden and Tri Bourne Win First World Tour Gold Medal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2014) – The U.S. beach volleyball team of John Hyden and Tri Bourne claimed their first World Tour gold medal on Sunday, defeating compatriots and fellow qualifiers Ryan Doherty and John Lucena in an all-American final at the FIVB Berlin smart Grand Slam. Hyden (Pensacola, Fla.) and Bourne (Aiea, Hawaii), […]

 
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