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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.

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), […]

Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own 800 Freestyle World Record

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com Katie Ledecky smashed her 800 Freestyle World Record at the TWST Senior Invitational in Houston, Texas. She has been on fire all weekend. She broke the world record by two seconds in the 1500m freestyle, breaking Janet Evans’ 800 freestyle US Open record in the process. She had the fastest time […]

Meb Keflezighi Plans to Return for 2015 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Meb Keflezighi made history in April, becoming the first U.S. man since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon. Yet at the age of 39, Keflezighi knows his days as an elite marathoner are numbered. “I’m a realistic guy,” Keflezighi told TeamUSA.org, “but I’m running faster than than I ever have.” Keflezighi plans to […]

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 […]

UCI Deny Chris Froome Given Preferential Treatment

Chris Froome (Reuters/Joseba Etxaburu) (Reuters) – Cycling governing body UCI has denied a claim in a French newspaper that Tour de France champion Chris Froome was given preferential treatment over the use of a steroid-based drug in April. Newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche had accused the UCI of not following its own anti-doping rules in […]

Allyson Felix Wins First Diamond League Race Since Injury

By Max Meyer Allyson Felix won her first Diamond League race since her return from injury, capturing the 200m on Wednesday, June 11, in Oslo. The American sprinter ran 22.73 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Jodie Williams by .24 seconds. Felix suffered a torn hamstring at the 2013 World Championships, and looks to be well […]

2014 IAAF Diamond League: Oslo, Norway

When you think of Javelin, you automatically think of Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games. The IAAF’s Diamond League meet based in Norway’s capital has enormous traditions in the event and the assembled field this year will only add to that special history.

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Olympic Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White Will Sit Out 2014-15 Season

Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating) Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White announced they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season. “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received through this truly amazing year in our lives,” Davis and White said. “Trying to stay in the […]

Gwen Jorgensen Selected as USOC May Athlete of the Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on […]

Jordan Burroughs Wins Championship at World Team Trials

Jordan Burroughs (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports) By Craig Sesker MADISON, Wis. – Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is one of the most talented wrestlers this country has ever seen. He’s also one of the most mentally tough athletes in U.S. history. That was evident when Burroughs overcame a very determined effort by the talented David […]

Rochester Knighthawks Win 3rd Straight NLL Title

Rochester Knighthawks (Ward Laforme/NLL) Watch an encore presentation of Game 2 of the NLL Finals on Friday, June 6 at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.  By Jeremy Pike With one last Matt Vinc save at the buzzer, the Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history by winning their third-straight Champion’s Cup title. The Knighthawks […]

Cal Wins Second Straight Collegiate Rugby Championship

Cal Rugby (Cal Athletics) Watch the Collegiate Rugby Championships on June 3 and 4 at 3 PM ET on Universal Sports. PHILADELPHIA – California culminated its second straight undefeated run through the Collegiate Rugby Championship with a 24-21 victory over Kutztown University to become back-to-back 7s national champions Sunday at PPL Park. The Golden Bears […]

Diamond League Rome Features Speedy Lineup

Justin Gatlin (Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE) The 34th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea is shaping up to be a star-studded meeting with one of the best fields ever. Watch on Thursday, June 5th at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Each of the 18 disciplines (nine men events and nine women events) feature […]

Gwen Jorgensen Wins Gold Medal in London

LONDON — Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah Groff secured the gold and silver medals at ITU World Triathlon London on Saturday, the first 1-2 finish by American women since the World Triathlon Series was launched in 2009. Jorgensen is now ranked No. 1 in the world, and Groff moves to third. This is the best finish […]

 
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