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Lindsey Vonn Nears History

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. VAL D’ISERE, France, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s stunning revival continued when she clinched her second victory in four races in a women’s downhill on Saturday to move within sight of the all-time record of World Cup wins. Back in action two weeks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

USN’s #1 Moment of 2014

Meb Keflezighi’s emotional victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon was named USN’s “#1 Moment of the Year” (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: Meb Keflezighi’s emotional victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon was named USN’s “Moment of the Year” during the year-end special Podium360 Rewind ’14 presented by Netflix on December 19. To relive Meb’s victory, fans can watch the 2014 Boston […]

Hat Trick for Steven Nyman in Val Gardena

Steven Nyman after winning in Val Gardena (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec 19 – American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena’s Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 […]

Relive the Year’s Best Moments

What will you remember about 2014? Let us know on Twitter using #Bestof2014. Following a year of record-breaking and history-making performances, Universal Sports Network presents Podium360 Rewind ’14 presented by Netflix this Friday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET. From skiing and track & field to rugby and cycling, Podium360 Rewind ’14 will cover 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 […]

IOC “Women in Sport” Awards Honored Former Swimmers

As part of the ongoing 127th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a “Women and Sport” award ceremony was held to honor achievements related to “developing, encouraging, and strengthening” the participation of women and girls in all facets of sports.  Of the 39 candidates submitted by their respective National Olympic Committee, International Federation, or […]

Big Air Ramp Construction in Istanbul underway

With plenty of days left to the season’s first big air contest, the first ever World Cup staged in Istanbul is foreshadowing. Being the first ever World Cup big air competition for both, men and women, and also providing the biggest prize money ever (CHF 112,500) Local Organisers of the mega event have kicked off […]

Tatyana McFadden Named USOC’s Female Athlete of the Month

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout November earned Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland) and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner (San Diego, California) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s saber team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic […]

Prosecutors Will Seek Murder Conviction Against Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius (REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee/Pool) PRETORIA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction. The decision could leave Pistorius open to a prison sentence of at least […]

FINA Names 2014 Athletes of the Year

Chad le Clos, left, and Michael Phelps (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) The FINA Athletes of the Year 2014 were unveiled on December 1, 2014 in Doha (QAT) in a memorable Gala “Soirée des Etoiles” (Evening of the Stars), held after a successful two-day FINA World Aquatics Convention and FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic. Less than two […]

U.S. Cross Country Team Named

Kikkan Randall (left) and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members […]

2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year Announced

Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (L) and shot putter Valerie Adams with their 2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)  Read about the 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year, Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson. Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (France) and shot putter Valerie Adams (New Zealand) were named the 2014 IAAF Athletes of the Year at the 2014 […]

Lance Armstrong Attempts ‘Beer Mile’

By Seth Rubinroit Lance Armstrong is serving a lifetime ban from Olympic sports due to doping violations. So how is he satisfying his competitive nature? By attempting a beer mile, naturally. The rules of a beer mile are simple–competitors drink a beer, run a lap around a track, and repeat until they have consumed four beers and run […]

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com presents Olympic Sports Notes, a one-stop-shop for the latest in Olympic Sports related news. Check back often for updates. Friday, November 14, 2014 OLYMPICS ALPINE SKI – MIKAELA SHIFFRIN: FROM ONE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE NEXT LINDSEY VONN – GOPRO TRAINING VIDEO FROM Wednesday SPEED SKATING – US LONG TRACK SPEED SKATERS READY TO REBOUND […]

U.S. A Sleeping Giant of World Rugby: Wallabies’ Greats

Sam Cane of the All Blacks scores a try during the International Test Match between the United States of America and the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field on November 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the […]

Simone Biles Named U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month

World Champion Simone Biles, middle, of the U.S. (REUTERS/China Daily) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances at the FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October earned gymnasts Simone Biles and Danell Leyva Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s gymnastics team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced […]

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 […]

 
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