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2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: France: Maxim Kovtun wins

Last year Maxim Kovtun (RUS) took two Silvers in the Grand Prixs and this year, his third as a senior, he claims two Golds (Cup of China), being the only one not to fall in the free skate.

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: France: Stolbova and Klimov win

World and Olympic Silver Medalist Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov (RUS) won in Russia last weekend and win in Paris to day, claiming their first two Grand Prix victories. Defeating Wenjing Sui and Cong Han (CHN) by 9.13 points.

Australia Opposed to Late-night Swimming Finals in Rio

(Reuters) – Australian Olympic officials say they will oppose plans to stage the 2016 Rio Olympics swimming finals late at night. Although the final schedule for the Rio Games has not been completed, reports that the swimming finals could start at 10 p.m. local time to fit in with American television have been criticized in […]

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: France: Stolbova and Klimov lead

After finishing the pairs’ short program of the 2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix in France, Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov (RUS) lead over Wenjing Sui and Cong Han (CHN) by 3.93 points,  heading towards their second consecutive Grand Prix win.

Tim Howard Named 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, with the announcement taking place earlier today live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. This is Howard’s second time winning AOTY, previously earning the honor in 2008. The three-time FIFA World Cup veteran becomes […]

IOC to Improve Olympic Bidding Process

Could baseball return to the Olympics? (Shutterstock) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Bidding for the Olympics will become cheaper, easier and more attractive while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting the biggest changes in decades in the way the Games are organized and run. “We have […]

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 […]

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: Russia: Stolbova and Klimov win

World and Olympic Silver Medalist Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov (RUS) win their first Grand Prix title, after eight tries, with 211.97 points. Leading a Russian sweep of the podium by a big 38.19 points.

2014 Figure Skating Grand Prix: Russia: Stolbova and Klimov lead

After the Pairs short program, World and Olympic Silver Medalist Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov (RUS) lead with 69.09 points, over Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov (RUS) by 1.81.

Bach tells IOC members ‘it’s time’ for change

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called on sports leaders to quit talking and start taking action to reform the way the body runs the Olympics. Bach used his opening address at the Association of National Olympic Committees general assembly (ANOC) in Bangkok on Friday to urge delegates […]

2024 Could be ‘Right Time’ for U.S. Olympic Bid

1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics (Ruediger Fessel/Bongarts/Getty Images) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”. The U.S. has not hosted the […]

2014 Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Salt Lake City:  Shim Suk Hee wins 1500m

Olympic Silver medalist Shim Suk Hee (KOR) wins Gold in 1500m short track.

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 […]

Wozniacki impresses in marathon debut, beats target

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ Click here for a full recap of the men’s and women’s races. (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki has endured many grueling matches during her professional tennis career but she said none of them compared to the test she put her body through while running the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Wozniacki, who […]

Gracie Gold Claims Bronze at Skate America

Gracie Gold at 2014 Skate America (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. The pairs and ladies free skates capped off competition at 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America on Sunday (October 26), with the Americans taking home medals in both events. Ladies Gracie Gold, who earned 118.57 points for […]

Olympian Jim Thorpe’s remains should not be moved: U.S. court

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOE MCDONALD (Reuters) – Jim Thorpe’s remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of […]

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 […]

Simone Biles Wins Four Gold Medals at World Championships

Simone Biles at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) CLICK HERE to see Simone Biles defend herself against a bee attack on the podium! (Reuters) – American Simone Biles emerged as the most-decorated gymnast at the 2014 world championships in southern China on Sunday after winning the balance beam and floor exercise events […]

Tokyo 1964 Silver Medallist Bill Barry about Why the Olympic Games Mean So Much to Him

(Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images) A silver medallist for Great Britain in the coxless fours at Tokyo 1964, Bill Barry, has always embodied the values and spirit of the Olympics. On 15 October 1964, day five of the Summer Olympic Games, Great Britain’s coxless four of John Russell, Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh, John James and William […]

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Uchimura 2nd on High Bar

Now five time All-Around Champ Kohei Uchimura (JPN) took Bronze on High Bar the past two years, but this year he moves up to Silver, 0.500 out of first.

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Simone Biles 2nd in Vault

As Simone Biles (USA) repeated as All-Around Champ, she also repeated with a Silver medal in Women’s Vault. Scoring a the single highest at 15.900, but a combined of 15.554, missing gold by 0.045.

Simone Biles Wins Women’s All-Around Title

Gold medalist Simone Biles (center) on the podium after the women’s all-round final (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 10 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles led from start to finish to retain the women’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, southern China on Friday. Biles, […]

Kohei Uchimura Wins Fifth All-Around Title

Kohei Uchimura at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kohei Uchimura claimed a record-extending fifth consecutive men’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships on Thursday. The reigning all-around Olympic champion totalled 91.965 points to finish 1.492 ahead of […]

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Uchimura in All-Around

Kohei Uchimura (JPN) would go on to win his 5th straight title during the 2014 Gymnastics World Championships, after posting the competition’s highest scores on still rings and vault, with scores of 15.000 and 15.633.

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Uchimura wins All-Around

Kohei Uchimura (JPN) has done it yet again, leading nearly from the start, and winning his 5th unprecedented straight title by 1.492 points, is he not the best ever

2014 Gymnastics World Championship: Simone Biles in Team

During the second day of the 2014 Gymnastics World Championships, American gymnast Simone Biles helped Team USA claim the Gold with the highest scoring Vault of the evening, at 15.866 points.

Crime controls 25 percent of world sport, anti-doping chief says

(Reuters) – The man tasked with eliminating drug cheats says criminal gangs now control a quarter of all world professional sport. David Howman, director-general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, called for everyone involved in the fight against sports corruption to band together to ensure the “bad guys” don’t win. “The biggest threat to sport is […]

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Day 4 REVIEW

Subject: Bill Seward and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Olson wrap up the 13th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup that took place in Quebec City, Canada.

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

Michael Phelps to Take Break from Swimming after Drunken Driving Arrest

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Famed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, said on Sunday he would take a break from swimming and undergo treatment after his arrest last week for drunken driving. Phelps, 29, who is the most decorated Olympian of […]

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Day 3 REVIEW

Bill Seward and Heather Olson recap Day 3 of the 2014 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup. Swimmers from eight countries competed in the Team Technical Routine at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Highlight Routines Interviews

Team Ukraine, Mexico and Canada talk about competiting in Highlight Routine (aka Acrobatic Team) and the World Cup in general.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Mexico 3rd in Highlight Routines

In the newest event, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, out of just Ukraine, Canada and Mexico, Mexico settles for Bronze with 86.0000 points, 7.1333 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine wins Highlight Routines

In the newest event of the competition, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, Team Ukraine beat out Teams Mexico and Canada with a score of 93.1333 for the top spot in the 2014 Synchronized Swimming World Cup.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Canada 2nd in Highlight Routines

In the newest event, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, out of just Ukraine, Canada and Mexico, Canada claims Silver with 90.0000 points, 3.1333 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Free Combination Interview

China’s Huang Xuechen talks about the team dynamic as they win their third Gold here in Quebec City.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine 3rd in Free Combination

In the Free Combination Ukraine’s Duet team joins their full eight team, to pick up another bronze medal with 91.8000 points, 3.6100 out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan 2nd in Free Combination

In the Free Combination Japan’s Duet team joins their full eight team, posting a score of 92.2667 points, they edge the Ukraine for silver by 0.4667 points.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China wins Free Combination

In the Free Combination China’s Duet team joins their full eight team, to get their third gold medal by 3.1433 points, posting a score of 95.4000.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Quebec, Canada: Free Combination, Team Highlight Finals, Award Ceremony & Gala of Champions

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Team 2nd

After the Team Free Performance, Japan finished with a total score of 182.4088 points, 5.6234 out of first. Japan now has five Silver medals now in the past six World Cups.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team wins

After the Team Free Performance, 2010′s silver medalist, China claims Gold this time with a combined score of 188.0322.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Team 3rd

After the Team Free Performance, Ukraine gives up its very slim 2nd place lead over Japan. Finishing 3rd with a combined score of 181.9573, just 0.4515 points behind Japan.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team Interview

Chen Xiaojun and Yu Lele of Team China talk about getting the win and their competition.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Duet 3rd

After the Duet Free Performance, current European silver medalists, Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna (UKR) scored higher than Japan, but their combined score of 181.4274, falls .1195 short as they settle for 3rd.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Duet 2nd

After the Duet Free Performance, Yukiko Inui with new partner Risako Mitsui (JPN) score 91.8667, giving them a grand total of 181.5469, 5.1572 points behind China.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet interview

Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN) talk about getting the win and moving forward as a pair.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet wins

After the Duet Free Performance, Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN), who lead by 2.4607 after the Technical Performance, get the win with 186.7041 points, successfully defending China’s title from 2010.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Quebec, Canada: Duet Free & Team Free Finals

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Team Tech REVIEW

Bill Seward and Heather Olson recap Day 2 of the 2014 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup. Swimmers from eight countries competed in the Team Technical Routine at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Team 2nd after Tech

In the Team Technical Performance, with a score of 90.0906, the Ukraine holds 2nd place, edging Japan by just .0151 points.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team leads after Tech

In the Team Technical Performance, with a score of 92.7655, China takes the lead by 2.6749 points. Last time in 2010, China took Silver, behind Russia.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Team Technical Finals: Quebec, Canada

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Duet 3rd after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, current European silver medalists, Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna (URK) hold 3rd with a score of 89.1607, 3.0767 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Duet 2nd after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, Yukiko Inui with new partner Risako Mitsui (JPN) hold 2nd with a score of 89.7767, 2.4607 points out of first.

 
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