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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.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet leads after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN) lead by nearly three points with a score of 92.2374. China is the defending champs from 2010.

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

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. […]

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – RTR41X0R (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was […]

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 […]

Dennis Kimetto Shatters Marathon World Record

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses next to the timekeeping vehicle displaying his new world record (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) BERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start […]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

(Reuters) – A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form of discrimination will be included in future Gameshost city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a letter to bidders for the 2022 winter Olympics […]

2014 UCI Road World Championships Men’s Individual Time Trial: REVIEW

Steve Schlanger, Dotsie Bausch & Todd Gogulski give a post-race wrap up of the Men’s Individual Time Trial from the UCI Road World Championships that are being held in Ponferrada Spain from September 21st through September 28th.

Bradley Wiggins Wins Individual Time Trial World Title

New world champion Bradley Wiggins (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  Click here for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships schedule on Universal Sports. PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Briton Bradley Wiggins added a time trial gold to his impressive set of cycling medals when he caused an upset by beating German powerhouse Tony Martin […]

2014 Road World Championships: Men’s Individual Time Trials: Interview

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) talks about taking gold in the Men’s Individual Time Trial event at the Road World Championships.

2014 Road World Championships: Men’s Individual Time Trials: Winner

During the 2014 Road Cycling World Championships on Wednesday, Bradley Wiggins (GBR) bested previous individual time trial winner Tony Martin (GER), grabbing gold with a total time of 56:25.52.

2014 UCI Road Cycling World Championships: Ponferrada, Spain: Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial

The 2014 UCI Road World Championships consist of 12 events for elite, under-23 and junior cyclists. It will be the 81st Road World Championships and the seventh time that Spain will host the championships since they were held in Lasarte (1965), Montjuïc (1973), Barcelona (1984), Benidorm (1992), San Sebastian (1997) and Madrid (2005).

2014 UCI Road World Championships Women’s Individual Time Trial: REVIEW

Steve Schlanger, Dotsie Bausch & Todd Gogulski give a post-race wrap up of the Women’s Individual Time Trial from the UCI Road World Championships that are being held in Ponferrada Spain from September 21st through September 28th.

2014 Road World Championships: Women’s Individual Time Trials: Interview

Lisa Brennauer (GER) talks about taking gold in the Women’s Individual Time Trial event at the Road World Championships.

2014 Road World Championships: Women’s Individual Time Trials: Winner

Escaping the harsh rains, Lisa Brennauer (GER) managed to take the gold for Individual Time Trial with a total time of 38:48.16, with American Evelyn Stevens coming in 3rd 21.25 seconds behind her.

 
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