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Injury updates from Cortina and Wengen

In the challenging ladies’ super G race on Monday, 19 racers failed to cross the finish line. While most escaped unscathed, Italy’s Daniela Merighetti, Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin, and France’s Marion Rolland unfortunately suffered injuries in high speed crashes. Merighetti had high hopes in the super G after finishing third in the downhill on Sunday. She […]

Ted Ligety Suffers Left Wrist Injury

Ted Ligety (AP Photo/Shinishiro Tanaka) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. […]

Marc Gini suffers knee injury

Days before the World Cup slalom in Levi Finland, another Swiss – Ski skier has been injured. Marc Gini fell during Sunday’s slalom training in Sweden hurting his right knee. On Monday,  Gini flew back to Switzerland and was examined on Tuesday morning at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich. An MRI revealed a fracture […]

Aksel Lund Svindal Out After Soccer Injury

Skier Aksel Lund Svindal (L) on crutches after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. Oct 19 (Reuters) – World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The […]

Mark Cavendish to Return from Injury

Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]

Yohan Blake’s Injury Woes Continue in Glasgow

Yohan Blake (Reuters/Phil Noble) (Reuters) – Yohan Blake’s injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 meters at Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake’s race ended after 60 meters with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 […]

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 […]

Olympic champ Van Dyken posts picture of herself smiling after injury

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said on Tuesday she was “doing great” and posted a photo to social media showing her smiling in the hospital four days after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident. “Doing great today,” she said on Twitter. “Making progress. First day I sat up. Thank you all […]

Reid Priddy Suffers Season-Ending Injury

COLORADO SPRINGS – Three-time Olympian Reid Priddy announced that he would be missing the rest of the 2014 season after suffering an injury during FIVB World League in Bulgaria. “Regretfully, the 2014 season was cut short for me due to the awkward landing I made in Bulgaria on Saturday night,” the Richmond, Va., native said. […]

Devastated Vonn out of Sochi Games with injury

CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA (Reuters) – Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, one of the biggest attractions in winter sport, will miss next month’s Sochi Games because she requires surgery on her injured knee. The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce I will not be able to compete in […]

Universal Sports Network: Lindsey Vonn on her Injury and Recovery

Lindsey Vonn talks with Universal Sports about her injury and recovery after taking a nasty fall during the 2013 World Championships in Schladming.

Universal Sports Update: Lysacek Injury

American skating star Evan Lysacek will miss Skate America due to injury.

Blake may miss two meetings through hamstring injury

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]

Hoefl-Riesch overcomes hip injury to win Levi slalom

Winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany competes in the women’s slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi in Kittila, November 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva) By Patrick Lang LEVI, Finland, Nov 10 (Reuters) – – Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch battled through the pain barrier to secure her 24th World Cup victory in the Levi slalom on […]

Chemmy Alcott to comeback at scene of injury

Rescue workers tend to British skier Chemmy Alcott after she crashed in the Women’s Downhill thrid training of the FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada, December 2, 2010. (BILL HALLIWELL/AFP/Getty Images) Courtesy of Fearless British alpine racer Chemmy Alcott has revealed she will make her comeback to competitive skiing at the scene […]

Injury-prone Radcliffe loses lottery funding

British athlete Paula Radcliffe competes in the half-marathon challenge of the Vienna City Marathon on April 15, 2012 in Vienna. (DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images) LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Paula Radcliffe has had her funding cut by UK Athletics after she missed the London Olympics and last year’s World Championships because of injury. The 38-year-old marathon […]

Injury ends Powell’s season, agent says

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell kneels and rests his head on his hand after the men’s 100-meter during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Gene Cherry LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Jamaican former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell’s season is […]

Hesjedal joins list of injury withdrawals

By Mark Meadows TOMBLAINE, France, July 7 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal was among a string of injured riders to quit the Tour de France on Saturday following a series of nasty crashes. In total 17 riders have so far withdrawn after a brutal first week at the world’s greatest race, with FDJ-Big […]

Gymnast Sloan out of U.S. trials with elbow injury

Bridget Sloan practices on the balance beam during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – Former world all-around champion Bridget Sloan had her Olympic hopes dashed on Friday when she pulled out of the U.S. gymnastics trials after spraining […]

Lindsey Vonn Makes History With Record 63rd Win

Lindsey Vonn (REUTERS/Max Rossi) Click here to watch all of Lindsey Vonn’s record 63 World Cup victories. CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn became the most successful female in Alpine skiing World Cup history when she won a Super-G on Monday, her 63rd victory in the competition. American Vonn was tied with […]

2015 Cycling Season Begins with Santos Tour Down Under

Cadel Evans (Graham Watson/Tour Down Under) 2015 USN cycling schedule. Universal Sports Network presents LIVE daily television and online coverage of the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia from January 18 to 24. The 17th edition of the Santos Tour Down Under will kick off the UCI World Tour season. The week-long race, which begins at Tanunda […]

Bode Miller Still Not Ready to Race

Bode Miller (Jesse Starr/Vail Resorts) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Hampered by lingering back problems, Bode Miller skied the Lauberhorn downhill course on Friday, but only as a forerunner with the American in no condition to compete at World Cup level. “I’m trying […]

2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Vonn 10th in Downhill

American super star Lindsey Vonn continues to ski remarkably well after her return to the slopes from last year’s injury. During the 2015 Alpine World Cup in Cortina on Thursday, a rescheduling of the weather interrupted Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Vonn claimer her fifth straight top-ten Downhill finish this season. She continues to remain in control of the Cup lead in this event.

Susanne Riesch announces retirement from ski racing

Germany’s Susanne Riesch decided to put an end to her career as a professional ski racer, 10 months after her older sister Maria Höfl-Riesch. The 27-year-old slalom specialist announced it on her Facebook page. “I’ve been struggling to get back to my best level after the severe injury I picked up in 2011,” she admitted. […]

2015 Freestyle Skiing Moguls World Cup: Deer Valley: Oakley wins

KC Oakley (USA), who missed the Olympics last year with a nerve injury in her lower legs, gets her best finish and wins at Deer Valley with a score of 82.53.

Ski Jumper Hospitalized After Serious Crash

Simon Ammann (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Jan 7 (Reuters) – Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann remained in hospital on Wednesday with severe concussion after crash landing at the Four Hills tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria. A statement posted on the Swiss Ski Federation’s website ( said the 33-year-old escaped serious injury in the crash on Tuesday […]

2015 Four Hills Ski Jumping: Final Hill: Ammann crashes

Two time Olympic champ Simon Ammann (SUI) crashed on both the first hill and last hills during yesterday’s Four Hills skiing competion. A statement posted on the Swiss Ski Federation’s website ( said the 33-year-old escaped serious injury but suffered a severe concussion and severe bruises to the face.

Reuters’ Comeback of the Year: Viktor Ahn

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Whether ‘V’ stands for ‘victory’, ‘vindication’ or ‘vengeance’, Viktor Ahn wrote his new name in the record books by winning three more short track golds at the Sochi Olympics, repaying the faith his adopted country Russia had showed in him. Born ‘Ahn Hyun-soo’ in Seoul, the skater […]

USN’s Best of 2014

2014 was a year of record-breaking and history-making performances. Watch encore presentations of 2014’s most memorable moments on Universal Sports Network to relive dominating wins, comebacks and emotional victories from the past 12 months. Twitter: #Bestof2014 DATE EVENT Time 12/22 FIS Cross-Country Tour de Ski from Val di Femme, Italy (1/5) Norwegians sweep grueling race and claim first-time victory […]

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 […]

Adrian Peterson Considers Pursuing Olympic Dream

Adrian Peterson (REUTERS/Tom Lynn) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season-long suspension has been upheld by NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson, the league announced Friday. Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season by commissioner Roger Goodell on Nov. 18, after Peterson failed to attend a disciplinary hearing regarding his alleged violation of the NFL’s personal […]

Tough set-back for Iliano

Swiss freestyle skier Frederick Iliano has suffered another ACL rupture in his left knee. Just like last year, when his season came to an early end due to an heavy knww injury, the young Flims resident’s contest winter is once again over before it actually began. Despite several weeks of intense on-snow preparation, his left […]

Universal Sports Podium: USA Sweeps!

Team USA sweeps the podium in the Ladies’ Downhill at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn wins in only her 2nd race back from a long injury layoff.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Lake Louise: Vonn’s 2nd race

Lindsey Vonn returned for her second race during the 2014 Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise, after rehabilitating an injury that previously prevented her from competing. Vonn proved her strength after finishing the run with a final time of 1:50:48.

Universal Sports Reviews: Lake Louise: Women’s Downhill #1

Steve Schlanger and Aj Kitt talk about the big news of the day, Lindsey Vonn returing from injury and getting into the top ten.

Lindsey Vonn Finishes 8th in Comeback Race

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn finished eighth at the season-opening women’s World Cup downhill on Friday. Almost a year after her last World Cup showing, the four-times World Cup champion finished 0.85 seconds behind Slovenian winner Tina Maze. “I think […]

2014-15 Alpine World Cup: Lake Louise: Lindsey Vonn On Her First Race Back

Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn (USA) talks about how it feels to be back racing after taking time off due to injury. Earlier in the day, Vonn took eighth place in the Women’s Downhill, her first race after being out of competition for several months.

USN’s 2014 Holiday Gear Guide

Universal Sports Network presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their 2015 (and beyond) training. Bring joy to your favorite athletes this holiday season with great products from brands like Budstraps, TYR and Mio. Budstraps   Clip. Go. BudStraps allow you to simply clip your earbuds around your neck for a run, […]

Lindsey Vonn Targets Top-Five Finish in Comeback Race

Lindsey Vonn (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn plans to make her much-anticipated return to the FIS Alpine World Cup on Friday. She has not competed since her knee injury on December 21, 2013. “I am sure I am going to be […]

Universal Sports Interviews: Alice Mckennis

Alpine Skier, Alice McKennis (USA) returns to the World Cup after suffering an injury to her knee in March 2014. She talks about getting back on the slopes, for the training runs, in Lake Louise.

Nicole Hosp Claims First World Cup Win Since 2008

Nicole Hosp (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) By Manuele Lang ASPEN, Colorado, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver […]

Hosp takes first World Cup skiing win since 2008

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver and a bronze after years fighting injury, the 2007 […]

World Cup 2014-15 Season Preview

With just less than one week to go until the start of the 2015 World Cup season in Ruka (FIN), let’s take a look at some of the athletes to watch. It’s always difficult to judge success based on early season competitions in a World Championship or Olympic year. However, with a number of FIS […]

2014 NHK Trophy is Coming

Polina Edmunds (Jay Adeff/U.S. Figure Skating) Click here for the full 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Ten U.S. athletes will compete at 2014 NHK Trophy, the sixth event of the 2014 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Nov. 28-30, in Osaka, Japan. Ladies Gracie Gold, the 2014 U.S. champion and Olympic […]

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 […]

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)  Watch the IAAF World Athletics Gala on Sunday, December 28 at 2 PM ET and read about the 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year, Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson. Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (France) and shot putter Valerie […]

USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Named

Steven Holcomb (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced the 23 bobsledders and 11 skeleton athletes to represent the United States on the 2014-2015 World Cup and Intercontinental Cup tours. “There is a wealth of talent on this team, which is […]

Olympic Sports Notes 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 […]

Veterans’ Day Encore Presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues

Universal Sports will air an encore presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues throughout the day on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Tune in to Universal Sports Network, November 11 @ 3:00am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All Times Eastern. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, […]

Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team (USSA/Sarah Brunson) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain on November 8. The energy […]

NHL participation at 2018 Winter Games still uncertain

(Reuters) – The participation of National Hockey League players at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics remains on ice but officials hope to reach an agreement in time to avoid a repeat of the standoff before Sochi. National Hockey League players have competed at the last five Winter Olympics but were in doubt for this year’s […]

Lindsey Vonn Hopes to Return Early

Lindsey Vonn (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn believes she could return to racing sooner than expected. Vonn, who said she is “85 percent” back, is now considering a comeback in Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend, a week earlier than she previously stated. “I […]

Joshua Farris Withdraws from 2014 Cup of China

Click here for the 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Joshua Farris, the 2013 World Junior champion, has withdrawn from 2014 Cup of China due to injury. Cup of China is set for Nov. 7-9 in Shanghai. Due to a recurring right ankle injury, Farris was advised to continue recovery in preparation for the remainder of […]

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptures Achilles Tendon

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptured his left Achilles tendon during a physical training session in Sölden, Austria, Saturday afternoon. Aksel was immediately taken to a hospital in Innsbruck for closer examination. There it was determined that his Achilles tendon had ruptured and he was operated on shortly after. It is not certain how long Aksel’s rehabilitation […]

2014 Warrior Games

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball) during the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 28 through October 4. On October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, Universal Sports Network premieres an original documentary, Warrior Games: […]


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