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Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit. With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more […]

IIHF & IOC Extend Hockey Roster Deadline

The deadline for setting countries’ mens hockey rosters has been extended.

Universal Sports Update: IOC says no to protests

The IOC is reminding athletes that protesting will not be allowed.

Thomas Bach Elected New IOC President

(Reuters) – German Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday, succeeding Belgium’s Jacques Rogge and maintaining a European stranglehold on the most powerful job in world sport. The 59-year-old Bach, who is also the first Olympic champion to head the IOC, is the ninth president only in the body’s […]

Wrestling in shock as IOC wields Games axe

The Aug. 5, 2012 file photo shows Cuba’s Gustavo Balart, left, competing with South Korea’s Choi Gyu-jin during 55-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. IOC leaders have dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program. The IOC […]

IOC not ready to move on Armstrong’s Olympic medal

Viacheslav Ekimov of Russia celebrates gold in the Men’s Road Cycling Individual Time Trial alongside silver winner Jan Ullrich of Germany and bronze medalist Lance Armstrong of the USA at Moore Park on day 15 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. (Mike Powell /Allsport) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 5 (Reuters) […]

IOC to investigate Armstrong’s Olympic medal

American Lance Armstrong races to win the bronze medal in the men’s individual time trial of the Sydney Olympic Games, September 30, 2000. Russian Viacheslav Ekimov took the gold medal and German Jan Ullrich took the bronze. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Nov 1 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will investigate […]

Rio organizers acknowledge issues, guarantee to ‘deliver’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES (Reuters) – Organizers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but said on Wednesday they were making progress and would deliver a “great Games“. The guarantees came a day after international sporting federations, meeting in Turkey, criticized the Brazilian government for the […]

6 Ways to Take Your Swimming to the Limit

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) It’s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fear of success, fear of looking bad. In actuality, doing the […]

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER/FILES (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample […]

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – In a finish a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympicsproduced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, in a thrilling start to the fifth full day of competition. Despite clear skies and mild temperatures, complaints about slushy snow conditions in […]

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

Sponsor P&G sets more modest target for Winter Games

(Reuters) – With the Winter Olympics only a month away, Procter & Gamble – one of the event’s leading sponsors – launched its main advertising campaign on Monday, seeking a more modest return than from the summer games in London 18 months ago. The household goods company, best known for brands such as Duracell batteries and Gillette razors, estimated London 2012 […]

Universal Sports Update: Bach vs. Armstrong

IOC President Thomas Bach is not in favor of reducing the ban Lance Armstrong.

Universal Sports Update: Armstrong Ban Remains

The IOC President says he will not reduce Lance Armstrong’s ban from cycling.

Wrestling Reclaims Its Spot In The 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES | Sun Sep 8, 2013 2:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Wrestling completed an unprecedented comeback on Sunday, reclaiming its spot in the 2020 Olympic Games after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote. An iconic Olympic sport, wrestling featured in the ancient Olympics as well […]

Summer 2020: Tokyo

By Ossian Shine BUENOS AIRES | Sat Sep 7, 2013 (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had addressed the International Olympic Committee in person to allay fears over the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japanese capital won the right […]

Sponsors in branding battle for Sochi

A view from a helicopter shows the Fisht Olympic Stadium (C) and other Olympic venues under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi March 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Nina Zotina Official Olympic sponsors are being beaten by non-affiliated rivals in the race for brand awareness ahead of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Summer Games […]

Russia says anti-gay law will not affect Winter Games

An interior view shows the Iceberg Skating Palace for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, August 20, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski (Reuters) - Russia has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a controversial anti-gay law which has triggered protests in many countries will not affect athletes or spectators attending next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC, […]

Wiggins loses time as Battaglin leads Italian 1-2-3

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, center, pedals in the pack during the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to the stage victory, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader’s pink jersey. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari) By Alasdair Fotheringham SERRA SAN […]

Armstrong stripped of 2000 bronze medal

In this Saturday, Sept 30, 2000 file photo Russia’s Viacheslav Ekimov, center, winner of the gold medal in the men’s individual time trials, celebrates with Germany’s silver medal winner Jan Ullrich, left, and U.S bronze medal winner Lance Armstrong at the cycling road course in Sydney, for the Summer Olympic Games. Officials familiar with the […]

Lance Armstrong confronts doping charges in interview

Lance Armstrong awaits the start of the 2010 Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, in this March 14, 2010 file photo. Armstrong could be jailed and cycling could be dropped from the Olympics as a result of the disgraced American athlete’s reported admission that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during his racing career. (REUTERS/Mike […]

Four Athens Olympic athletes lose medals

Gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, silver medalist Adam Nelson of USA (L) and bronze medalist Joachim Olsen of Denmark celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony of the men’s shot put event on August 20, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, […]

“Sickened” UCI strips Armstrong of Tour wins

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme speaks to the media at the A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) headquarters in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris, October 22, 2012. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) sanctions […]

Phelps renews gold quest as sport takes the stage

USA swimmer Ryan Lochte (top black cap) looks at Michael Phelps as he laughs during practice four days before the 2012 London Olympics at the Aquatics Center. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE) By Kevin Liffey LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Cyclists and swimmers take center stage at the London Olympics on Saturday, hoping […]

Unsung Sports: Lost events

Team USA celebrates after the medal ceremony at the Baseball Stadium in Olympic Park during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 27, 2000. The USA defeated Cuba 4-0 to win the gold medal. Cuba took silver. (Photo by Jamie Squire /Getty Images) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming | […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #6

Who will emerge as the next U.S. women’s gymnastics star from the five person roster (reduced from seven by the IOC) on a team favored to win its first gold since 1996?  (Photo by Getty Images) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports By age four, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber already had taken their […]

Ferrari surprises the favorites with bunch sprint win

Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela’s Roberto Ferrari of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 255-km 11th stage from Assisi to Montecatini Terme of the Giro d’Italia, May 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham MONTECATINI TERME, Italy, May 16 (Reuters) – Unheralded Italian team Androni Giocattoli upset the big favorites for a second […]

Five reasons why you should watch the Giro d’Italia this year

French John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) rides during the individual uphill time trial in stage 16 of the 93rd Giro d’Italia, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones, on May 25, 2010 in Plan de Corones. (Luk Beines/AFP/Getty Images) By Klaus, Special to Universal Sports | cyclinginquisition.com It feels like it was a […]

NZ cyclists ready to challenge

Britain’s Jason Kenny (R) competes against New Zealand’s Edward Dawkins in the Men’s Sprint qualifying session at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne in this April 6, 2012 file photo. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files) By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s and Australia’s powerhouse track cycling teams had “raised the bar” at […]

 
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