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Rio 2016 Olympic Mascots Named

Mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (REUTERS/Alex Ferro) SAO PAULO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be named ‘Tom’ and ‘Vinicius’ after the singer-songwriters who wrote ‘The Girl from Ipanema’, organizers said on Sunday. The names won 44 percent of votes in an […]

Pop Violinist Denies Fixing Giant Slalom Races

Vanessa Mae (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Pop violinist Vanessa Mae is appealing a four-year ban imposed for fixing giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday. British citizen Mae, who has sold several million albums of her self-described “violin techno-acoustic […]

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, […]

Interbike 2014: Budstraps, For Athletes on The Road

During Interbike 2014, Universal Sports’ host Craig Hummer talks to Jared Green about Budstraps, a new device helping cyclists and runners listen to music safely and comfortably while on the road.

Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SOE ZEYA TUN/FILES (Reuters) – The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been chosen to represent her country in equestrian, riding a horse called Prince Charming. […]

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 […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like The Feed, High Sierra, Asics and Timex.  Pro Box by The Feed   If you’re looking to take your nutrition game to […]

Youth Olympians Experience Culture in Nanjing

Athletes at the welcome party in the Youth Olympic Village (Courtesy of the FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit At all hours of the day, the Youth Olympic Village looks like the quad of a bustling college campus. Athletes eat together in the cafeteria, make friends with other athletes from different countries, and even take seminars on life […]

2014 IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm, Sweden

DN Galan Diamond League, held at the historical Stockholm Olympic Stadium, is a leading track and field meeting and the largest annual sporting event in Sweden. DN Galan offers a unique blend of traditional athletics in a small historic arena and a futuristic sports show with a mix of music, sound effects and the latest technology. The result is an atmosphere which has made the meet well known and highly respected all over the world. 83 world records have been set here until 2013 – far more than at any other arena in the world.

Six Senior U.S. Titles Won At 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships

PHOTO CREDIT: John Chang The 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., wrapped up with the finals in junior and senior trampoline, senior rhythmic gymnastics and junior and senior acrobatic gymnastics. The final six senior champions are: rhythmic gymnastics, all-around – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics […]

Slovenia Probes Vanessa Mae’s Olympic Qualifying Races

Vanessa Mae (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) (Reuters) – Four Slovenian officials have been suspended for ‘irregularities’ in Alpine ski races used by pop violinist Vanessa Mae to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics, the national skiing association said on Friday. “We discovered there were a number of irregularities in the competition in which Vanessa Mae qualified,” Slovenian […]

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

(Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black […]

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 […]

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

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 […]

Equinox Tips: Step Up Your Cyling

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Richard Moore, Q by Equinox Geraint Thomas is the double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist who in the summer of 2013 astonished the world with his performance at the 100th Tour de France. He didn’t win. But in an event that is renowned as the ultimate test of endurance and […]

London race security under review after Boston blasts

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – The London Marathon will go ahead as planned in the British capital this Sunday despite the bomb attack on the Boston race which killed three people and wounded more than 100, police and officials said on Tuesday. Sports Minister Hugh Roberston said he was confident of security arrangements for the […]

Queen Yuna reigns supreme at worlds

Gold medal winner Kim Yuna of Korea celebrates with fans after the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure […]

Kim not perfect but good enough at worlds

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]

Russian duo top German rivals in short program

By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]

Tina Maze looking to elevate her career beyond the mountain through song

Per Wikipedia: While in primary school, in addition to skiing, Maze also played the piano. During preparations for the 2013 season she recorded her first song “My Way Is My Decision”. She also blogged about the story of her trip into music.The news of Maze becoming a “popstar” or “rockstar” was a celebrity news in […]

Hirscher ends Austrian wait for individual gold

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher speeds down the course amidst Austrian flags, during the second run of the men’s slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Sunday, Feb.17, 2013. Hirscher won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Brian Homewood SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Marcel Hirscher, the world’s top skier last season, […]

Virtue/Moir (CAN), Duhamel/Radford (CAN), Hanyu (JPN) lead at ISU Four Continents Championships

Courtesy of The 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships opened in Osaka, Japan, Friday with the Short Dance, Pairs and Men’s Short Programs. 85 skaters from 13 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dance to narrow lead in Short Dance Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced to […]

Volosozhar, Trankov (RUS) skate to Pairs gold

Winners of the overall pairs competition pose with their medals on the podium at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 24, 2013. Seen are from (L-R) silver medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, gold medallists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov and bronze medallists Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy. (REUTERS/Antonio […]

Bobrova and Soloviev (RUS) capture lead in Short Dance

Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev perform during the ice dance short dance program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, January 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Antonio Bronic) Courtesy of The 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships opened in Zagreb, Croatia on Wednesday with the Short Dance and the Pairs Short Program. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev […]

Live from Hollywood: Cannondale Pro Cycling launches 2013 team

Bethel, CT – Jan. 13, 2013 – Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), launched its 2013 pro cycling team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, this past weekend at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Team captains Ivan Basso, Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani, and Moreno Moser walked the Cannondale Pro Cycling carpet amidst the […]

Contador ready for ‘war’ as Vuelta unveils punishing route

Spanish cyclists Alberto Contador, left, the winner of the 2012 “Vuelta a Espana,” Alejandro Valverde, centre right, and Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez,right, seen after the unveiling of the 2013 cycling classic La Vuelta route in Vigo, Spain, Saturday Jan. 12, 2013. The event will start on Aug. 24 in Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, and will finish […]

2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final – Day 1

Courtesy of The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued Friday at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, with Junior Men Free Skating, Junior Free Dance, Men, Ladies and Pairs Short Programs and the Short Dance. Mao Asada (JPN) captures Ladies Short Program Mao Asada […]

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy – Day 1

Courtesy of NHK Trophy opened Friday in Miyagi, Japan with the Short Dance, Ladies and Men’s Short Programs. NHK Trophy is the sixth and last event in the series and thus provides the last opportunity for skaters to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi, Russia, in December. Meryl […]

Trophée Eric Bompard opened Friday in Paris, France with the Short Programs and Short Dance

Courtesy of Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (RUS) win Pairs Short Program Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov won the Pairs Short Program followed by Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford of Canada and Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang of China. Peforming to „The Blue Danube“, Kavaguti/Smirnov completed a level-four triple twist, a side by side triple toeloop and throw triple loop. The […]

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Rostelecom Cup Day 2 recap

The competition at Rostelecom Cup concluded Saturday in Moscow, Russia with the Free Skating and the Free Dance. Rostelecom Cup was the fourth of six events in the 2012/2013 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Kiira Korpi (FIN) strikes gold Kiira Korpi of Finland struck gold. U.S. skaters Gracie Gold and Agnes Zawadzki claimed […]

Skate America: Americans claim gold

Competition has ended at 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America on Sunday as Team USA claimed both of the gold medals of the day in the ladies and ice dancing events from the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. Ladies In a battle that came down to the very end, it was two Americans, Ashley Wagner and […]

2012 ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix: Skate America: Davis and White win

Meryl Davis and Charlie White (USA) win their first Grand Prix of the new season by 16.33 points. Skating to music from “Notre Dame de Paris,” Davis and White had 176.28 points over two days of competition, including 104.89 on Sunday in the free dance.

Skate America: The first medals awarded

Japanese skaters gold medal winner Takahiko Kozuka (center), silver medal winner Yuzuru Hanyu (left) and bronze medal winner Tatsuki Machida (right) stand atop the podium after sweeping the overall men’s competition at the Hilton HHonors Skate America in Kent, Washington October 20, 2012. This three-day competition is the first event of the 2012 ISU Grand […]

Spectacular British sporting summer ends in style

A general view as fireworks explode during the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Paul Cunningham-US PRESSWIRE) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s spectacular summer of sport ended on Sunday with the Paralympic Games closing ceremony led by British band Coldplay as the Olympic Stadium once again […]

Bolt wins 200 in Lausanne, Blake sets personal best

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (C) celebrates after winning ahead of his compatriot Warren Weir (R) and Netherlands’ Churandy Martina in the men’s 200m race during the Athletissima Diamond League meeting in Lausanne August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) LAUSANNE, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at […]

Twenty golden moments of the 2012 Games

Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]

Raisman wins women’s floor gold

Alexandra Raisman (USA) competes in the women’s floor exercise final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – American Aly Raisman won the women’s floor exercise title in the final artistic gymnastics event at the London Games on Tuesday after defending […]

American champions crash out

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, gold medallists in the men’s beach volleyball in Beijing in 2008, were knocked out of the London Olympics by a low-ranked Italian pair on Friday in the biggest upset of the tournament so far. Rogers and Dalhausser were considered strong medal […]

Unsung Sports: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS) performs with the hoop in the individual all-around gymnastics rhythmic competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Previous features: Modern Pentathlon | Steeplechase | Synchronized Swimming By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports In what setting might you see a hoop, a ball, a ribbon […]

Unsung Sports: Synchronized Swimming

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports In their nose clips and costumes, wearing makeup and a paste-like substance in their hair, synchronized swimmers must require hours to prepare for their sport, right? Yes, but not as you would think. In peak training periods, these athletes spend six hours daily in the water choreographing their […]

“O” Fun Facts

• “O” is a big family, some sort of home away from home for most of the 85 Performers who come from over 20 different countries. • “O” features the largest contingent of Olympic Athletes of any of the Cirque du Soleil productions, with 9 of our performers having participated in one or more Olympic […]


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By the Numbers: Opening Ceremonies

With 45 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games preparations have picked up a pace, and today artistic director Danny Boyle has paid tribute to the 10,000 volunteers, cast and crew rehearsing night and day to make the Opening Ceremony a success. There have already been 157 cast rehearsals […]

I needed to hit rock bottom, says pole vaulter Hooker

Men’s pole vault gold medalist Steve Hooker of Australia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony of the athletics competition at the National Stadium, during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in this August 23, 2008 file photo. Hitting rock bottom six months before the London Games was the best thing that could have happened […]

Against the Tide: Episode 3

Ed and his friends go where no swimmer has gone before, they make a music video to boost their image. But swagger aside, Ed needs to get serious for his competition at Masters Nationals.

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