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Retired Lee admits Olympic failures inspired him

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – Four-time world champion speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk’s pursuit of an elusive Olympic medal was the motivation that kept him in the sport for so long, the Korean said as he bid a formal and emotional farewell on Monday. The 36-year-old had announced his retirement in February after failing to […]

Olympic Champion Kenenisa Bekele Will Run Paris Marathon

 Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) is scheduled to make his marathon debut at the Paris Marathon on Universal Sports on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 AM ET LIVE. Fellow Ethiopian Abdullah Shami has the fastest personal-best marathon time in the field (2:05:42). Bekele holds the world record in both […]

2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Shiffrin Wins Gold In Slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history as the youngest winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal, during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Mikaela Shiffrin In The Giant Slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin gives an impressive Giant Slalom run during her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

Multiple Olympic-Style Wrestling Events Will Air on Universal Sports Network

PHOTO CREDIT: John Sachs/Tech-Fall Colorado Springs, Col. and Los Angeles, Calif. – USA Wrestling and Universal Sports Network announced today a partnership to broadcast a series of Olympic-style wrestling competitions in the U.S. The multi-year deal gives Universal Sports exclusive TV rights to the Freestyle World Cup, U.S. Open, U.S. World Team Trials and additional USA […]

Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin Returns to World Cup

Photo by Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images American Mikaela Shiffrin, the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal, will race in the FIS Alpine World Cup for the first time since the Winter Games Thursday at 10 AM ET LIVE  in the women’s giant slalom from Are, Sweden. Fellow Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso (USA) […]

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Snowboard Cross: Jacbellis wins

After winning a quarterfinal, Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) wipes out in a semi, ending her chances for Gold.

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Freestyle Halfpipe: Bowman wins

Scoring 89.00 in her second run, Maddie Bowman claims gold for the USA.

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 […]

Biathlon: American twin gives up Olympic spot to sister

(Reuters) – Lanny Barnes is heading to the Sochi Olympics with all the incentive in the world after her twin sister gave up her own spot in the biathlon to let her compete for the United States. Lanny narrowly missed out on a place in the American team for Sochi after she fell ill last month and […]

Before Olympics, Russians urged to help prevent attacks

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Less than a month before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian investigators appealed to civilians on Tuesday to be more vigilant and help avert the threat of “terrorist” attacks. Insurgents who want to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus mountains have threatened to attack the Games and suicide bombers killed at least […]

Team USA Alpine Skiing Olympic suits

Production Artist Manager, Matt Strackbein with Spyder Active Sports explains how he came up with the design for the USA 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing outfits.

Olympic champion Morgenstern badly injured

  CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – Three-times Austrian Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern is in hospital with a serious head injury and a damaged lung after a fall in training, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Friday. An Austrian Ski Federation statement said Morgenstern’s injuries were not life-threatening. The 27-year-old lost his balance […]

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

Lysacek unable to defend Olympic title

(Reuters) – Olympic men’s champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February’s Sochi Olympics after failing to recover from a hip injury. The 28-year-old tore the labrum in his left hip in August and despite aggressive treatment and physical therapy, he has been unable to regain full fitness. With his doctor warning that […]

Russian gay-rights groups seek more pressure on Olympic Committee

(Reuters) – Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 winter games in Sochi in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws, telling a gathering on Wednesday that anti-gay violence is increasing. Russia has come under mounting human rights criticism internationally since passing an anti-gay propaganda law earlier this year that […]

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

Japan May Scale Down Olympic Stadium

Credit: Reuters/Tokyo 2020 Bid Commitee/Handout (Reuters) - Japan may scale down its plans for a new Tokyo stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games in an effort to curtail rising costs and fend off criticism the originally planned building is too large. Olympics minister Hakubun Shimomura told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the new stadium could cost as much as […]

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 […]

Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, says UFC

Aug 28, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carlos Condit (left) fights Martin Kampmann during UFC Fight Night 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) managing director Asia Pacific Mark Fischer told Reuters that an Olympic place might only be 20 years away thanks to the work of his organization in growing the sport and the introduction […]

Universal Sports Update: 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo, Norway moves forward with their plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Olympic Medals Revealed

(Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 Olympics medals got their first public airing on Thursday with organizers unveiling the prizes for Russia’s first ever Winter Games and Paralympics. With eight months to go until the opening ceremony, a record 1,300 medals were manufactured with the Russian city hosting more events than any previous Winter Olympics. Depending […]

Universal Sports Update: Olympic Drug Testing

Winter Olympic Sochi officials outline the drug testing plans for the games.

Olympic Gold Medalists Shine at the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Courtesy of Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) were victorious Thursday on the opening night of competition of the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa. Franklin and Adrian won the women’s and men’s 100m free, respectively, while Ledecky earned the win in the women’s 400m […]

Olympic champion Eaton wants decathlon in Diamond League

April 3 (Reuters) – Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton wants the multi-discipline event to be included in the Diamond League series. The decathlon, made up of 10 different track and field disciplines, features mainly in major championships because competition takes place over two days. “I believe decathlon should have a hand in the Diamond League […]

Australia avenge Olympic defeat, Hammer wins fifth title

MINSK, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Australia got a measure of revenge for losing the Olympic gold to Britain by beating their arch-rivals in the men’s team pursuit final at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday. The Australian quartet of Glenn O’Shea, Alexander Edmondson, Michael Hepburn and Alexander Morgan completed the 4,000 meters at the […]

Olympic champion Ennis to miss indoor season

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will skip this year’s indoor athletics season in order to concentrate on her preparation for August’s world championships in Moscow. “I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year – […]

Former Olympic 110m hurdles champion Robles to retire

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Dayron Robles, the 2008 Olympic Games 110 meters hurdles champion and former world record holder, will retire from athletics owing to a lack of attention from Cuban sports officials, his coach said on Thursday. Robles, 26, pulled up injured in the 2012 Olympic final and has struggled […]

Sochi 2014 organizers unveil futuristic Olympic torch

Russian 2002 World Champion in ice dancing Ilia Averbukh, left, and Russian Olympic Champion in ice dancing Tatyana Navka present the Olympic torch and uniform for the relay of the Olympic and Paralympic Flame for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW, Jan 14 […]

Finn Ahonen makes second return, wants Olympic medal

Janne Ahonen of Finland in action during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament) on January 1, 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) ELSINKI, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Finland’s five-times world champion ski jumper Janne Ahonen has decided to come out of retirement for the second time and […]

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) […]

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, […]

Rookie women’s bobsled team posts respectable finishes on tough Olympic track

WHISTLER, British Columbia (Nov. 23, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team finished 9-10-11 in their first event together on the challenging 2010 Olympic course. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) were the top U.S. finishers in their first competitive event at the Whistler Sliding Centre, while Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

Milt Campbell, first African-American Olympic decathlon champ, dies

This July 26, 1952 file photo shows Milt Campbell, center, of Plainfield, N.J. getting set to clear the final hurdle to make him the winner in the fifth heat of the 110-meter hurdles event in the Olympic decathlon at Helsinki, Finland. Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and […]

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 […]

Olympic sprinters picked in U.S. bobsled team

This Oct. 5, 2012 file photo shows Lolo Jones competing in the U.S. women’s bobsled push championships n Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones says she’s still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Only now, a trip to the 2014 Sochi Games may come first. Jones was one of 24 athletes […]

Bolt eyes ‘three-peat’ at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 8 (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medalist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up […]

Olympic great Phelps produces stroke of genius

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps from the U.S. watches his drive at the 13th hole during the second round of the Dunhill Links golf championship in Kingsbarns near St Andrews, Scotland, October 5, 2012. (REUTERS/David Moir) ST ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Olympic great Michael Phelps is known for the excellence of his swimming […]

US Olympic skier Bode Miller engaged to volleyball’s Morgan Beck

Alpine Skiier Bode Miller (L) and Morgan Beck arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) LITTLETON, N.H., Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller is engaged to marry pro beach volleyball player and model […]

Pistorius aims to turn Olympic journey into Paralympic gold

Oscar Pistorius (RSA), middle, competes in the men’s 400m semifinals during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Tom Pilcher LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius has learned from his Olympic experience at the London Games and will use it to his advantage at the Paralympics, the South […]

Olympic star Blake to miss weekend’s Aviva Grand Prix after ‘insulting’ offer

Yohan Blake (JAM) and Jared Connaughton (CAN) and Bruno De Barros (BRA) compete in the men’s 200m semifinals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Courtesy of Sportcal Yohan Blake, the Jamaican sprinter who won three medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will not compete at athletics’ Aviva […]

Universal Sports: Your home of Olympic sports year-round

The games in London ended, but the world class competition continues on Universal Sports. With over 30 different sports and 25 world championships including Track & Field, Gymnastics, Swimming and more, Universal Sports Network is your destination.

The home of Olympic sports year-round

When the games in London end, the world class competition continues on Universal Sports. With over 30 different sports and 25 world championships including Track & Field, Gymnastics, Swimming and more, Universal Sports Network is your destination.

Countdown To London: Olympic Village Prepares

What is happening right now in Olympic Village? All of the countries have put out their flags in preparation for the upcoming opening ceremonies.

U.S. Men train in Olympic competition venue on podium today

Danell Leyva of the United States of America practices during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) LONDON, July 25 – The U.S. men trained on the competition equipment and had a chance to experience the arena during today’s podium training at the 2012 […]

Olympic favorite Pearson suffers rare defeat

Sally Pearson of Australia competes in the women’s 100m hurdles heats during the Diamond League London Grand Prix athletics meet at Crystal Palace in London, July 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Alison Wildey LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Australia’s red-hot Olympic favorite Sally Pearson suffered her first defeat of the season in the 100 meters […]

Farah fires Olympic home hopes with London win

Mo Farah of Britain competes in the men’s 5000m during the Diamond League London Grand Prix athletics meet at Crystal Palace in London, July 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) By Alison Wildey LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – World 5,000 meters champion Mo Farah underlined his credentials to become Britain’s first Olympic long-distance gold medalist by winning […]

Road To London: Olympic Redemption

A chance for Olympic redemption, a long jumper goes for her first Olympic medal and a “lost boy” continues his journey.

FINA Women’s Water Polo: USA beats HUN at Water Polo Olympic Trials

After a tight 1st half, the USA put together an explosive 2nd half to beat Hungary 9-4. The USA has won 4 straight in the past 8 days, during the FINA Women’s Water Polo Olympic Exhibition.

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials: Jeneba Tarmoh concedes to Allyson Felix

Lewis Johnson talks to Tarmoh about not participating in a runoff with Allyson Felix for the third spot on the Women’s 100m team.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Hardy wins and Torres misses

In the women’s 50m Freestyle, after five Olympic appearances, Dara Torres, at age 45, fails to make the team with a time of 24.82 seconds. Headed to London is Jessica Hardy, finishing in 24.50 seconds and Kara Lynn Joyce, .23 seconds behind.

2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Nastia Liukin misses selection

The defending all-around champ, Liukin, will not be heading to London. As her scores on Balance Beam and Uneven Bars did not impress the committee.

2012 USA Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Alexandra Raisman heads to London

Raisman finishes 3rd in the trials, posting the highest scores on Beam and Floor, punches her ticket to London.

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