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2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Chapelle wins Men’s Pole Vault

Alex Chapelle (FRA) wins the Men’s Pole Vault Event in Eugene, Oregon, with a total height of 5.55 meters.

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: Lutkovskaya wins Pole Vault

Alena Lutkovskaya (RUS) was the only one to clear 4.50 meters for the win. In 2nd Desiree Freier (USA) vaults an American Junior Record at 4.45

2014 Diamond League: Lausanne: Pole Vault Fail

Former junior world champ Thiago Braz (GRA) second try at 5.87 meters goes about as wrong as it can. Still he managed to finish 2nd, after walking away, seemingly, unharmed by his drop in the box.

2014 Indoor Track and Field Championship: Pole Breaks during Women’s Pole Vault

Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou (GRE) escapes injury during the Women’s Pole Vault event when her pole breaks mid-vault.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva wins Pole Vault

In Women’s Pole Vault, finally back from injury and troubles, world Record holder and home town hope Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) gets the win (2005, 2007, 2013) at 4.89 meters, Jenn Suhr (USA) was 2nd.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Holzdeppe wins Pole Vault

Raphael Holzdeppe (GER), Olympic Bronze medalist, upsets the Olympic champ Renaud Lavillenie by clearing 5.89 meters on his first try, where Lavillenie need all three.

2013 Diamond League: Shanghai: Women’s Pole Vault: Isinbayeva wins

World Record holder Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) gets the win with just one clearance at 4.70m, though her night is cut short with an injury. American Mary Saxer took 2nd at 4.60m.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Women’s Pole Vaulting: Jenn Suhr interview

Jenn Suhr talks about setting the new world record in women’s Pole Vaulting.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Pole vaulting: Jenn Suhr sets new world record

American Jenn Suhr cleared a mark of 16 feet 5 1/2 inches, breaking the record previously held by Yelena Isinbayeva. This is the first time an American has held the record since 2003.

Suhr sets indoor pole vault world record

Mar 2, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Jenn Suhr poses with the display board after setting a world record of 16-5 1/2 (5.02m) in the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Olympic champion Jenn Suhr lit up the U.S. indoor athletics championships on Saturday […]

2012 Diamond League Birmingham: Jenn Suhr wins Pole Vault

Jenn Suhr (USA) gets the win at 4.65 meters, clearing on her first attempt, and moves into 4th in the Diamond League Birmingham.

2012 Track and Field Junior Championships: Angelica Bengtsson wins Pole Vault

Nineteen year-old Angelica Bengtsson (SWE) claims her second junior title (2010, 2012) with a championship record at 4.50 meters.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Brad Walker wins Pole Vault

Walker will lead the Americans Jeremy Scott and Derek Miles, to London, after clearing 5.67 meters.

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials: Suhr makes Pole Vault Team again

The silver medalist from Beijing, Jenn Suhr clears 4.60 meters to take the win and lead the Americans, Becky Holliday and Lacy Janson to another Olympics.

Athlete Profile: Brad Walker, Pole Vaulter

American record holder Brad Walker loves pole vaulting because it’s a fear based event, along with being a mentally and physically challenging sport.

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 […]

2011 Diamond League Stockholm: Isinbayeva is back in a Pole Vault win

after a rest and injuries, the World Record holder, Isinbayeva (RUS) is back and gets her first win at 4.76m, DL leader Silke Spiegelburg (GER) was 2nd.

Golden pole vaulter Isinbayeva to quit in two years

Elena Isinbayeva of Russia clears the bar in the women’s pole vault final during the world indoor athletics championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul March 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) By Tom Pilcher (Reuters) – Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, chasing her third straight Olympic gold medal at the London Games this year, says […]

2011 Diamond League Zurich: Jenn Suhr wins women’s pole vault

September 8, 2011: Jenn Suhr of the United States wins the women’s pole vault after early exits by Yelena Isinbayeva and Fabiana Murer at the Diamond League Weltklasse meeting in Zurich.

2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Kitzbuhel: Team USA Slalom

Team USA entered six skiers in the Slalom, only three managed to get to the bottom cleanly and only one, David Chodounsky, managed to qualify for the second run, where he lost a pole and finished 26th.

Hat on Track Impacts Race

Fast forward to 1:20 to see the spectator’s hat on the track.  Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Hat’s off to Nick Cunningham and Casey Wickline for keeping their composure during a difficult situation. As the two Americans approached corner 19, their sled ran over […]

Sebastien Coe Plans to Run for IAAF Presidency

Sebastian Coe (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By Ossian Shine LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics’ governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gold medalist Sebastian Coe confirmed he would […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gatlin out of running for World Athlete of the Year

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE/FILES (Reuters) – Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday. As widely expected, double-doper Gatlin was among those cut from the final shortlist after a two-week-long […]

Justin Gatlin Not a Finalist for World Athlete of the Year

Justin Gatlin (REUTERS/Eric Vidal) LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced on Friday. As widely expected, double-doper Gatlin was among those cut from the final […]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins World Title with Textbook Attack

PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski timed his attack to perfection to beat the top favorites and claim gold in the men’s elite race at the road cycling world championships on Sunday. Kwiatkowski attacked just before the final climb, caught the four breakaway riders in front of him and quickly dropped them, […]

2014 IAAF Continental Cup: Marrakech, Morocco: Day 1

Some world-leading European athletes invited to compete in Marrakech – based on their results at the European Championships – include pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie, Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers, Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan, Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia, hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek and discus thrower Sandra Perkovic.

Battle of the Continents for Track and Field’s Best

Lashawn Merritt (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich) Watch the IAAF Continental Cup on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, at 9 PM ET on Universal Sports or watch LIVE online.  Bernard Lagat was one of the stars of the last IAAF Continental Cup, winning both the 3000m and 5000m in Split. At this year’s edition in Marrakech in 13-14 […]

Allyson Felix Races for Diamond Race Trophy

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Brussels will host the second of two finals for the 2014 IAAF Diamond League series as 16 more Diamond Race winners will be crowned on Friday, September 5 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports Network. Of those 16 events, the Diamond Race champions have already been decided […]

Athletics-Steeplechase winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ARND WIEGMANN (Reuters) – Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of the 3,000 metres steeplechase gold medal after performing a shirtless celebration down the final straight at the European Athletics championships on Thursday. The Frenchman, well clear of the rest of the field, pulled off his vest as he came around the final bend, put it […]

Frustrated Sagan ‘Too Strong’ To Win On Tour de France

(Reuters) – Being too strong, and both feared and respected for it, can be a weakness on the Tour de France, Slovakian prodigy Peter Sagan has discovered. He has managed eight top five finishes, including four second places, but after 12 stages he has yet to cross the finishing line first — thanks, he says, […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

10 Teens to Watch at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

The scene in Oregon (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Click here for the TV schedule on Universal Sports Network. The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on July 22. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, […]

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

USN Will Air LIVE Coverage of 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Los Angeles (July 1, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. The biennial International meet […]

2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.  The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]

Justin Gatlin Runs Fastest 100m In 2014

UPDATE (May 21): Just three days after running the fastest 100m of 2014 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, Justin Gatlin improved his world lead to 9.87 seconds in Beijing. Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin set the fastest 100 meters time of the year on Sunday (May 18) at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. Gatlin […]

Allyson Felix Returns to the Track

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Three Olympic gold medallists and two world champions are among the latest cluster of international stars added to the already glittering line-ups for the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meeting, which can be seen on Universal Sports on May 18 at 8 AM ET LIVE. US hurdler Aries Merritt, multi-medalled […]

IAAF Diamond League Begins in Doha

LaShawn Merritt (REUTERS/Petr Josek) Ten reigning or former Olympic Champions, plus 25 more Olympic Games medalists are poised to compete at the IAAF Diamond League kick-off meeting in Doha on May 9 at 12 PM ET on Universal Sports.  The IDL Doha 2014 will also feature 25 current or former World Champions as well as […]

Alberto Contador Rockets to Basque Tour Victory

April 12 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador produced a blistering time trial performance and easily held off nearest challenger and fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde to wrap up his third triumph at the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who won the race in northern Spain in 2008 and 2009, showed he is […]

Eaton, Whiting and Lagat lead U.S. world champs team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH (Reuters) – Title-holders Ashton Eaton, Ryan Whiting and Bernard Lagat headline a powerful U.S. team mixing youth and experience for next month’s world indoor championships in Poland. Eaton will target his world heptathlon record in the March 7-9 championships at Sopot, while 39-year-old Lagat will bid for his third consecutive and fourth […]

Where Is The Torch?: Week 2: Across The Russian Federation

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world. This week, the Olympic torch continues it’s trek across The Russian Federation.

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 […]

Where Is the Torch?: Week 1: The Journey Begins

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world.

USN’s Hiking, Hydration & Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports put together a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Fall 2013 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like High Sierra, Asics and Yurbuds.  Marlin 18 Hydration Pack by High Sierra Ideal for mountain biking, trail running, and day […]

Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights

Gold medallists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (Reuters) – A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva Interview

Pole Vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) talks about her win and the possibility of retiring.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Isinbayeva celebrates

After winning the Women’s Pole Vault in front of her home crowd, world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) celebrates with the mascot and some back flips.

Universal Sports Update: Isinbayeva retires

Pole Vault star Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) plans to retire after the World Championships in August.

Chris Froome Inches Closer To Victory Winning Stage 15 And Increasing Overall Lead

By Julien Pretot Sun Jul 14, 2013 MONT VENTOUX, France, July 14 – Chris Froome moved closer to a maiden Tour de France title with an awe-inspiring victory on top of the intimidating Mont Ventoux, pulling away from his rivals in brutal fashion seven kilometres from the finish on Sunday. The British rider stayed rooted […]

Fraser-Pryce Runs Year’s Fastet 100m; Jeter Hurt At Diamond League Shanghai

(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]

Isinbayeva to launch season in Shanghai in May

Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS) competes in the women’s pole vault during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) – Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva will make her first appearance of the season at next month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, the Russian athletics […]

Maze ends record-breaking season with victory

Slovenia’s Tina Maze kisses the alpine ski World cup overall trophy in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Sunday 17, March 2013. (AP photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 17 (Reuters) – World Cup winner Tina Maze ended her record-breaking season by winning the final giant slalom of the winter in Lenzerheide on Sunday. The Slovenian, who […]

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 […]


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