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2015 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kitzbuhel, Austria: Men’s DH Training Run

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. m

Miller back on course, says fitness problematic in Wengen training

Bode Miller (Jesse Starr/Vail Resorts) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. WENGEN, Switzerland — The classic Lauberhorn is the longest and arguably the most physically demanding downhill course on the World Cup circuit. It’s a heck of a place to try to return from back surgery. Bode Miller came into […]

Nyman sets pace in 1st Saslong DH training

PHOTO CREDIT: Nathan Bilow/Agence Zoom/Getty Images VAL GARDENA/GROEDEN, Italy – Steven Nyman (USA) has lived up to his reputation as a Val Gardena/Gröden specialist. The two-times winner (2006, 2012) is the only racer who clocked a time below 2 minutes (1:59.98 min). He is followed by Kjetil Jansrud (NOR, +0.16 seconds’’) and – a little […]

British Olympic Sailors Mugged while Training in Rio

SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – British sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were mugged at knife point in Rio de Janeiro where they are practicing ahead of the 2016 Olympics Games, they said on Facebook. Mills and Clark, the 2012 World Champions and Olympic silver medalists in the 470 category, were shaken but safe […]

Race to Recovery: Mio Global Helps With Interval Training

Universal Sports host Kinga Phillips met up with her former running coach for tips on interval training, with the help of her new Mio heart rate monitoring device.

Matthias Mayer injured in training

Matthias Mayer, the Austrian downhill Olympic Champion from Sochi 2014 has suffered a medial ligament tear in his right knee and a bruised spine after a fall earlier today during giant slalom training on the Pitztal Glacier. Mayer will not be at the start of the World Cup Opener in Soelden. “It’s a blessing in […]

Interbike 2014: BSX Insight – Training Technology

All serious athletes must train properly to avoid injury. During Interbike 2014, Universal Sports’ host Craig Hummer spoke with BSX Athletics about their latest product, which allows athletes to test their lactate threshold to find out if they are over-training.

Release the Beast: Training for Nationals

USA Championships are two weeks away and Brooks Beasts head coach Danny Mackey is pushing his athletes to their limits in regular workouts, to help them to reach their full potential at the national championship meet.

Training & Recovery: Race To Recovery: Preventing Concussions

This week, we head back to D.I.S.C. to speak with Neurological Spine Surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., about the importance of head injury prevention. Many athletes don’t realize that cumulative minor head injuries have a long-lasting effect.

What Not to Eat When You’re Training

 Pasta is a good high GI option, but don’t overdo it (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Many cyclists don’t realize what a huge part their diets play in their training and racing. It’s a cliché, but when it comes to sports you are what you eat. And if you’re out there cycling every day, you really can’t afford to get […]

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill Training

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Allenmark/Zauchensee, Austria: Women’s Downhill Training Run

The „Kälberloch“ World Cup track starts very steeply with a 150 m of 72 % gradient flowing into its snow-sure, challenging stretches which are ideal for alpine competitions.

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere, France: Women’s Downhill Training Run

Val d’Isère starts the season off in style with these spectacular world cup ski races offering free entry to all the races and events. The men competed first on December 14th & 15th speeding down the legendary Bellevarde “Face”.

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere, France: Women’s Downhill Training Run (mobile)

Val d’Isère starts the season off in style with these spectacular world cup ski races offering free entry to all the races and events. The men competed first on December 14th & 15th speeding down the legendary Bellevarde “Face”.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Val Gardena, Italy: Men’s Downhill Training Run (mobile)

This is one of the longest racing courses in the world, considered a spectator magnet for international ski fans and a thought leader in the area of safety on the course. The Saslong is valued as one of the Ski World Cup’s most modern slopes.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Val Gardena, Italy: Men’s Downhill Training Run

This is one of the longest racing courses in the world, considered a spectator magnet for international ski fans and a thought leader in the area of safety on the course. The Saslong is valued as one of the Ski World Cup’s most modern slopes.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Beaver Creek, Colorado: Men’s Downhill Training Run

As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events. Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for two weeks of racing featuring Women’s & Men’s Downhill Races.

The Race Room: Ted Ligety training

Doug Lewis breaks down Ted Ligety on a training run in slalom.

The Last 26: Episode 15: Training With Kaitlin Nielsen

Kinga continues her training with Asics athlete Kaitlin Nielsen, applying her balance warm ups to the quick feet routine that has been challenging her.

Equinox Tips: Marathon Strength Training: Week 10

The buzz word for this week: Pairings. In a meta sense, to run well and run healthy, you must complement your mileage with strength-training. “If you haven’t picked up on it yet, running really does need to be paired with lifting,” says Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner. “Structure, balance and movement tend to fall apart […]

Equinox Tips: Marathon Strength Training: Week 9

Just as there are superfoods, there are supermoves, exercises so dynamic and effective that they confer a particularly significant benefit and thus deserve a permanent place in your repertoire. One such move is the focal point of this week’s series, and it’s got Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner using superlatives. “Week 9 holds a special place […]

USA Rugby Rising: Men’s Sevens Weight Training Game Simulation

Trainer Matt Stahlberg from Serevi Performance puts the USA Men’s Sevens team through a vigorous competition based workout that simulates a Rugby Sevens match.

Boston Marathon Training Tips and Insights

Training for the Boston Marathon? Get ready for the race with insights and course tips from runners and key Boston Marathon personnel.

Tipping Points: Marathon Edition: Episode 1: Marathon Cross Training

For many runners, a common misconception is, “I run a lot so I don’t need to work my legs.” On the contrary, when asking your legs to endure long amounts of peak performance, one must condition them with exercises such as squats, deadlifts, lunges.

Third Wengen training cancelled due to overnight snowfall

Members of the Swiss Army work inside the start house at the start of the traditional Lauberhorn men’s alpine skiing World Cup downhill race in the Swiss Alps in Wengen, January 17, 2013. The third practice was cancelled due to much fresh snow on the slope. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING) Courtesy of […]

France fastest in second Wengen training

Courtesy of fisalpine.com WENGEN, Switzerland – The second day of Downhill training on the Lauberhorn couldn’t have been a smoother one. After a scare about a possible bad weather forecast, Johan Clarey paced Wednesday’s training, which was held on the complete course. The French skier crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds, leaving […]

Downhill second training in St. Anton cancelled

A view of the ski course’s finish area, where a training session for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill race was canceled due to a snowfall in St. Anton, Austria, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) Courtesy of fisalpine.com St. Anton, Austria – Above is what the downhill course looked like this morning! […]

France and Italy fastest in first Bormio training

Courtesy of http://www.fisalpine.com BORMIO, Italy – The Christmas break is over and the Tour is back full force with Thursday’s first Downhill training in Bormio. At 11.45 CET sharp, the first racer left the start gate and ventured on the famous Stelvio slope. The fastest man today was French skier Adrien Theaux, with a time […]

World champion Schild injured in training

By Manuele Lang ARE, Sweden, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Slalom world champion Marlies Schild crashed in training for an Alpine ski World Cup race on Thursday, injuring ligaments, the Austrian team (OSV) said. Schild flew home to Austria from Sweden immediately, the team added without giving any more details about the extent of the injury. […]

Ladies complete final downhill training run

LAKE LOUISE, Canada – Today was the ladies final training run before Friday’s opening World Cup Downhill race at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn did not start on the darker, cloudy day. The flat light didn’t seem to faze Marion Rolland of France, who once again took the lead in today’s training run with a time […]

Svindal is on a roll and wins last downhill training in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK – The third and last downhill training in Beaver Creek was yet another showcase at the Birds of Prey course at its best. In the three days of training, the weather and course conditions stayed consistent and provided skiers with an opportunity to properly test the challenging course. After winning both the downhill […]

Everything is ready for the first downhill training in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Canada – With just hours to go until the official start of the 2012/2013-speed season, the teams have once again woken up to a soft layer of fresh snow. If last year tick snowfall forced the organizers to cancel the first Downhill training in order to provide course workers with an extra day […]

Vonn returns to gate training

Lindsey Vonn (USA) competes during the women’s super G world cup race on the birds of prey course at Beaver Creek Resort (2011). (Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE) Courtesy of usskiteam.com VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on […]

Soni’s Pacific training gets her gold again

United States’ Rebecca Soni celebrates her gold medal win in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke swimming final with silver medal winner Japan’s Satomi Suzuki at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Clara Ferreira-Marques LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – […]

U.S. swim team buoyant after final training camp

(L to R) Members of U.S. national Olympic swimming team Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps attend a news conference after a training session for the London 2012 Olympics, in Bellerive, July 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Pratta) By Julian Linden VICHY, France, July 21 (Reuters) – The United States swimming team was bubbling with confidence […]

2012 Olympics: Download Athletes’ Favorite Training Songs

Ever wonder how Phelps revs up before a meet? Or what fires up Walsh for a big match? Wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of songs that pump up some of our favorite athletes during training. Whether Eminen gets your blood pumping, or Beyonce is more your speed, our playlist […]

Bode Miller Hopes to Return in Kitzbühel

Bode Miller (Jesse Starr/Vail Resorts) Click here for the full 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Geoff Mintz/Courtesy of SkiRacing.com KITZBUEHEL, Austria — If his first training run is any indication, a Hahnenkamm start is now less likely for Bode Miller this week. The 37-year-old World Cup veteran has been following the […]

Katie Ledecky Posts Second-Fastest 800m Free in History

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Click here for USN’s 2015 swimming schedule. AUSTIN, Texas – Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) threatened her own world record and posted the second-fastest women’s 800-meter freestyle time in history on Saturday at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin at the University of Texas’ Lee & Joe […]

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Guests on Premiere of Beyond The Medals

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) Watch the premiere episode of Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM ET, followed by an encore presentations later that night at 11:30 PM ET and on January 22 at 1 PM ET. The next episode premieres on February 18 at 7:30 PM […]

Svindal’s back on skis

Aksel Lund Svindal completed his first real workout on skis since rupturing his Achilles tendon during dryland training in Oct. 2014. He is in Innsbruck, Austria, and is very pleased to finally be able to ski again. “I have trained well after surgery in October, and it is very motivating to be back on snow,” […]

Janka gets his groove back at Wengen combined

WENGEN, Switzerland – It’s been a long road to recovery for Carlo Janka, who underwent surgery in 2011 due to heart arrhythmias. Over the last four years, the Swiss racer also struggled with equipment issues and couldn’t seem to find his groove. Janka has slowly reascended back into the upper echelon of World Cup racers, […]

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 […]

Hansdotter dazzles under the lights

Under the lights and in front of a roaring crowd in Flachau, Austria, Frida Hansdotter charged out of the gate on run one to take the lead and held nothing back on the challenging, soft, rutty, run two to take her second career victory. The Swede, who has made a career of runner-up finishes with […]

5 Races to Watch at Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the Arena Pro Swim Series TV Schedule. Veteran play-by-play announcer Paul Sunderland and analyst Rowdy Gaines will call the action from Austin on Universal Sports. By Jared Anderson/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com The Arena Pro Swim Series (formerly known as the Grand Prix series) resumes its 2014-2015 season this weekend […]

African Team Set to Make History at Tour de France

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Jan 14 (Reuters) – Douglas Ryder could not contain himself when a text message popped up on his phone on Wednesday informing him that his MTN-Qhubeka team would become the first African-based cycle outfit to take part in the Tour de France. The South African team were handed one of five wildcard […]

Chris Froome Driven by Rivalry with Alberto Contador

Chris Froome (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome has put last year’s troubles behind him and has Alberto Contador in his sights as he plans an assault on cycling’s major prizes. The Briton’s hopes of back-to-back Tour de France victories ended in agony when he crashed out […]

Russian Loginov, Ukraine’s Sednev to be banned for doping

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Loginov and Ukrainian Sergei Sednev are to be suspended for doping, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Monday. “The IBU Anti-Doping Hearing panel will decide about the period of ineligibility for both athletes,” the body said on their official website (www.biathlonworld.com). Loginov, 22, who competed at the Winter Olympics […]

Sprinter Asafa Powell Sets Lofty Goals for 2015

Usain Bolt (L) and Asafa Powell (REUTERS/Heiko Junge/Scanpix) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, who has struggled to produce form his best at major championships, believes a change in coach and a new approach to training will improve his fortunes. The sprinter who held the 100m world record between 2005 […]

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. […]

Lindsey Vonn Nears Record

Lindsey Vonn (REUTERS/Robert Pratta) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Kelly O’Mara Lindsey Vonn could tie, or even break, the all-time record for women’s World Cup career wins this weekend – if illness, lost luggage, a rehabbing knee, a tough course, and fast competitors don’t stop her. Vonn took […]


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