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Universal Sports Network: Tribute to Fallen Skiers Berlack and Astle

The U.S. Ski Team mourns the loss of two promising development level ski racers killed January 5th in an avalanche in Soelden. Killed in the avalanche were Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Burke Mountain, Vt., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah. Universal Sports’ host Steve Porino shares his touching thoughts on these bright young athletes.

2013 Boston Marathon Tribute: Tom Grilk

A week before the 118th Boston Marathon, the city of Boston came together to remember the tragic terrorist attack last year.



2013 Boston Marathon Tribute: Joe Biden

A week before the 118th Boston Marathon, the city of Boston came together to remember the tragic terrorist attack last year. And giving tribute to the heroes and the survivors of that day, Vice-President Joe Biden had these words.

Universal Sports Presents: Spirit of Boston Tribute

Universal Sports presents a special Boston Tribute event that will honor runners and spectators who were affected by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, including those who lost their lives, survivors, medical personnel, and first responders.

2013 London Marathon: Boston tribute

Before the start of the men’s race, the runners in London observed 30 seconds of silence in honor of their marathon brothers and sisters in Boston.

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 […]

Female Bobsledders Ready to Make History

Elana Meyers (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries will be the first women to compete in the four-man bobsled discipline in a World Cup event when the tour makes its second stop of the […]

USA Rugby to Host National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp

USA Rugby announced Thursday the first National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp, set for the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Jan. 10, 2015. “I was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2012 and before I made it to the NFL I was playing rugby on various club and national teams,” said […]

FINA Names 2014 Athletes of the Year

Chad le Clos, left, and Michael Phelps (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) The FINA Athletes of the Year 2014 were unveiled on December 1, 2014 in Doha (QAT) in a memorable Gala “Soirée des Etoiles” (Evening of the Stars), held after a successful two-day FINA World Aquatics Convention and FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic. Less than two […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled

On November 18, 2014, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. During the public launch of the recommendations at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI), Bach called the 20+20 proposals “the culmination of a year of open, transparent and […]

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

Public Funding Could Boost Paris 2024 Bid

Paris, France ( By Julien Pretot PARIS, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Although France has not decided if it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the country’s Olympic Committee (CNOSF) is already planning a public funding operation to finance a possible candidacy for Paris. The CNOSF will say in January whether it wants to […]

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

(Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday. Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just […]

USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Championship

USA Basketball players with their trophy at the FIBA World Championship (AP Photo) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a dominating 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The […]

Record-Setting Victory for USA Women’s Basketball

The Women’s Senior U.S. National Team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (3-0) completely overpowered Angola (0-3) for a record-setting 119-44 win to wrap up preliminary round play in the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday night at Abdi Ipekci Arena […]

Park v Sun set to light up pool, South Korea top table

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – South Korean sharpshooters snatched two early golds to put the hosts top of the Asian Games medals table on Sunday, but the highlight of the second day’s action will come later in the pool when China’s Sun Yang takes on local hero Park Tae-hwan in the 200 meters freestyle […]

Katie Ledecky Named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships. The awards […]

Highlights from the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup

The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

2014 Eneco Tour: Stage 4: Serenading Fan

A cycling fan tries to contribute to the race the only way he knows how.

Ten Years On, Athens 2004 Gives Greece Little to Cheer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS (Reuters) – It was billed as a chance to transform Greece’s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-gleaming Olympic venues which crackled with activity have […]

U.S. Men’s Team Wins FIVB World League Gold Medal

U.S. Men’s National Team (Courtesy of FIVB) By Tyson Rodgers COLORADO Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history. “It’s unbelievable, I am […]

Ann Arbor Named “America’s Top Swim City” by USA Swimming

University of Michigan pool (Courtesy of University of Michigan) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers […]

Ian Thorpe Comes Out in TV Interview

Ian Thorpe (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Reuters) – Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer’s sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British journalist Michael Parkinson in a pre-recorded interview on Australia’s Channel 10 […]

Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amount

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) BOSTON- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field […]

Conor Dwyer and Katinka Hosszu Win 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series Titles

Conor Dwyer (Brendan Maloney/USA TODAY Sports) CLICK HERE to watch Conor Dwyer’s winning swim in the 200m IM. SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Olympic medalist Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.) closed strong over the final 50 meters to earn the win in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and lock up the men’s Arena Grand Prix Series overall […]

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin Expected to Headline Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Missy Franklin (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) are expected to highlight a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, the final stop of USA Swimming’s 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series. The four-day meet […]

Wallabies’ ‘Captain’s Curse’ Strikes Moore

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON O’BRIEN (Reuters) – The Wallabies captaincy is fast becoming the most unwanted job in world rugby after Stephen Moore, the latest player to be given the role, was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against France. Named Australia’s new skipper less than a week ago, […]

Cal Wins Second Straight Collegiate Rugby Championship

Cal Rugby (Cal Athletics) Watch the Collegiate Rugby Championships on June 3 and 4 at 3 PM ET on Universal Sports. PHILADELPHIA – California culminated its second straight undefeated run through the Collegiate Rugby Championship with a 24-21 victory over Kutztown University to become back-to-back 7s national champions Sunday at PPL Park. The Golden Bears […]

Rio Olympic preparations ‘worst’ ever : Coates

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO Attending an Olympic forum in Sydney, Coates told delegates that construction had not commenced on some venues, infrastructure was significantly delayed and water quality was also a major concern two years out from the Games. He warned, however, that there was no “plan B” to find another host. “I think this is a worse situation than […]

Actor and Boston Native Michael Chiklis to Voice Opening of 2014 Boston Marathon on Universal Sports Network

Michael Chiklis (Courtesy of @MichaelChiklis) LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2014) – This Monday, the world will run as one with the City of Boston for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Actor Michael Chiklis will lend his voice to the opening sequence of Boston’s epic event airing on Universal Sports Network on April 21, […]

2014 Boston Marathon on USN TV Facts

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2014) – Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon on “Marathon Monday,” April 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. In addition to the […]

Seven Ways to Get Fit This Year

Well-rested legs are strong legs. Hit the hay early for a better ride the next day. By Ben Delaney (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Does anyone actually stick to new year’s resolutions? As much as we’d all like to just ‘be faster and fitter’ this year, a vague goal like that is never going to be […]

Run As One: David McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director

In 1973, David McGillivray made a personal commitment to run the Boston Marathon every year in tribute to his late grandfather, and has been the last person to cross the finish line every year since 1988 when he became the legendary event’s race director. And although his efforts were turned elsewhere on April 15, 2013, David fulfilled his promise to keep running and finished his 41st Boston Marathon 11 days later.

2014 Boston Marathon Programming Schedule

DATE EVENT VIEWING INFO 04/15 Boston Tribute (LIVE online) TV: 6:00pm ET Online: 12:00pm ET 04/15 2013 Boston Marathon (encore presentation) TV: 7:00pm ET 04/15 Boston Tribute (encore presentation) TV: 9:00pm ET 04/15 2013 Boston Marathon (encore presentation) TV: 10:00pm ET 04/19 2014 Boston Marathon Preview Show (LIVE) TV: 4:00pm ET 04/21 2014 Boston Marathon […]

Boston Athletic Association Invites the World to Run

Boston Marathon World Run application encourages runners of all abilities to participate in the athletic spirit of the 2014 Boston Marathon BOSTON, February 5, 2014 – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, today launched Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the […]

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 […]

Peter Sagan Wins Stage Seven; Impey Retains Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot ALBI, France | Fri Jul 5, 2013 5:53pm BST (Reuters) – Peter Sagan thrashed his rivals in the fight for the green jersey when he won the seventh stage of the Tour de France after a fine tactical move by his Cannondale team on Friday. Sagan outsprinted German John Degenkolb and Italian […]

Storylines and news for the 2013 Boston Marathon

Courtesy of BOSTON – With less than one week remaining until the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are prepared for the 117th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The top finishers will receive $806,000, a prize purse supplied by […]

Duliba, Mose win in Los Angeles Marathon

Runners start the 28th Asics L.A. Marathon in Los Angeles Sunday March 17, 2013. The 26.2-mile event begins at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus won the 28th Asics Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in her marathon debut, and Kenyan Erick Mose […]

Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Tyler Clary headline Austin Grand Prix

Courtesy of COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.) headline the list of those competing at the Austin Grand Prix on January 18-20. The event, which will take place at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, is the […]

Armstrong steps down from Livestrong board

Radioshack team rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. stands on the podium in Paris after the final 20th stage of the 97th Tour de France cycling race between Longjumeau and Paris in this file photo taken July 25, 2010. Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancer-support charity he founded in […]

Armstrong steps down from charity; Nike drops sponsorship

Lance Armstrong walks back to his car after running at Mount Royal park with fans in Montreal in this August 29, 2012 file photograph. Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the charity he founded, Livestrong, after U.S. anti-doping officials issued a scathing report detailing his use of performance-enhancing drugs for years as one […]

FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 action starts in Dubai

South Africa’s Chad le Clos shakes hands with Japan’s Daiya Seto after winning the men’s 200m butterfly final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Dubai, October 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) No less than 130 swimmers from 32 nations will compete on October 2-3 in the first leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup […]

US Anti-Doping Agency strips Armstrong of titles for cheating

Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis ride together doing a practice session in Luz-Ardiden in this July 22, 2003 file photo. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files) By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Keating Aug 24 (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins and handed a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency […]

Liu falls at first hurdle in London

Xiang Liu (CHN) falls in a mens 110m hurdles heat as Artur Noga (POL) and Balazs Baji (HUN) react during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – China’s Liu Xiang experienced deja vu of the most agonizing kind on Tuesday when the […]

U.S. lead to raise golden hopes

Danell Leyva (USA) competes on the parallel bars during subdivision two men’s qualifications during the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Clare Fallon LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – The United States men raised hopes of winning their first gymnastics team gold medal since 1984 when they outclassed defending […]

Bolt says fit for fastest 100m ever

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt laughs (L) with teammate Asafa Powell during a team news conference in east London, July 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) By Nick Mulvenney LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt says he is fit and ready for the London Olympics and is convinced his defense of the 100 meters title could trigger […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #16

What will be the average margin of victory for the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team? And how many opposing players will be asked for their autographs? By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports No Dwight Howard. No Derrick Rose. No Dwyane Wade. No Chris Bosh. No problem — or so the U.S. basketball team hopes as […]

Berens looking to kick butt in Omaha

Ricky Berens waves to the crowd before the men’s 100m freestyle final during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 13, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Ricky Berens’ famous butt-baring episode at the 2009 World Championships will […]


CURRENT OPENINGS @ UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Position: Production Assitant Type: FT Location: Centennial, CO Universal Sports Network is accepting resumes for a full time event/studio Production Assistant. Universal Sports is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.  Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive […]

Norwegian swim champ Dale Oen died of heart disease

Members of the Norwegian swimming team stand to pay tribute to swimming World Champion Alexander Dale Oen who died suddenly from cardiac arrest during a pre-Olympic training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona on May 1, 2012, during the 31st European Swimming Championships in Debrecen, on May 21, 2012. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/GettyImages) By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, June 12 […]

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 […]

London receives flame in rainy Athens

Greek veteran weighlifter Piros Dimas (R) and Chinese gymnast Li Ning light a cauldron with the Olympic Flame inside the marble Panathenaic stadium in Athens, May 17, 2012. Greece formally hands over the Olympic flame to a London delegation led by Princess Anne and including David Beckham on Thursday at the Panathenaic stadium where the […]


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