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Tatyana McFadden Named USOC’s Female Athlete of the Month

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout November earned Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland) and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner (San Diego, California) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s saber team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic […]

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout August earned swimmers Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s Eight Rowing Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Ledecky became the first woman […]

Mariel Zagunis and Kendal Williams Earn USOC’s Athlete of the Month Honors

Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout July earned Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Oregon) and Kendal Williams (Jacksonville, Florida) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s National Goalball Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Zagunis captured the silver […]

USOC Announces 94-Member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team

Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the 94-member 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28 in Nanjing, China. Highlighting the roster is table tennis player Lily Zhang, who […]

Gwen Jorgensen Captures USOC June Athlete of the Month Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen has been selected as the female June Athlete of the Month for her record-breaking performance in the ITU World Triathlon Chicago. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) captured her sixth career ITU World Triathlon Series victory in the inaugural ITU World Triathlon Chicago on […]

USOC Considering Boston, LA, SF and DC for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four cities for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun to TeamUSA.org. “Boston, LA, […]

Gwen Jorgensen Selected as USOC May Athlete of the Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on […]

Ligety and Shiffrin Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

After their gold medal performances at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, alpine skiers Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were named the U.S. Olympic Committee Athletes of the Month for February. Ligety became the first American male to win Olympic gold in giant slalom. Shiffrin, at the age of 18, became the youngest Olympic gold medalist […]

U.S. Seen as ‘Clear Favorite’ to Land 2024 Olympics

U.S. will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics (Shutterstock) By Larry Fine Dec 16 (Reuters) – Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favorite to host the 2024 Games. The United States on Tuesday became the […]

U.S. Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) By Rory Carroll REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country’s Olympic committee said on Tuesday. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are […]

Boston and D.C. Post Campaign Videos for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The United States Olympic Committee is still deciding whether or not to bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. That uncertainty has not stopped cities from campaigning to be selected for a potential U.S. bid. Both Boston and Washington, D.C. recently created promotional videos. Boston’s video takes […]

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) (Reuters) – A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday. Should the USOC decide to bid for the Games and the Paralympics, the cities […]

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 […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com presents Olympic Sports Notes, a one-stop-shop for the latest in Olympic Sports related news. Check back often for updates. Friday, November 14, 2014 OLYMPICS ALPINE SKI – MIKAELA SHIFFRIN: FROM ONE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE NEXT LINDSEY VONN – GOPRO TRAINING VIDEO FROM Wednesday SPEED SKATING – US LONG TRACK SPEED SKATERS READY TO REBOUND […]

2024 Could be ‘Right Time’ for U.S. Olympic Bid

1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics (Ruediger Fessel/Bongarts/Getty Images) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the “right time”. The U.S. has not hosted the […]

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – RTR41X0R (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

U.S. Olympic bid picking up momentum and support

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid. After stunning rebukes to New York to host the 2012 Olympics and Chicago’s […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

What Does Gwen Jorgensen Pack for a Triathlon?

Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs (gwenjorgensen.com) By Max Meyer The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London. […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

New York, Philadelphia Will Not Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]

Ryan Lochte Scratches from Charlotte Grand Prix

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Braden Keith, courtesy of SwimSwam.com American swimming superstar Ryan Lochte has scratched out of the Charlotte Grand Prix this weekend, which was set to be his first as a member of the home team. The news first broke with a Tweet from the USOC to a fan, who was […]

U.S. plans for 2024 Games to gain traction with NBC deal

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times.  (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay suspended one year for doping

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE RALEIGH, North Carolina – Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. Gay has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4×100 meters relay team […]

Warrior Games: Swimming

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the swimming competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Wheelchair Basketball

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the wheelchair basketball competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Archery

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the archery competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Sitting Volleyball

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the sitting volleyball competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Track and Field

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the track & field competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Cycling

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the cycling competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: Shooting

Watch the highlights of America’s wounded warriors competing in the shooting competition at the USOC’s 2013 Warrior Games.

Warrior Games: The Heroes of Sport

By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports When the Warrior Games were christened in 2010, it was not promoted as the “first annual.” Whether the joint effort of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee, originally involving 200 active and retired members from the various military branches with significant injuries and illness, would […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

30 Reasons To Watch: #13

Will the six UConn players on the U.S. Women’s Basketball team outscore entire nations enroute to the gold medal?  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Forgive half of the U.S. women’s basketball team if it starts belting out the University of Connecticut fight song rather than the […]

Relay member Dunn withdraws from US team over drug test

Allyson Felix (R) is congratulated by Debbie Dunn after Felix won the Women’s 400 meter dash on day three of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 25, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) By Gene Cherry July 13 (Reuters) – Former U.S. world indoor 400 […]

Lolo Jones looking for redemption in London

Track and field athlete Lolo Jones poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 17, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC) Hurdler out to put Beijing ‘crash and burn’ behind her By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Not even an Olympic […]

Bryan Clay: ‘World’s Great Athlete’ striving for more

Track and field athlete Bryan Clay poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 17, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC) Decathlete is aiming to become the first three-time Olympic medalist in his event By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Bryan […]

Help us raise our flag

Gold medalist Aries Merritt of U.S. holds his national flag after the men’s 60 metres hurdles final during the world indoor athletics championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul March 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) This summer, America’s elite athletes will represent our country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. These young men and […]

 
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