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2014 Youth Olympics: Moore wins 400m Freestyle

Hannah Moore (USA) managed to take gold in the Women’s 400m Freestyle on her 18th birthday, with a total time of 4:11.05.

2014 Youth Olympics: China wins Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay

China was able to the beat out Russian Federation in the final leg of the medley with a total time of 3:49.33.

2014 Youth Olympics: Khugaev wins Men’s Weight Lifting

Khetag Khugaev (RUS) was able to easily beat out the rest of his competition. He took gold, lifting 17kg heavier than 2nd place Farkhodbek Sobirov (UZB).

2014 Youth Olympics: Nasretdinova wins 50m Freestyle

As expected, Rozaliya Nasretdinova (RUS) took the gold in the Women’s 50m Freestyle with a total time of 24.88.

2014 Youth Olympics: Guangyuan wins 200m Backstroke

In the Men’s 200m Backstroke, Li Guangyuan (CHN) took a surprising gold medal for China in this close race, with a total time of 1:56.94.

2014 Youth Olympics: Szilagyi wins 100m Butterfly

Having just celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday, the 200m Fly Champ Liliana Szilagyi (HUN), took gold and finally broke the 58 second mark with a total of 57.67.

2014 Youth Olympics: De Santana wins 100m Freestyle

In the Men’s 100m Freestyle, the Silver medalist Matheus Paulo De Santa (BRA) took gold in 48.25, beating Yu Hexin (CHN) by almost a full second.

2014 Youth Olympics: China wins 4x100m Free

In the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, China fought a back and forth battle with Russia, but Qiu Yuhan, He Yun, Zhang Yufei and especially Duo Shen with the fastest lap won the Gold by 2.20 seconds, at 3:41.19.

2014 Youth Olympics: Mouliom wins Slam Dunk

In the Men’s Slam Dunk Contest, Karim Mouliom (FRA) managed one 30 point dunk in each final round, even jumping over three women, giving him the Gold at 109 points.

2014 Youth Olympics: Yount wins 63k Taekwondo

In the Gold Women’s 63kg plus Taekwondo match, Kendall Yount (USA) fights a great third round to get the Gold.

2014 Youth Olympics: Lah 2nd in Slam Dunk

Ziga Lah (SLO) had two of the best dunks in round two, but could repeat in the final round so he settled for second, still pretty sick

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Gold Shoot Out

In Women’s Basketball Shoot-Out, Lucia Togores Carpintero (ESP) nails a big three pointer to give her the Gold with seven points. Meanwhile Katie Lou Samuelson (USA) took Bronze with a score of 4.

2014 Youth Olympics: Ahsinger 5th in Trampoline

Nicole Ahsinger (USA) falls off the podium, with a score of 49.950, 2.41 points off the podium.

2014 Youth Olympics: Zhu Xueying wins Trampoline

Zhu Xueying (CHN) claims Gold by 3.055, with 55.425 points

2014 Youth Olympics: Shen wins 200 Free

Duo Shen (CHN) picks up her second individual Gold of the games, winning the Women’s 200m Freestyle at 1:56.12. Fellow countrywoman Yuhan Qiu, again was right behind for the Silver.

2014 Youth Olympics: Russia wins 4×100 Medley

In the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Evgeny Rylov, Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr and Filipp Shopin get the win for Russia. Beating Germany by 1.29 seconds with a time of 3:38.02. Note, Team USA drop out of the race.

2014 Youth Olympics: Rugby Finals

In Women’s Australia takes Gold, Canada Silver, China Bronze, USA 4th. In Men’s France takes Gold, beating the undefeated Argentinians who settle for Silver. And Fiji shutout Kenya for Bronze.

2014 Youth Olympics: Tutkhalyan wins All-Around

In Women’s Gymnastics, Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) wins the All-Around Gold, just barely. After scoring the highest on the Uneven Bars, she suffered a fall on her Floor Routine, but she scored enough, by .200, to win at 54.900.

2014 Youth Olympics: Yoder 3rd in All-Around

In Men’s Gymnastics, Alec Yoder (USA) claims the Bronze medal posting some of the highest scores on Pommel Horse and High Bar, 1.925 out of first.

2014 Youth Olympics: Regomo-Moran wins All-Around

In Men’s Gymnastics, Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) gets the Gold, posting some of the highest scores on Floor and Parallel Bars. Winning by 1.675.

2014 Youth Olympics: USA vs Poland Beach Volleyball

In pool play of Men’s Beach Volleyball, Poland’s Kmiecik and Macura defeats Americans Defalco and Richard in straights sets, 21-19 and 21-14.

2014 Youth Olympics: W Basketball: USA vs Indonesia

In 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball, USA dominates the shorter Indonesia team, winning before the 10 minute mark by scoring 21 points. Indonesia could only manage two penalty points.

2014 Youth Olympics: Great Britain wins 4×100 Free

In the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle, Great Britain claims gold with Duncan Scott, Miles, Munro, Martyn Walton and Luke Greenbank at 3:21.19. USA came in 7th.

2014 Youth Olympics: Moore and Esposito tie in 200m Back

At 2:10.42 in the women’s 200m Backstroke, Hannah Moore (USA) gets the gold, sharing it with Ambra Espostio (ITA) who had an amazing final lap to catch up.

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Rugby Semi-Finals

In the Women’s Rugby Sevens, Team USA suffered defeat at the hands of Australia, and China’s winning streak can to an end in a rematch with Canada. Australia and Canada will now play for the Gold.

Meilutyte gears up for gold at Youth Olympics, China top table

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CLAUS FISKER/SCANPIX DENMARK (Reuters) – London Games gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte cruised through to the women’s 100 meters breaststroke final at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, while China surged to the top of the medals table on the third day of competition in Nanjing. Lithuanian Meilutyte, the world record holder over 50m in […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Dijkstra wins Triathlon

Ben Dijkstra (GBR) gets the win, as both he and Daniel Hoy (NZL) cross the line at 54:43.

2014 Youth Olympics: China defeats USA in Rugby

In Women’s Sevens Rugby, China is now 4-0 and moves on to the semi-finals beating Team USA 29-7. Team USA drops to a record of 0-3 with one draw.

2014 Youth Olympics: Meilutyte wins 50m Free

In the Women’s 50m Freestyle, the current World Record holder Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) cruises to victory at 30.14 seconds, 1.35 faster than Julia Willers (GER).

2014 Youth Olympics: Smiddy wins 100m Back

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Clara Smiddy (USA) gets the win at 1:00.22, just .01 seconds faster than Jessica Fullalova (GBR).

2014 Youth Olympics: China wins 4×100 Medley

In the Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Qiu Yuhan, He Yun, Zhang Yufei and Shen Duo got China the gold at 4:03.58, beating Great Britain by 2.17 seconds.

Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/BEAWIHARTA (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well, will […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Day 1: Swimming

In the first day of the pool, Mykhailo Romanchuk (KR) took the win in the Men’s 400m Freestyle, Vien Nguyen Thi Anh (VIE) won the Women’s 200m IM, Megan Small (USA) was 3rd. And China won the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle over Brazil and Ausralia.

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Triathlon: Brittany Dutton wins

Women’s Sprint Triathlon, Brittany Dutton (AUS) claims gold by 37 seconds over Stephanie Jenks (USA) who took Silver.

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Beach Volleyball: USA vs BRA

In Pool Play Muno and Caputo (USA) come up short against Duda and Patty (BRA), with the final score of 18-21, 11-21

2014 Youth Olympics: Day 1: Women’s USA Rugby

After the first day of Pool Play, Team USA has tied with Spain and lost to Canada, giving them a record of 0-1-1, and a tough road to advance.

2014 Youth Olympics: Day 1: Men’s USA Rugby

In the first day of pool play, Team USA goes 0-2, losing to Kenya and Fiji, their chances of advancing has gotten very slim.

2014 Youth Olympics: Opening Ceremony

The host Country and City, Nanjing, China, took out all the stops with this amazing ceremony. Now check it out in a matter of minutes.

2014 Youth Olympics: Opening Ceremony: Dream Tower

Prepare to be amazed at this stunning aerial acrobatic show of ‘a youth’s dream growing into a tower’, from the Opening Ceremony.

USN & NBC Olympics Presents Coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

NBC OLYMPICS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS COMBINE TO PRESENT 54.5 HOURS OF 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FROM NANJING, CHINA Josh Elliott & Mary Carillo to Host Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN Youth Olympic Games Televised for First Time on NBC and NBCSN – 24.5 Hours of Coverage Across 16 […]

President Obama Hosts Special Olympics Celebration at White House

President Barack Obama and Special Olympian Tim Harris (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Washington D.C.–President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted “A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation” on Thursday night at the White House. The event celebrated the work that Special Olympics, with the support of the Obama administration and others, has done to activate young people to […]

World Cup will inspires Rio Olympics, says IOC’s Bach

(President of Brazil’s Olympic Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman (L) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.) PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward) (Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. Kim, 67, who had been President of the committee (POCOG) since 2011, had his resignation accepted by the government despite his term running until […]

China faces tougher sell in Winter Olympics bid

(Reuters) – Beijing promised a “frugal” Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital’s notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with skepticism on Chinese social media. Along with Oslo and Almaty, Beijing was confirmed as an official candidate for 2022 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 “Boston, LA, […]

Gabby Douglas Will Attend First Camp Since 2012 Olympics

Gabby Douglas (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The U.S. Women’s National Team camp for June, which will be led by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, begins on Monday, June 2, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, near Huntsville, Texas. This will […]

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 […]

Maya Angelou Wrote Poem For 2008 Olympics

Maya Angelou (REUTERS/Jim Young) By Seth Rubinroit American author and poet Maya Angelou, best known for her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” passed away Wednesday at the age of 86. Prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she wrote a poem titled “Amazement Awaits” that encompassed the values of the Olympic movement: Several Olympians took […]

Michael Phelps Wins First Race Since 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/ Michael Phelps won his first race since the 2012 London Olympics at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Friday, swimming the 100m butterfly in 52.13 seconds. CLICK HERE to watch the race. By Braden Keith, courtesy of There’s something to be said for consistency after a long layoff. Michael Phelps, in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]


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