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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 TeamUSA.org. “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/OlaVistaPhotography.com) 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 SwimSwam.com 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, […]

Wrestling Reclaims Its Spot In The 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES | Sun Sep 8, 2013 2:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Wrestling completed an unprecedented comeback on Sunday, reclaiming its spot in the 2020 Olympic Games after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote. An iconic Olympic sport, wrestling featured in the ancient Olympics as well […]

Universal Sports Update: 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo, Norway moves forward with their plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Bolt eyes ‘three-peat’ at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 8 (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medalist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up […]

Hardy finally gets her chance to swim at Olympics

Morgan Scroggy, from left, Dana Vollmer and Jessica Hardy dive at the start of a heat in the women’s 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 30 (Reuters) – Jessica Hardy released four years of built-up […]

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Jonathan Horton day 1

After the first day, Horton is in 4th place with 271.350 points, as he hopes to go back to the Olympics.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: John Orozco day 1

After the first day, the newly crowned American champ, John Orozco sits in second place .95 points behind.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Sam Mikulak day 1

After the first day, Sam Mikulak is in 3rd place, with 274.650 points.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Danell Leyva day 1

After the first day of the USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials, Danell leads the competition with 276.500 points.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Schmitt wins 200m Free with record

Allison Schmitt sets a new American record at 1:54.40, beating her old record by .56 seconds. Missy Franklin, 2.39 seconds back, will join her in London.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Michael Phelps wins 200m Fly

Phelps cruise to victory, without being chased by Ryan Lochte, at 1:53.65. Tyler Clary, 1.47 seconds behind, punches his ticket to the London Games as well.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Day 4 Review

Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Andrea Joyce review the events from day four. Four more days of racing to go.

 
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