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2012 Diamond League Rome: Usain Bolt wins 100m in 9.76 seconds

Usain Bolt (JAM) bounces back from a poor race last week, setting a the world leading time and beating Asafa Powell by .15 seconds.

2012 Diamond League Rome: Cheruiyot edges Defar for 5000m win

Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) by .03 seconds gets the 5000m win over Meseret Defar (ETH).

2012 Diamond League Rome: Felix Sanchez wipes-out in hurdles

In the final meters, Felix Sanchez (DOM) pulls up and goes down hard, missing a shot at the podium, luckily he walks away.

2012 Diamond League Rome: Spencer wins 400m hurdles

Kaliese Spencer takes the win and the Diamond League lead as fellow Jamaican Melaine Walker faded to 8th, Lashinda Demus (USA) was 2nd.

2012 Diamond League Rome (REPLAY)

The Compeed Golden Gala will be the third leg of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League and the first meeting in Europe after Doha and Shanghai. The names of the stars who will take part include Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Christophe Lemaitre! (FULL EVENT REPLAY)

Refreshed Bolt ready to speed up in Rome

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wears his shoes during a training session at the Foro Italico stadium in Rome, May 29, 2012. The real Usain Bolt will make a return appearance at Rome’s Diamond League meeting on Thursday, according to the Jamaican sprinter who got tongues wagging last week when he failed to break 10 seconds […]

2011 Diamond League Rome: Harper wins 100m hurdles; Lolo hurt

Dawn Harper wins the women’s 100m women’s hurdles at the Diamond League Golden Gala, while Lolo Jones pulls up lame after a strong start.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Reese wins long jump

American Brittney Reese wins the women’s long jump competition with a jump of 6.94 meters at the Diamond League Golden Gala.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Vlasic wins women’s high jump

Blanka Vlasic wins the women’s high jump at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Felix blows away field in 400m

American Allyson Felix routs the rest of the field in the women’s 400m at the Diamond League Golden Gala meet in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Knight wins women’s 200m

American Bianca Knight wins the women’s 200m at the Diamond League Golden Gala, while a fatigued Allyson Felix settles for fourth.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Crash wreaks havoc on women’s 1500m

Several runners take a spill in the final turn of the women’s 1500m at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: van Zyl wins 400m hurdles

L.J. van Zyl takes first place with a dominant run in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2011 Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

2011 Diamond League Rome: Bolt nips Powell, Lemaitre in men’s 100m

Usain Bolt launches a late comeback to edge countryman Asafa Powell in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome.

Bostonians Want a Vote on City’s Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

Fenway Park (Shutterstock) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 BOSTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Boston-area residents say that they should get a chance to vote on a planned bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to a poll released on Tuesday. While about half of respondents to the poll by MassINC Polling Group for […]

2015 UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Cali, Colombia

Cali receives the best riders of the world In the third stage of Track World Cup 2014-2015. The ALCIDES NIETO PATIÑO velodrome will be the scenery to showcase the best of the world in the speed and endurance.

Several Cities Interested in 2024 Olympics

Closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee launched a newly-created invitation phase for potential bid cities for the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday, confident the reformed process will trigger more interest in hosting the Olympics. So far Germany with […]

Boston Mayor Promises No Overspending on 2024 Olympics

Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 BOSTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Friday vowed that if the city hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics it would avoid the huge public spending overruns that have tainted other Olympics in recent years. “I promise this will […]

Boston Considered Favorite in 2024 Olympics Race

Fenway Park in Boston (Shutterstock) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Boston joined the race to host the 2024 Olympics, instantly claiming the favorites tag as the United States look to land their first summer Games since 1996. It is not so much what the city is offering that gives […]

Boston Selected to be 2024 U.S. Olympic Bid City

Boston (Shutterstock) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 Jan 8 (Reuters) – Boston has been selected as the American candidate city that will bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was selected over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco […]

USN’s Photos of 2014: Crazy Cycling Fans

Vincenzo Nibali (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann) Click here for more of USN’s Photos of 2014! Who said cycling was a non-contact sport? In this picture, Vincenzo Nibali had to push away an aggressive spectator during the 18th stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Nibali went on to win the race. Vincenzo Nibali (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost/Pool)

2016 Tour de France to Start in Normandy

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost) MONT ST MICHEL, France, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The 2016 Tour de France will begin in the Normandy region with the Grand Depart from the iconic Mont St Michel and a third-stage start from Granville, organizers said on Tuesday. The world’s greatest bike race will start from […]

IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralize its operations by 2020. The IOC said the new building, on the site of their current HQ on the shores of Lake Geneva, would cost a total of 160 million Swiss […]

Sun Yang Receives Three-Month Suspension

Sun Yang (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) Chinese doping officials say they were not trying to cover up Sun Yang’s positive test and that they held back news of his three-month suspension because they did not want to make any mistakes with “the most famous athlete in China”. Sun, China’s most successful male swimmer, secretly served his ban […]

US Ladies’ Team for the New Season Named

Shortly before the start of the winter season, the US ladies’ team for 2014/15 was announced. A total of nine athletes is on the US Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team for the new season. Besides World Champion Sarah Hendrickson also Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, Nita Englund, Tara Geraghty-Moats, Abby Hughes, Nina Lussi, Cara Larson and Logan […]

Brazilian Pair Wins 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Maria Antonelli, left, and Juliana Felisberta Da Silva (Courtesy of FIVB) Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Maria Antonelli have been named FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014 women’s champions with one event remaining. With nearest rivals Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas not competing at the Parana Open two weeks ago and just one Open tournament left […]

Olympic Sports Notes 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 […]

Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER (Reuters) – Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany. German officials talked about staging an historic Olympics in East and West […]

Olympics: Hold your horses, Paris mayor tells Hollande on 2024 bid

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN “Nothing, nobody will have me change the agenda or the method as far as a Paris bid is concerned,” Hidalgo, who like Hollande is a member of the Socialist Party, told a news conference on Friday. Hidalgo’s remarks come a day after Hollande said he was “in favor of the city […]

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 […]

Germany will bid to host 2024 Games

Germany (Shutterstock) (Reuters) – Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country’s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday. The DOSB added that a decision will be made on March 21, 2015 on which of the two cities will be picked. “Olympic and Paralympic Games are the […]

Tour de France Organizers Unveil 2015 Route

Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall victory at the 2014 Tour de France (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of grueling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organizers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will […]

Winter Olympics May Have to Move for 2022 World Cup

Olympic Rings (Shutterstock) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top […]

BMC beat holders Omega Pharma to claim team time trial gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEROME PREVOST/POOL (Reuters) – BMC Racing beat pre-race favorites and holders Omega Pharma-Quick Step to claim gold in the team time trial at the road cycling world championships on Sunday. BMC, with American Tejay van Garderen, Italians Manuel Quinziato and Daniel Oss, Slovak Peter Velits, Swiss Silvan Dallier and Australian Johan Dennis, set a […]

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 […]

Voigt sets new hour record

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling’s governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Italy opens murder probe into Pantani’s death a decade later

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PAUL HANNA/FILES (Reuters) – An Italian court is investigating the 2004 death of Marco Pantani after his mother presented evidence and analysis to the tribunal that she says shows he was murdered. The 34-year-old Pantani, who won the Tour de France in 1998, was found dead in a hotel suite in the beachside resort […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia’s swim team head into next month’s showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Australians, who won just one gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, earned […]

Team USA Wins Most Medals at IAAF World Junior Championships

Members of Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Team USA led all countries with 11 gold medals at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The U.S. recorded 206 points, easily defeating the next closest country, Kenya (82 points). The 21 combined medals for […]

U.S. Beach Volleyball Teams Sweep in Long Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Courtesy of FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit U.S. beach volleyball teams swept the gold medals at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday in Long Beach, CA. It was the only stop of the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the United States. Women: April Ross […]

Vincenzo Nibali Wins 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: USA wins Men’s 4x100m Relay

Jalen Miller, Trayvon Bromell, Kendal Williams, and Trentavis Friday of the USA Men’s team take gold in the 4x100m in 38.70.

Americans Claim Gold and Silver in World Juniors 100m

Trayvon Bromell, left, and Kendal Williams at the IAAF World Junior Championships (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) By Parker Morse Kendal Williams of the host USA ran 10.21 to win the men’s 100m final at the end of the second day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014. Williams led a US 1-2 sweep, as […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

Mo Farah Confirms He Will Compete at Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY) (Reuters) – Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after recovering from abdominal pains. The 31-year-old, who is due to represent England in the 5,000m and 10,000m, pulled out of last weekend’s Diamond League meeting […]

10 Teens to Watch at 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

The scene in Oregon (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Click here for the TV schedule on Universal Sports Network. The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on July 22. As featured in the latest edition of SPIKES, […]

2014 Diamond League: Glasgow: Ahye wins 100m

In the Non-Diamond League event, Just when it looked like Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) was going to get the win, Michelle-Lee Ahye (TRI) stromed through to get the win at 11.01, winning by .09 seconds. Carmelita Jeter (USA) was 6th.

Diamond League Glasgow Preview

Carmelita Jeter (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Glasgow is the ninth leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League. This is the first time since 1968 that Glasgow will host the Diamond League, as the meet is usually held in London. Here are the top events to watch on Friday and Saturday. Friday at 2 PM ET LIVE on […]

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

Prosecutor seeks to cast doubt on Pistorius’ ‘vulnerability’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEROME DELAY/POOL (Reuters) – A South African prosecutor sought on Monday to cast doubt on the defense’s portrayal of Oscar Pistorius as a vulnerable person, a day after a leaked video showed the Paralympic star calmly re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriend. Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is […]

U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2014-15 Team Envelopes

Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skating) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2014) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compose the A, B, C and D (developmental) team envelopes for the 2014-15 season. The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete’s performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions during the […]


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