USA relay team members from left Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose with their gold medals and American flags after winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Four years after […]
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte (top black cap) looks at Michael Phelps as he laughs during practice four days before the 2012 London Olympics at the Aquatics Center. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE) By Kevin Liffey LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Cyclists and swimmers take center stage at the London Olympics on Saturday, hoping […]
Jordyn Wieber (USA) during practice on the vault in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Gymnastics Venue. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Steve Keating LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Team mates one day, heated rivals the next, American gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber may not be Michael Phelps and Ryan […]
(L to R) Members of U.S. national Olympic swimming team Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps attend a news conference after a training session for the London 2012 Olympics, in Bellerive, July 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Pratta) By Julian Linden VICHY, France, July 21 (Reuters) – The United States swimming team was bubbling with confidence […]
Michael Phelps starts the men’s 100m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) – Unlike Beijing four years ago, Michael Phelps is going to have to share the swimming spotlight at the London Olympics. There will be no […]
It was a 12-day mini-Olympics, a stretch ending July 1 that delighted us with the overlapping U.S. trials for track and field, swimming and gymnastics. Out of these 12 days of Christmas-in-summer came the rosters for perhaps the three most high-profile sports at the Games. We were served heaping helpings of high-end performance, along with […]
Will Michael Phelps be prevented from becoming the most decorated Olympian in any sport (if he wins three medals) by his talented teammate, Ryan Lochte? (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports They play cards together and poke fun at each other. In the unique universe of Olympic sports, two athletes […]
Michael Phelps (C, rear) waves to the crowd as he stands with the other members of the U.S. Olympic swimming team heading to the London Games, after the swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska, July 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 (Reuters) – The United States have picked a powerful team […]
Michael Phelps, left, celebrates with his mother Debbie, center, and sister Hilary after the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 2 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has dropped the 200 meters […]
Michael Phelps (left) and Tyler McGrill pose for a photo after being selected to the USA Olympic team for 100m butterfly final in the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at the CenturyLink Center. (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, July 1 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps finished off his preparations for his Olympic […]
Michael Phelps swims the men’s 200m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 28 (Reuters) – After years of keeping everyone guessing, Michael Phelps has finally revealed his intentions for London, and no one should be surprised. The greatest Olympian […]
American swimming legend Mark Spitz poses with the new Sports Illustrated Magazine featuring Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps on the cover at the Hyatt Resorts “Vacation Training Camp” competition August 20, 2008 at Grand Central Station in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Catalyst Public Relations) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, June […]
The television commercial that depicts Michael Phelps digging into a gigantic sub sandwich has another meaning besides, “Swimming works up a serious appetite. The ad also serves as a hint on not biting off more than you can chew, which illustrates his dilemma at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. The most decorated […]
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 […]
Peter Vanderkaay prepares for the men’s 200m freestyle preliminaries during the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports Having been part of the Team USA gold medal-winning 4x200m freestyle quartets at […]
In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Michael Phelps, foreground, and Ryan Lochte look at the scoreboard after their races in a heat of the men’s 200m Freestyle event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. Phelps and Lochte renew their rivalry at next week’s U.S. Olympic trials, where both swimmers are entered […]
Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh swims underwater during a training session in Budapest April 12, 2012. As Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh trains in four-hour, early-morning sessions, his mind is on the man who could once again spoil his Olympic dream: Michael Phelps. Cseh won his only world championship gold in an event Phelps decided to skip […]
Ever wonder how Phelps revs up before a meet? Or what fires up Walsh for a big match? Wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of songs that pump up some of our favorite athletes during training. Whether Eminen gets your blood pumping, or Beyonce is more your speed, our playlist […]
New Weekly Ski Resort Series Universal Access Premieres Tuesday, February 5, on Universal Sports Network Debut Episode to Lead into 2013 Alpine Skiing World Championships Los Angeles, CA (February 4, 2013) – Universal Sports Network today announced its new original series, Universal Access, will premiere tomorrow, February 5, at 10:30 AM ET. Presented by GoPro, […]
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