Rome, Italy – 6 June 2103 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August’s world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran […]
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 […]
By Mike Tierney, Special to Universal Sports Ever wonder about the translation of “Semper Fi,” the motto associated with the few, the proud, the Marines? It is a Latin phrase that means “always faithful” — not, as followers of an annual Paralympics-styled sports festival for armed services members might guess, “kicking butt at the Warrior […]
REUTERS – Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week. Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel […]
(Reuters) – Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled around the stadium for the evening meet, the Jamaican sprinter pulled away from her American […]
The Columbus Dispatch reports today that former Ohio State and Denver Broncos running back Maurice Clarett will be participating in the Ohio Rugby Sevens Invitational in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on May 25th. He will be playing for the Columbus affiliate of Tiger Rugby, who incidently will be responsible for picking the 2016 USA Rugby Sevens Olympic […]
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, […]
Bronze medallist, US Apolo Anton Ohno, shows the number 8 as he celebrates his eighth Olympic medal at the end of the Men’s 5000 m relay short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 26, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 24 […]
<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]
Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) celebrates after winning the men’s marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. Mandatory Credit: Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Stephen Kiprotich, who overcame childhood illness and the might of the Kenyans on his way to winning marathon gold at the London Olympics, […]
By Alison Wildey LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – London Marathon men’s champion Wilson Kipsang plans to work with his Kenyan colleagues on Sunday in a bid to keep the title in the east African country. Kenya have won all but one of the last nine men’s London marathons, with 2010 being the odd year out […]
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, April 16 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s world 100 meters champion Yohan Blake could miss the Jamaica International Invitational on May 4 and the Shanghai Diamond League meeting a fortnight later because of a hamstring injury, his coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. Mills told Reuters that the right hamstring injury sustained by […]
Yelena Isinbaeva (RUS) competes in the women’s pole vault during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) – Pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva will make her first appearance of the season at next month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, the Russian athletics […]
Courtesy of BAA.org BOSTON – With less than one week remaining until the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and principal sponsor John Hancock Financial are prepared for the 117th edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The top finishers will receive $806,000, a prize purse supplied by […]
For twenty weeks they have endured rigorous training and on April 15th, many of the world’s best marathoners will conquer 26.2 miles of Boston turf. Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon live, only on Universal Sports.
(L-R) Shalane Flanagan, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Kara Goucher and Desiree Davila congratulate each other after the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials on January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.baa.org Jacqueline Hansen to Serve as Honorary, Official Starter of Elite Women’s Race. Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb and Sara Mae Berman to […]
Courtesy of http://www.baa.org BOSTON, MA, January 15, 2013 – In its 28th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on April 15. A complete field list follows. EDITOR’S NOTE – As of March 13, John Hancock has updated […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White capped a perfect season by reclaiming the ice dance title from Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the figure skating world championships on Saturday. While the title will change hands, it will not go far with the good friends […]
Proper warm up for training runs and marathons include elevating heart rate through a dynamic warm-up and a running specific warm up (exaggerated running motions, high knees, butt kickers, leg swings.) It is also recommended to drive the course. Tipping Points is Presented by Asics.
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took a step towards ending the reign of four-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by grabbing the lead after the pairs short program on Wednesday. Beaten into second place by the German duo at the previous two world […]
Slovenia’s Tina Maze warms up prior to the women’s downhill training for the finals of the Alpine skiing World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 13 (Reuters) – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal and injured American Lindsey Vonn won the men’s and women’s downhill World […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 12 (Reuters) – Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else. Having grown up in Ilderton, just […]
By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]
Tina Maze of Slovenia celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany, Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) By Manuele Lang OFTERSCHWANG, Germany, March 10 (Reuters) – Tina Maze won her duel with world champion Mikaela Shiffrin in a women’s World Cup slalom on Sunday […]
The radii of the inner and outer competition lanes are 26 and 30 meters, respectively. The width of each lane of the competition track is 4 meters and there is an inside training lane with width of 4 meters.
By Gene Cherry March 5 (Reuters) – After perhaps the greatest year ever by a high hurdler, world record holder Aries Merritt has visions of conquering another barrier. The American Olympic champion, whose whirlwind 2012 brought him every major hurdles title and the outdoor world record, believes running under his top mark of 12.80 seconds […]
Adrien Theaux of France competes during the Alpine Skiing World Cup men’s downhill competition in Kvitfjell March 2, 2013. REUTERS/Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix (NORWAY – Tags: SPORT SKIING) KVITFJELL, Norway, March 2 (Reuters) – France’s Adrien Theaux overcame the wind and the favorites to snatch his second victory in a World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell on […]
Slovenia’s Tina Maze speeds down the course to clock the fastest time during the downhill portion of an alpine ski women’s world cup super-combined, in Meribel, France, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo//Marco Trovati) By Patrick Lang MERIBEL, France, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Tina Maze sealed her near-perfect Alpine skiing season with the overall World […]
Feb 22 (Reuters) – A majority of elite runners will be confident of lowering personal bests when the Tokyo Marathon debuts as a World Marathon Majors race on Sunday with a stellar field and favorable weather forecast for the Japanese capital. From 2013, Tokyo joins Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York in the six-legged […]
In Summer 2006, the most modern ski jump in Europe located at the foot of the mountain Schwarzberg was opened. Since then it offers attractive training and competition conditions to both national and international athletes.
By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston. The triple gold medallist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics easily won his […]
Courtesy of isu.org The 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships opened in Osaka, Japan, Friday with the Short Dance, Pairs and Men’s Short Programs. 85 skaters from 13 ISU members have been entered for the Championships. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dance to narrow lead in Short Dance Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada danced to […]
United States’ Ted Ligety speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s super-G at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Wednesday, Feb.6, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) By Manuele Lang SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 6 (Reuters) – American skier Ted Ligety picked the right occasion to win the first super-G of his […]
LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis will skip this year’s indoor athletics season in order to concentrate on her preparation for August’s world championships in Moscow. “I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year – […]
Courtesy of USAGym.org INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 29, 2013 – 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass/Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, whose 10 World Championships medals is a record for the United States in gymnastics, today announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics. Sacramone won two individual World titles (floor, 2005; vault, 2010); helped Team USA to its […]
KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Slalom world champion Marlies Schild, out of action after injuring knee ligaments in Are in December, might be fit to defend her title in Schladming in nearly two weeks. Austrian team director Hans Pum told reporters in Kitzbuehel that Schild was “training physically with the hope of racing in […]
Courtesy of fisalpine.com KITZBUEHEL, Austria – Under a clear blue sky and in perfect conditions, the second scheduled Downhill training on the Streif took place as scheduled Wednesday. After struggling with tough weather on the first training run, the finish area was filled with smiling faces. Aksel Lund Svindal was once again the man to […]
Jan 23 (Reuters) – Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year’s world championships in Moscow in August. As part of his preparations, the Jamaican 100 and 200 meters world record holder will run the longer sprint at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo […]
Men’s World Cup Skiing at the Famed Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel Headlines 30 Hours of World-Class Winter Sports Action Universal Sports Network announced its on-air schedule for this weekend’s “Winter Bowl” programming lineup. From Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, Universal Sports will air 30 hours of premier winter sports action from around the globe, […]
Germany’s Felix Neureuther speeds past a pole on his way to win an Alpine ski World Cup men’s slalom, in Wengen, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka) By Manuele Lang WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Germany’s Felix Neureuther won the classic Wengen World Cup slalom on Sunday, 39 years on from his […]
Jan 18 (Reuters) – Olympic champion Evan Lysacek has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. figure skating championships as he is still not fit enough to compete following surgery. “It’s disappointing because health-wise I’m fine,” Lysacek said in a statement released by U.S. Figure Skating on Friday. “Due to the long layoff from the surgery I […]
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Double Olympic distance champion Mo Farah will run the 3,000 meters at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham on Feb. 16, his only indoor race in 2013, organizers said on Thursday. Farah, Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, finished fourth in the 3,000m at the world indoor championships in Istanbul […]
Cadel Evans (AUS) during stage twelve of the 2012 Tour de France between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Annonay Davezieux. (Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) NAZARETH, Belgium, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has recovered from the mental scars of last year’s race and is looking to rediscover his […]
Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. starts during the first training for the Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill ski race in St. Anton, January 10, 2013. (REUTERS/ Leonhard Foeger) Courtesy of fisalpine.com St. Anton, Austria – Switzerland’s Lara Gut was fastest in this morning’s downhill training in a time of 1:38.31, more than one second ahead […]
ALTENBERG, Germany (Jan. 4, 2013)-The U.S. women’s skeleton team kicked off the New Year with silver and bronze medal performances in the Altenberg, Germany World Cup event today. Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) finished just 0.01 seconds shy of gold in second place, while Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah) moved up in the final run to claim […]
LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Former world road race champion Alessandro Ballan is out of intensive care as he continues to recover from surgery following a high-speed crash in training last week, his BMC team said on Friday. The Italian, being treated in Spain, remains in hospital after he underwent surgery over a week ago […]
By Patrick Lang VIENNA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Austria’s Marlies Schild, injured in training for a World Cup slalom in Are, will not defend her world title in February, the Austrian Ski Team (OSV) said on Friday. Schild, one victory short of the record of the 34 World Cup slalom wins held by Swiss Vreni […]
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No. 5: Lolo Jones Wins Silver in Her Bobsled Debut Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. In the World Cup bobsled season-opener in Lake Placid, NY, two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, along with her driver Jazmine Fenlator, took the silver […]
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