During Train Like A Champion our reporter Nick Gismondi spends a day with Olympic hopefuls. He gives viewers a firsthand experience of the skill, discipline, and dedication these elite athletes must achieve in order to pursue their Olympic dream. In this episode, Nick gets a taste of Alpine Ski training in the Wind Tunnel with the help of Steve Nyman.
Featuring the most compelling stories leading up to the Winter Games, “Countdown to Sochi” airs every Wednesday from October 30 to February 5 at 8 PM ET only on Universal Sports Network. The 15-week show will showcase Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls through exclusive interviews and profiles, and will also have extensive coverage of winter sports […]
(Reuters) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will skip the opening race of the Alpine Ski World Cup this weekend, giving herself more time to get back in shape after a major knee injury last season. “I feel that I need more training before I start racing again… which means the Soelden race is not on […]
Courtesy USA Gymnastics ANTWERP, Belgium, Oct. 4, 2013 –Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, Inc., and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, swept the top two spots in the women’s all-around finals at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships at the Antwerp (Belgium) Sports Palace today. Biles won the all-around title with her 60.216 total, just […]
Tips For Athletes from Q by Equinox Q is Equinox’s editorial site that was created to change the conversation on fitness and wellness by presenting it in an elevated way. To them, the body is the ultimate investment. They believe it takes equal parts inspiration and information to get you to commit—and that’s what Q […]
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Richard Moore, Q by Equinox Geraint Thomas is the double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist who in the summer of 2013 astonished the world with his performance at the 100th Tour de France. He didn’t win. But in an event that is renowned as the ultimate test of endurance and […]
Universal Sports put together a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Fall 2013 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like High Sierra, Asics and Yurbuds. Marlin 18 Hydration Pack by High Sierra Ideal for mountain biking, trail running, and day […]
PORTILLO, Chile (Sept. 2) – Less than seven months ago, when Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn severely injured her knee in a dramatic crash that required her to be airlifted off the mountain, many doubted if she could recover in time to compete in championship form for the 2014 season. This weekend Vonn took a […]
The Last 26: Running With Ryan Hall Ryan Hall is one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time. Among his many accomplishments, Hall is the current U.S. record holder for the half marathon and marathon. USN: When you don’t feel like running, how do you motivate yourself to train? Ryan: I make […]
Ryan’s Advice: Five Running Training Tips for a Busy Schedule: 1. Get out the door: Even if you feel tired when you get home after a long day, just make it a point to get out the door. If you still feel tired once you have run a couple of miles then modify your workout. […]
By Alasdair Fotheringham MIRADOR DE LOBEIRA, Spain | Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:01pm EDT (Reuters) – American Chris Horner produced a thrilling late attack to become the oldest rider to win a stage and grab the overall lead in a Grand Tour race at the Vuelta a Espana on Monday. The RadioShack Leopard rider, 41 […]
CHORGES, France (Reuters) – Overall race leader Chris Froome produced a late burst of speed to win Wednesday’s individual time trial, securing his third victory of this year’s Tour de France. Froome had been trailing rival Alberto Contador by 11 seconds at 20 km of the 32-km course which included two climbs, but, with his […]
(Reuters) – Alberto Contador showed he was prepared to risk everything to win the Tour de France on Tuesday, crashing on the final descent as he tried to attack overall leader Chris Froome. Team Sky rider Froome, who was on Contador’s wheel, had to move round the Spaniard and briefly went off the road himself […]
By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina | Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s world championships in Moscow. Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 metres time […]
By Julien Pretot PORTO VECCHIO, France | Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09pm BST (Reuters) – Alberto Contador has promised a more exciting Tour de France this year after Bradley Wiggins’s Team Sky dominated all the way to the Champs-Elysees in the 2012 edition. Double champion Contador of Spain, back in the race after a one-year […]
Los Angeles, CA (June 6, 2013) – USA Rugby Rising, a new, six episode original docu-series by Universal Sports, debuts this Saturday, June 8, with back-to-back airings of the first two episodes at 7:30 and 8:00 PM ET. Immediately following the series premiere, Team USA takes on Ireland in a high-stakes international test match at […]
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 […]
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