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Nicole Hosp Claims First World Cup Win Since 2008

Nicole Hosp (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) By Manuele Lang ASPEN, Colorado, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver […]

Hosp takes first World Cup skiing win since 2008

Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Austrian veteran Nicole Hosp upset the younger slalom favorites, including world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, to take her first World Cup skiing victory since 2008 on Sunday. Revived by this year’s Sochi Olympics, where she won a silver and a bronze after years fighting injury, the 2007 […]

World Cup 2014-15 Season Preview

With just less than one week to go until the start of the 2015 World Cup season in Ruka (FIN), let’s take a look at some of the athletes to watch. It’s always difficult to judge success based on early season competitions in a World Championship or Olympic year. However, with a number of FIS […]

Natalie Coughlin Aims for Fourth Olympics

Natalie Coughlin is aiming for her fourth Olympic Games in 2016 (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) Click here for the full 2014-2015 swimming viewing schedule. By Matthew Tufts At age 32, Natalie Coughlin isn’t your average Olympian. Most of her friends have jobs where they are stuck in an office all day. Coughlin, conversely, is up in time for the […]

U.S. Cross Country Team Named

Kikkan Randall (left) and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members […]

Michael Phelps Named USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Ryan Lochte said “there’s no doubt in my mind” that Michael Phelps will be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nov 24 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has been crowned Male Athlete of the Year for a fifth time at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards on Monday despite being […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

Ted Ligety Suffers Left Wrist Injury

Ted Ligety (AP Photo/Shinishiro Tanaka) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. […]

Austrian Team Switches to Racing Mode

With some intensive preparation weeks in their legs, the Austrian ski cross athletes are looking forward to finally apply what they have learned and worked on during the most recent training camps. On Saturday, skiers are ready to battle it out in heats of four for National Championships honours on the Pitztal glacier. One day […]

Tim Howard Named 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, with the announcement taking place earlier today live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. This is Howard’s second time winning AOTY, previously earning the honor in 2008. The three-time FIFA World Cup veteran becomes […]

Back Surgery Sidelines Bode Miller

Bode Miller (left) and Ted Ligety (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic champion Bode Miller will undergo outpatient back surgery today but is planning to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in January based on the outcome of the surgery. Miller has been training […]

Tough Slalom Start for Americans

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin was electrifying in her opening turns on the first run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. But an uncharacteristically conservative approach on the Levi Black steeps got the best of her, […]

Estonian Team Set for World Cup Opener

The Estonian Ski Jumpers and Nordic Combined athletes started their seasons with a sponsor and partner meeting where past achievements were recognised and predictions for the upcoming winter made before it is off to a training camp in Finland for the Estonian athletes. The brothers Piho who live and train in Trondheim since this spring […]

Green Light for the World Cup in Klingenthal

It seems that nothing should stand in the way of the World Cup opening in Klingenthal (GER) next week. This good news from the Vogtland came on Friday after the official snow control of the International Ski Federation (FIS). “After having talked to Alexander Ziron, the head of the Organizing Committee, I can say that […]

Olympic Sports Notes

UniversalSports.com 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 […]

Marc Gini suffers knee injury

Days before the World Cup slalom in Levi Finland, another Swiss – Ski skier has been injured. Marc Gini fell during Sunday’s slalom training in Sweden hurting his right knee. On Monday,  Gini flew back to Switzerland and was examined on Tuesday morning at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich. An MRI revealed a fracture […]

Race To Recovery: Hitting The Lactate Threshold

On this episode, Kinga and her training coach work on activating her lactate threshold zones. When training at this level, they body will switch into using lactate as an efficient fuel, allowing the body to sustain a higher level of activity.

Veterans’ Day Encore Presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues

Universal Sports will air an encore presentation of Warrior Games: The Fight Continues throughout the day on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Tune in to Universal Sports Network, November 11 @ 3:00am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All Times Eastern. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, […]

Alpine Team Named at Copper Mountain

2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team (USSA/Sarah Brunson) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. The sun was shining down on Center Village today where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain on November 8. The energy […]

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 […]

Race To Recovery: Challenging the Heart Rate

This week, Kinga hit the beach for some soft sand running with her coach. Running on the beach challenges the body in different ways, as it’s a dynamic form of training with much more effort needed, forcing the heart rate to launch more quickly.

Chad Le Clos Confident of Beating Michael Phelps Again

Michael Phelps (R) and Chad le Clos (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch […]

2014 New York City Marathon Preview

Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Seth Rubinroit Runners to watch at the 2014 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2: Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi will be running his first marathon since April, when he became the first U.S. male runner to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Keflezighi will be motivated after struggling […]

Rugby: Team USA prepares to take on the New Zealand All Blacks

The USA Eagles arrived for their first day of training on a practice pitch just outside of downtown Chicago. The squad began preparation for one of the greatest challenges in USA Rugby history, taking on the New Zealand All Blacks on American turf this Saturday.

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Season Opener

Mikaela Shiffrin (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Manuele Lang SOELDEN, Austria, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Olympic slalom gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin shared her first World Cup giant slalom victory with defending champion Anna Fenninger in a closely contested opening race of the season on Saturday. It […]

Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Big Season Opening ahead in Soelden

It is ‘go time’ for the 2014/15 Audi FIS Ski World Cup this weekend in Soelden (AUT) as the new season traditionally gets underway with two giant slaloms on the Rettenbach glacier. In the past weeks, Soelden has been hit by warm temperatures but the hard work put in by the Organising Committee to preserve […]

Neureuther to skip Soelden

Germany’s best technical racer, Felix Neureuther, will skip the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria, in order to focus on the first slalom of the season in Levi, Finland. Neureuther has suffered back pain for several months, and his start in Soelden was already questionable after he had to take time off from training […]

USN Presents “Warrior Games: The Fight Continues” Premiering October 22 at 8 p.m. ET

Universal Sports Network Original Production Warrior Games: The Fight Continues Premieres This Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. ET Encore Presentations of Two-Hour Special Featuring Servicemen and Women to Highlight 2014 Veteran’s Day Programming LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will present the documentary-style special Warrior Games: The Fight Continues this Wednesday, […]

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptures Achilles Tendon

Aksel Lund Svindal ruptured his left Achilles tendon during a physical training session in Sölden, Austria, Saturday afternoon. Aksel was immediately taken to a hospital in Innsbruck for closer examination. There it was determined that his Achilles tendon had ruptured and he was operated on shortly after. It is not certain how long Aksel’s rehabilitation […]

Aksel Lund Svindal Out After Soccer Injury

Skier Aksel Lund Svindal (L) on crutches after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Click here for the 2014-2015 FIS Alpine World Cup viewing schedule. Oct 19 (Reuters) – World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The […]

2014 Warrior Games

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competed in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball) during the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 28 through October 4. On October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, Universal Sports Network premieres an original documentary, Warrior Games: […]

Ryan Lochte Helps “Make-A-Wish” Come True

Erik (L) racing Ryan Lochte (Courtesy of Make-A-Wish) By Seth Rubinroit 15-year-old Erik is determined to swim in the 2020 Olympics, and he is not going to let cystic fibrosis stop him. To help him accomplish his goal, Make-A-Wish granted Erik’s wish of a training session with 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte. Lochte jumped into […]

Biles Poised to Leap into Rio Spotlight

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHINA DAILY (Reuters) – Her training headquarters is a small warehouse in Spring, Texas, but bigger things are expected for petite gymnast Simone Biles, who is on track to become a darling of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The powerfully-built 4-foot-9 American is back from Nanning, China, where last weekend she won four world championship gold […]

One month to go & Levi is getting ready

Thanks to below zero temperatures in Northern Finland the snow making on World Cup Levi’s race course started Tuesday evening under the beautiful Northern Lights. The weather conditions for the upcoming days look promising which should allow for consistent snow making. At the moment, besides the Levi Black the training slopes are also under snow […]

USA Rugby Eagles Win Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens

Click here for the 2014-2015 schedule of rugby matches on Universal Sports. GOLD COAST, Queensland – The Men’s Eagles Sevens staved off a second-half comeback from France Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium to win the match, 31-15, and the Bowl at Gold Coast Sevens. Zack Test kicked off the festivities with the match’s first try […]

Nanjing Athletes Pledge for a Brighter Future

In the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games, during the closing ceremony of Nanjing 2014, the 3,800 athletes pledged to become ambassadors both on and off the field of play, while encouraging those around them to embrace the Olympic values and help inspire a generation. Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ […]

Simone Biles Wins Women’s All-Around Title

Gold medalist Simone Biles (center) on the podium after the women’s all-round final (REUTERS/China Daily) Click here for the remaining 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships schedule. Oct 10 (Reuters) – American Simone Biles led from start to finish to retain the women’s all-around title at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, southern China on Friday. Biles, […]

Photos from Lindsey Vonn’s Return to the Snow

Lindsey Vonn is back on snow (Erich Spiess/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time in 10 months while training in Soelden, Austria last week. She plans to compete at Lake Louise in early December 2014 for the first time since knee injury on December 21, 2013. Below are pictures from her return to […]

Magnificent Mary wins boxing gold for India at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON (Reuters) – M.C. Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Kom came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova on a split decision in the 51-kilogram division. Her win provided India with its first […]

Lindsey Vonn Returns to the Snow

Lindsey Vonn in 2013 (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time in 10 months while training in Soelden, Austria on Wednesday. “I am told that things went well,” USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml said to SkiRacing.com. Vonn has not raced since December 21, when her knee gave out on the […]

Amy Van Dyken Discusses Power of Sport

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Brandon Penny CHICAGO — Amy Van Dyken-Rouen understands the power of sport. The power of sport changed the swimmer’s life when it propelled her to six Olympic gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Games. Fourteen years later, the power of sport changed her life again, but in ways […]

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold on Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s soccer semi-final. Mohamad Al-Garni and Maryam Yusuf Jamal added their names to the growing […]

2014 Berlin Marathon: Men’s Race

Dennis Kimetto (KEN) is the first runner to ever break a marathon under 2:03 hours with a total time of 2:02:57, beating out his training partner Emmanuel Mutai (KEN).

Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea. While a loss to Indonesia confirmed their exit from the tournament on […]

Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his grueling schedule, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming’s ultimate ironman. Hagino captured his fourth gold medal at the Asian Games by winning one of […]

Team USA Roster for FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships

CLICK HERE for the schedule to watch the FIVB Women’s Indoor Volleyball World Championships LIVE online. By Bill Kauffman  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, ranked second in the world and holding a 22-6 record in 2014, announced today its 14-player roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Women’s World […]

‘Locksmith’ Dutt hones bag of tricks for Asiad gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/GRIGORY DUKOR/FILES (Reuters) – Touching feet is the traditional Indian way of showing respect to someone but, as his numerous opponents would vouch, if it’s on the wrestling mat and the outstretched arms belong to Yogeshwar Dutt, it normally means danger. The 31-year-old is one of the Indian freestyle wrestlers who have challenged the […]

USA Gymnastics Team for 2014 World Championships

Simone Biles (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 – Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headline the seven-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships, schedule for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China. […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water. Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

(Reuters) – After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career. Once the world’s premier female breaststroke swimmer, the American has set her sights on regaining her mantle after a choppy few years when everything seemed against her. Hardy qualified for the 2008 Beijing […]

Carl Lewis Named Full-Time Track & Field Coach at Houston

Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games (AFP/Getty Images) Legendary Track & Field star and ten-time Olympic medalist (nine gold; one silver) Carl Lewis will join the Houston Cougar Track & Field coaching staff as a full-time member for the upcoming 2014-15 season, head coach Leroy Burrell announced. Lewis, who served as a […]

 
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