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2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Brendan Hansen returns to Olympics

After going to Athens and Beijing, it seemed like that was all for Hansen. But with this come back win, he’s headed to a 3rd Olympics in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke. Joining him will be Eric Shanteau.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Peter Vanderkaay heads to 3rd Olympics

In the Men’s 400 Freestyle, Vanderkaay gets the win at 3:47.67, Conor Dwyer will join him on the team.

2012 USA Olympics Diving Trials: Katherine Bell makes Team

Katrherine Bell, takes 2nd place by 20.4 points to make the woemn’s 10m platform team.

Adversaries become team mates as Olympics heats up

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to drive against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. (Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE) By Larry Fine MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) – Now that LeBron James and the Miami Heat […]

High jumper Vlasic doubtful for Olympics

Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic competes in the women’s high jump competition at the Diamond League athletics meeting in Brussels on September 16, 2011. (YORICK JANSENS/AFP/Getty Images) SPLIT, Croatia, May 22 (Reuters) – Blanka Vlasic, one of the world’s best high jumpers, may miss the London Olympics because of health problems, the Croatian said on Tuesday. The […]

2012 Olympics: Download Athletes’ Favorite Training Songs

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 […]

Olympics: The Angle Isn’t Right

Kurt Angle of the US displays the national flag after winning the gold medal in the men’s 100kg Olympic freestyle wrestling event at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (AFP-IOP/AFP/Getty Images) On Thursday, wrestling star and former Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle announced that he will no longer be competing for a spot […]

Mexico makes it to 2012 Olympics after beating Canada

Mexico won the game with a score of 3-1, but suffered a couple of injuries. They will face Honduras in the championship game.

IRB Ready to Sniff Out Sevens “Fraudsters”

By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Any 20-stone prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for the 15-man game should think again after the sport’s governing body said on Monday it will be alert to such underhand dealings. The International Rugby […]

‘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 […]

Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

(Reuters) – Asia’s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had “broken the ice” when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics. Saudi Arabia is the only country among the 45 competing nations at the Asian Games, […]

Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SOE ZEYA TUN/FILES (Reuters) – The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been chosen to represent her country in equestrian, riding a horse called Prince Charming. […]

Nearly half the tickets for Rio 2016 to be under $30

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS (Reuters) – Almost half of all tickets for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be sold for $30 or less in a bid to make the Games“as affordable as possible,” the organizing committee said on Tuesday. The most expensive tickets, however, will still be out of […]

World 100m champion Magnussen splits with coach

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – World 100 meters freestyle champion swimmer James Magnussen is gambling on a new coach taking him to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 after parting ways with his long-time mentor Brant Best. The 23-year-old Australian successfully defended his title at the world championships in Barcelona last year but […]

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. […]

Pistorius has not damaged Paralympic movement, says IPC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will not harm the profile of the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, an icon for the Paralympic movement and instrumental in its rise in popularity, was convicted on Friday […]

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa (unseen) delivers her verdict (REUTERS/Alon Skuy) (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, […]

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout August earned swimmers Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Maryland) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. Women’s Eight Rowing Team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Ledecky became the first woman […]

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 […]

Pistorius Cleared of Murder, Culpable Homicide Verdict to Come

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned for the day before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide. The double-amputee, once one of the biggest names in world athletics, […]

Olympians Attend New York Fashion Week

By Seth Rubinroit Several Olympians had the opportunity to participate in Fashion Week in New York. Long-distance runner Kara Goucher walked down the runway as a model for Oiselle, a women’s apparel company, at Nolcha Fashion Week: Holy moly! Add runway model to resume! pic.twitter.com/iXuIUGPNvy — Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) September 9, 2014 Just days after […]

Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

(Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organizers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever by’ International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates in April, work for […]

IOC to Respect Scotland Vote, Athletes Protected

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes’ interests would be “safeguarded” ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, Scottish athletes who competed for Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics in London […]

IOC meets Saudi Olympic chief, discuss women in Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has met with the new Saudi Arabian Olympic chief to discuss women’s participation in the Games among other issues, amid the country’s failure to send any female athletes to the Asian Games. IOC President Thomas Bach said new Saudi Olympic chief Prince Abdullah bin Musaed bin […]

Jordan Burroughs Wins Bronze Medal at World Championships

Jordan Burroughs (John Sachs/Tech-Fall) By Craig Sesker TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat. Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous performance by winning a bronze medal at the World Championships […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

Asian Games: Women sidelined as Saudi Arabia selects all-male team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has failed to include a single female athlete in its 199-strong team for the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, saying its women are not sufficiently competitive. The Saudi stance sparked criticism from Human Rights Watch, which condemned its all-male line-up, saying the ultra-conservative state was shutting the door […]

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 […]

Lolo Jones Joins Cast of “Dancing with the Stars”

Lolo Jones (Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones’ busy year just got busier. She started the year representing Team USA at the Winter Olympics in bobsled. In the spring she retuned to track and field before cutting her season short in August. Now she is going to compete on Season 19 of Dancing with the […]

Two German Cities Interested in a 2024 Olympic Bid

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games. The two cities are slugging it out for the […]

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 […]

Poland’s Wlodarczyk sets women’s hammer world record

(Reuters) – Poland’s European hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk set a world record of 79.58 metres at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin’s Olympic stadium on Sunday. The London 2012 Olympics silver medallist improved the world record by 16 centimetres from the 79.42 set by Germany’s Betty Heidler in 2011. Heidler finished second on Sunday. “A standing […]

3×3 Basketball Excites at 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Team USA at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. From left, Katie Lou Samuelson, De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Arike Ogunbowale. (Seth Rubinroit/Universal Sports) By Seth Rubinroit Blink and you might miss a basket. Reach down for your soda and you could miss two. Run to the bathroom and you might miss the entire game. 3×3 […]

Xu takes 400 meters hurdles in photo finish, Bach praises China

(Reuters) – China were left celebrating more Youth Olympic gold in dramatic style on Monday as Xu Zhihang won the men’s 400 meters hurdles in a photo finish after clocking the same time as Tunisian Fares Mohamed Jlasi. The two crossed the line at the Nanjing Stadium in 50.61 seconds after Jlasi closed the gap […]

Berlin to unveil Olympic Games concept

(Reuters) – Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. “We will answer the questionnaire of the […]

Youth Olympians Experience Culture in Nanjing

Athletes at the welcome party in the Youth Olympic Village (Courtesy of the FIVB) By Seth Rubinroit At all hours of the day, the Youth Olympic Village looks like the quad of a bustling college campus. Athletes eat together in the cafeteria, make friends with other athletes from different countries, and even take seminars on life […]

Usain Bolt Ends 2014 Season Early

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) Aug 24 (Reuters) – World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said on Sunday. The decision, which Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms confirmed to Reuters, came […]

Phelps impresses in first international comeback race

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 meters freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia’s Gold Coast. Taking on the world’s best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won […]

Barbra Fontana: Beach Volleyball’s Olympic Pioneer

From left, Skylar Caputo, coach Barbra Fontana and Zana Muno at the Youth Olympic Games (Courtesy of FIVB) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. By Seth Rubinroit Barbra Fontana is known as the pioneer of Olympic beach volleyball. When beach volleyball made its debut as an official Olympic sport in […]

Lolo Jones Ends Track Season Early

Lolo Jones (Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones will take a break from track and field, she announced on her Facebook page. It has been a busy year for Jones. In February she competed at the Winter Olympics in bobsled. By the spring she had quickly lost more than 20 pounds and […]

Phelps confident of getting back to his best

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps’ comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to […]

5 Questions with IOC President Thomas Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach at the Youth Olympic Games (Courtesy of FIVB) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. By Seth Rubinroit The most coveted prize at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, besides a gold medal, is a selfie with IOC President Thomas Bach. Bach started a social media […]

Youth Games action starts without Ebola-struck nations

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday they had banned three west African athletes from competing […]

Rio passes first Olympic test, water quality surprises

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SERGIO MORAES (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro passed its first 2016 Olympics test with the end of an international sailing regatta on Guanabara Bay, one of the most heavily criticized venues in a city under attack for disorganization and construction delays. During the week-long event many athletes and coaches were surprised to find the […]

Amy Van Dyken to be Released from Hospital

(AP Photo/David Longstreath

Japan Tells Youth Olympic Athletes not to Wear Uniforms in Nanjing

Nanjing’s stadium for the Youth Olympic Games (Twitter: @youtholympics) (Reuters) – The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has told its Youth Olympic Games athletes not to wear their official tracksuits when out and about in the host city of Nanjing in China due to fears over potential attacks. Ties between China and Japan, the world’s second- and third-largest economies, have been strained by a territorial row over […]

Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ‘possible improbabilities’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/THEMBA HADEBE/POOL (Reuters) – Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of “improbabilities” in the Olympic and Paralympic star’s account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius’s freedom hangs […]

Aussie breaststroker Sprenger pulls out of Pan Pacs

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALBERT GEA   (Reuters) – World 100 meters breaststroke champion Christian Sprenger has withdrawn from for this month’s Pan Pacific swimming championships in his nativeAustralia because of a shoulder injury. Sprenger unsuccessfully battled through the pain at the recent Commonwealth Games and has opted to miss the Pan Pacs on medical advice with […]

Ledecky sets world record in 400 meters freestyle

Photo Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 400 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Saturday, while Michael Phelps struggled home in sixth in the 100m backstroke. The 17-year-old Ledecky clocked 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds to better the previous record of 3:59.15 […]

Phelps makes U.S. squad as Olympic hopes gather steam

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps’ qualification for the Aug. 21-24 championships on Australia’s […]

Michael Phelps Seeks Motivation From Butterfly Defeat

Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Crestfallen Michael Phelps says his narrow defeat in the 100 metres butterfly final at the U.S. National Championships in California on Friday will serve as motivation to not get beaten again. Tom Shields edged out the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by […]

 
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