Search Results for “Olympics”

Behind-the-Scenes at Michael Phelps’ Return

Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  By Seth Rubinroit Michael Phelps, racing for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, cruised to victory, recording the fastest time in the 100-meter butterfly heats at USA Swimming’s Arena Grand Prix on Thursday. Here’s how the meet looked from the pool deck in Mesa, Arizona. […]

Michael Phelps Wins First Race in Comeback

Michael Phelps (Seth Rubinroit/Universal Sports) Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  By Julian Linden PHOENIX, April 24 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly heats at a USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in suburban Phoenix. […]

Phelps Facing Toughest Challenge Yet

  Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:13pm EDT (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life. Time and time again he has proved the doubters wrong, setting the standard for Olympic achievement with his 18 gold medals. But now, almost two years after retiring from swimming and two months shy of his 29th […]

Fellow Swimmers Not Surprised by Michael Phelps’ Return

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps’s un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of excitement in social […]

2014 U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships on Universal Sports

  The semifinals of the Asics U.S. Open Wrestling National Championships will air LIVE on Universal Sports on Friday, April 18 at 10 PM ET, followed by the finals on Saturday, April 19 at 10 PM ET LIVE. Van Stokes will call the action, along with Jake Herbert, Nick Garone and Jason Bryant. Below is […]

Mo Farah Vows to Return After Tough London Marathon Debut

April 13 (Reuters) – Mo Farah vowed not to abandon his marathon ambitions after a chastening transition from track to road on his competitive debut over 26.2 miles in London on Sunday. The Briton, who built up an aura of invincibility after winning 5,000 and 10,000 metre titles at the last Olympics and world championships, […]

Michael Phelps Expected to Return at Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) are expected to headline a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, slated for April 24-26 at the Skyline Aquatic Center. […]

Mo Farah Races Into Unknown Territory

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Watch Mo Farah race at the London Marathon on Sunday, April 13 at 4 AM ET LIVE on Universal Sports and online. LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Like many of the 30,000 who will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so with a certain amount […]

Rio organizers acknowledge issues, guarantee to ‘deliver’

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES (Reuters) – Organizers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but said on Wednesday they were making progress and would deliver a “great Games“. The guarantees came a day after international sporting federations, meeting in Turkey, criticized the Brazilian government for the […]

Retired Lee admits Olympic failures inspired him

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – Four-time world champion speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk’s pursuit of an elusive Olympic medal was the motivation that kept him in the sport for so long, the Korean said as he bid a formal and emotional farewell on Monday. The 36-year-old had announced his retirement in February after failing to […]

Importance of Short Term Goals for Swimmers

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (Courtesy of SwimSwam) When a swimmer is asked about their goals the answer is invariably something long term and epic – Win the olympics. Win 9 gold medals at World Champs Beat every single one of my brother’s club records And so on… Yet ask the same swimmer what their goals are […]

2014 Figure Skating World Championship: Asada wins

After another disappointing Olympics, Mao Asada becomes the first Japanese woman to win three World Championship titles, beating Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) by 9.19 points.

Michael Phelps Could Return to Racing Soon, Coach Says

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports) Michael Phelps could swim in a competitive meet “sometime soon,” his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, recently told the Chicago Tribune. “He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Bowman said. Phelps retired after the London Olympics as the most decorated Olympian ever with 22 medals, including 18 golds. Last […]

2014 Figure Skating World Championship: Asada leads

After another disappointing Olympics, Mao Asada hopes to be the first Japanese woman to earn three World Championship titles, currently she leads by 1.42 after the short program.

Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety Claim Crystal Globes

Just days after celebrating her 19th birthday, Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin hoisted her second FIS Alpine World Cup Crystal Globe on Saturday. She won the slalom season finale by a dominant 1.44-second margin. It was Shiffrin’s ninth World Cup slalom win, tying the U.S. record for either gender. “I guess my secret is not letting […]

2014 Freestyle Skiing Moguls World Cup: Voss-Myrkdalen 2: J. Dufour-Lapointe 2nd

Justine Dufour-Lapointe takes 2nd plance in Women’s Dual Moguls. She recently won gold for Mogul in the Sochi Olympics.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Moguls World Cup: Voss-Myrkdalen 2: Bilodeau takes 2nd

Alex Bilodeau takes 2nd place in the Men’s Dual Moguls. He recently took home a gold medal from the Sochi Olympics for the Moguls event.

2014 Freestyle Skiing Moguls World Cup: Voss-Myrkdalen: Smyshlyaev wins

On the first day of Moguls, The Bronze Medalist from the Sochi Olympics, Alexandr Smyshlyaev (RUS) wins his first World Cup event, by just .23 points.

2014 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Drammen, Norway: Men’s & Women’s Sprint C

For the first time since the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian Cross-Country skiing fans will have a chance to cheer on their national heroes as both sprint gold medalist from Sochi Ola Vigen Hattestad and Maiken Caspersen Falla will start in Drammen.

Get the Latest News In The Oscar Pistorius Trial

(Scroll Down For Previous Day’s News) Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:12am EDT Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state’s request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel – nicknamed “The Pitbull” for his aggressive style – tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise. Pistorius, 27, is on trial […]

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kvitfjell 2: Ganong 4th

In the second day of Downhill racing, Travis Ganong (USA) just misses the podium by .05 seconds. Counting the Olympics, this is Ganong’s third top five in a row.

Olympians Return to FIS Alpine World Cup

Less than a week after the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, the world’s best skiers are back on the slopes to compete in the FIS Alpine World Cup. The first women’s downhill since the Olympics will be shown on Universal Sports Saturday at 11 AM ET from Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER), the […]

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kvitfjell: Ganong 3rd

After finishing 5th in the Olympics Downhill, Travis Ganong (USA) scores his first ever World Cup podium, .12 seconds behind Jansrud and Streitberger, who tied for first.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kvitfjell: Svindal 5th

After a disappointing Olympics, Aksel Lund Svindal returns home to Norway and finishes 5th, and it’s enough for him to secure his 10th World Cup Globe and his second straight Downhill title.

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kvitfjell: Downhill Tie

Georg Streitberger (AUT) was the first one down after the Olympics, took the top spot until Kjetil Jabsrud (NOR) in bid 15 tied him.

Russia lightens up with softer image at closing ceremony

(Photo by Al Tielemans /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)  (Reuters) – An emotional closing ceremony at Russia’s first Winter Olympics painted the hosts in soft colors, in contrast to the muscular, assertive spectacle that kicked off the Games, and there was even room for a joke at the home nation’s expense. The show at the Fisht Stadium on the Black […]

Russia tops medals table as Games end amid doping scandals

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE (Reuters) – The Winter Olympics ended on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men’s ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes tested positive for banned substances dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted title of the Games by sweeping aside Sweden […]

Canada edges United States to reach final

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Canada squeezed past arch-rivals the United States 1-0 on Friday to reach the final of the Sochi Winter Games men’s ice hockey competition as they bid to successfully defend their 2010 Olympic crown. Sweden, 2-1 winners over Finland in the other semi-final, will face off against Canada on Sunday to […]

Shiffrin wins women’s slalom gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LEONHARD FOEGER (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won the women’s Alpine skiing Olympic slalom gold medal on Friday, according to provisional results. Austria’s Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel took silver and bronze respectively. (Editing by Ossian Shine)

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER/FILES (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample […]

Thrills on Russian ice, Ukraine athlete leaves in protest

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The women’s figure skaters provided a thrilling climax to Thursday’s Winter Olympics action when Russian Adelina Sotnikova claimed gold, but a skier’s decision to pull out of the Games in protest was a reminder of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Sotnikova was second going into the free skating program, and […]

Davis and White end U.S. quest for ice dance glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – A sultry performance that lasted four spellbinding minutes, but was 17 years in the making, propelled Meryl Davis and Charlie White to become the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title at the Sochi Games on Monday. In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa […]

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi. The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but […]

Pikus-Pace says silver makes the pain worth it

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER (Reuters) – An elated Noelle Pikus-Pace called her Olympicskeleton silver “as good as gold” on Friday and announced her retirement for the second time after bouncing back from injury, family trauma and the disappointment of just missing a medal four years ago. The 31-year-old American missed the 2006 Olympics when she broke her right leg […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

‘America, we did it!’ Christensen leads US sweep

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ (Reuters) – Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday. Another bumper crowd at Extreme Park were treated to a thrilling display of acrobatics as the freestyle skiers pushed their routines to the limits […]

Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – In a finish a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympicsproduced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, in a thrilling start to the fifth full day of competition. Despite clear skies and mild temperatures, complaints about slushy snow conditions in […]

In hindsight, I should have had eye surgery, says Miller

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LEONHARD FOEGER (Reuters) – Bode Miller can see clearly, now that the pain has gone, where he went wrong in Sunday’s Olympic downhill: He could not see clearly enough. The most medaled U.S. Olympic Alpine skier of all time, racing in his fifth Games at the age of 36, told reporters on Tuesday that he needed laser eye surgery […]

Insider knowledge gives me an edge, says Ligety

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – Triple world champion Ted Ligety was late joining the Sochi Olympic party but armed with a little local knowledge and some Russian goodwill he looks set to make up for lost time. The U.S. ski team have struck an unlikely relationship with their Russian counterparts, so Ligety, despite only venturing to […]

Slopestyle success whets IOC appetite for new sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – Long before American Sage Kotsenburg grabbed the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday it was clear the new event would be an instant hit. With legions of young followers around the world, the gravity-defying event took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more […]

Canada, Germany strike winter gold, Russia basks in skating glory

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA (Reuters) – Canada and Germany added to their gold medal hauls at the Winter Olympics on Monday, while Russia basked in the afterglow of its first title of the Games after the team figure skating victory captivated the host nation. The inaugural team event, decided at a packed Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi on […]

Bad news for Putin as Sochi satire floods Internet

(Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s dreams of glory at the Sochi Winter Olympics are drowning in a sea of online satire poking fun at everything from the toilets to threats of a bomb attack. The Twitter account @SochiProblems, with comments on issues ranging from supposed spray-painting of the grass to signs banning fishing in the toilets […]

Winter Games open, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY (Reuters) – Russia’s Winter Olympics officially got underway on the Black Sea coast on Friday with a burst of fireworks and a dazzling opening ceremony that President Vladimir Putin hoped would dispel fears of militant attacks and a row over gay rights. Putin has staked his reputation on hosting a safe […]

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

Virtue & Moir ready to gamble

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY (Reuters) – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir belong to an exclusive Olympic club, having won gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010, but it has not stopped the Canadians rolling the dice again at this month’s Sochi Games. Only one pair has previously captured two Olympic ice dance titles – Russians […]

Miller ready to win ‘every race’ in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN “I’m ready. My skiing in general is pretty solid. It was the idea to keep getting stronger and come to the Olympics ready to win in every race,” said the 36-year-old World Cup veteran, who will be competing at his fifth Winter Games in Russia. Miller, who missed the entire 2012-13 season to treat lingering knee […]

Kearney feels secure and in the zone

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – Olympic moguls champion Hannah Kearney has plenty on her mind as she prepares to defend her title in Sochi but security is not one of the U.S. freestyle skier’s bigger concerns. “I truly feel just as safe and secure here as I have at the previous two Olympics,” she told […]

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Shiffrin 7th

Women’s Slalom, in the last race before the Olympics in Sochi, American World Champ Mikaela Shiffrin gets her second worst finish of the season, dropping from first after run one. (Call your TV provider to watch full events on TV and online.)

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: St. Moritz: Hirscher 2nd

Men’s Giant Slalom, Marcel Hirscher (AUT) comes up short against Ted Ligety (USA) today by 1.51 seconds, although he still ranks first in GS, as the Olympics are next.

Race Room: Diann Roffe

Universal Sports’ Doug Lewis talks to 1994 Super G Olympic champ Diann Roffe (USA) about the Olympics and Mikaela Shiffrin (USA).

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: St. Moritz: Ligety wins

Men’s Giant Slalom, in the last race before the Olympics, GS World Champ Ted Ligety (USA) gets his fourth win of the season, currently ranking 3rd in the Giant Slalom.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Toblach: Ola Vigen Hattestad interview

Men’s sprint winner Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) talks about his victory today and his plans moving forward to prepare for the Sochi Olympics.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Toblach: Hattestad wins sprint

Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) lead the men’s sprint from start to finish as he won with a time of 2:44.89. Both the men and women’s of Norway seem to be in good shape heading into the Olympics, as they have won 3 out of the 4 WC events this weekend.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Slalom (Mobile)

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Slalom

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

 
Having trouble? Request help here. How do I reach Universal Sports?

Have suggestions, feedback or comments about the Network? Contact our Universal Sports Customer Support Line at 1-818-593-3978 and your call will be directed to the appropriate department. A Universal Sports representative will respond to your inquiry. You may also contact us via email, please use the customer service form below to file a ticket.

How do I contact customer support?

Both technical and customer support for UniversalSports.com can be obtained by calling 1-818-593-3978 or via email. Please submit your comments, problems or suggestions directly to Customer Support by using the form below.