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2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Freestyle Halfpipe: Bowman wins

Scoring 89.00 in her second run, Maddie Bowman claims gold for the USA.

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Before Olympics, Russians urged to help prevent attacks

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Less than a month before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian investigators appealed to civilians on Tuesday to be more vigilant and help avert the threat of “terrorist” attacks. Insurgents who want to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus mountains have threatened to attack the Games and suicide bombers killed at least […]

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

Wrestling Reclaims Its Spot In The 2020 Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES | Sun Sep 8, 2013 2:10pm EDT (Reuters) – Wrestling completed an unprecedented comeback on Sunday, reclaiming its spot in the 2020 Olympic Games after beating bids from rivals squash and baseball/softball in an International Olympic Committee vote. An iconic Olympic sport, wrestling featured in the ancient Olympics as well […]

Universal Sports Update: 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo, Norway moves forward with their plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Bolt eyes ‘three-peat’ at 2016 Rio Olympics

(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 8 (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medalist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up […]

Hardy finally gets her chance to swim at Olympics

Morgan Scroggy, from left, Dana Vollmer and Jessica Hardy dive at the start of a heat in the women’s 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Julian Linden OMAHA, Nebraska, June 30 (Reuters) – Jessica Hardy released four years of built-up […]

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Jonathan Horton day 1

After the first day, Horton is in 4th place with 271.350 points, as he hopes to go back to the Olympics.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: John Orozco day 1

After the first day, the newly crowned American champ, John Orozco sits in second place .95 points behind.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Sam Mikulak day 1

After the first day, Sam Mikulak is in 3rd place, with 274.650 points.

2012 USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials: Danell Leyva day 1

After the first day of the USA Olympics Gymnastics Trials, Danell leads the competition with 276.500 points.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Schmitt wins 200m Free with record

Allison Schmitt sets a new American record at 1:54.40, beating her old record by .56 seconds. Missy Franklin, 2.39 seconds back, will join her in London.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Michael Phelps wins 200m Fly

Phelps cruise to victory, without being chased by Ryan Lochte, at 1:53.65. Tyler Clary, 1.47 seconds behind, punches his ticket to the London Games as well.

2012 USA Olympics Swimming Trials: Day 4 Review

Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Andrea Joyce review the events from day four. Four more days of racing to go.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Evan Jager wins Steeplechase

In the Men’s Steeplechase, Jager gets the national title at 8:17.40, and will be join at the Olympic games by Donald Cabral and Kyle Alcorn.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Lance Brooks wins Men’s Discus

On his last throw Lance nails the Olympic standard, and wins the trials. Jarred Rome and Jason Young, who made the standard earlier will join Lance in London.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Julie Culley wins 5,000m

In the Women’s 5,000m Julie Culley gets the national title at 15:13.77, and leads Molly Huddle and Kim Conley to the London Games.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Brad Walker wins Pole Vault

Walker will lead the Americans Jeremy Scott and Derek Miles, to London, after clearing 5.67 meters.

2012 USA Olympics Track and Field Trials: Galen Rupp wins 5,000m

Galen Rupp heads to his second Olympics with the win at 13:22.67, .15 seconds faster than Bernard Lagat who will be going to his 4th Olympics games. Lopez Lomong will join them.

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.

How Mom and Dad Helped Lindsey Vonn Make History

Lindsey Vonn with her father, Alan Kildow (AP Photo/Andrew Dampf) Click here to watch all of Lindsey Vonn’s record 63 World Cup victories. By Tom Kelly/Courtesy of SkiRacing.com As Lindsey Vonn stood atop the podium in the Olympic village of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Jan. 19, her smile was broader than ever. With a backdrop […]

2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Ashley Wagner (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) 2014-2015 figure skating viewing schedule. Results from the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Ashley Wagner Gracie Gold Karen Chen Ladies podium selfie from last night! A photo posted by Ashley Wagner (@ashwagner2010) on Jan 25, 2015 at 4:53am PST Men Jason Brown Adam Rippon Joshua Farris Such an […]

2015 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: HS134

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

Home win for Gut as Vonn falters in St Moritz

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn had ‘I’m the best’ written on her bib but a big mistake wrecked her hopes of adding a 64th World Cup victory to her record tally in a downhill won by Switzerland’s Lara Gut on Saturday. The American, who became the most successful woman skier of all time last weekend, lost […]

2015 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: HS134

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

2015 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: 10km Individual Gundersen

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

2015 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: HS 134

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

2015 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: 10km Individual Gundersen

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

2015 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup: Sapporo, Japan: HS 134

With a population of 1.800.000, Sapporo is the fourth-largest city of Japan and located on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is known for hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics and the city’s annual Yuki Matsuri, the Sapporo Snow Festival which draws more than two million tourists from all over the world.

Boston 2024 Proposed Olympic Venues

Proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston (REUTERS/Boston2024/Handout via Reuters) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 By Seth Rubinroit The Boston 2024 Olympic Games would be “the most walkable Games in modern times,” according to architect David Manfredi. 28 of the 33 proposed venues would be located within 10km (6.2 miles) of the Athletes’ Village. Proposed Athletes’ Village in […]

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Guests on Premiere of Beyond The Medals

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) Watch the premiere episode of Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM ET, followed by an encore presentations later that night at 11:30 PM ET and on January 22 at 1 PM ET. The next episode premieres on February 18 at 7:30 PM […]

Gracie Gold’s Vacation with Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift (left) and Gracie Gold (Instagram: taylorswift) By Max Meyer Has “Shake It Off” turned into “Skate It Off” for Taylor Swift? The music star has embraced her new friendship with Gracie Gold, who won Olympic bronze in Sochi for team figure skating. Their friendship started after Swift mentioned Gold in a tweet, and […]

Spine Condition Forces Kaitlyn Farrington to Retire

Kaitlyn Farrington (center) at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) A spine condition has caused snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington to retire less than a year after winning the halfpipe gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to her Instagram. Farrington, 25, revealed that she has had congenital cervical stenosis since she was born, but she only discovered the […]

2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships Schedule

 Hannah Kearney (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2015) – Universal Sports Network will present exclusive multi-platform coverage of the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from Kreischberg, Austria, both on air and at UniversalSports.com from January 15 to 25, 2015. For the biggest freestyle event on this year’s calendar, the U.S. […]

5 Races to Watch at Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin

Katie Ledecky (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Click here for the Arena Pro Swim Series TV Schedule. Veteran play-by-play announcer Paul Sunderland and analyst Rowdy Gaines will call the action from Austin on Universal Sports. By Jared Anderson/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com The Arena Pro Swim Series (formerly known as the Grand Prix series) resumes its 2014-2015 season this weekend […]

Russian Loginov, Ukraine’s Sednev to be banned for doping

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH (Reuters) – Russian Alexander Loginov and Ukrainian Sergei Sednev are to be suspended for doping, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Monday. “The IBU Anti-Doping Hearing panel will decide about the period of ineligibility for both athletes,” the body said on their official website (www.biathlonworld.com). Loginov, 22, who competed at the Winter Olympics […]

2015 Freestyle Skiing Moguls World Cup: Deer Valley: Oakley wins

KC Oakley (USA), who missed the Olympics last year with a nerve injury in her lower legs, gets her best finish and wins at Deer Valley with a score of 82.53.

Lindsey Vonn Nears Record

Lindsey Vonn (REUTERS/Robert Pratta) Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Kelly O’Mara Lindsey Vonn could tie, or even break, the all-time record for women’s World Cup career wins this weekend – if illness, lost luggage, a rehabbing knee, a tough course, and fast competitors don’t stop her. Vonn took […]

Olympians React to #BOSTON2024

The U.S. Olympic Committee picked Boston as the American candidate city that will bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Statement from White House press secretary Josh Earnest: “The President and First Lady extend their congratulations to the City of Boston on its nomination by the United States Olympic Committee to […]

Boston Selected to be 2024 U.S. Olympic Bid City

Boston (Shutterstock) Olympians react to #BOSTON2024 Jan 8 (Reuters) – Boston has been selected as the American candidate city that will bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was selected over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco […]

Bradley Wiggins to Launch Own Team

Bradley Wiggins (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File) LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Four-time Olympic champion and former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is launching his own professional cycling team with the aim of providing more British gold in Rio. Wiggins, who will continue to ride for Team Sky until April‘s Paris Roubaix road classic before […]

Impressive Field for 2015 London Marathon

Dennis Kimetto (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Dennis Kimetto, who smashed the world record last year, and fellow Kenyan and defending champion Wilson Kipsang, whose mark he beat, will go head-to-head for the first time in a mouth-watering London […]

USOC Set to Choose 2024 Olympic Bid City

By Troy Gennaro/Courtesy of SwimSwam.com Representatives from the USOC will be meeting Thursday, January 8th at the Denver International Airport to consider a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The USOC made claims in early December that the odds are good for an American 2024 Olympic bid, and on the 16th of […]

Defending Champion Meb Keflezighi Will Run in 2015 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men’s defending champion Meb Keflezighi, as well as Shalane Flanagan, Desiree […]

 
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