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2013 FIL Luge World Cup: Park City: Geisenberger stays undefeated

Natalie Geisenberger picked up her 5th straight WC win today after finishing with a time of 1:27.628. Geisenberger has won every race so far in this World Cup season and is appearing to be the favorite to win the Olympics next year.

2013 FIL Luge World Cup: Park City: Niccum and Terdiman 11th in Doubles

Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman were the top Americans on the track after finishing with a time of 1:28.153. Niccum and Terdiman needed to finish13th or better to qualify for the Olympics.

Lysacek unable to defend Olympic title

(Reuters) – Olympic men’s champion Evan Lysacek has abandoned hopes of defending his title in February’s Sochi Olympics after failing to recover from a hip injury. The 28-year-old tore the labrum in his left hip in August and despite aggressive treatment and physical therapy, he has been unable to regain full fitness. With his doctor warning that […]

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Park City, Utah: Women’s Bobsled Heat 2 And Four Man Bobsled Heat 2

Top competitors from around the world come to compete for the Boblsled and Skeleton World Cups. As well as prepare for the upcoming Olympics… on Utah’s Road to Sochi.

2013 FIBT Bobsled World Cup: Park City, Utah: Women’s And Two Man Bobsled Heat 2

Top competitors from around the world come to compete for the Boblsled and Skeleton World Cups. As well as prepare for the upcoming Olympics… on Utah’s Road to Sochi.

2013 FIS Skiing World Cup: Lake Louise: Lindsey Vonn returns

After suffering from a torn ACL 10 months ago, Lindsey Vonn finished today’s Downhill with a time of 1:59.22. Vonn also suffered a partial tear in her ACL just 3 weeks ago but she is still hoping to compete in the Sochi Olympics in February.

2013 FIBT Skeleton World Cup: Salt Lake City, Utah: Men’s And Women’s Skeleton Heat 2

Top competitors from around the world come to compete for the Boblsled and Skeleton World Cups, as well as prepare for the upcoming Olympics… on Utah’s Road to Sochi.

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 5

 No. 5: Missy Franklin Wins Record 6 Gold Medals at World Championships Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. Missy Franklin claimed six gold medals at the 2013 FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona to become the winningest female swimmer ever at […]

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 8

 No. 8: Kerri Walsh Jennings Sets Women’s Record for Most Tournament Wins Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. Following a hiatus after giving birth and teaming with a new partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings broke the record for most tournament wins by a […]

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Lake Louise: Bode Miller 16th

As American Apine Skiing star, Bode Miller gets in shape for the Olympics, he takes 16th in Men’s Downhill, 1.28 seconds off the podium

Train Like a Champion: Curling

Universal Sports’ Nick Gismondi caught up with Olympic curler Pete Fenson to learn the ins and outs of one of the most popular, but least understood, Winter Olympics sports…curling.

Winter 101: Nordic Combined

In this week’s Winter 101 we look at one of the most obscure sports of the Winter Olympics: nordic combined. This sport brings the highest flying and the hardest endurance sports of the Winter Olympics together…ski jumping and cross country skiing.

Winter 101: Clap Skates

Times have changed since the first Winter Olympics in 1924, and technology has changed with it. This week, we look into the technology of “clap skates” and how they’ve changed the art of speed skating.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 3

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 2

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup: Kolomna, Russia: Day 1

The World Cup is organized by the ISU, whom also run world cups and championships in speed skating and figure skating. The 3rd and 4th world cups in Torino and Kolomna act as qualifying events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Beijing: Alia Atkinson wins 100m Breaststroke

Alia Atkinson (JAM) dominated the field with a time of 1:03.81, beating second place swimmer Sophie Allen (GBR) by nearly 2 seconds. Atkinson competed in the 2008 Olympics in the 200 Breaststroke.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Long Track World Cup: Calgary: Sven Kramer wins 5000m

Sven Kramer (NED) finished with a winning time of 6:04, just .46 over fellow countryman Jorrit Bergsma. Kramer won gold in the 5000m at the 2010 Olympics.

2013 ISU Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Torino: Hamelin wins Men’s 500m

After getting knocked down in the Men’s 1500m, Charles Hamelin bounced back and claimed victory in the 500m with a time of 40.839. Hamelin was a gold medalist in the 500m at the 2010 Olympics.

Russia struggles to keep Olympic torch burning

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin The Olympic torch has been to the North Pole and traveled thousands of kilometers (miles) on the relay that will end at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia in February. The problem is, the flame keeps going out. President Vladimir Putin aims to make the Games a showcase of Russia’s modern face to the world 23 years after […]

Bolt, Bondarenko and Farah Shortlisted for Award

Credit: Reuters/Stefano Rellandini (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 meters champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday. Bolt, who has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) […]

10 Reasons To Countdown To Sochi with US

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 […]

Sarajevo Winter Games venues crumble into oblivion

Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj (Reuters) – Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1992-95 conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. One set of photographs shows the venues gleaming with state of the art […]

Japan May Scale Down Olympic Stadium

Credit: Reuters/Tokyo 2020 Bid Commitee/Handout (Reuters) - Japan may scale down its plans for a new Tokyo stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games in an effort to curtail rising costs and fend off criticism the originally planned building is too large. Olympics minister Hakubun Shimomura told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the new stadium could cost as much as […]

Lindsey Vonn Delays Return to Alpine World Cup

(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 […]

Universal Sports: Chill Out With US

This winter, chill out with Universal Sports and your favorite winter sport athletes before they head to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Watch highly anticipated events of the FIS Alpine World Cup, Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Snowboard Cross & Half Pipe and FIBT Bobsled. Plus, watch Countdown To Sochi, as we bring you the stories you won’t see anywhere else, starting this October, only on Universal Sports.

Wilson Kipsang Breaks Marathon World Record In Berlin

REUTERS – Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set two years […]

2013 UCI Time Trial Championship: Elite Men: Tony Martin

Tony Martin defends his rainbow jersey for the second straight year (2011, 2012, 2013), winning by 46.74 seconds, and beating Bradley Wiggins (GBR), who bested him at the Olympics.

Equinox Tips: The Adhesive Advantage

The practice of sports taping is booming. Could you benefit?   Monday, August 19, 2013 | Wendy Schmid for Q by Equinox When Kerri Walsh Jennings spiked her way to Olympic gold in 2008, the vibrant-blue patches she wore on her shoulder made headlines around the world. Since then, the practice of sports taping has been kept […]

Thomas Bach Elected New IOC President

(Reuters) – German Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday, succeeding Belgium’s Jacques Rogge and maintaining a European stranglehold on the most powerful job in world sport. The 59-year-old Bach, who is also the first Olympic champion to head the IOC, is the ninth president only in the body’s […]

Summer 2020: Tokyo

By Ossian Shine BUENOS AIRES | Sat Sep 7, 2013 (Reuters) – Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had addressed the International Olympic Committee in person to allay fears over the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japanese capital won the right […]

Mixed martial arts will be an Olympic sport, says UFC

Aug 28, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carlos Condit (left) fights Martin Kampmann during UFC Fight Night 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) managing director Asia Pacific Mark Fischer told Reuters that an Olympic place might only be 20 years away thanks to the work of his organization in growing the sport and the introduction […]

Sponsors in branding battle for Sochi

A view from a helicopter shows the Fisht Olympic Stadium (C) and other Olympic venues under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi March 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Nina Zotina Official Olympic sponsors are being beaten by non-affiliated rivals in the race for brand awareness ahead of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Summer Games […]

Bolt Is Officially Named World’s Best

Usain Bolt reacts after Jamaica won the men’s 4×100 metres relay final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 18, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he […]

Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights

Gold medallists team Russia kiss and celebrate at the women’s 4×400 metres relay victory ceremony during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 17, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (Reuters) – A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when […]

Russia says anti-gay law will not affect Winter Games

An interior view shows the Iceberg Skating Palace for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, August 20, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski (Reuters) - Russia has assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that a controversial anti-gay law which has triggered protests in many countries will not affect athletes or spectators attending next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC, […]

2013 Winter Games: Men’s Slalom: Sasaki gets 2nd

In run 2, Akira Sasaki (JPN) finished with a total time of 1:25.32, just narrowly losing to the American Chodounsky by .08 seconds. Sasaki represented Japan in the 2006 Olympics.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Giant Slalom: McJames top American

In run 2, Megan McJames (USA) finished with a total time of 1:51.45, just .02 seconds off the podium. McJames was on the USA team at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

2013 Winter Games: Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Maas gets 3rd

Cheryl Maas (NED) finished with a run 1 best score of 80.5, missing the 2nd place spot by 6.5. Maas finished 11th in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

2013 Winter Games: Cross Country Skiing: Women’s Sprint: Kowalczyk wins

Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) finished with a winning time of 3:27.25, beating 2nd place Anastazia Kuzmina (SVK) by 2.41 seconds. Kowalczyk took silver in the Individual sprint at the 2010 Olympics.

2013 Winter Games: Cross Country Skiing: Men’s Sprint: American Newell wins

American Skier Andrew Newell won with a final time of 2:52.96, beating out 2nd place skier Alexey Petukhov (RUS) by 2.07 seconds. Newell was 9th in the team sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Storl wins Shot Put

The 2011 Shot Put champ could only manage silver in the Olympics, but is back on top with a 21.73m throw, .16 further than Ryan Whiting (USA).

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Ibarguen wins Triple Jump

In the Women’s Triple Jump, After a Silver in the Olympics, Caterine Ibarguen (COL) becomes the World champion clearing 14.85 meters, .04 better than Ekaterina Koneva (RUS).

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Hejnova wins 400m hurdles

In the Women’s 400m hurdles, Zuzana Hejnova (CZE), who was 3rd in the Olympics has been unbeatable since, beating the Americans Muhammad and Demus by 1.26 seconds, finishing at 52.83.

2013 FINA World Cup: Women’s 100m Freestyle: Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins

Olympic gold medalist Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) won with a time of 51.28 over fellow country woman Femke Heemskerk. Kromowidjojo won gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 olympics.

2013 FINA World Cup: Men’s 200m Butterfly: Chad Le Clos wins

Chad Le Clos (RSA) finished with a winning time of 1:49.90. Clos was the winner of the 200m Butterfly at the 2012 Olympics.

2013 FIE Fencing World Championship: Errigo wins Women’s Foil

In the Women’s Foil final, Arianna Errigo (ITA) finally gets her gold, after taking silver in the Olympics, defeating Carolin Golubytskyi (GER) with a score of 15-8 in just one round.

2013 FINA World Championships: Men’s Water Polo: HUN vs MNE in gold medal match

Hungary beat Montenegro in a close game with a final score of 8-7. Hungary’s game winning goal was scored by Marton Szivos, giving Hungary their first title since the 2008 Olympics.

Podium 360 Premieres Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 PM ET on Universal Sports Network

Los Angeles (August 1, 2013) – Universal Sports Network announced its new original sports program, Podium 360, will premiere Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 PM ET. Podium 360 is a monthly, half-hour highlight show that will feature an action-packed and comprehensive review of the most exciting stories, races and victories of the world’s best Olympic […]

Russians Dominate Synchronized Swimming

(Reuters) – Russia underlined their total dominance in the synchronised swimming programme at the world championships on Saturday by completing a sweep of all seven gold medals with victory in the free combination team event. After winning all seven titles at the previous world championships in Shanghai two years ago and six out of seven […]

Sun Yang Wins 800m Freestyle; Missy Franklin Wins 200m Freestyle

(Reuters) – Sun Yang broke down in tears after claiming the second of a possible three distance golds with victory in the 800 metres freestyle and American teenager Missy Franklin captured her third title of the world swimming championships on Wednesday. Olympic champion over 400 and 1,500 metres in London last year, Sun followed up […]

2013 FINA World Championships: Men’s 200m Butterfly: Chad Le Clos wins

Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos finished with a winning time of 1:54.32 over Pawel Korzeniowski. Le Clos won gold in the 200m Butterfly at the London Olympics.

2013 FINA World Championships: Women’s Water Polo: USA vs ESP in Quarterfinal match

ESP defeated the heavily favored 3 time world champion USA team with a final score of 9-6. ESP looked for a bit of revenge going into this game as they lost to the USA in the gold medal match at the London Olympics. ESP will face Hungary next.

2013 FINA World Championship: Women’s Springboard: He Zi wins

After winning silver in the Olympics, He Zi (CHN) crushed it with two 80 plus dives, winning by 27.15 points and finally claiming gold.

Sherone Simpson Fails Drug Test

(Reuters) – Jamaican Olympic relay silver medalist Sherone Simpson said on Sunday she had tested positive for a stimulant at last month’s national championships. Simpson, 28, was a member of the Jamaican team that finished second in the 4×100 relay at last year’s London Olympics. She finished equal second in the 100 meters at the […]

 
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