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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.

USN’s Photos of 2014: 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Four out of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (REUTERS/David Gray) Statement from photographer David Gray of REUTERS: This image is a great example of the cliche ‘always expect the unexpected’. Two days before, at the Olympic opening ceremony rehearsal, I had seen that the […]

Tyson Gay’s Former Coach Suspended Eight Years

Tyson Gay (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) Dec 17 (Reuters) – American sprinter Tyson Gay’s former coach has been suspended for eight years for doping violations, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday. An independent arbitration panel found that Jon Drummond possessed, trafficked, and administered banned performance enhancing substances to an athlete under his care as a coach, […]

Usain Bolt Against Changes to Olympic Programme

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200m is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is “ridiculous” and must not happen. Bolt was responding to an article from Australia’s Fairfax Media which […]

USA Rugby Submits Bid to Host World Cup Sevens in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge (Shutterstock) Click here for the 2014-2015 rugby viewing schedule. BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby officially announced Wednesday a bid has been submitted to World Rugby to host Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be held in 2018. USA Rugby, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and the Bay Area […]

Kenenisa Bekele Sets Sights on Olympic Marathon Gold

Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Smith DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000m, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games. He may not […]

2016 Olympic Track and Field Schedule Announced

Christian Taylor (REUTERS/Christine Olsson/Scanpix) LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Eight track and field finals, including the women’s 10,000m and men’s triple jump, will be held during morning sessions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) said on Monday. At a council meeting in Monaco last month, the IAAF outlined […]

Rome Will Bid to Host 2024 Olympic Games

Colosseum in Rome (Shutterstock) ROME, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a bid on Monday to bring the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Rome, presenting it as a boost for the country as the capital reels from a corruption scandal and the economy flounders. Italy is the second country after Germany […]

Adrian Peterson Considers Pursuing Olympic Dream

Adrian Peterson (REUTERS/Tom Lynn) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season-long suspension has been upheld by NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson, the league announced Friday. Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season by commissioner Roger Goodell on Nov. 18, after Peterson failed to attend a disciplinary hearing regarding his alleged violation of the NFL’s personal […]

USA Bobsled Sweeps World Cup Podium

USA Bobsled on the Podium in Lake Placid (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. The American women’s bobsled team swept the World Cup podium in Lake Placid today for only the third time in U.S. history. Two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and […]

USN’s Photos of 2014: Shaun White

Shaun White (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Expectations were high for Shaun White entering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. As the Olympic halfpipe gold medalist in both 2006 and 2010, White was attempting to become the first American man to win the same event in three consecutive Winter Games. Instead White nearly snapped his snowboard in half during […]

Best Ski Line of 2014

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. By Seth Rubinroit Tiger Woods recently watched Lindsey Vonn race and commented on how “scary” her sport is. “I’m not going to die in my sport,” Woods said. “You know, what they [Alpine skiers] do and the surfaces they’re on, injected snow, it’s just […]

British Olympic Sailors Mugged while Training in Rio

SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – British sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were mugged at knife point in Rio de Janeiro where they are practicing ahead of the 2016 Olympics Games, they said on Facebook. Mills and Clark, the 2012 World Champions and Olympic silver medalists in the 470 category, were shaken but safe […]

USA Rugby to Host National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp

USA Rugby announced Thursday the first National Team Olympic Recruitment Camp, set for the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Jan. 10, 2015. “I was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2012 and before I made it to the NFL I was playing rugby on various club and national teams,” said […]

Existing Olympic Sports Could Lose Events

By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles. No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of […]

Prosecutors Will Seek Murder Conviction Against Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius (REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee/Pool) PRETORIA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction. The decision could leave Pistorius open to a prison sentence of at least […]

IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralize its operations by 2020. The IOC said the new building, on the site of their current HQ on the shores of Lake Geneva, would cost a total of 160 million Swiss […]

IOC Announces Sweeping Changes

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement. Sweeping alterations to […]

IOC Seeks to Overhaul Olympic Games

Thomas Bach, IOC President (REUTERS/Aly Song) By Karolos Grohmann MONACO, Dec 5 (Reuters) – When the International Olympic Committee members vote on 40 recommendations next week to change the way the Games are awarded and run, they will be saying ‘yes’ to the biggest single overhaul of the Olympics in decades. The idea behind the […]

Pop Violinist Denies Fixing Giant Slalom Races

Vanessa Mae (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Pop violinist Vanessa Mae is appealing a four-year ban imposed for fixing giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday. British citizen Mae, who has sold several million albums of her self-described “violin techno-acoustic […]

San Jose and St. Louis to Host Olympic Team Trials

Gabby Douglas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman recently return to USA Gymnastics National Team. Dec. 4 (Reuters) – The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s gymnastics has been awarded to San Jose, California, and the men’s trials to St. Louis, USA Gymnastics announced on Thursday. The women’s trials are set for […]

Beyond The Medals – The Business of Sport

Beyond The Medals – The Business of Sport Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes of Their Favorite Sports New Monthly Magazine Show Premieres Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET Exclusively on Universal Sports Network                           LOS ANGELES (December 4, 2014) – Universal Sports Network and Lagardère […]

Seb Coe on a Mission to Save Track & Field

Sebastian Coe (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – When Seb Coe was at the peak of his powers in the 1980s athletics attracted huge TV audiences and often dominated the back pages of newspapers around the world. Thirty years on the sport is fighting to make a connection with the […]

FINA Names 2014 Athletes of the Year

Chad le Clos, left, and Michael Phelps (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) The FINA Athletes of the Year 2014 were unveiled on December 1, 2014 in Doha (QAT) in a memorable Gala “Soirée des Etoiles” (Evening of the Stars), held after a successful two-day FINA World Aquatics Convention and FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic. Less than two […]

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 […]

WADA may appeal Sun’s three-month doping ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review the reasons behind the three-month ban handed to Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang and decide whether to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Sun, winner of two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, served the suspension […]

Chinese officials defend Sun’s three-month ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE (Reuters) – The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) has defended the three-month ban handed out to world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang for a doping offense. The CSA released a statement on Tuesday saying it believed Sun had made a mistake but never intended to cheat. “Sun took the drug without an […]

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 […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Mascots Revealed

Mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (REUTERS/Alex Ferro) Vote to name the Rio 2016 Olympic mascots HERE, and let us know on Facebook which name you pick! RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de […]


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