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U.S. Cross Country Team Named

Kikkan Randall (left) and Jessie Diggins (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Will Feature Morning Track & Field Finals

Team USA (Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) For the first time at an Olympic Games since 1988, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme, the IAAF announced on Wednesday (November 19). The full detailed competition programme will be released shortly but the IAAF Council approved the decision […]

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

Tough Slalom Start for Americans

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin was electrifying in her opening turns on the first run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. But an uncharacteristically conservative approach on the Levi Black steeps got the best of her, […]

2014 Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Salt Lake City:  Crashes on short track

Crashes and wipeouts in the men and women’s 500m, 1000m and relay races on the short track.

2014 Speed Skating Short Track World Cup: Salt Lake City:  St-Gelais wins 1000m

Marianne St-Gelais (CAN), who was a member of the Silver medal 3000m relay Olympic team, wins Gold in 1000m short track.

USA Named Most Successful Country at 2012 London Olympics

From left, Michael Phelps , Conor Dwyer , Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) By Julian Linden BANGKOK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The United States won the award for the most successful country in London after topping the medals table with 104 medals, including 46 gold. Former Soviet gymnast Larisa […]

2014 New York City Marathon Preview

Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Seth Rubinroit Runners to watch at the 2014 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2: Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi will be running his first marathon since April, when he became the first U.S. male runner to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Keflezighi will be motivated after struggling […]

Justin Gatlin and Francena McCorory Named NACAC Athletes of the Year

Justin Gatlin (L) and Francena McCorory INDIANAPOLIS — Four American athletes were honored by the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA) and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) as the top track and field athletes in the region for 2014. Justin Gatlin and Francena McCorory were selected as the Senior Male and […]

Michael Phelps to Take Break from Swimming after Drunken Driving Arrest

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Famed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, said on Sunday he would take a break from swimming and undergo treatment after his arrest last week for drunken driving. Phelps, 29, who is the most decorated Olympian of […]

USA Roster for 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) Watch the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) on Universal Sports December 3-7 at 8 PM ET. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead […]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

Katie Ledecky Named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships. The awards […]

Highlights from the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup

The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]

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 […]

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 […]

Justin Gatlin Wins Sprint Double to Extend Undefeated Run

BRUSSELS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming into the finals in Brussels, set a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Phelps Wins First International Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps at the Pan Pacific swimming championships (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Aug 23 (Reuters) – It’s not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that’s exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Russia wins 4×100 Medley

In the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Evgeny Rylov, Anton Chupkov, Aleksandr and Filipp Shopin get the win for Russia. Beating Germany by 1.29 seconds with a time of 3:38.02. Note, Team USA drop out of the race.

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 […]

Meilutyte gears up for gold at Youth Olympics, China top table

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CLAUS FISKER/SCANPIX DENMARK (Reuters) – London Games gold medalist Ruta Meilutyte cruised through to the women’s 100 meters breaststroke final at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday, while China surged to the top of the medals table on the third day of competition in Nanjing. Lithuanian Meilutyte, the world record holder over 50m in […]

2014 Youth Olympics: China wins 4×100 Medley

In the Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay, Qiu Yuhan, He Yun, Zhang Yufei and Shen Duo got China the gold at 4:03.58, beating Great Britain by 2.17 seconds.

Usain Bolt Races on the Beach in Rio

Usain Bolt runs on Copacabana beach (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt ran his first 100m race of 2014, winning with a time of 10.06 seconds. The race took place on Sunday on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. Bolt missed the beginning of the 2014 season while recovering from a foot injury. He returned […]

Stephanie Jenks Wins First Medal for Team USA

Stephanie Jenks (left) with her silver medal (REUTERS/Aly Song) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. NANJING, China — Junior triathlete Stephanie Jenks raced her way to a silver medal at Xuanwu Lake on Sunday morning, earning one of the first medals of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Jenks (Aurora, Iowa), […]

USN & NBC Olympics Presents Coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

NBC OLYMPICS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS COMBINE TO PRESENT 54.5 HOURS OF 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FROM NANJING, CHINA Josh Elliott & Mary Carillo to Host Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN Youth Olympic Games Televised for First Time on NBC and NBCSN – 24.5 Hours of Coverage Across 16 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Usain Bolt Plans to Retire in 2017

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Phil Noble) By Sam Holden GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world’s fastest man had planned to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Usain Bolt Anchors Jamaica to 4x100m Title

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Michael Hann GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt stole the show to give the Commonwealth Games the moment it had been waiting for by leading Jamaica to gold in the 4×100 metres relay on Saturday. After weeks of build-up, anticipation […]

Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia’s swim team head into next month’s showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Australians, who won just one gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, earned […]

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Team USA Wins Most Medals at IAAF World Junior Championships

Members of Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Team USA led all countries with 11 gold medals at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The U.S. recorded 206 points, easily defeating the next closest country, Kenya (82 points). The 21 combined medals for […]

Team USA’s Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident

Torrin Lawrence (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track & Field mourns the loss of Torrin Lawrence, who died early Monday morning in a car accident.  A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Lawrence represented Team USA at both the inaugural IAAF World Relays in 2014 and USA vs. The World in 2013. Lawrence was a multi-time NCAA […]

2014 Junior Track and Field World Championships: American Women wins 4x400m

Team USA dominates the relays again, as newly crowned Junior champ Kendall Baisden anchors another victory, with a time of 3:30.42, holding off Great Britain by 1.58 seconds.

IAAF World Junior Championships Throwback Photos

Aries Merritt (Courtesy of IAAF) By Seth Rubinroit and Max Meyer Track and field’s future stars are currently competing at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Past competitors, including Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix, have made a name for themselves at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Many have gone on to become Olympic […]

Bolt Says His Best is Yet to Come

 Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record […]

Trayvon Bromell and Mary Cain Highlight 2014 IAAF World Juniors

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]

2014 Race Unlikely Between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]

Alice Coachman, First Black Female Olympic Champion, Dies at 90

(AP Photo, File) By Max Meyer Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday morning. She passed away at an Albany hospital in Georgia, a few months after suffering a stroke in April. She was 90 years old. Coachman won her Olympic gold medal in the high jump at […]

Team USA Roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY) INDIANAPOLIS — Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA’s 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The roster includes eight individual medalists from 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, four NCAA champions and seventeen athletes with […]

USN Will Air LIVE Coverage of 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Fans in Eugene are excited about the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships (Twitter: @Oregon14WJC) Los Angeles (July 1, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air 13 hours of premier track & field action from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. The biennial International meet […]

Bolt seeks exemption to compete at Commonwealth Games

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEFF HAYNES (Reuters) – Six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month’s Commonwealth Games, providing organizers with a potential boost for the multi-sport event’s profile. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption […]

IAAF will not appeal Gay’s one-year doping ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for […]

2014 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross (Leo Mason-USA TODAY Sports) Universal Sports will broadcast the USATF Outdoor Championships on Saturday, June 28, at 6 PM ET and Sunday, June 29, at 3 PM ET LIVE. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.  The USATF Outdoor Championships return to “Sac-Town” for 2014. The 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships will bring the nation’s best […]

Despite paralysis, swim star Van Dyken in good spirits at Denver hospital

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]

Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Have Bans Lifted Pending Appeal

Asafa Powell (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Reuters) – Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson can resume competition pending the outcome of their doping appeals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Former 100 meters world record holder Powell and Athens Olympics relay champion Simpson were banned 18 months in April after testing positive […]

5 Storylines of the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) By Mike Gustafson This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names […]

Olympic Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez Signs With Chicago White Sox

Eddy Alvarez (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) By Max Meyer Olympic silver medalist Eddy Alvarez signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a post on his Instagram account. Alvarez, a short-track speed skater, won the silver in the 5,000m relay at the Sochi Olympics. The 24-year-old played college baseball in 2011 […]

Former Olympic Champion Amy Van Dyken Severs Spine in Accident

Amy Van Dyken at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games (AP Photo/David Longstreath) (Reuters) – Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in a hospital after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday. The family said Van Dyken crashed her all-terrain vehicle on Friday night and […]

Gwen Jorgensen Selected as USOC May Athlete of the Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on […]

WADA will not appeal sprinter Gay’s one-year ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticized in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code.” Gay, the world’s joint second fastest […]

 
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