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Allyson Felix Returns to the Track

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Three Olympic gold medallists and two world champions are among the latest cluster of international stars added to the already glittering line-ups for the 2014 Shanghai Diamond League meeting, which can be seen on Universal Sports on May 18 at 8 AM ET LIVE. US hurdler Aries Merritt, multi-medalled […]

Doping-Blake ban reduced to four-and-a-half years

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JUAN CARLOS ULATE (Reuters) – Jamaican 400 meter runner Dominique Blake’s six-year ban for a second doping offence has been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Monday. CAS said it had reached its decision “in view of some mitigating factors” although […]

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay suspended one year for doping

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE RALEIGH, North Carolina – Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. Gay has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4×100 meters relay team […]

Australian Olympic Medalist on Drugs Possession Charge

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTINNE MUSCHI (Reuters) – Australian former Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill has been charged with drug possession by police in Sydney after being arrested at a horse racing meeting at the weekend. Huegill, who won a medley relay silver and a 100 meters butterfly bronze for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was charged with his wife on […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

J.R. Celski Races For World Championship

J.R. Celski, who won an Olympic silver medal for the United States in Sochi, headlines the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal, Canada this Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM ET. Celski will compete in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m and relay. He has already collected eight world championship medals in his career. […]

2014 Indoor Track and Field Championship: McCorory wins Women’s 400m

Francena McCorory (USA) takes the gold medal after winning the Women’s 400m. She took gold in 2011 and 2012 for the 4x400m Relay.

2014 Cross Country Skiing World Cup: Oslo: Richardssson interview

Daniel Richardsson (SWE) talks about getting his first win after sharing in Olympic Gold from Sochi in the 4x10km Relay.

2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships: Sopot, Poland: Day 1: Evening Session (Mobile)

With no global outdoor championship this year, this is the most important event on the 2014 athletics calendar. The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first of the five 2014 IAAF World Athletics Series events, and this year also sees the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.

2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships: Sopot, Poland: Day 1: Evening Session

With no global outdoor championship this year, this is the most important event on the 2014 athletics calendar. The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first of the five 2014 IAAF World Athletics Series events, and this year also sees the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.

2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships: Sopot, Poland: Day 1: Morning Session (Mobile)

With no global outdoor championship this year, this is the most important event on the 2014 athletics calendar. The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first of the five 2014 IAAF World Athletics Series events, and this year also sees the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.

2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships: Sopot, Poland: Day 1: Morning Session

With no global outdoor championship this year, this is the most important event on the 2014 athletics calendar. The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first of the five 2014 IAAF World Athletics Series events, and this year also sees the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where Is The Torch?: Iron Capital

We follow the torch relay through the iron capital of Russia in this weeks Where’s the Torch?

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Lillehammer: Norway interview

Norway’s Therese Johaug and Kristin Stoermer Steira discuss their team win in the Women’s 4x5km Relay.

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 3

No. 3: Usain Bolt Sprints to 3 Golds 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. With lightning in the skies as he raced in Moscow, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt once again proved that he is the world’s fastest […]

2013 FIL Luge World Cup: Winterberg: USA 2nd

Kate Hansen, Tucker West and Niccum and Terdiman temporarily set a track record as the finish second in the relay.

Where Is The Torch?: Week 2: Across The Russian Federation

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world. This week, the Olympic torch continues it’s trek across The Russian Federation.

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) […]

Where Is the Torch?: Week 1: The Journey Begins

The 2014 Sochi Torch Relay will be the longest, most elaborate torch relay in the history of the Winter Games. Each week we update viewers on the torch’s recent adventures, including going to space, the North Pole, and the bottom of the deepest freshwater lake in the world.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Doha: FRA sets mixed 4x50m Free World Record

Just one day after setting the world record for the mixed medley 4×50 relay, France showed up strong again today to set another one with a time of 1:31.14. The previous record of 1:32.52 was held by Japan.

2013 IAAF Diamond League: Zurich

In addition to the 17 final events, the 2013 Zurich program of events will include the men’s 200m, the men’s 800m, and the 4x100m women’s relay. Usain Bolt’s 19.66 meeting record in the 200m and Mohammed Aman’s dramatic upset victory over David Rudisha were just a pair of the highlights at the Weltklasse Zurich in 2012.

2013 IAAF Diamond League: Zurich (mobile)

In addition to the 17 final events, the 2013 Zurich program of events will include the men’s 200m, the men’s 800m, and the 4x100m women’s relay. Usain Bolt’s 19.66 meeting record in the 200m and Mohammed Aman’s dramatic upset victory over David Rudisha were just a pair of the highlights at the Weltklasse Zurich in 2012. This event airs Aug 29 @2:00pmET.

Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm

LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. races to win during the men’s 4×400 metres relay final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow August 16, 2013 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine […]

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 […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Jamaica wins 4x100m

During the final day of the 2013 IAAF World Championships, Usain Bolt helped to power Team Jamaica to another title, finishing the Men’s 4x100m relay with a time of 37.36, .30 seconds faster than Team USA.

 

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Fraser-Pryce Interview

100m and 200m World Champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) talks about her wins and whether or not she’s ready for the relays.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Impeding or not impeding

In the Men’s 4x400m relay Heats, there are possibly two cases of impeding, but none have been called so far.

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Jeter Interview

200m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter (USA) talks bout her injury, taking third and her chances of running in the relay.

2013 FINA World Championship: Swimming: USA wins Women’s 4×100 Medley

In the Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay, as Dana Vollmer, Jessica Hardy, and Megan Romano get the relay win, teammate Missy Franklin also wins a sixth gold medal, the first woman in history to do so.

Universal Sports Update: Franklin helps USA win 4×200 Free

Swimming star Missy Franklin helps Team USA take the gold in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay during the 2013 FINA Aquatic World Championships.

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: Michael Phelps interview

Michael Phelps talks about what it felt like watching team USA lose a close race in the men’s relay and discusses his plans for the future.

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 […]

Asafa Powell Fails Drug Test

By Gene Cherry Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s former world 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell said on Sunday he had tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s national championships. “I will confirm that a sample I gave at the National Trials in June earlier this year has returned “adverse findings”, […]

Tyson Gay Fails Drug Test; Pulls Out Of Racing While Awaiting B Sample Test

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina | Sun Jul 14, 2013 (Reuters) – Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s world championships in Moscow. Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 metres time […]

2013 Orienteering World Championships: Middle Distance Final Men & Women

Orienteering, the sport requiring navigational skills using a maps and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and unfamiliar terrain, makes it’s way to the United States and to Universal Sports. Orienteers will race against the clock and themselves in a series of short, distance and relay events testing their map and compass skills over three days from the 8th of July until the 13th of July. This event airs July 13 @ 6:15amET/3:15amPT.

Orienteering World Championships: Men’s And Women’s Long DIstance Finals

Orienteers will race against the clock and themselves in a series of short, distance and relay events testing their map and compass skills over three days from the 8th of July until the 13th of July.

2013 Orienteering World Championships: Sprint Final Men’s & Women

North, south, east, or west?  You better bring your compass! Orienteering, the sport requiring navigational skills using a maps and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and unfamiliar terrain, makes it’s way to the United States and to Universal Sports. Orienteers will race against the clock and themselves in a series of short, distance and relay events testing their map and compass skills over three days from the 8th of July until the 13th of July.

Usain Bolt Believes He Is Back

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month’s world championships in Moscow. The world record holder won the 100 metres at last month’s trials to secure his place at the worlds, having been given a […]

Prince Harry, Missy Franklin Open Warrior Games in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte officially opened today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., highlighted by a march of the 260 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans who will compete in the fourth annual competition. With Prince Harry and 1,200 others in attendance, […]

Ohno rules out Sochi, says career is over

Bronze medallist, US Apolo Anton Ohno, shows the number 8 as he celebrates his eighth Olympic medal at the end of the Men’s 5000 m relay short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 26, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 24 […]

Johnny Spillane retires

<small.Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane of the United States poses with his silver medals for the cross-country individual NH/10 km, the cross-country individual LH/10 km and the cross-country 4 x 10 km relay in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 26, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) […]

2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Mesa: Mclean wins 400m free

4×200 relay world champion Matt Mclean holds off his relay teammate Michael Klueh, who charged in the last lap, to win .26 seconds.

2013 Speed Skating Short Track World Championships: Women’s 1000m: Meng wins

Wang Meng (CHN) finished with a time of 1:31.549. menu has been unstoppable this weekend picking up wins in the 500m, the Overall standings, and helping China win the relay.

2013 Nordic World Ski Championships: Cross Country: Men’s 50km: Johan Olsson becomes champ

Johan Olsson won with a time of 2:10.41 over 2nd place Dario Colgna. Johan Olsson has also been on the podium in the 4×10 km relay and the 15km final at this years world championships.

2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships: Viewer’s Guide

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been held in various numbers and types of events since 1925 for men and since 1954 for women. Championship events include nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and nordic combined (the latter being a combination sport consisting of both cross-country skiing and ski jumping). From 1924 […]

2013 IBU Biathlon World Championships: Nove Mesto: Women’s Mass Start & Men’s Mass Start

The 46th Biathlon World Championships will be held in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic. There will be a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start and relay races for both men and women, and a mixed relay.

2013 Speed Skating short track World Cup: Sochi: American Dudek wins Ladies 500m B Final

Alyson Dudek (USA) finished with a time of 45.422, beating 2nd place Yara Van Kerkhof by.077. Dudek also helped team USA win the 3000m Relay B Final.

 
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