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2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Giant Slalom (Mobile)

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Giant Slalom

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

Factbox: Bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Games

(Reuters) – Here are the main facts about bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The competition: There are three gold medals up for grabs in the men’s four-man, two-man and two-woman events. The competition consists of four runs held over a two-day period. Medals are awarded based on the total time over the four runs, […]

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Alpine Paralympics

The Paralympics will start two weeks after the Olympics finish. In this week’s Winter 101 we explain the finer details of Paralympic alpine skiing.

2014 World Cup Ski Jumping: Sapporo: Prevc wins

With many of the top names getting ready for the Olympics in a few weeks, Peter Prevc (SLO) gets the win on day one and claims the World Cup lead over Kamil Stoch (POL) by 11 points.

Countdown To Sochi: Reliving The Glory with Andrea Mead Lawrence

Andrea Mead Lawrence was the first American skier, male or female to bring home two golds in one Olympics. Covering TImes magazine and making Olympic history at the age of only 15. We tell you her story in this week’s Reliving the Glory.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Mancuso 7th

Women’s Super G, 2013 Super G World Cup silver medalist, Julia Mancuso (USA) scores her first top ten finish this season, just .64 seconds off the podium, with the Olympics just weeks away.

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

White opts out of X Games due to Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has decided not to compete at this week’s X Games in Aspen in order to focus on his preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Californian, who won gold in the men’s halfpipe at each of the past two Winter Olympics, will represent […]

2014 Figure Skating European Championship: Lipnitskaia interview

15 year old Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) talks about European title win and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi.

Biathlon: American twin gives up Olympic spot to sister

(Reuters) – Lanny Barnes is heading to the Sochi Olympics with all the incentive in the world after her twin sister gave up her own spot in the biathlon to let her compete for the United States. Lanny narrowly missed out on a place in the American team for Sochi after she fell ill last month and […]

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Flachau: Shiffrin wins

Women’s Slalom, Current World Champ, with the Olympics in her site, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) picks up her 7th World Cup win at 18 years old, she leads the Slalom World CUp now by 144 points.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Flachau: Shiffrin interview

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) talks about getting another win right before the Olympics.

2014 FIL Women’s Luge World Cup: Oberhof: American Hamlin 10th

The 2009 world champ Erin Hamlin (USA) finished with a time of 1:24.954 to finish 10th in the event. Hamlin will be representing the USA in the Sochi Olympics next month.

2014 FIL Doubles Luge World Cup: Oberhof: Niccum and Terdiman 7th

Americans Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman finished with a total time of 1:24.183, missing the podium by .304 seconds. Niccum and Terdiman will be competing in the Sochi Olympics next month.

2014 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Nove Mesto: Team Russia interview

Men’s Team Sprint winners Maxim Vylegzhanin and Nikita Kriukov (RUS) discuss how they were able to get the win today and preparing for the Sochi Olympics.

2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Altenmarkt: Mancuso 13th

Women’s Downhill, Julia Mancuso (USA) slowly builds to the Olympics, getting her second best finish of the season, still looking for the podium, she is now 32nd in the World Cup.

Olympic champion Morgenstern badly injured

  CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – Three-times Austrian Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern is in hospital with a serious head injury and a damaged lung after a fall in training, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Friday. An Austrian Ski Federation statement said Morgenstern’s injuries were not life-threatening. The 27-year-old lost his balance […]

Countdown Conversation: Tanith Belbin

This week in our Countdown Conversation Craig Hummer sits down with Olympic medalist ice dancer Tanith Belbin. Belbin and her partner, Ben Agosto, took silver at the Torino Olympics in 2006 and now she provides expert insight of which figure skating athletes to watch for in Sochi.

Podium 360 Update: Lindsey Vonn out

American Alpine Skiing star Lindsey Vonn has announced that she will not be competiting in the Sochi Winter Olympics next month.

Devastated Vonn out of Sochi Games with injury

CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA (Reuters) – Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, one of the biggest attractions in winter sport, will miss next month’s Sochi Games because she requires surgery on her injured knee. The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce I will not be able to compete in […]

Sponsor P&G sets more modest target for Winter Games

(Reuters) – With the Winter Olympics only a month away, Procter & Gamble – one of the event’s leading sponsors – launched its main advertising campaign on Monday, seeking a more modest return than from the summer games in London 18 months ago. The household goods company, best known for brands such as Duracell batteries and Gillette razors, estimated London 2012 […]

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Tour de Ski: Diggins top American

Jessica Diggins (USA) finished 5th in the women’s 3km stage 1 race with a final time of 643.6. Fellow American Kikkan Randell chose not to compete in the Tour de Ski so the she can focus on the Olympics.

Universal Sports Update: Putin Vows Equal Conditions

Russian president Putin vows equal conditions for all athletes at 2014 SOchi Olympics

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere: Vonn interview

Lindsey Vonn (USA) talks about her ill fated run today as she tries to get back in shape with the Olympics coming soon.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Bjoergen interview

Marit Bjoergen (NOR) discusses her come from behind win in the 15km today and preparing for the Olympics.

2013 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup: Davos: Manificat interview

Maurice Manificat (FRA) talks about his first win of the season and looking ahead to the Olympics.

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.

 
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