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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.

2013 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating: Sochi

The ISU World Cup Short Track is held both in individual distances for ladies and men, and in relays. The competition program differs from that of the ISU European & World Short Track Championships, where the winner is chosen by the allround system.

2013 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating: Sochi

The ISU World Cup Short Track is held both in individual distances for ladies and men, and in relays. The competition program differs from that of the ISU European & World Short Track Championships, where the winner is chosen by the allround system.

Bolt eyes three golds at world championships

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year’s world championships in Moscow in August. As part of his preparations, the Jamaican 100 and 200 meters world record holder will run the longer sprint at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo […]

Sochi 2014 organizers unveil futuristic Olympic torch

Russian 2002 World Champion in ice dancing Ilia Averbukh, left, and Russian Olympic Champion in ice dancing Tatyana Navka present the Olympic torch and uniform for the relay of the Olympic and Paralympic Flame for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW, Jan 14 […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: Fan Pick

Fan Pick: Michael Phelps Becomes Greatest Olympian of All Time Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. With one final splash, Michael Phelps headed into retirement his way – with a record 18th Olympic gold medal. In a career spanning […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 12

 No. 12: Team USA Wins the Medal Count at the London Games Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. The United States not only captured the most medals at the 2012 Olympics with 104 overall, but also won the most gold […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 4

 No. 4: Missy Franklin Wins Five Olympic Medals and Becomes America’s Sweetheart Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. At the age of 17, Missy Franklin stepped onto the world stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics and, after much publicity, already […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 5

 No. 5: Lolo Jones Wins Silver in Her Bobsled Debut Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. In the World Cup bobsled season-opener in Lake Placid, NY, two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, along with her driver Jazmine Fenlator, took the silver […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 3

 No. 3: Oscar Pistorius Competes in London Games Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. Oscar Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics during the London Games by competing in the men’s 400m as well as […]

2012 FINA Short Course World Championships: Schmitt wins 200m Free

After two relay wins, Allison Schmitt finally gets a sole victory in the Women’s 200m Freestyle at 1:53.59, by .72 seconds.

Lochte breaks another World Record at FINA World Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey – It wasn’t quite the final but Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) excited the crowd with his 50.71, World record semifinal swim in the 100m medley at the 2012 FINA Swimming World Championships. It was his second World record in Istanbul, Turkey at the Sinan Erdem Arena as he set the world record […]

Team USA collects seven medals on second day of 2012 FINA Worlds

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The United States extended their total medal count to 11 by placing in seven events on the second night of the 2012 FINA World Championships. Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.), Olivia Smoliga (Glenview, Ill.) and the men’s 4x200m free relay team each walked away from the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey […]

Lochte doubles down on the first night of 2012 FINA World Championships

Courtesy of http://www.usaswimming.org ISTANBUL, Turkey – On the first night of the 2012 FINA World Championships (25m) competition, the United States walked away with four medals and three victories. Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) won the 200m free, with the men’s 4x100m free relay and women’s 4x200m free relay also earned the top spot on […]

Lochte first ever with 7 medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Ryan Lochte of USA poses with his Gold medal after winning the Men’s 200m Individual Medley on day three of the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 17, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) Courtesy of http://www.fina.org Ryan Lochte […]

Merritt changes secret codes to inspire new record

By Iain Rogers BARCELONA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – After Aries Merritt set a world record of 12.80 seconds in the 110 meters hurdles in September he changed his PIN codes to the faster mark he is targeting next year. “My numbers have all been changed and it is a number faster than 12.80,” the 27-year-old […]

Felix and Eaton named U.S. athletes of year

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and double world record holder Ashton Eaton have won Jesse Owens Awards as U.S. athletes of the year, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced on Monday. Felix, the three-time world 200 metres champion, won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games in the 200m, the […]

2012 FIBT World Cup Bobsled: Lake Placid: Tianna Madison 3rd

Elana Meyers and track and field star Tianna Madison, who won gold at the London Olympics in the 4 x 100 relay, won the bronze, just 0.01 behind their teammates at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

U.S. women’s bobsled team earn silver and bronze medals in World Cup opener

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The U.S. women’s bobsled team has a goal of finishing 1-2-3 at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the talented squad proved they are on track by earning silver and bronze in today’s World Cup season opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) and Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones […]

Universal Sports Network Announces 2012-2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup Schedule

This season’s national women’s bobsled team is a mix of rookies and veterans. World Championship bronze medalist Elana Meyers will pilot USA I, Jamie Greubel will pilot USA II, while Jazmine Fenlator was named to USA III. The six women’s bobsled push athletes named to the national team includes: World Indoor Champion and American record […]

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 […]

Hungary’s Hosszu triumphs in brilliant display on Day 2 of Swimming World Cup

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (L) shakes hands with New Zealand’s Melissa Ingram after the women’s 400m freestyle final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Dubai, October 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) Courtesy of FINA.org October 3, 2012 DUBAI – Chad Le Clos may have been king of the pool with his six golds in Dubai […]

Big names triumph in Dubai on Day 1 of Swimming World Cup

Sweden’s Therese Alshammar competes in the women’s 100m butterfly final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Dubai, October 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) Courtesy of FINA.org October 2, 2012 DUBAI – Post-Olympic holidays from swimming were a thing of the past tonight as the big names returned to the pool tonight for their first […]

 
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