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After coaching the Penguins to five straight playoff appearances, three 100-point seasons, and a Stanley Cup in 2009, Dan Bylsma was picked Thursday to lead Team USA to Sochi gold.
Many thought Asafa Powell’s career might be winding down after he crossed the line in 10.22 seconds at Jamaican trials last week, well behind Usain Bolt and a host of young compatriots.
We’re glad Usain Bolt was born with his incredible talent to run, because we’re not sure he would have made it as a singer after hearing him belt out a few bars of R.
A 23-member exploratory committee met in Anchorage, Alaska Tuesday to discuss the logistics of hosting the 2026 Winter Games and debate whether the city would be willing and able to put in a bid with the U.S.
Last year’s Olympics swimming sensation Missy Franklin showed no signs of slowing down Tuesday at the nationals in Indy, bursting past three gold medalists and two NCAA national champions in the last 25 meters to clock a meet record 53.43 and capture the 100m free title.
After winning three straight Olympic beach volleyball gold medals teaming with Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings is ready to go out on her own in 2013, and will look to make it four-in-a-row in Rio with her new teammate April Ross by her side.
Olympics officials from Tokyo, Istanbul, and Madrid have all apparently done a quick read-through of the IOC Evaluation Commission report released Tuesday morning, and all believe they have a shot at earning the right to host the worldwide event.
It’s probably bittersweet for Ryan Lochte that this week’s national swimming championships in Indy will be the first since 1999 without all-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps, because while he may not have his close friend to compete against, Lochte does have a better shot at owning the event.
The IOC Evaluation Commission released a 110-page report Tuesday detailing the three potential host cities for the 2020 Olympics - Tokyo, Istanbul, and Madrid - and looking at everything from the city’s vision for the Games, to safety and security, finances, transportation, and media operations.
With the IOC’s decision on which city will host the Games in 2020 drawing closer, Istanbul’s Mayor Kadir Topbas warned his citizens Monday that the ongoing protests could derail years of work and effort put toward bidding on the Olympics.
After a grueling weeklong U.S. women’s hockey Team Selection Camp up in Lake Placid, the 41 invitees have been whittled to 25, with another four set to be cut in December, just ahead of Sochi.
For years we’ve wondered what Tyson Gay could do if he got healthy; if he could stay on the track.
Sochi CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko confirmed Monday that this year’s record-breaking Relay will include a handoff out in the vacuum of space.
The world track and field championships in Moscow are just seven weeks away now, and six-time Olympics champ and “fastest man alive” Usain Bolt wants to be a factor, he’s going to have to start picking up the pace a little bit.
Last year it was Justin Gatlin beating Tyson Gay to the tape at nationals, and then again in London, when Gatlin finished third to Gay’s close fourth.
Beijing 110m hurdles champ Dayron Robles of Cuba has been left off his country’s world championship team Friday due to unresolved issues with the Cuban Athletics Federation, according to the Trabajadores newspaper.
Now that 2010 Team USA Hockey general manager Brian Burke is out of the running to lead the squad into this year’s Games, TSN’s Bob McKenzie believes the post is likely to go to Nashville Predators GM David Poile when the staff is announced in New York City next Saturday.
After Bradley Wiggins gave British cycling fans (read: roughly the whole nation) the thrill of their sporting year by winning the Tour de France and then taking gold at the Olympics a couple weeks later, most hoped the newly knighted Sir would go on to continue dominating the sport in 2013.
The Sochi Games are still seven-plus months away, but apparently it’s already time for the film world to start capitalizing on the world event.
Most assumed we would have a deal in place for the NHL players to compete in Sochi by the end of the World Hockey Championships, which came and went last month.
Recent protests in Rio have focused their ire on and increase of bus and subway fares, and on the billions spent by the government to host the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.
World 100m champ Carmelita Jeter will apparently skip her signature race at U.S. nationals, which started Thursday, to rest a sore right quadriceps.
After being banned from turning pro by their country for more than fifty years, ten Cuban boxers are set to break the barrier for their nation when they compete at a special AIBA World Series of Boxing event this August in Mexico City.
The IOC Coordination Commission recently swung through the 2018 Winter Games host city PyeongChang for its second such evaluation visit since South Korea won the bid two years ago, and apparently everything is going swimmingly so far.