Olympic-sport Reports & Results

CANOE-KAYAK: Hungary’s Balla and Takacs surprise Canada in women’s Sprint World Cup

Sometimes the most interesting races in a World Cup or other early-season race is how much improvement is obvious in specific boats. At last year’s...

CYCLING: Pierron and Atherton win MTB Downhills while U.S. teens sweep Freestyle Park World...

The big stars were the big winners in the cycling Mountain Bike and BMX Freestyle World Cup events in Scotland and France on Sunday. At...

SURFING: France dominates World Longboard with four medals in Biarritz surf

With the home waters advantage, France shone brightest at the ISA World Longboard Championships at the Cote des Basques off of Biarritz (FRA), with two medals in the men’s and women’s divisions and the team title. In fact, it looked like the hosts would go 1-2 in both individual editions until Peru’s “Piccolo” Clemente scored […]
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RUGBY: U.S. finishes best-ever second in men’s Sevens Series as Fiji wins in Paris

The best season ever for the U.S. Eagles came to a close in Paris (FRA) on Sunday with a fourth-place finish in the final...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: They did it again … Mol and Sorum win third in a...

With the FIVB World Championships now less than a month away, it’s the perfect time to be playing your best ball and that’s what...

CYCLING: Carapaz the first Ecuadorian rider to capture the Giro d’Italia

No one was talking about Richard Carapaz and the famous pink jersey – the Maglia Rosa – worn by the leader of the Giro...

TABLE TENNIS: Ma and Chen sweep Singles titles at China Open

There was plenty of speculation whether China would be able to – once again – sweep all five titles at the China Open stop...

CYCLING: Attacks galore, but Carapaz minds the store to all but clinch Giro d’Italia...

Everyone knew what was coming, most of all Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz, the race leader of the 102nd Giro d’Italia. Saturday’s final mountain stage was...

CYCLING: Chaves breaks away for Stage 19 win, but Carapaz not safe yet in...

After 19 stages, the 102nd Giro d’Italia is not determined yet. Friday’s stage featured a misery-inducing climb over the last 31 km up to the...

CANOE-KAYAK: Strong fields assembled for final 2019 World Cup in Duisberg

There are only two ICF Sprint World Cups in 2019, with this week’s program in Duisberg (GER) the final stage. While there have been...

CYCLING Preview: World Champions clash in Mountain Bike Downhill in Ft. William

Scotland’s Fort William is one of the famed venues on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circuit and the second Downhill event of the...

SHOOTING: India shines with five wins and a world record at the ISSF Munich...

Among Olympic athletes, the sport with the oldest competitors is often shooting. If that’s the case, get ready to hear about 17-year-old Chaudhary Saurabh from...

VOLLEYBALL: U.S. women remain undefeated in Nations League, while men’s Nations League starts Friday

It appears that the reigning FIVB Women’s Nations League champs – the United States – are going to be hard to remove. After a 3-0...

RUGBY Preview: Fiji and U.S. play for men’s Sevens Series title this weekend in...

The Sevens Series goal for the U.S. Eagles this season was to finish in the top four – which they had never done –...

CYCLING: Peters surprises with first-time win, while Carapaz extends his lead in Giro d’Italia

In his first-ever ride in the Giro d’Italia, France’s Nans Peters had finished 75-104-38-119-48 in his last five stages before Wednesday’s 181 km climb...

JUDO Preview: Three trying for sixth U.S. titles in last eight years at Senior...

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will be the scene for the USA Judo National Championships from Novice divisions all the way to...

TABLE TENNIS Preview: Another sweep for China in the China Open Platinum?

After winning “only” two of four divisions in the 2017 China Open, the Chinese entries swept all five events in last year’s China Open,...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Three in a row for Mol and Sorum in Ostrava?

Confirmed as the top seed for the 2019 World Beach Volleyball Championships, Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum are in Ostrava (CZE) to try...

CYCLING: Mountain man Ciccone rolls to impressive win as Nibali moves up and Roglic...

Tuesday’s misery-packed stage in the Italian Alps confirmed that Italy's Giulio Ciccone is the master of the mountains in the 102nd Giro d’Italia, winning...

WRESTLING: Sensational gold for Tamyra Mensah-Stock, while Iran loses a gold over medal...

It’s a shame that wrestling’s new-fangled scoring system – essentially forced on it by the International Olympic Committee – is so hard to follow. Because this sport is one of the most dramatic, personal and uproarious of all. The Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Sassari (ITA), an important ranking tournament which impacts seeding at the World […]
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