Performance Sports Articles by Date

February 2014

  • Shining In Sochi: Oakley Performance Sports Athletes Bring Home Plenty Of Olympic Hardware


    Posted 5 months ago by John Ohail

    It was another record year for all of the Team Oakley athletes at the Winter Olympics. 2014 saw Oakley athletes bring home an astounding 84 total medals from the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia and the performance sports athletes were no slouches. From gold medals in alpine skiing, speedskating, hockey, biathlon and more, the Oakley performance sports athletes proved why they are the world’s best, competing on the world’s biggest stage.

  • Oakley Teams Collaborate To Build Bubba Watson Custom, Bulletproof Ford Raptor


    Posted 5 months ago by John Ohail

    Oakley’s star golfer, Bubba Watson is known for many things; his excellence on the links, his charming southern antics and his love for unique motor vehicles. From his famous hovercraft to The General Lee, Watson has always had an affinity for interesting rides. With that in mind, Oakley’s golf and motorsports teams got together to build the ultimate custom Ford Raptor for the long driving southpaw. And what better setting to make a splash with the delivery than the Waste Management Phoenix Open – the PGA tournament that’s nothing short of a raging good time.

  • Bubba Watson Wins Northern Trust Open At Riviera


    Posted 5 months ago by John Ohail

    It’s been a long time coming for Bubba Watson. Sunday he broke a nearly two year winless streak by winning the 2014 Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in the Los Angeles area. Watson shot 64-64 on the final two days of the tournament to secure his first victory in 41 tries since his last win. With his wife and son there to celebrate, Watson dazzled the crowd with flawless golf to close a four shot gap going into the final day and ultimately ending up on top.

  • No Surprises: Lee Sang-hwa Defends 500m Speed Skating Gold, Sets Two ORs


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    24-year-old South Korean, Lee Sang-hwa came into the women’s 500m speed skating race as the heavy favorite to win gold. The youngster has won every event she has competed in this season on the World Cup circuit. She took to the ice in Alder Arena the heavy favorite and she didn’t disappoint. The odds were heavily in the South Korean’s favor to defend her 2010 gold medal in this event and it was no surprise that she took the top spot again in Sochi.

  • Aussies Craig Alexander, Emma Moffatt Dominate Scorcher At Ironman 70.3 Geelong


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    It was all Australia all day long at Ironman 70.3 Geelong where hometown favorites Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Emma Moffatt took the victories Down Under. While the focus was on the brutal course conditions the pair of Australians took to race experience to excel in the heat. Moffatt the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medalist blew away the women’s field, winning by over 13 minutes, while Crowie finished roughly three and a half minutes ahead of fellow countryman, Tim Reed.

  • Anastasiya Kuzmina Wins 7.5K Sprint Biathlon Sochi Gold


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint Biathlon. Her finishing time of 21 minutes, 6.8 seconds was enough to secure her third career Olympic medal. Her winning time was 19.9 seconds faster than Russia’s Olga Vilukhina and 21.7 seconds quicker than bronze medalist Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.

  • Dutchwoman Ireen Wust Wins Another Speed Skating Gold


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    The Netherland’s Ireen Wust has made a habit of performing on the world’s biggest stage. The 27-year-old secured her third Olympic gold medal this week, winning the women’s Long Track 3000m race in a time of 4 minutes 0.34 seconds. Wust was triumphant in this very event at the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy along with another gold in the 1500m from the Vancouver Games.

  • Canada’s Charles Hamelin Off To A Good Start With 1500m Sochi Gold


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    Keep your eyes on Canadian Charles Hamelin over the next few weeks, racing around the speed skating track inside the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi. The Quebec native kicked off his campaign in Russia this week by winning gold in the 1500m race. This is significant because out of his four events this winter in Sochi, the fourteen lap, 1500m race is not considered his strongest event. Already with one top podium spot, Hamelin could potentially be bringing a lot of hardware home to his native country.

  • All Eyes On Sochi: Oakley’s Performance Elite Are Ready For Their Shot At Glory in Russia


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    The time is here and the time is now. Some athletes have fought their whole life to make it to this moment. For other’s it’s a repeat chance at Olympic glory. Either way, the stage is set for the biggest winter sporting event in history. Every four years, winter athletes of all kinds gather at a predetermined spot in the world to compete for hardware that is unparalleled by any other award. This time around, all eyes will be on Sochi, Russia,

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Matt Duchene


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    As many around the world brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the most elite athletes in the world prepare to shine on the world’s biggest stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition the biggest winter sporting event in the world. Team Oakley will look to climb to the top of the podium throughout the two-week event. As they fine tune any last minute skills before the beginning of the Games, we invite you to meet some of the quickest, most high flying, prominent Oakley athletes participating in Sochi in February.

  • Zdenek Stybar and Marianne Vos Win World Cyclo-cross Championships


    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    Hoogerhiede, Netherlands proved a battleground where Czech superstar, Zdenek Stybar and defending champion Marianne Vos dominated the field at the 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.