Julia Mancuso healing after hip surgery

By: The Associated Press

COPPER MOUNTAIN — American skier Julia Mancuso went in for a simple hip surgery — if there is such a thing — and 5 1/2 hours later had one that was completely overhauled.

And one that will now allow the...

Fallout from WADA meetings in Colorado Springs: Athletes want probe to go beyond Russian track team

By: Eddie Pells, The Associated Press

Cleaning up the corrupt anti-doping system in Russia matters because of these stories:

—Cross-country skier Beckie Scott missed out on her Olympic gold-medal celebration in 2002 because she was beaten by a...

WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant during Colorado Springs meetings

By: Eddie Pells, The Associated Press

Leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency have declared Russia's anti-doping agency out of compliance.

The vote by the WADA foundation board Wednesday during meetings at The Broadmoor hotel comes after an...

Former Colorado Springs resident athlete Nathan Crumpton eager to make most of World Cup opportunity

By: JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com

Skeleton athlete Nathan Crumpton's biography is so varied and rich, the joke on his website about riding a water buffalo as a small child in his native Kenya was almost believable.

While obviously not true,...

IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

By: The Associated Press

LONDON — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.


Falcon High School senior will be ambassador for Colorado Springs in Olympic event

By: RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com

Marlee Tate bit her lip and her eyes welled up as she tried not to cry when she learned she will represent Colorado Springs at a global event.

The 17-year-old Falcon High School senior will fly to Olympia,...

Veterans learn adaptive sports after life-changing injuries at Olympic Training Center camp

By: JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com

For retired Army Sgt. Justin Bryant, Wednesday raises mixed feelings.

"Veterans Day is a good day and a bad day for me," said Bryant who retired due to cumulative effects of three tours in Afghanistan. "It's...

WADA report devastatingly critical of doping in Russia, 2016 Olympics in jeopardy

By: The Associated Press

GENEVA — In a devastatingly critical report, a World Anti-Doping Agency panel accused the Russian government on Monday of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups by its track and field athletes and said they...