• Ex-Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen thrilled to help others

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

      PHOENIX — There were days, particularly right after her accident, when Amy Van Dyken-Rouen just curled up in a ball and cried. Even now, 10 months since she severed her spine in an ATV crash, Van Dyken-Rouen has those moments when reality becomes a little too much to bear....

  • USA Basketball national offices may remain in Colorado Springs

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    USA Basketball’s future in Colorado Springs may be determined this summer after plans to move to the Phoenix area fell through again. A decision to revive a deal with Arizona State University, renew a nationwide search or remain in the Pikes Peak region is likely to be made during...

  • Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day. A proposed Paris candidacy was approved by the city council on Monday, a major step toward finalizing a bid to bring the Summer Games back to the French...

  • U.S. loses tight Freestyle World Cup wrestling final to Iran

    News services -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    LOS ANGELES - Anywhere Iran wrestles, the horns, the chants and the singing follows. Whether it be at World Championships in Turkey or World Cups in Los Angeles, Iran is regarded as having some of the most engaged wrestling fans in the world. On Sunday at the Forum in Los Angeles, the...

  • USOC names March athlete honorees

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Notable performances during the month of March earned Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky.), shooter Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) and the ice dancing pair of Madison Chock (Novi, Mich.) and Evan Bates (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Best of March honors for the Team USA Awards...

  • United States defends women's world hockey title

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    MALMO, Sweden — The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday. Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne scored for the U.S. in the third after the Americans blew a 5-2 lead. Anne Pankowski, Hilary Knight, Megan Keller, Anne...

  • Life changed for better after Paralympic snowboarder Mike Shea lost his lower left leg

    By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life. But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder. The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and...

  • Love of speed skating unites two locals despite different aspirations

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Depending on your age, the Colorado Speedskating Championships this Saturday may mean something markedly different. Yet for both Justin Meek, 32, and French Elementary School second-grader Aiden Meacham, their love for their new sport is much the same. For Meek, the one-day meet at...

  • Area curling team moves into semifinal contention

    Joe Paisley
    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    After a 1-3 start, Colorado Springs’ Darrick Kizlyk rink has won four games in a row to improve to 5-2 and move into third place with two matches left in pool play today in the 2015 USA Curling Mixed National Championship at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. Kizlyk and...

  • Is five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres coming out of retirement at age 47?

    By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post
    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Five-time Olympian Dara Torres, 47, announced on Wednesday that she would be coming out of retirement to make a go at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The problem is, the pair of tweets came on April Fool’s Day, the most excruciatingly frustrating day of the year to believe...

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