• OTC regulars excel at Paralympic snowboard worlds

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    After finishing ninth in the men’s LL-2 snowboard-cross race on Tuesday, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center reg ularMike Shea has proved himself today as one of the top Paralympic snowboarders in the world, winning a gold medal in the banked slalom at the 2015 IPC Snowboard...

  • Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. The dead twaite shad, small whitish gray fish,...

  • Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also...

  • WATCH: US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago

    By John Kekis, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. "It was a long time ago, but for me it's different," said...

  • Olympian Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell with Cal

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro and gears up for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Franklin will soon...

  • Americans end home world championships with 5 medals

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    BEAVER CREEK — Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected. This was a wild world championships...

  • Grange storms back to win slalom in final event at worlds

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    BEAVER CREEK — For the longest time, Jean-Baptiste Grange of France absolutely loved this course. Then, he wrecked his knee here. Now his feelings have flip-flopped again. Funny how a win — a big win at that — can change perceptions. Skiing into heavy snowfall, Grange won the...

  • American Mikaela Shiffrin defends slalom title at worlds

    By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer
    Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    BEAVER CREEK - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin defended her slalom title at the world championships Saturday with a strong burst near the end of a choppy course. Shiffrin finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.48 seconds, edging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 0.34 seconds....

  • Vonn races her last event at worlds, finishes 14th in GS

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    BEAVER CREEK — Finally, Lindsey Vonn figured out a tricky course that had given her so much difficulty for nearly two weeks. She even took a momentary lead. The crowd erupted. She threw her head back in celebration and then blew kisses at the fans. Even boyfriend Tiger Woods smiled...

  • Mountain bike series stops in Colorado Springs

    Joe Paisley
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    USA Cycling announced the nine-stop American Mountain Bike Challenge calendar which includes a June 27-28 stop in Colorado Springs. Launching in March, the 20th installment of the AMBC will feature nine contests in eight states, which will span 15 days of competition between March...

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