• American trampoline gymnasts thrilled to make Pan Ams team

    By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    It doesn't matter if you are 27 or only 17, qualifying for your first Pan American Games is a special moment in a trampoline gymnast's career. "This means so much to me," said Clare Johnson, 17, who is competing in her first full season as a senior or Olympic-level athlete. "To make...

  • Trampoline gymnastics rivalry between brothers hits new heights

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Three gymnasts who know each other well will renew their rivalry with a spot in the 2015 Pan-American Games on the line. Brothers Steven, 24, and Jeffrey Gluckstein, 22, and Steven's synchronized partner Logan Dooley, 27, are the top three individual trampoline gymnastics entrants in...

  • Olympic curling coach returns to competition

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson of Bemidji, Minn. is setting aside his USA Curling coaching gear after one season in hopes of another chance at representing Team USA as an athlete. Fenson, 47, resigned on Monday as a national team coach to join 92 other applicants for the 2015-16...

  • Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

    By STEPHEN WILSON, The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this. It came like a thunderbolt Monday — an Olympic powerbroker publicly rebuking the IOC and its president at a global conference. Launching the withering broadside was Marius Vizer, head of...

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

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

      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....

  • National sports leaders talk about preparation between Olympics at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    There is far more to sending U.S. athletes to the Winter and Summer Games than booking a lot of plane tickets. Olympics preparations are more complicated than those outside the movement may realize, a panel of national sports leaders reminded a crowd at the Colorado Springs Sports...

  • 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...

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