• Snowboarders concerned Olympics future

    By KRISTEN GOWDY kristen.gowdy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Justin Reiter left the Sochi Olympics with a sour taste in his mouth. The Alpine snowboarder, making his first Olympic appearance at 33, finished 24th in the parallel giant slalom and was disqualified from his second event, the parallel slalom, after tracking inside the gate on his...

  • Aly Raisman in ESPN's Body Issue: 'I think imperfection is beauty'

    By Avery Stone, USA TODAY
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman becomes the latest athlete to grace ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. In her accompanying interview, the 21-year-old discussed her intense training regimen and the challenges of being an Olympic-level athlete. From ESPN: "I'm not sure training seven...

  • Some of world's best track cyclists converge on velodrome

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    American endurance rider Kimberly Geist is gunning for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but she knows she cannot overlook this weekend's U.S. Independence Day Grand Prix in Colorado Springs. Geist is one of about 100 world-class racers who will vie for a berth in the upcoming World Cup...

  • Local trio trying to make Olympics in team handball with funding challenges

    By KRISTEN GOWDY kristen.gowdy@gazete.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    They all have different backgrounds. But they are united by the same hometown - and the same dream. There was something about the London Olympics in 2012 that lit a spark in Jennifer Farrar when she attended as a spectator. It wasn't while watching the U.S. basketball teams -...

  • Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a...

  • Fighting lawyer Stalacia Leggett qualifies for Olympic boxing trials

    by SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A year ago Stalacia Leggett was studying to take the California state bar exam. On Saturday night, Leggett became a U.S. boxing Olympic trials qualifier. Leggett joined Colorado Springs residents Alex Love and Naomi Graham in winning third-place bouts at the USA Boxing Olympic...

  • Wrestle-offs set for Sunday at OTC

    Joe Paisley
    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    There will be two special wrestle-offs held at 11 a.m. Sunday at SportsCenter I at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. The matches are free and open to the public. There will be a best-of-three wrestle-off for the 132-pound class berth at the juniors world championships...

  • Super heavyweights Glanton, Moore going for gold

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The USA men's boxing teams haven't won gold in more than a decade and haven't taken home a medal since 2008. Brandon Glanton and Marlo Moore are both dreaming of gold. Glanton and Moore each won super heavyweight semifinals (over 201 pounds) on Friday to qualify for the U.S. Olympic...

  • Big money, 2016 Rio Olympics implications at stake in international mountain bike racing series

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The top mountain bike racing series in North America will reach its climax in Colorado Springs this weekend with Olympic implications to boot. The five-race U.S. Cup Pro Series concludes Saturday with the juniors, women and men's divisions. The start and finish lines for the two days...

  • Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge has an X Games appeal

    BY JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    There were few sequins, no choreography and AC/DC blaring instead of Leonard Bernstein in a jumps competition showcasing some of the top American men and women figure skaters. And while Friday's Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge will never be confused with the top international...

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