<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/olympics Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:33:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Lloyd scores twice, US women beat Switzerland 4-1]]> http://gazette.com/lloyd-scores-twice-us-women-beat-switzerland-4-1/article/feed/413328?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lloyd-scores-twice-us-women-beat-switzerland-4-1/article/feed/413328?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. women's national team defeated Switzerland 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday.

Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai also scored for the United States, playing its second friendly against Switzerland this week. The U.S. defeated the Swiss 4-0 on Wednesday night in Utah.

Ohai entered the game late for her international debut and scored 48 seconds later on for her first goal. It was the fastest goal in a debut in team history, one second faster than Lynn Williams' goal in her debut on Wednesday.

Sandrine Mauron scored for Switzerland off the rebound of a shot from Lara Dickenmann to take the early lead in the seventh minute.

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]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:26:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Returning from injury, Ligety happy to come 5th in GS opener]]> http://gazette.com/returning-from-injury-ligety-happy-to-come-5th-in-gs-opener/article/feed/413265?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/returning-from-injury-ligety-happy-to-come-5th-in-gs-opener/article/feed/413265?custom_click=rss

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — For once, Ted Ligety could live with finishing fifth in an event he had won four times in the previous five years.

At least he's back racing again.

The Olympic and world giant slalom champion returned to the Alpine skiing World Cup on Sunday, nine months after tearing the ACL in his right knee in a training accident.

In 14th place and 1.49 seconds off the lead after the opening run, Ligety vastly improved in the second and climbed nine spots in the traditional first race of the season on a mountain glacier in the Austrian Alps.

"I am not here to get 10th place. Even though that wouldn't be a horrible result for the first time back, I like to be challenging for a podium," Ligety told The A

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]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:16:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Simone Schaller, Olympic hurdler in '32 and '36, dies at 104]]> http://gazette.com/simone-schaller-olympic-hurdler-in-32-and-36-dies-at-104/article/feed/413086?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/simone-schaller-olympic-hurdler-in-32-and-36-dies-at-104/article/feed/413086?custom_click=rss

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She was 104.

Grandson Jeffrey Hardy said Saturday that Schaller died of natural causes Thursday in the home she and her husband built when they married in the 1930s.

Schaller tied Babe Didrikson Zaharias for the world record in the first round of the 80-meter hurdles at the 1932 Los Angeles Games. Schaller finished fourth in the final behind Didrikson, who set another record. According to Olympic historian David Wallechinsky, Schaller had taken up hurdling only three months earlier.

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Schaller made it to the semifinals.

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]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:29:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Obit Simone Schaller Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/obit-simone-schaller-olympics/article/feed/413087?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obit-simone-schaller-olympics/article/feed/413087?custom_click=rss FILE - In this July 15, 1936, file photo, Simone Schaller, lower right, waves with members of the United States women's Olympic track and field team as they depart for Europe on the SS Manhattan. Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in the Arcadia, Calif., home she and her husband built when they married in the 1930s, her grandson Jeffrey Hardy said, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. She was 104.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:24:10 -0600
<![CDATA[China Winter Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/china-winter-olympics/article/feed/413006?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-winter-olympics/article/feed/413006?custom_click=rss A child looks at a scale model of a winter theme park at a booth for the World Winter Sports Expo held in Beijing Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Come 2022, Beijing will be the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:06:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Sprinter explores ways to mentor youth after daughter' death]]> http://gazette.com/sprinter-explores-ways-to-mentor-youth-after-daughter-death/article/feed/412934?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sprinter-explores-ways-to-mentor-youth-after-daughter-death/article/feed/412934?custom_click=rss

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend.

Gay said in a statement released Friday that he's determined his daughter's death won't be "senseless. We must come together as a community to protect each other, giving our young people the tools they need to resolve their conflicts and lead successful lives — the kind that Trinity was well on her way to living."

Witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles early Sunday. Trinity Gay was hit by a round.

Tyson Gay offers support so that the "spirit of Trinity will sprint on long after we say goodbye to her this week

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:02:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Germany Culinary Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/germany-culinary-olympics/article/feed/412760?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-culinary-olympics/article/feed/412760?custom_click=rss Chefs wave a Danish flag during the opening ceremony of the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA) also known as the Culinary Olympics IKA in Erfurt, central Germany, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. In 18 glass kitchens more than 2,000 chefs from over 50 countries will prepare more than 7,000 fresh menus and turn the Erfurt exhibition halls from 22nd to 25th Oct. 2016 into the largest restaurant of the world. The Culinary Olympics is the most important event for chefs and cooks worldwide.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:37:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Westbrook, Thunder prepare for life without Kevin Durant]]> http://gazette.com/westbrook-thunder-prepare-for-life-without-kevin-durant/article/feed/412750?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/westbrook-thunder-prepare-for-life-without-kevin-durant/article/feed/412750?custom_click=rss

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Maybe life after Kevin Durant won't be so bad for the Thunder.

After the longtime face of the franchise left for Golden State, crestfallen Oklahoma City fans were worried it was just a matter of time before the team's co-star, Russell Westbrook, would follow suit. In a move that shocked many, Westbrook re-signed with Oklahoma City. The former scoring champion and two-time All-Star MVP's return gives the team hope.

New faces such as shooting guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis, both acquired in the deal that sent Serge Ibaka to Orlando, might take some time to fit in.

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:17:26 -0600 <![CDATA[IOC official 'very happy' with possible Innsbruck 2026 bid]]> http://gazette.com/ioc-official-very-happy-with-possible-innsbruck-2026-bid/article/feed/412711?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ioc-official-very-happy-with-possible-innsbruck-2026-bid/article/feed/412711?custom_click=rss SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Innsbruck would have "an excellent chance" of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics if the Austrian city decides to bid for the games, a top IOC official said Friday.

International Olympic Committee executive board member Gian Franco Kasper told The Associated Press that Innsbruck would need to join with other cities — probably Salzburg and venues in Italy or Germany — to be able to stage all events.

"They will have to find probably some partners. Nowadays it's possible with the new Agenda 2020," Kasper said, referring to the IOC's reform program that allows more flexibility in hosting the games, including the possibility of using venues in other cities, and even in neighboring countries.

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:57:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Olympic officials: Hickey should leave Rio on health grounds]]> http://gazette.com/olympic-officials-hickey-should-leave-rio-on-health-grounds/article/feed/412631?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympic-officials-hickey-should-leave-rio-on-health-grounds/article/feed/412631?custom_click=rss

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The acting head of Europe's top Olympic body said Friday that its president, Patrick Hickey, should be allowed to leave Brazil and return to Ireland because his health is deteriorating and he needs an urgent heart operation.

Hickey is not permitted to leave Brazil, where he was arrested two months ago during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on ticket scalping charges and awaits a possible trial. Selling tickets at above face value is illegal in Brazil, and authorities promised before the Olympics to enforce the law.

Hickey, who has denied wrongdoing, has temporarily stepped down from all his Olympic positions pending a resolution of his case.

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:36:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Belarusian capital Mink selected to host 2019 European Games]]> http://gazette.com/belarusian-capital-mink-selected-to-host-2019-european-games/article/feed/412670?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/belarusian-capital-mink-selected-to-host-2019-european-games/article/feed/412670?custom_click=rss

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, despite criticism of the country's human rights record and concerns over the cost of the event.

The European Olympic Committees approved Minsk — the only candidate — by an overwhelming majority to host the second edition of the multi-sport games. The Netherlands withdrew as host last year, citing financial worries.

"Belarus is not a superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sports," Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told the EOC assembly before the vote. "You can count on Belarus.

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Olympics Hickey Health]]> http://gazette.com/olympics-hickey-health/article/feed/412629?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympics-hickey-health/article/feed/412629?custom_click=rss FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The European Olympic Committees’ acting leader Janez Kocijancic, Friday Oct. 21, 2016 has called for president Patrick Hickey to be allowed to leave Brazil, where he was arrested in August, because he is severely ill. Hickey, was arrested during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of involvement in illegal ticket sales, and is not allowed to leave the country.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:35:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Belarusian capital Minsk awarded 2019 European Games]]> http://gazette.com/belarusian-capital-minsk-awarded-2019-european-games/article/feed/412607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/belarusian-capital-minsk-awarded-2019-european-games/article/feed/412607?custom_click=rss

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, ending more than a year of uncertainty after the previous host pulled out.

The European Olympic Committee's general assembly approved the choice of Minsk, which was the only candidate to stage the second edition of the multi-sport event.

The motion passed easily, despite calls led by the Danish Olympic Committee to postpone the decision, arguing there was a lack of clarity over financing.

"Belarus is not a superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sports," President Alexander Lukashenko told the assembly. "You can count on Belarus.

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:08:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Belarus Olympic 2019 European Games]]> http://gazette.com/belarus-olympic-2019-european-games/article/feed/412621?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/belarus-olympic-2019-european-games/article/feed/412621?custom_click=rss Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Lukashenko says his country is ready to host the 2019 European Games.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:22:21 -0600
<![CDATA[More upheaval at British Cycling with CEO stepping down]]> http://gazette.com/more-upheaval-at-british-cycling-with-ceo-stepping-down/article/feed/412608?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-upheaval-at-british-cycling-with-ceo-stepping-down/article/feed/412608?custom_click=rss MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The chief executive of British Cycling is stepping down, adding to the upheaval in the country's most successful Olympic sport.

Ian Drake said in a statement released Friday by British Cycling that he will leave in April after seven years in the position.

The announcement comes at the end of a tough year off the track for British Cycling, with Shane Sutton having left his role as the national body's technical director in April — 100 days before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — following discrimination allegations.

British Cycling's headquarters were visited by UK Anti-Doping officials this month as part of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the sport.

On the track, Bri

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]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:06:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Healthy and with new outlook, figure skater Jason Brown thriving]]> http://gazette.com/healthy-and-with-new-outlook-figure-skater-jason-brown-thriving/article/1588293?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/healthy-and-with-new-outlook-figure-skater-jason-brown-thriving/article/1588293?custom_click=rss

One of the reasons Monument-based Jason Brown has become one of the world's elite figure skaters is he sees everything, including his first significant injury, as an opportunity to learn.

The 2015 national men's champion found out more about his sport and himself when a back strain kept him out for most of last season, preventing him from defending his national title.

"I look at it as more experience," he said while preparing for this weekend's Skate America event in Chicago. "Although I did not compete, it was another type of experience. What is it like to miss part of a season and come from behind (in training) against others? (Recovering gives) you the confidence that you can do it.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:49:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Missy Franklin puts Rio disappointment behind her, starts national learn-to-swim free program]]> http://gazette.com/missy-franklin-puts-rio-disappointment-behind-her-starts-national-learn-to-swim-free-program/article/1588025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/missy-franklin-puts-rio-disappointment-behind-her-starts-national-learn-to-swim-free-program/article/1588025?custom_click=rss

Missy Franklin's pain remains.

It's an ache that has faded somewhat over the past two months since the Rio Olympics.

The Colorado Olympian, who won five gold medals as a Regis Jesuit high school student at the 2012 London Olympics, struggled mightily in her second Summer Games, falling well short of expectations by garnering a single relay gold.

Her willingness to accept the disappointment without making excuses may have endeared the now 21-year-old Cal-Berkeley psychology major to swim fans even more.

She believes she is better for the experience.

"I learned who I am as a human, as a person and how strong I can be when I am being tested," she said Monday after a media conference announcing a new national

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:32:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Agent: Daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay fatally shot]]> http://gazette.com/agent-daughter-of-olympic-sprinter-tyson-gay-fatally-shot/article/1587942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/agent-daughter-of-olympic-sprinter-tyson-gay-fatally-shot/article/1587942?custom_click=rss

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Authorities say the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has been fatally shot in Kentucky.

The Fayette County coroner's office says in a statement that Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

The sprinter's agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press that Gay's daughter was killed.

Lexington police said in a statement officers went to the parking lot of a restaurant after witnesses reported gunfire exchanged between two vehicles. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning.

Tyson Gay has competed in the last three Summer Olympics.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:46:10 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Bobsledder chooses Olympic dream over teaching math at Colorado Springs school]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-bobsledder-chooses-olympic-dream-over-teaching-math-at-colorado-springs-school/article/1587221?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-bobsledder-chooses-olympic-dream-over-teaching-math-at-colorado-springs-school/article/1587221?custom_click=rss

On Monday, Dillon Schrodt faced a choice. He could continue as a math teacher at District 20's Timberview Middle School. Or he could pursue his dream to compete as a bobsled runner in the Olympics.

It was an easy decision.

He chose the bobsled. His last day of teaching will be Tuesday.

"It's worth the risk, for sure," Schrodt said this week in his classroom. "I won't get the chance to bobsled again if I don't do this now. To travel around the world, to compete against the world's best and just to see what I can with this sport are what entice me."

Schrodt graduated in July from the University of Nebraska Kearney with a master's degree and was hired to teach at Timberview a few weeks later. Since then, his

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:35:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Snowboard spat fires up skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso]]> http://gazette.com/snowboard-spat-fires-up-skiers-lindsey-vonn-and-julia-mancuso/article/1587234?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snowboard-spat-fires-up-skiers-lindsey-vonn-and-julia-mancuso/article/1587234?custom_click=rss

Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.

Julia Mancuso to Vonn: Speak for yourself.

A social-media tiff flared up Thursday between two of the world's best-known skiers, even if the topic they're arguing over may be a bit stale.

The back-and-forth between Vonn and Mancuso started after Vonn was prodded on "The Dan Patrick Show" to share her feelings about skiers sharing the mountain with snowboarders — a debate that barely registers now, more than a decade since the vast majority of American resorts began allowing snowboarding.

Said Vonn: "I'm trying to be politically correct here. I do like snowboarders but I think it'd be super-great if we could have a little separation."


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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:59:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Olympian Shawn Barber tests positive for cocaine after Craigslist date]]> http://gazette.com/olympian-shawn-barber-tests-positive-for-cocaine-after-craigslist-date/article/1587220?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympian-shawn-barber-tests-positive-for-cocaine-after-craigslist-date/article/1587220?custom_click=rss

Canadian Olympian Shawn Barber tested positive for cocaine after kissing a woman that he met on Craigslist, according to The Star.com of Canada.

Athletics Canada, the Canadian track and field governing body, confirmed the positive test.

Barber, 22, won gold in the pole vault at the 2015 world championships. The positive test came weeks before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as Barber met with the woman in Edmonton just one night before competing at the Canadian national championships.

Read the full story at si.com.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:10:49 -0600