<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/olympics Fri, 22 May 2015 05:38:32 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[USOC revenue outpaces expenses by more than $47 million in 2014, a Winter Olympic year]]> http://gazette.com/usoc-revenue-outpaces-expenses-by-more-than-47-million-in-2014-a-winter-olympic-year/article/1551972?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usoc-revenue-outpaces-expenses-by-more-than-47-million-in-2014-a-winter-olympic-year/article/1551972?custom_click=rss

Revenue for the U.S. Olympic Committee increased by more than 60 percent from the previous year in 2014, according to tax documents filed by the organization Friday.

The Colorado Springs-based USOC, which supports the country's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, brought in more than $270 million in revenue for the year. That total included $122 million in program service revenue - the majority of which, $114 million, came from broadcast rights.

Scott Blackmun, the organization's CEO, received more than $1 million, including $446,875 in bonuses and incentives on top of his $541,937 base pay.

That total was down from the previous year when Blackmun collected $1.3 million in total compensation.

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]]> Revenue for the U.S. Olympic Committee increased by more than 60 percent from the previous year in 2014, according to tax documents filed by the organization Friday.

The Colorado Springs-based USOC, which supports the country's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, brought in more than $270 million in revenue for the year. That total included $122 million in program service revenue - the majority of which, $114 million, came from broadcast rights.

Scott Blackmun, the organization's CEO, received more than $1 million, including $446,875 in bonuses and incentives on top of his $541,937 base pay.

That total was down from the previous year when Blackmun collected $1.3 million in total compensation.]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 04:36:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Bode Miller keeps open possibility of return to ski team]]> http://gazette.com/bode-miller-keeps-open-possibility-of-return-to-ski-team/article/1551880?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bode-miller-keeps-open-possibility-of-return-to-ski-team/article/1551880?custom_click=rss

At the moment, Bode Miller is preparing to change diapers, not charge down a mountain.

Although, he is keeping his ski racing options open even as his wife gets ready to deliver their child anytime now.

The six-time Olympic medalist accepted a nomination Thursday to be a part of the U.S. Ski Team in 2015-16. His acceptance doesn't necessarily mean he will be back in a World Cup starting gate or, casting an even further glance down the road, around for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

This decision only guarantees him funding, facilities and coaching should he choose a return over retirement.

Miller has more time to decide — the official U.S. team won't be named until this fall.



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At the moment, Bode Miller is preparing to change diapers, not charge down a mountain.

Although, he is keeping his ski racing options open even as his wife gets ready to deliver their child anytime now.

The six-time Olympic medalist accepted a nomination Thursday to be a part of the U.S. Ski Team in 2015-16. His acceptance doesn't necessarily mean he will be back in a World Cup starting gate or, casting an even further glance down the road, around for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

This decision only guarantees him funding, facilities and coaching should he choose a return over retirement.

Miller has more time to decide — the official U.S. team won't be named until this fall.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 21:50:27 -0600
<![CDATA[IOC strips US of Olympic relay medals in Gay doping case]]> By STEPHEN WILSON http://gazette.com/ioc-strips-us-of-olympic-relay-medals-in-gay-doping-case/article/feed/233145?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ioc-strips-us-of-olympic-relay-medals-in-gay-doping-case/article/feed/233145?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case.

The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4x100 relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

"As expected, following USADA's decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified from the 4x100-meter race that was part of the athletics competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement.

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]]> LONDON (AP) — The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case.

The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4x100 relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

"As expected, following USADA's decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified from the 4x100-meter race that was part of the athletics competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement.]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 15:24:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Watch: Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stands on her own for the first time after Injury]]> http://gazette.com/watch-olympian-amy-van-dyken-rouen-stands-on-her-own-for-the-first-time-after-injury/article/1551442?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-olympian-amy-van-dyken-rouen-stands-on-her-own-for-the-first-time-after-injury/article/1551442?custom_click=rss

After Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in an accident last year, doctors weren’t sure if she’d survive.

Except now she’s standing on her own again for the first time.

The six-time gold medal swimmer was paralyzed below the waist last year by severing her spinal cord in an ATV crash.

"I looked at my husband and basically said, I love you. Good-bye. Please continue on with your life,” Van Dyken-Rouen said on “Good Morning America.”

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After Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in an accident last year, doctors weren’t sure if she’d survive.

Except now she’s standing on her own again for the first time.

The six-time gold medal swimmer was paralyzed below the waist last year by severing her spinal cord in an ATV crash.

"I looked at my husband and basically said, I love you. Good-bye. Please continue on with your life,” Van Dyken-Rouen said on “Good Morning America.”

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:40:48 -0600
<![CDATA[American rhythmic gymnasts garner international medals]]> http://gazette.com/american-rhythmic-gymnasts-garner-international-medals/article/1551446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-rhythmic-gymnasts-garner-international-medals/article/1551446?custom_click=rss

Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill. took home the all- around bronze medal, as well as silver and bronze event medals, at the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Corbeil-Essonnes, France this past weekend.

Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill. picked up an event bronze. 

In addition, Zeng and Jazzy Kerber combined for second place in the team competition for the Annual Souvenir Veronique de Kristoffy, which Russia won with the duo of Arina and Dina Averina. 

In the all-around, Zeng finished with a 68.249, to land behind Russia’s Arina Averina (70.848) and Dina Averina (70.415), who were first and second, respectively. Kerber of Highland Park, Ill. was fifth with 65.932, and Feeley



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Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill. took home the all- around bronze medal, as well as silver and bronze event medals, at the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Corbeil-Essonnes, France this past weekend.

Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill. picked up an event bronze. 

In addition, Zeng and Jazzy Kerber combined for second place in the team competition for the Annual Souvenir Veronique de Kristoffy, which Russia won with the duo of Arina and Dina Averina. 

In the all-around, Zeng finished with a 68.249, to land behind Russia’s Arina Averina (70.848) and Dina Averina (70.415), who were first and second, respectively. Kerber of Highland Park, Ill. was fifth with 65.932, and Feeley

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:44:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Ten Colorado Springs wrestlers win in U.S. Open]]> http://gazette.com/ten-colorado-springs-wrestlers-win-in-u.s.-open/article/1551345?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ten-colorado-springs-wrestlers-win-in-u.s.-open/article/1551345?custom_click=rss

Springs wrestlers capture 10 titles at U.S. Open

Las Vegas: World champion Elena Pirozhkova's run of good fortune continued at the U.S. Open. Pirozhkova, one of six Colorado Springs women champs, scored a pair of takedowns early in the match before holding off Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller 4-3 in the women's freestyle finals late Saturday.

Pirozhkova, a 2014 World silver medalist, captured her seventh straight U.S. Open championship on Saturday. She bumped up a weight class to 152 pounds in defeating Miller, a returning champ in this event.

Champions in this event advance to the best-of-3 finals at June's U.S. World Team Trials in Madison, Wis.

Two-time World champion Adeline Gray powered to a 15-4 win

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]]> Springs wrestlers capture 10 titles at U.S. Open

Las Vegas: World champion Elena Pirozhkova's run of good fortune continued at the U.S. Open. Pirozhkova, one of six Colorado Springs women champs, scored a pair of takedowns early in the match before holding off Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller 4-3 in the women's freestyle finals late Saturday.

Pirozhkova, a 2014 World silver medalist, captured her seventh straight U.S. Open championship on Saturday. She bumped up a weight class to 152 pounds in defeating Miller, a returning champ in this event.

Champions in this event advance to the best-of-3 finals at June's U.S. World Team Trials in Madison, Wis.

Two-time World champion Adeline Gray powered to a 15-4 win]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 04:10:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Lindsey Vonn says relationship with Tiger Woods is over]]> http://gazette.com/lindsey-vonn-says-relationship-with-tiger-woods-is-over/article/1550908?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lindsey-vonn-says-relationship-with-tiger-woods-is-over/article/1550908?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO — The relationship between Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn is over, with both taking to social media to say they were parting ways.

But even in a breakup, they stuck together in the announcement.

"After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Vonn said Sunday on her Facebook page. "I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart."

Vonn, an Olympic ski champion, this year set the record for most World Cup titles.

"Lindsey and I have mutually decided to



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SAN FRANCISCO — The relationship between Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn is over, with both taking to social media to say they were parting ways.

But even in a breakup, they stuck together in the announcement.

"After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Vonn said Sunday on her Facebook page. "I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart."

Vonn, an Olympic ski champion, this year set the record for most World Cup titles.

"Lindsey and I have mutually decided to

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Mon, 04 May 2015 07:57:54 -0600