<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Klee: Rugby 7s aiming at 2016 Olympics for boost in popularity]]> http://gazette.com/klee-rugby-7s-aiming-at-2016-olympics-for-boost-in-popularity/article/1552433?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-rugby-7s-aiming-at-2016-olympics-for-boost-in-popularity/article/1552433?custom_click=rss

DENVER - A chunk of her neck is missing. Not a small chunk, a big chunk, big enough that, when she lifts her blonde hair, the back of Lisa Rosen's neck looks like a divot.

Peyton Manning probably could relate. But Peyton Manning plays his sport with a helmet and pads. These wild-and-crazy adrenaline junkies at the USA Rugby College 7s national championships don't need no stinkin' helmets and pads.

"Fear doesn't work in rugby," said Rosen, the women's coach at Air Force. Even if three neck surgeries stemmed from a rugby career, Rosen won't leave the sport - few of them do. Once a rugger, always a rugger, neck/knee/rib/head/ankle/wrist/shoulder injuries be damned. Rugby's how they roll.

Rosen's career began in 1982 and

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]]> DENVER - A chunk of her neck is missing. Not a small chunk, a big chunk, big enough that, when she lifts her blonde hair, the back of Lisa Rosen's neck looks like a divot.

Peyton Manning probably could relate. But Peyton Manning plays his sport with a helmet and pads. These wild-and-crazy adrenaline junkies at the USA Rugby College 7s national championships don't need no stinkin' helmets and pads.

"Fear doesn't work in rugby," said Rosen, the women's coach at Air Force. Even if three neck surgeries stemmed from a rugby career, Rosen won't leave the sport - few of them do. Once a rugger, always a rugger, neck/knee/rib/head/ankle/wrist/shoulder injuries be damned. Rugby's how they roll.

Rosen's career began in 1982 and]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 04:17:03 -0600 <![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[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[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