<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:38:33 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1627848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1627848?custom_click=rss

No. 10 The Colorado Pride women's soccer team visits the Southern California Crush on Sunday

No. 9 New Zealand faces England in league (13-man) rugby at Mile High on Saturday

No. 8 NASCAR's top teams converge on Sonoma's track Sunday

No. 7 The Colorado Rapids host Minnesota on Saturday

No. 6 The NHL draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas with the Avs picking 16th, unless they move up to fourth on a protected trade pick

No. 5 The NBA draft takes place Thursday with the Nuggets picking 14th

No. 4 The Colorado Rockies host the Mets Monday to Thursday and Marlins Friday to Sunday

No. 3 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks host Fresno on Saturday

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]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:15:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-Olympic skier Bode Miller 'beyond devastated' after death of 19-month-old daughter]]> http://gazette.com/ex-olympic-skier-bode-miller-beyond-devastated-after-death-of-19-month-old-daughter/article/1627578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-olympic-skier-bode-miller-beyond-devastated-after-death-of-19-month-old-daughter/article/1627578?custom_click=rss

Bode Miller said he and his wife are "beyond devastated" by the death of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline. The toddler died in a drowning accident on Sunday.

The 40-year-old former Olympic skier, who worked as an analyst for NBC during February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang, took to Instagram to share the tragic news Monday. "We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday," Miller wrote in a post that was also shared by his wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck.

"Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this.



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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:37:01 -0600
<![CDATA[USA Gymnastics executive says she was told to keep quiet about Larry Nassar]]> http://gazette.com/usa-gymnastics-executive-says-she-was-told-to-keep-quiet-about-larry-nassar/article/1627169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usa-gymnastics-executive-says-she-was-told-to-keep-quiet-about-larry-nassar/article/1627169?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that he instructed her and others to keep quiet after she informed him of athletes' claims.

Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a year later.



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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:31:45 -0600
<![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1627024?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1627024?custom_click=rss No. 10 NASCAR's top teams converge on Michigan International Speedway on Sunday

No. 9 The USA Hockey annual Congress is held in Colorado Springs Wednesday through the weekend

No. 8 USA Rugby plays Russia on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City

No. 7 The annual Springer golf tournament takes place at Valley Hi starting Friday

No. 6 The French Open tennis Grand Slam concludes Sunday

No. 5 The Colorado Rockies host the Diamondbacks Friday to Sunday and visit the Reds Tuesday to Thursday

No. 4 The Warrior Games take place at Air Force through Saturday

No. 3 Justify goes for the Triple Crown of horse racing at the Belmont on Saturday

No. 2 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks

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]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:25:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Panel backs Denver bid for Winter Olympics - if voters approve]]> http://gazette.com/panel-backs-denver-bid-for-winter-olympics-if-voters-approve/article/1626971?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panel-backs-denver-bid-for-winter-olympics-if-voters-approve/article/1626971?custom_click=rss

Denver should make a bid for a future Winter Olympics and Paralympic games - but only if Colorado voters approve.

That's the recommendation delivered Friday to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper by an exploratory committee of civic, community and business leaders.

It's a new sign of interest in Denver hosting a future winter games, decades after Colorado won and then rejected the event.

Hancock formed the committee - led by Rob Cohen, Denver-based chairman and CEO of The IMA Financial Group - in December in concert with Hickenlooper to explore whether an Olympics bid would make sense for the city and the state.

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]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:46:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals]]> http://gazette.com/russia-names-new-olympic-chief-in-wake-of-doping-scandals/article/feed/568057?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russia-names-new-olympic-chief-in-wake-of-doping-scandals/article/feed/568057?custom_click=rss

MOSCOW (AP) — Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals.

Pozdyakov, who won three Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000, previously managed the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" delegation at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after Russia's team was formally banned for doping.

Pozdnyakov has said he wants to make Russia more influential in sports politics and leave the era of doping sanctions behind.

He beat the only other candidate, former swimmer and International Olympic Committee member Alexander Popov, by 214 votes to 56.

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]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 10:16:16 -0600 <![CDATA[New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70]]> http://gazette.com/new-zealand-olympic-5000m-silver-medalist-quax-dead-at-70/article/feed/567775?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-zealand-olympic-5000m-silver-medalist-quax-dead-at-70/article/feed/567775?custom_click=rss

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance.

Born in The Netherlands in 1948, Theodorus Jacobus Leonardus "Dick" Quax moved to New Zealand with his family as a child and, along with John Walker and Rod Dixon, he became part of a golden era of New Zealand middle-distance running in the 1970s.

He finished a close second behind Finland's Lasse Virren in the 5,000 meters at the Montreal Olympics and a year later, he set a then-world record of 13 minutes, 12.9 seconds in Stockholm.

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]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 20:38:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Obit New Zealand Quax]]> http://gazette.com/obit-new-zealand-quax/article/feed/567768?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/obit-new-zealand-quax/article/feed/567768?custom_click=rss FILE - In this July 30, 1976, file photo, Finland's Lasse Viren, right, sprints over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Olympic men's 5,000 meters final ahead of New Zealand's Dick Quax, left, and West Germany's Klaus Hildenbrand at the Montreal Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Quax died on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance.

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Sun, 27 May 2018 19:19:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Mike Kohn promoted to head coach of USA Bobsled]]> http://gazette.com/mike-kohn-promoted-to-head-coach-of-usa-bobsled/article/feed/567126?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mike-kohn-promoted-to-head-coach-of-usa-bobsled/article/feed/567126?custom_click=rss USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games.

Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the staff as an assistant coach. Former USA Luge standout Ashley Walden also has been promoted, and will now serve as director of sport — overseeing all USA Bobsled and Skeleton programs.

USABS CEO Darrin Steele said the changes were made with an eye toward getting the Americans back into medal contention for the 2022 and 2026 Olympics.

"For most of our history, we've had the luxury of being able to focus on the majority of our resources to

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]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 16:04:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Istanbul to host its 2nd Champions League final in 2020]]> http://gazette.com/istanbul-to-host-its-2nd-champions-league-final-in-2020/article/feed/566985?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/istanbul-to-host-its-2nd-champions-league-final-in-2020/article/feed/566985?custom_click=rss

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the Champions League final for a second time in 2020.

Istanbul was chosen over Lisbon by the UEFA executive committee, which will also decide in September whether Turkey or Germany should host the 2024 European Championship.

The 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul produced one of the competition's most memorable matches. Liverpool trailed 3-0 at halftime against AC Milan, but leveled midway through the second half and won a penalty shootout.

The 2020 Europa League final will be played in Gdansk, Poland, while the Super Cup between the Champions League and Europa League winners will be at Estadio do Dragao in Portugal.

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]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 08:02:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Norwegian minister wants to lead World Anti-Doping Agency]]> http://gazette.com/norwegian-minister-wants-to-lead-world-anti-doping-agency/article/feed/566959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/norwegian-minister-wants-to-lead-world-anti-doping-agency/article/feed/566959?custom_click=rss

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female leader.

Helleland, the agency's vice president since 2016, tells the BBC "there is a need for change." She says she would like to run in next year's election.

The 40-year-old lawmaker says anti-doping work needs "more transparency, more diversity, more gender equality."

Current WADA president Craig Reedie, an International Olympic Committee member, will stand down after completing two three-year terms.

The presidency alternates between appointments from Olympic sports bodies and government, which jointly fund the agency's work.

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]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 05:56:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86]]> http://gazette.com/hungarian-runner-and-coach-laszlo-tabori-dies-at-86/article/feed/566904?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hungarian-runner-and-coach-laszlo-tabori-dies-at-86/article/feed/566904?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86.

The school said the Hungarian-born Tabori died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause was given.

Tabori joined Roger Bannister and John Landy as the only men to break the four-minute barrier. He did so with a time of 3 minutes, 59 seconds, on May 28, 1955. That same year, Tabori held the 1,500-meter world record with a time of 3:40.8. He was also a member of the world record-setting team in the 4-x-1,500 relay.

Tabori finished fourth in the 1,500 and sixth in the 5,000 at the 1956 Melbourn

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]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 00:45:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis]]> http://gazette.com/lawmakers-funding-urgency-lacking-in-olympic-abuse-crisis/article/feed/566747?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lawmakers-funding-urgency-lacking-in-olympic-abuse-crisis/article/feed/566747?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders have taken too much time to solve while devoting too little money for the fixes.

"I just hope everyone here realizes the time to talk is over, and you need to walk your talk," Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said Wednesday shortly after choking back tears while questioning leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

The hearing of the House subcommittee was filled with both substance and spectacle — the latter coming mostly courtesy of a five-minute burst from Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga.

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]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 16:03:54 -0600 <![CDATA[AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion]]> http://gazette.com/ap-interview-phelps-says-mental-health-is-new-passion/article/feed/566447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-interview-phelps-says-mental-health-is-new-passion/article/feed/566447?custom_click=rss

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday.

No, he's not planning another comeback.

He's got a bigger goal to tackle.

Mental health.

After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues.

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist announced a partnership with Talkspace, which provides online therapy, and said he considers it a higher calling than anything he ever did as a swimmer.

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]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 19:54:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Michael Phelps Mental Health]]> http://gazette.com/michael-phelps-mental-health/article/feed/566449?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/michael-phelps-mental-health/article/feed/566449?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps arrives to compete in the final of the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After revealing the depths of his depression _ and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest _ Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist announced a partnership with Talkspace, which provides online therapy, and said he considers it a higher calling than anything he ever did as a swimmer.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 15:04:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup]]> http://gazette.com/russias-doping-capital-gears-up-for-world-cup/article/feed/566391?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russias-doping-capital-gears-up-for-world-cup/article/feed/566391?custom_click=rss

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history.

Athletes from the V.M. Chegin Olympic Training Center dominated race-walking for over a decade, winning nine Olympic and 18 world championship medals between 2004 and 2016, when head coach Viktor Chegin was banned for life amid a blizzard of doping cases.

Now Saransk — like Russia itself — wants to rebuild its reputation by hosting World Cup soccer games.

Instead of housing athletes juiced with blood-booster EPO or the toxic experimental drug GW1516, the center, which has been renamed but still sports a large set of Olympic rings, will be home to the Pan

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