<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:03:11 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ex-Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen thrilled to help others]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/ex-olympic-swimmer-van-dyken-rouen-thrilled-to-help-others/article/1549826?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-olympic-swimmer-van-dyken-rouen-thrilled-to-help-others/article/1549826?custom_click=rss

 

PHOENIX — There were days, particularly right after her accident, when Amy Van Dyken-Rouen just curled up in a ball and cried.

Even now, 10 months since she severed her spine in an ATV crash, Van Dyken-Rouen has those moments when reality becomes a little too much to bear.

But no matter how down she might get, how hard her rehabilitation becomes, Van Dyken-Rouen keeps pushing forward with the tenacity that helped her win six Olympic gold medals in swimming.

"It's not an easy transition, but the thing I look at is I'm alive," she said. "There was a great possibility when I first got injured that I wasn't going to live to see this day. Take a moment, cry it out, then move on. That's how I can



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PHOENIX — There were days, particularly right after her accident, when Amy Van Dyken-Rouen just curled up in a ball and cried.

Even now, 10 months since she severed her spine in an ATV crash, Van Dyken-Rouen has those moments when reality becomes a little too much to bear.

But no matter how down she might get, how hard her rehabilitation becomes, Van Dyken-Rouen keeps pushing forward with the tenacity that helped her win six Olympic gold medals in swimming.

"It's not an easy transition, but the thing I look at is I'm alive," she said. "There was a great possibility when I first got injured that I wasn't going to live to see this day. Take a moment, cry it out, then move on. That's how I can

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:21:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded]]> http://gazette.com/bidding-race-for-2024-olympics-starting-to-get-crowded/article/feed/222870?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bidding-race-for-2024-olympics-starting-to-get-crowded/article/feed/222870?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day.

A proposed Paris candidacy was approved by the city council on Monday, a major step toward finalizing a bid to bring the Summer Games back to the French capital for the first time in a century.

Paris, expected to get the final go-head in June, would join a race that already includes declared candidates Rome, Boston and Hamburg, Germany.

Bids from a handful of other cities could also come forward before the Sept. 15 deadline set by the International Olympic Committee.

That will sound the starting gun on a two-year global campaign that will climax with the IOC vote in Lima, Peru, in 201

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]]> LONDON (AP) — Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day.

A proposed Paris candidacy was approved by the city council on Monday, a major step toward finalizing a bid to bring the Summer Games back to the French capital for the first time in a century.

Paris, expected to get the final go-head in June, would join a race that already includes declared candidates Rome, Boston and Hamburg, Germany.

Bids from a handful of other cities could also come forward before the Sept. 15 deadline set by the International Olympic Committee.

That will sound the starting gun on a two-year global campaign that will climax with the IOC vote in Lima, Peru, in 201]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:34:14 -0600 <![CDATA[U.S. loses tight Freestyle World Cup wrestling final to Iran]]> News services - http://gazette.com/u.s.-loses-tight-freestyle-world-cup-wrestling-final-to-iran/article/1549584?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-loses-tight-freestyle-world-cup-wrestling-final-to-iran/article/1549584?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES - Anywhere Iran wrestles, the horns, the chants and the singing follows. Whether it be at World Championships in Turkey or World Cups in Los Angeles, Iran is regarded as having some of the most engaged wrestling fans in the world.

On Sunday at the Forum in Los Angeles, the pattern would hold as hundreds of Iranian wrestling fans waved flags, blew horns and sang as Iran would defeat the United States 5-3 to win the championship at the United World Wrestling Freestyle World Cup.

"We see more Iranians here in Los Angeles than any other City," Iranian 61kg wrestler Behnam Ehsanpoor said. "The crowd helped me 100 percent. It's like wrestling in Tehran.

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]]> LOS ANGELES - Anywhere Iran wrestles, the horns, the chants and the singing follows. Whether it be at World Championships in Turkey or World Cups in Los Angeles, Iran is regarded as having some of the most engaged wrestling fans in the world.

On Sunday at the Forum in Los Angeles, the pattern would hold as hundreds of Iranian wrestling fans waved flags, blew horns and sang as Iran would defeat the United States 5-3 to win the championship at the United World Wrestling Freestyle World Cup.

"We see more Iranians here in Los Angeles than any other City," Iranian 61kg wrestler Behnam Ehsanpoor said. "The crowd helped me 100 percent. It's like wrestling in Tehran.]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:11:48 -0600 <![CDATA[United States defends women's world hockey title]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/united-states-defends-womens-world-hockey-title/article/1549110?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/united-states-defends-womens-world-hockey-title/article/1549110?custom_click=rss

MALMO, Sweden — The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday.

Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne scored for the U.S. in the third after the Americans blew a 5-2 lead. Anne Pankowski, Hilary Knight, Megan Keller, Anne Schleper and Haley Skarupa also scored.

"We were tested and we knew how to respond," Decker said.

U.S. veteran Jessie Vetter made nine saves and was relieved by Alex Rigsby after Canada's fourth goal. Rigsby stopped 13 shots.

The U.S. has won five of the last six world titles.

"It was definitely a back-and-forth game," said Knight who was named the tournament's most valuable player.

"I'm sure the fans loved



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MALMO, Sweden — The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday.

Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne scored for the U.S. in the third after the Americans blew a 5-2 lead. Anne Pankowski, Hilary Knight, Megan Keller, Anne Schleper and Haley Skarupa also scored.

"We were tested and we knew how to respond," Decker said.

U.S. veteran Jessie Vetter made nine saves and was relieved by Alex Rigsby after Canada's fourth goal. Rigsby stopped 13 shots.

The U.S. has won five of the last six world titles.

"It was definitely a back-and-forth game," said Knight who was named the tournament's most valuable player.

"I'm sure the fans loved

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:08:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Life changed for better after Paralympic snowboarder Mike Shea lost his lower left leg]]> By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/life-changed-for-better-after-paralympic-snowboarder-mike-shea-lost-his-lower-left-leg/article/1549026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/life-changed-for-better-after-paralympic-snowboarder-mike-shea-lost-his-lower-left-leg/article/1549026?custom_click=rss

Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life.

But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder.

The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and painkillers.

It paid off with his first world championships title in late February after a breakout 2013-14 season.

"It was a long journey from there to here," he said.

Shea, 32, will compete in snowboard-cross at the season-ending U.S. Paralympics Snowboard National Championships in Aspen on Friday.

He and other top athletes will battle some of the best newcomers in an event geared toward recognizing athletes with potential.



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Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life.

But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder.

The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and painkillers.

It paid off with his first world championships title in late February after a breakout 2013-14 season.

"It was a long journey from there to here," he said.

Shea, 32, will compete in snowboard-cross at the season-ending U.S. Paralympics Snowboard National Championships in Aspen on Friday.

He and other top athletes will battle some of the best newcomers in an event geared toward recognizing athletes with potential.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 09:49:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Is five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres coming out of retirement at age 47?]]> By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post http://gazette.com/is-five-time-olympic-swimmer-dara-torres-coming-out-of-retirement-at-age-47/article/1548912?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/is-five-time-olympic-swimmer-dara-torres-coming-out-of-retirement-at-age-47/article/1548912?custom_click=rss

Five-time Olympian Dara Torres, 47, announced on Wednesday that she would be coming out of retirement to make a go at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The problem is, the pair of tweets came on April Fool’s Day, the most excruciatingly frustrating day of the year to believe anything.

The Washington Post has reached out to Torres’s agent, USA Swimming and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to confirm whether the announcement is true. This article will update either way when more information becomes available.

Meanwhile, Torres has not addressed the date in her subsequent tweets, but has retweeted others who have reached out to congratulate her on her presumed comeback.



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Five-time Olympian Dara Torres, 47, announced on Wednesday that she would be coming out of retirement to make a go at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The problem is, the pair of tweets came on April Fool’s Day, the most excruciatingly frustrating day of the year to believe anything.

The Washington Post has reached out to Torres’s agent, USA Swimming and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to confirm whether the announcement is true. This article will update either way when more information becomes available.

Meanwhile, Torres has not addressed the date in her subsequent tweets, but has retweeted others who have reached out to congratulate her on her presumed comeback.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:24:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Korean citizenship gives former Colorado College Tiger Mike Testwuide Olympic opportunity]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/korean-citizenship-gives-former-colorado-college-tiger-mike-testwuide-olympic-opportunity/article/1548760?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/korean-citizenship-gives-former-colorado-college-tiger-mike-testwuide-olympic-opportunity/article/1548760?custom_click=rss

Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That would allow him to play for his adopted country, which automatically qualifies as the host in PyeongChang.

He became a South Korean citizen March 23.

"The possibility had been mentioned a few times throughout the past two years but mostly just rumors," said the forward, who plays professionally for Anyang Halla (Seoul suburb) of the Asian League. "The process has been very fast; it has taken about a month.



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Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That would allow him to play for his adopted country, which automatically qualifies as the host in PyeongChang.

He became a South Korean citizen March 23.

"The possibility had been mentioned a few times throughout the past two years but mostly just rumors," said the forward, who plays professionally for Anyang Halla (Seoul suburb) of the Asian League. "The process has been very fast; it has taken about a month.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:47:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships]]> http://gazette.com/shiffrin-captures-slalom-title-at-us-alpine-championships/article/feed/218253?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shiffrin-captures-slalom-title-at-us-alpine-championships/article/feed/218253?custom_click=rss

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect.

Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too.

Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine Championships.

The 20-year-old from Eagle-Vail, Colorado, finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 33.02 seconds to beat Paula Moltzan by 4.31 seconds. Megan McJames was third.

Shiffrin opened a 2.62-second advantage after the first run at Sugarloaf resort. She was so relaxed that she signed autographs as she waited for the final run.

Because here, she's treated like

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]]> CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect.

Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too.

Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine Championships.

The 20-year-old from Eagle-Vail, Colorado, finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 33.02 seconds to beat Paula Moltzan by 4.31 seconds. Megan McJames was third.

Shiffrin opened a 2.62-second advantage after the first run at Sugarloaf resort. She was so relaxed that she signed autographs as she waited for the final run.

Because here, she's treated like ]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:01:30 -0600