<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:24:17 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Congress Climate Change Olympians]]> http://gazette.com/congress-climate-change-olympians/article/feed/559714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/congress-climate-change-olympians/article/feed/559714?custom_click=rss Winter Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf speaks about the negative impact climate change is having on winter sports, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington.

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:29:43 -0600
<![CDATA[World Cup claimed to boost Russia's economy by nearly $31B]]> http://gazette.com/world-cup-claimed-to-boost-russias-economy-by-nearly-31b/article/feed/559669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/world-cup-claimed-to-boost-russias-economy-by-nearly-31b/article/feed/559669?custom_click=rss MOSCOW (AP) — This summer's World Cup could have a total impact on the Russian economy of nearly $31 billion, organizers predicted Wednesday.

A new report on the economic impact of the tournament said the boost for the country's GDP could amount to between 1.62 trillion rubles ($26 billion) and 1.92 trillion rubles ($30.8 billion) over the 10 years from 2013 through to 2023.

That's attributed to growing tourism plus large-scale spending on construction, plus later knock-on effects from those government investments. It even suggests the World Cup will encourage Russians to exercise more, so they take fewer sick days.

The World Cup "has a considerable economic effect," Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says in the

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]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:28:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Decorated Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel, Radford retire]]> http://gazette.com/decorated-canadian-pairs-skaters-duhamel-radford-retire/article/feed/559697?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/decorated-canadian-pairs-skaters-duhamel-radford-retire/article/feed/559697?custom_click=rss OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who teamed up for two pairs world championship titles and three Olympic medals, are retiring from competitive figure skating.

The 32-year-old Duhamel and 33-year-old Radford made their decision official Wednesday. They previously indicated they would retire some time after the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The pair helped Canada win the team silver medal in figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Games when the event made its Olympic debut. Four years later, they helped Canada win gold in the team event and took bronze in pairs in Pyeongchang.

Duhamel and Radford won four medals at the world championships, including back-to-back gold in 2015 and 2016.

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]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:02:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Shields to fight Gabriels for vacant middleweight title]]> http://gazette.com/shields-to-fight-gabriels-for-vacant-middleweight-title/article/feed/559472?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shields-to-fight-gabriels-for-vacant-middleweight-title/article/feed/559472?custom_click=rss DETROIT (AP) — Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields is looking to take over another division.

The 23-year-old super middleweight champion is scheduled to take on Hanna Gabriels for vacant middleweight title on June 22 at Masonic Temple in Detroit.

Shields, who is from Flint, Michigan, is training with John David Jackson for the first time. She has won all five of her fights, including two by knockouts.

The 35-year-old Gabriels, who is from Costa Rica, is a super welterweight champion. She is 18-1 with 11 knockouts.

Shields is the first American, male or female, to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The only other U.S. boxer to win two Olympic gold medals is Oliver

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:36:55 -0600 <![CDATA[BC-AP Sports Digest]]> http://gazette.com/bc-ap-sports-digest/article/feed/88176?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bc-ap-sports-digest/article/feed/88176?custom_click=rss The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport(at)ap.org or 877-836-9477. All times EDT.

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Ray Allen says players who take big shots in the playoffs refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. The NBA star speaks with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on the AP Sports Weekly podcast. Also, NCAA chief Mark Emmert and the AP's Ralph D. Russo discuss the Rice commission report that is released this week. Listen at podcastonesports.com, the podcastone app and

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:22:51 -0600 <![CDATA[IOC to Tokyo organizers: Be 'forthright' about preparations]]> http://gazette.com/ioc-to-tokyo-organizers-be-forthright-about-preparations/article/feed/559270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ioc-to-tokyo-organizers-be-forthright-about-preparations/article/feed/559270?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about progress and planning on Tuesday.

The advice from John Coates, which followed a two-day inspection tour, came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations. The games are just over two years away.

Coates said work is largely on track, but said organizers have hesitated to fully explain their planning. Coates hinted at cultural differences between his direct Australian style and the more reserved Japanese.

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:02:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Ahead of summits, US tones down war games with S. Korea]]> http://gazette.com/ahead-of-summits-us-tones-down-war-games-with-s.-korea/article/feed/559245?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ahead-of-summits-us-tones-down-war-games-with-s.-korea/article/feed/559245?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft.

But as the North and South prepare for their first summit in more than a decade this Friday, there is something different in the air: the hope of detente. Or at least of a much-needed respite.

Korea has for decades been the site of the world's largest annual military maneuvers between the U.S. and its ally South Korea. This year, the exercises have been postponed, scaled back, probably shortened and certainly toned down. They have not, however, been canceled.

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:06:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Japan IOC Tokyo 2020]]> http://gazette.com/japan-ioc-tokyo-2020/article/feed/559260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japan-ioc-tokyo-2020/article/feed/559260?custom_click=rss International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks as Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, listens during their joint press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations with the Games opening in just over two years. The advice from Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:17:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Olympics Tokyo 2020 Inspectors]]> http://gazette.com/olympics-tokyo-2020-inspectors/article/feed/559262?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympics-tokyo-2020-inspectors/article/feed/559262?custom_click=rss International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks as Yoshiro Mori, right, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, listens during their joint press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations with the Games opening in just over two years. The advice from Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations.

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Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:17:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Famous family behind Colorado College hockey recruit Grant Cruikshank]]> http://gazette.com/famous-family-behind-colorado-college-hockey-recruit-grant-cruikshank/article/1624767?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/famous-family-behind-colorado-college-hockey-recruit-grant-cruikshank/article/1624767?custom_click=rss

Grant Cruikshank has ice not in his veins, but in his genetic code.

Even though he decided to stray from the family business a long time ago.

Cruikshank, 19, signed his national letter of intent to play hockey for Colorado College on April 11. The group of people collected in the living room in a Milwaukee suburb looked like a who’s-who of Olympians past and future.

“Sometimes, I think we’re not just mom and dad,” his mother, Bonnie, said. “We were athletes who took it to the nth degree, and the kids respect that.”

Bonnie Blair Cruikshank is the winningest female Winter Olympics athlete in history, securing six speedskating medals. His father, Dave Cruikshank,



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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:00:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Olympics Tokyo 2020]]> http://gazette.com/olympics-tokyo-2020/article/feed/558975?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympics-tokyo-2020/article/feed/558975?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo. Coates, the head of the IOC inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics, warned local organizers on Monday, April 23, 2018 to get ready for some complaints. Coates says organizers are entering a “phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:28:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions]]> http://gazette.com/tokyo-organizers-warned-get-set-for-more-tough-questions/article/feed/558971?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tokyo-organizers-warned-get-set-for-more-tough-questions/article/feed/558971?custom_click=rss TOKYO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints.

IOC member John Coates says there is going to be tough questioning after several sports federations complained recently about the pace of Japanese preparations.

Coates began a two-day visit on Monday and returns at least every three months to document progress.

Coates says organizers are entering a "phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent."

Coates and local organizers will hold a news conference Tuesday to address questions about preparations that — despite complaints — seem mostly on t

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:24:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Weekend Sports in Brief]]> http://gazette.com/weekend-sports-in-brief/article/feed/115213?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weekend-sports-in-brief/article/feed/115213?custom_click=rss LARRY NASSAR ABUSE

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions.

Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode that aired Sunday she "feels extremely bad" for the victims of Larry Nassar but downplayed the idea the atmosphere she created at the national team training center allowed Nassar's behavior to run unchecked.

Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:43:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal]]> http://gazette.com/martha-karolyi-sidesteps-responsibility-in-nassar-scandal/article/feed/558919?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/martha-karolyi-sidesteps-responsibility-in-nassar-scandal/article/feed/558919?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions.

Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode that aired Sunday she "feels extremely bad" for the victims of Larry Nassar but downplayed the idea the atmosphere she created at the national team training center allowed Nassar's behavior to run unchecked.

Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:41:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon]]> http://gazette.com/kipchoge-cheruiyot-of-kenya-win-at-hottest-london-marathon/article/feed/558765?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kipchoge-cheruiyot-of-kenya-win-at-hottest-london-marathon/article/feed/558765?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds to add to the Olympic champion's wins in the British capital in 2015 and 2016.

"I ran a really beautiful race," he said.

Tola Shura Kitata of Ethiopia was second, followed by Mo Farah, who set a British record 2:06:21 in front of his home fans who lined the streets in temperatures that reached 73.8 degrees (23.2 Celsius) near the finish.

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]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:16 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-romney-promises-hard-campaign-in-senate-primary/article/feed/558720?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-romney-promises-hard-campaign-in-senate-primary/article/feed/558720?custom_click=rss

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney's bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party's state convention. (all times local):

8:40 p.m.

Mitt Romney says he is looking forward to a primary campaign after failing to win the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the state GOP convention.

Romney said Saturday he expects to do well in the primary and the general election after coming in a close second to state lawmaker Mike Kennedy at the convention in suburban Salt Lake City.

The former presidential nominee appeared upbeat after it was announced that he was edged out by state lawmaker Mike Kennedy, who got 51 percent of the vote to Romney's 49 percent.

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]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:02:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Coronado graduate Kyle Snyder wins AAU Sullivan Award as nation's best amateur athlete, only fourth wrestler ever]]> http://gazette.com/coronado-graduate-kyle-snyder-wins-aau-sullivan-award-as-nations-best-amateur-athlete-only-fourth-wrestler-ever/article/1624521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/coronado-graduate-kyle-snyder-wins-aau-sullivan-award-as-nations-best-amateur-athlete-only-fourth-wrestler-ever/article/1624521?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK - 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder won the 2018 AAU Sullivan Award in ceremonies at the New York Athletic Club tonight.

Snyder, who graduated from Coronado High School while training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, becomes only the fourth wrestler to win this prestigious honor, joining other Olympic champions John Smith (1990), Bruce Baumgartner (1995) and Rulon Gardner (2000).

The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Representatives from the AAU created the Sullivan Award with the intent to recognize contributions and achievements across the country of amateur athletes.



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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:21:06 -0600
<![CDATA[USA Wrestling requiring background checks, SafeSport training for journalists covering events]]> http://gazette.com/usa-wrestling-requiring-background-checks-safesport-training-for-journalists-covering-events/article/1624424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usa-wrestling-requiring-background-checks-safesport-training-for-journalists-covering-events/article/1624424?custom_click=rss

Journalists covering USA Wrestling competition will be required to pass a background check and take U.S. Center for SafeSport's online training.

"We're not doing this because we've had any incidents," USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender said Sunday. "We think it's a great opportunity for taking a step forward in creating safe environment for kids in wrestling. We think it's the right thing to do."

The USA Wrestling national staff, coaches, referees, medical staff, state leaders, club leaders, event directors, volunteers and vendors already were required to pass the background check and take Safe Sport training.

Journalists who complete the training and background check will be issued a media membership card.



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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:24:42 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Colorado's own Nicole Hensley recalls the thrill of winning hockey gold]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-colorados-own-nicole-hensley-recalls-the-thrill-of-winning-hockey-gold/article/1624271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-colorados-own-nicole-hensley-recalls-the-thrill-of-winning-hockey-gold/article/1624271?custom_click=rss Nicole Hensley grew up in Lakewood with a wild, wonderful, unlikely vision for her future.

She wanted to play hockey for the United States Olympic team. She wanted to wear a big gold medal around her neck. She wanted to rule the world.

And she grabbed all of it. Her unlikely vision became reality.

On Thursday afternoon, Hensley talked to a big room of supporters at the Salute to the Olympic Family Luncheon. Her gold medal – and it is big – was hanging from her neck.

“I’m getting the chance to share the victory with everyone at home,” Hensley said.

It’s a sweet victory. In 2014, America fumbled a late lead and lost in overtime to Canada in the gold medal game. It was a



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