<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:08:45 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Raisman Abuse Gymnastics]]> http://gazette.com/raisman-abuse-gymnastics/article/feed/513629?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raisman-abuse-gymnastics/article/feed/513629?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Aly Raisman performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman’s gymnastics career has set the stage for what she believes is the next chapter in her life: as a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old detailed her own history of abuse by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor in her recently released autobiography. Raisman says the book is just the beginning in her quest to bring change to her sport.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:01:48 -0700
<![CDATA[South Korea Olympic Pyeongchang]]> http://gazette.com/south-korea-olympic-pyeongchang/article/feed/513848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-korea-olympic-pyeongchang/article/feed/513848?custom_click=rss The high-speed train called the Korea Train Express or KTX is seen at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The high-speed train called the Korea Train Express or KTX will connect between Incheon International Airport and Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster and Gangneung Coastal Cluster for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which will be held from February 2018.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:14:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Utah ski resorts giddy over Olympic bid, worried by DUI law]]> http://gazette.com/utah-ski-resorts-giddy-over-olympic-bid-worried-by-dui-law/article/feed/513508?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/utah-ski-resorts-giddy-over-olympic-bid-worried-by-dui-law/article/feed/513508?custom_click=rss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter Olympics bid and buoyed by two straight seasons of record visitation. But there's also some concern that publicity surrounding the state's strict new DUI law that goes into effect next year may keep skiers and snowboarders away by adding to the long-held stigma that visitors can't have fun in Utah.


State lawmakers voted to lower Utah's blood alcohol limit for most drivers to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent in a move they think will save lives. The change gave the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country and triggered backlash from tourism groups.

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]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:14:50 -0700 <![CDATA[IOC board member Wu resigns after leaving AIBA presidency]]> http://gazette.com/ioc-board-member-wu-resigns-after-leaving-aiba-presidency/article/feed/513486?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ioc-board-member-wu-resigns-after-leaving-aiba-presidency/article/feed/513486?custom_click=rss LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Under investigation for unethical conduct by Olympic boxing's governing body AIBA, C. K. Wu resigned as its president on Monday and also gave up his seat on the IOC's executive board.

The International Boxing Association said that Wu "decided to step down" and with the move they agreed to end all legal disputes and disciplinary cases between them.

"Both parties agreed that at this stage there is no indication of any unethical behavior by either party," AIBA said in a statement.

The International Olympic Committee confirmed Wu also resigned from its 15-member board after five years on the strategy-setting panel.

Wu, who represented Summer Games sports federations on the board, retains

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]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:29:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado ski season: Mountain coasters, Olympic fun and more]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-ski-season-mountain-coasters-olympic-fun-and-more/article/feed/513516?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-ski-season-mountain-coasters-olympic-fun-and-more/article/feed/513516?custom_click=rss

Are you ready for a roller coaster at a ski resort?

New attractions in Colorado this season include mountain coasters at four Colorado ski resorts, along with new terrain and new lifts. Colorado is also hosting events themed on February's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Colorado's Olympics fever includes qualifying competitions, lessons hosted by former Olympians and a send-off for competing athletes.

Here are details on some of the news from Colorado's ski industry as provided by Colorado Ski Country USA, the not-for-profit trade association representing 23 ski and snowboard resorts.

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]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:59:40 -0700 <![CDATA[Boxing AIBA Russia]]> http://gazette.com/boxing-aiba-russia/article/feed/479044?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boxing-aiba-russia/article/feed/479044?custom_click=rss FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2016 file photo AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu poses for a picture with referees in the ring after the final matches at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. IOC executive board member C. K. Wu has resigned as president of Olympic boxing's governing body AIBA. The International Boxing Association says Monday, Nov 20, 2017 Wu "decided to step down" and they agreed to end all legal disputes and disciplinary cases between them.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:04:08 -0700
<![CDATA[The Latest: Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-georgia-dome-imploded-in-downtown-atlanta/article/feed/513499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-georgia-dome-imploded-in-downtown-atlanta/article/feed/513499?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the implosion of the Georgia Dome (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been reduced to rubble in downtown Atlanta.

The Georgia Dome was imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives Monday morning.

The dome was the former home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.

It's being replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.


4:30 a.m.

One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m.

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives are on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atl

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]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:33:59 -0700 <![CDATA[American curling siblings Matt, Becca Hamilton make Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/american-curling-siblings-matt-becca-hamilton-make-olympics/article/feed/513313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-curling-siblings-matt-becca-hamilton-make-olympics/article/feed/513313?custom_click=rss

Becca Hamilton earned an Olympic berth as a member of the American women's curling team, and then the real pressure was on.

A few hours later, her brother, Matt, was competing in the U.S. men's trials for a chance to join her in Pyeongchang.

"A lot of the times, I was sitting there watching Matt's game, biting my nails," she said on Sunday, a day after the siblings each claimed a spot in the 2018 Winter Games. "When we won, I was like, 'Matt better win.'"

Matt Hamilton came through on Saturday night, when John Shuster skipped his team to a victory over Team Heath McCormick 7-5 in Game 3 of the best-of-three trials playoff. Shuster, who won a bronze medal in at the Turin Games in 2006, will be attending his fourth straig

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]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:02:25 -0700 <![CDATA[Shuster earns 4th Olympic curling berth, Roth claims 1st]]> http://gazette.com/shuster-earns-4th-olympic-curling-berth-roth-claims-1st/article/feed/512995?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shuster-earns-4th-olympic-curling-berth-roth-claims-1st/article/feed/512995?custom_click=rss OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — John Shuster earned a fourth trip to the Olympics on Saturday night, leading his team to a 7-5 victory over Heath McCormick's team in the U.S. curling trials.

Also on the team is Matt Hamilton, whose sister Becca qualified for Pyeongchang as a member of Nina Roth's rink earlier Saturday. Becca and Matt Hamilton are siblings who have also qualified for next month's U.S. trials in mixed curling.

A member of the bronze medal-winning team in Turin in 2006, Shuster and Hamilton will be joined by Tyler George and John Landsteiner. Shuster is the first male American curler to reach the Olympics four times; Landsteiner was also on the U.S. team that finished ninth at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

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]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:12:05 -0700 <![CDATA[Russia's Elena Nikitina wins World Cup skeleton in Park City]]> http://gazette.com/russias-elena-nikitina-wins-world-cup-skeleton-in-park-city/article/feed/512970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russias-elena-nikitina-wins-world-cup-skeleton-in-park-city/article/feed/512970?custom_click=rss PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Russia's Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games.

She erased a slight deficit in her second run to finish in 1 minute, 40.49 seconds. Germans took the next two spots — Tina Hermann in 1:40.51 and Jacqueline Loelling in 1:40.73.

Katie Uhlaender was the top American, finishing seventh, and reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain was eighth.

The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. Nikitina's result from Sochi might also be vacated if a separate IOC panel determines

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:18:05 -0700 <![CDATA[Zagitova wins in France, qualifies for Grand Prix Final]]> http://gazette.com/zagitova-wins-in-france-qualifies-for-grand-prix-final/article/feed/512858?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zagitova-wins-in-france-qualifies-for-grand-prix-final/article/feed/512858?custom_click=rss

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — World junior champion Alina Zagitova recovered from disappointment in the short program with flawless jumps in the free to win the Internationaux de France on Saturday and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

Two-time world champion Javier Fernandez had problems with his jumps and fell twice during his free program but his big lead in the short was enough to secure victory in the men's competition.

The 15-year-old Zagitova, who won the Cup of China this month, stood fifth after the short program following a stumble on her combination and a fall on her triple Lutz.

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:17:06 -0700 <![CDATA[World ski body to update on Russian doping cases on Thursday]]> http://gazette.com/world-ski-body-to-update-on-russian-doping-cases-on-thursday/article/feed/512903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/world-ski-body-to-update-on-russian-doping-cases-on-thursday/article/feed/512903?custom_click=rss OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation has set Thursday when it will update on the cases of six Russian cross-country skiers disqualified from the Sochi Olympics for their part in a doping conspiracy.

The six, including two medalists, were banned from the Olympics for life this month by the IOC but are still eligible to race. As the sport's governing body, FIS must impose bans from competition but needs written verdicts from the IOC to process its cases.

FIS previously imposed interim bans on all six through October while the doping cases were pending.

FIS said on Saturday after a meeting of its ruling council that it will communicate "status of the cases" one day before the cross-country World

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:07:49 -0700 <![CDATA[2-time Olympic equestrian champion Rolton dies at 61]]> http://gazette.com/2-time-olympic-equestrian-champion-rolton-dies-at-61/article/feed/512905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-time-olympic-equestrian-champion-rolton-dies-at-61/article/feed/512905?custom_click=rss Gillian Rolton, who won one of her two Olympic equestrian gold medals while riding with a broken collarbone, has died. She was 61.

A statement by the Australian Olympic Committee on Saturday said Rolton died after a two-year fight with endometrial cancer.

"Gillian was a determined, brave and courageous athlete and showed just the same qualities while battling her illness over the past few years," AOC president John Coates said.

The Australian won her first gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the three-day event team.

She won her second team gold four years later in Atlanta while finishing with a broken collarbone and broken ribs after her horse Peppermint Grove fell and skidded during the endurance phas

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:35:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Geisenberger leads German sweep in luge opener in Austria]]> http://gazette.com/geisenberger-leads-german-sweep-in-luge-opener-in-austria/article/feed/512833?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/geisenberger-leads-german-sweep-in-luge-opener-in-austria/article/feed/512833?custom_click=rss IGLS, Austria (AP) — Natalie Geisenberger led a German medal sweep Saturday at the first World Cup women's luge race of the Olympic season.

Geisenberger, the reigning Olympic champion, earned her 39th career win on tour to extend her record. Dajana Eitberger was second and Tatjana Huefner third to complete the 1-2-3 finish for Germany, which also swept the medals in last season's World Cup opener.

Geisenberger's two-run time was 1 minute, 20.488 seconds. Eitberger finished in 1:20.661 and Huefner in 1:20.664.

Erin Hamlin of the U.S. was second after the first run, but a disastrous, wobbling start to her second run sent her freefalling to 21st place. Emily Sweeney was the top U.S. finisher, 14th.

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:50:19 -0700 <![CDATA['Pocket Hercules,' 3-time Olympic champion, dies at 50]]> http://gazette.com/pocket-hercules-3-time-olympic-champion-dies-at-50/article/feed/512842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pocket-hercules-3-time-olympic-champion-dies-at-50/article/feed/512842?custom_click=rss

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as "Pocket Hercules," died Saturday. He was 50.

Suleymanoglu was considered one of the sport's greatest athletes and earned his nickname for his strength and diminutive size. He died at an Istanbul hospital where he was receiving treatment for cirrhosis of the liver. He had been in intensive care since Sept. 28 and received a liver transplant in October, according to Turkey's official Anadolu news agency.

The weightlifter — 1.47 meters (4-foot-10) tall — won three straight Olympic gold medals for Turkey between 1988 and 1996. The Bulgarian-born Suleymanoglu could lift three times his weight.

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]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:20:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism]]> http://gazette.com/russian-olympic-hopes-in-peril-after-drug-agency-criticism/article/1615411?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russian-olympic-hopes-in-peril-after-drug-agency-criticism/article/1615411?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia's fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.

At its meeting Thursday in South Korea, WADA handed Russia the equivalent of a failing grade, saying two key requirements for reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency had not been fulfilled:

—Russia must publicly accept results of an investigation by Canada's Richard McLaren that concluded the country ran a state-sponsored doping program.

—Russia must allow access to urine samples collected during the time of the cheating.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:42:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Hijab-wearing Barbie doll introduced in honor of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad]]> http://gazette.com/hijab-wearing-barbie-doll-introduced-in-honor-of-olympic-fencer-ibtihaj-muhammad/article/1615260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hijab-wearing-barbie-doll-introduced-in-honor-of-olympic-fencer-ibtihaj-muhammad/article/1615260?custom_click=rss

Mattel introduced a Barbie doll Monday inspired by U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, that the company said would go on sale next year. It will be the first Barbie doll to wear a hijab, and Muhammad described Mattel's honoring of her achievements as "very moving."'

The first athlete to wear a hijab while representing the U.S. at the games, Muhammad also became the first Muslim-American woman to win an Olympic medal, taking a bronze in team saber last year. "Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries," the Barbie makers said.

The doll was introduced at the Glamour Women of the Year gala in New York, where Muhammad was on hand to express her gratitude.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:42:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Popular French skier David Poisson killed in training crash in Canada]]> http://gazette.com/popular-french-skier-david-poisson-killed-in-training-crash-in-canada/article/1615259?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/popular-french-skier-david-poisson-killed-in-training-crash-in-canada/article/1615259?custom_click=rss

David Poisson, a popular French national ski team veteran and former Olympian, was killed Monday morning in a training crash near Calgary, Alberta.

Poisson, 35, was a World Cup bronze medalist in 2013 and competed in the Vancouver and Sochi Winter Olympics. Hoping to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games in February, he was training for World Cup races in North America in the resort of Nakiska and, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police, crashed through safety netting after catching an edge. He struck a tree and died at the scene.

"When we arrived we assessed an individual and determined him deceased on scene," Calgary EMS spokesperson Adam Loria said (via the National Post). "There was no transfer to hospital.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:35:52 -0700
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Russia, the world leader in doping, should be banned from 2018 Olympics]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-russia-the-world-leader-in-doping-should-be-banned-from-2018-olympics/article/1615212?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-russia-the-world-leader-in-doping-should-be-banned-from-2018-olympics/article/1615212?custom_click=rss

The crusade to punish Russia for its long embrace of doping is righteous.

This crusade has nothing to do with global politics. Please, pay no attention to the ever-creepy Vladimir Putin. This crusade is not a payback for Russia’s cyber manipulation of the 2016 election struggle between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton.

This crusade is everything to do with defending the clean Olympic athlete who says no to becoming a pharmaceutical freak.

In early December, the International Olympic Committee will determine Russia’s fate for the February 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Yes, this determination will come too late.

Russia should have been banned at least six months ago.

But it’s not too

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:36:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor]]> http://gazette.com/olympic-gymnast-aly-raisman-i-was-abused-by-doctor/article/1614994?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympic-gymnast-aly-raisman-i-was-abused-by-doctor/article/1614994?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He's now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Raisman, the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning team, details the abuse in her book "Fierce," which will be released on Nov. 14.

Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 Games as Raisman's teammate, said last month she

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:49:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Kulchytskyy wins first Dave Schultz wrestling title]]> http://gazette.com/kulchytskyy-wins-first-dave-schultz-wrestling-title/article/1614640?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kulchytskyy-wins-first-dave-schultz-wrestling-title/article/1614640?custom_click=rss

He stood on the top step of the podium, hand over his heart as the national anthem played, beaming with pride.

Life is good for Nazar Kulchytskyy. A lot better than it was, anyway.

Eight years ago, the Ukrainian left his homeland with his parents and landed in Prairie du Chien, Wis. On Saturday in final-day action at the 20th Dave Schultz Memorial International at the Olympic Training Center, the recently minted U.S. citizen fought off a late charge from Russian veteran Rasul Dzukaev to win his first Schultz title.

“I love this country,” said Kulchytskyy, who was named the event’s outstanding wrestler at its outset. “I’m proud to be here.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 22:33:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Champion wrestler's legacy lives on through international tournament in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/champion-wrestlers-legacy-lives-on-through-international-tournament-in-colorado-springs/article/1614573?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/champion-wrestlers-legacy-lives-on-through-international-tournament-in-colorado-springs/article/1614573?custom_click=rss

Nearly 22 years after his death, Dave Schultz’s reach and influence remain as strong as ever.
Just make a visit to the tournament named in his honor, the Dave Schultz Memorial, held each year at the Olympic Training Center.
“All these years later, and people are still telling stories above Dave,” said his widow Nancy during action Friday. “Dave was great at blending with cultures and understanding each other as human beings. Dave loved going to all the different countries and play ambassador. He spoke Russian fluently. It’s great to continue that camaraderie between foreign countries and wrestling.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 04:16:30 -0600