<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> olympics]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/olympics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:28:13 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters]]> http://gazette.com/rio-officials-probe-source-of-fish-die-off-in-olympic-waters/article/feed/208328?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rio-officials-probe-source-of-fish-die-off-in-olympic-waters/article/feed/208328?custom_click=rss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics.

The dead twaite shad, small whitish gray fish, were discovered Tuesday by inspectors conducting routine water testing in Rio's sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay. The agency was conducting tests to determine the cause of the die-off, with results expected in a week, it said in a statement Tuesday.

The discovery of the fish, which were washing up on the coastline outside Rio's international airport and about 12 kilometers (7.

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]]> RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics.

The dead twaite shad, small whitish gray fish, were discovered Tuesday by inspectors conducting routine water testing in Rio's sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay. The agency was conducting tests to determine the cause of the die-off, with results expected in a week, it said in a statement Tuesday.

The discovery of the fish, which were washing up on the coastline outside Rio's international airport and about 12 kilometers (7.]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:05:25 -0700 <![CDATA[Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged]]> http://gazette.com/michael-phelps-takes-plunge-gets-engaged/article/feed/207198?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/michael-phelps-takes-plunge-gets-engaged/article/feed/207198?custom_click=rss

Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years.

Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also posted a photo of the couple, hugging in the snow, taken by teammate Allison Schmitt.

Phelps sister, Hilary, wrote on Facebook, "CONGRATULATIONS to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn't be happier for my brother and thrilled to gain a sister, who I adore and love already!"

The engagement comes as Phelps is finishing a six-month suspension from USA Swimming for his second drunken-driving arrest.

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]]> Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years.

Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also posted a photo of the couple, hugging in the snow, taken by teammate Allison Schmitt.

Phelps sister, Hilary, wrote on Facebook, "CONGRATULATIONS to these two lovebirds on their engagement! Couldn't be happier for my brother and thrilled to gain a sister, who I adore and love already!"

The engagement comes as Phelps is finishing a six-month suspension from USA Swimming for his second drunken-driving arrest.]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:37:25 -0700 <![CDATA[WATCH: US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago]]> By John Kekis, Associated Press http://gazette.com/watch-us-hockey-teams-miracle-gold-medal-was-35-years-ago/article/1546515?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-us-hockey-teams-miracle-gold-medal-was-35-years-ago/article/1546515?custom_click=rss

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday.

"It was a long time ago, but for me it's different," said Eruzione, whose game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics still sends chills down an awful lot of spines. "I deal with it so often it's hard to believe it's been 35 years. Every week I'm doing something or going somewhere that's associated with 1980."

With his inimitable deft touch, Hall of Fame coach Herb Brooks guided Eruzione and his fuzzy-faced teammates, college kids matched up



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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday.

"It was a long time ago, but for me it's different," said Eruzione, whose game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in the medal round at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics still sends chills down an awful lot of spines. "I deal with it so often it's hard to believe it's been 35 years. Every week I'm doing something or going somewhere that's associated with 1980."

With his inimitable deft touch, Hall of Fame coach Herb Brooks guided Eruzione and his fuzzy-faced teammates, college kids matched up

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:03:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Olympian Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell with Cal]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/olympian-missy-franklin-nears-collegiate-farewell-with-cal/article/1546463?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/olympian-missy-franklin-nears-collegiate-farewell-with-cal/article/1546463?custom_click=rss

BERKELEY, Calif. — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro and gears up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Franklin will soon wrap up her sophomore season in Berkeley with the Pac-12 meet and NCAAs, then quickly turn her attention toward training for this summer's world championships in Russia and another Olympics after she captured four gold medals in her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games while just 17.



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BERKELEY, Calif. — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro and gears up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Franklin will soon wrap up her sophomore season in Berkeley with the Pac-12 meet and NCAAs, then quickly turn her attention toward training for this summer's world championships in Russia and another Olympics after she captured four gold medals in her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games while just 17.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:47:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Americans end home world championships with 5 medals]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/americans-end-home-world-championships-with-5-medals/article/1546393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/americans-end-home-world-championships-with-5-medals/article/1546393?custom_click=rss

BEAVER CREEK — Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected.

This was a wild world championships for the Americans, featuring wipeouts, wounds and even some weeping.

In the end, the United States produced five medals, tying its second-best showing at worlds. That was still way behind Austria, which finished with nine.

Austria, the powerhouse of Alpine skiing, just had that kind of championships — the kind the Americans were envisioning, especially with a home-snow advantage.



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BEAVER CREEK — Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected.

This was a wild world championships for the Americans, featuring wipeouts, wounds and even some weeping.

In the end, the United States produced five medals, tying its second-best showing at worlds. That was still way behind Austria, which finished with nine.

Austria, the powerhouse of Alpine skiing, just had that kind of championships — the kind the Americans were envisioning, especially with a home-snow advantage.

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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:37:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Grange storms back to win slalom in final event at worlds]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/grange-storms-back-to-win-slalom-in-final-event-at-worlds/article/1546392?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/grange-storms-back-to-win-slalom-in-final-event-at-worlds/article/1546392?custom_click=rss

BEAVER CREEK — For the longest time, Jean-Baptiste Grange of France absolutely loved this course. Then, he wrecked his knee here.

Now his feelings have flip-flopped again. Funny how a win — a big win at that — can change perceptions.

Skiing into heavy snowfall, Grange won the slalom title Sunday at the world championships after first-run leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria straddled a gate in the deteriorating conditions.

Trailing by 0.88 seconds heading into the final run of the last race, Grange had no trouble with the low visibility and snow sticking to goggles as he finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 57.47 seconds. Fritz Dopfer of Germany was second, 0.35 seconds behind, and teammate Felix



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BEAVER CREEK — For the longest time, Jean-Baptiste Grange of France absolutely loved this course. Then, he wrecked his knee here.

Now his feelings have flip-flopped again. Funny how a win — a big win at that — can change perceptions.

Skiing into heavy snowfall, Grange won the slalom title Sunday at the world championships after first-run leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria straddled a gate in the deteriorating conditions.

Trailing by 0.88 seconds heading into the final run of the last race, Grange had no trouble with the low visibility and snow sticking to goggles as he finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 57.47 seconds. Fritz Dopfer of Germany was second, 0.35 seconds behind, and teammate Felix

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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:29:57 -0700
<![CDATA[American Mikaela Shiffrin defends slalom title at worlds]]> By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer http://gazette.com/american-mikaela-shiffrin-defends-slalom-title-at-worlds/article/1546339?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/american-mikaela-shiffrin-defends-slalom-title-at-worlds/article/1546339?custom_click=rss

BEAVER CREEK - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin defended her slalom title at the world championships Saturday with a strong burst near the end of a choppy course.

Shiffrin finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.48 seconds, edging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 0.34 seconds. Sarka Strachova of the Czech Republic earned bronze.

The results are unofficial as lower-tier racers still compete.

With Lindsey Vonn done for these championships, the 19-year-old Shiffrin, who's from nearby Eagle-Vail, slipped into the role of hometown favorite and didn't disappoint.

Leading after the first run, Shiffrin fell behind in her final pass, only to make up ground on the last few gates in softer snow.

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]]> BEAVER CREEK - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin defended her slalom title at the world championships Saturday with a strong burst near the end of a choppy course.

Shiffrin finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 38.48 seconds, edging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 0.34 seconds. Sarka Strachova of the Czech Republic earned bronze.

The results are unofficial as lower-tier racers still compete.

With Lindsey Vonn done for these championships, the 19-year-old Shiffrin, who's from nearby Eagle-Vail, slipped into the role of hometown favorite and didn't disappoint.

Leading after the first run, Shiffrin fell behind in her final pass, only to make up ground on the last few gates in softer snow.]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:10:02 -0700