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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio
IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

By: - 0 Yesterday

The IOC has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The International Olympic Committee says...

Widefield grad Hovasse enjoys unexpected hoops success in Far East
Widefield grad Hovasse enjoys unexpected hoops success in Far East

By: Eden Laase - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

When Tom Hovasse was 22, he experienced his first basketball heartbreak.

The recent college graduate was inches from his NBA dream, only to be...

Russians in Colorado Springs hoping innocent athletes don't get punished
Russians in Colorado Springs hoping innocent athletes don't get punished

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Gary Mirzkhanov was born in the Soviet Union. He's an Armenian-Russian who is now an American citizen.

Mirzkhanov, who lives in Colorado...

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, 2012 samples
IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, 2012 samples

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

LONDON — Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from...

Wife's support, personal drive makes Greco-Roman wrestler Andy Bisek medal contender in Rio
Wife's support, personal drive makes Greco-Roman wrestler Andy Bisek medal contender in Rio

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Greco-Roman wrestler Andy Bisek has worked very hard to qualify for his first Olympics.

But the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center...

Ramsey: Ban the guilty, but innocent Russian athletes deserve to compete at Rio Games
Ramsey: Ban the guilty, but innocent Russian athletes deserve to compete at Rio Games

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The struggle against doping always has been a noble struggle for justice.

And justice is at the heart of the dilemma presented by a blanket...

Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio
Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

LONDON — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide...

Ramsey: Carmelo, LeBron and others will risk their cash while they boldly attack social injustice
Ramsey: Carmelo, LeBron and others will risk their cash while they boldly attack social injustice

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

It's easy, really, to understand why high-profile professional athletes turned on the mute button when it came time to talk about injustice and...

Carmelo Anthony's mission on Olympic team is to stand united against violence
Carmelo Anthony's mission on Olympic team is to stand united against violence

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Carmelo Anthony wants more than a better U.S. basketball team leading into the Olympics.

He wants a better U.S.

...

Research, design, exhibit work underway for U.S. Olympic Museum
Research, design, exhibit work underway for U.S. Olympic Museum

By: Will Jarvis - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The U.S. Olympic Museum isn't scheduled to open for almost two years, but museum curators Kathy and Dennis Barrie have already begun the research and...

Russia's participation in Rio uncertain after doping report
Russia's participation in Rio uncertain after doping report

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

An investigator looking into Russian doping found the country's state-directed cheating program resulted in at least 312 falsified results and lasted...

ESPY winner Marks overcomes huge obstacles en route to Rio Paralympics
ESPY winner Marks overcomes huge obstacles en route to Rio Paralympics

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Swimming saved U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks' life not once, but twice.

But it is her remarkable drive that has her headed to the Rio...

History-making boxer  Claressa Shields competing for gold, cereal
History-making boxer Claressa Shields competing for gold, cereal

By: Will Jarvis - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Endorsements have piled up from Powerade and Dicks Sporting Goods, among others. Her documentary is premiering next month. Universal Studios already...

Knee injury ends Rio berth for OTC resident gymnast
Knee injury ends Rio berth for OTC resident gymnast

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Camp resident and men’s gymnast John Orozco injured his left knee on a horizontal bar dismount during the men’s...

2 Colorado natives named to US Olympic women's soccer team
2 Colorado natives named to US Olympic women's soccer team

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

DENVER — Two Colorado natives have been selected to compete on the national women's soccer team in the 2016 Rio Games.

The Denver Post reports...

World Class Athlete Program sends 15 athletes and coaches to Olympics, Paralympics
World Class Athlete Program sends 15 athletes and coaches to Olympics, Paralympics

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher knows he has a high standard to attempt to meet.

The Fort Carson-based modern pentathlete placed third at the...

Former Colorado College player, coach Jeff Sauer back leading USA sled hockey
Former Colorado College player, coach Jeff Sauer back leading USA sled hockey

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Former Colorado College player, assistant and head coach Jeff Sauer will return for his sixth season leading the U.S. national men’s sled hockey...

Aly Raisman earns her spot on U.S. Olympic gymnastics team
Aly Raisman earns her spot on U.S. Olympic gymnastics team

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 11, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called...

Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team
Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Simone Biles can officially book that plane ticket for Brazil. Same for defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas.

Biles,...

Colorado runner heads into 1,500 U.S. final at ease, 11 months after having third child
Colorado runner heads into 1,500 U.S. final at ease, 11 months after having third child

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. — On a clear day a few weeks ago at a track in Boulder, Sara Vaughn was pounding through 400-meter repeats on the track at a blistering...

Not done yet. Bernad Lagat, 41, and Justin Gatlin, 34, earn another trip to Olympics
Not done yet. Bernad Lagat, 41, and Justin Gatlin, 34, earn another trip to Olympics

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. — A few more kids are on their way to Brazil after Saturday's racing at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.

In this case, they are...

USA wrestler Adeline Gray wants gold for more than just herself
USA wrestler Adeline Gray wants gold for more than just herself

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jul 10, 2016

World champion and Rio hopeful Adeline Gray wants young female wrestlers to dream bigger.

If successful next month, she would be the first...

Azerbaijani boxers tackle Manitou Incline as Olympics approach
Azerbaijani boxers tackle Manitou Incline as Olympics approach

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jul 9, 2016

For three months, I abandoned the Manitou Incline.

It wasn't personal. I had a bad knee.

Once it fully healed about a month ago, I...

Armored cars, soldiers in camouflage secure Rio Olympics
Armored cars, soldiers in camouflage secure Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 9, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian soldiers were on the streets Saturday, checking out spots around the city that will get intense security when the Rio de...

Local boxer Ybarra Jr., 15, dreaming of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Local boxer Ybarra Jr., 15, dreaming of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By: Eden Laase - 0 Sat, Jul 9, 2016

Walking into Ybarra's Boxing Club is like walking into a time warp. Poison's 1988 hit "Every Rose has its Thorn" plays in the background, and the...

Salida native, Buena Vista High School grad earns Olympic berth in discus
Salida native, Buena Vista High School grad earns Olympic berth in discus

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 8, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. — Mason Finley established himself as the man to beat in the men’s discus even before Friday’s final round at the U.S. Olympic...

Paratriathletes who trained in Colorado Springs prepare for Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro
Paratriathletes who trained in Colorado Springs prepare for Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro

By: Will Jarvis - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Looking back on his athletic career, Krige Schabort has a hard time picking his favorite moment.

There were his two New York City Marathon...

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to prison for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to prison for murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six...

NIH funds study of Zika infections in U.S. Olympic athletes
NIH funds study of Zika infections in U.S. Olympic athletes

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the...

Fries with that? Colorado Springs-area grad Boris Berian goes from fast-food counter to Rio
Fries with that? Colorado Springs-area grad Boris Berian goes from fast-food counter to Rio

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 5, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. — McDonald's and Nike are in Boris Berian's rearview mirror.

His next supersized challenge: The Olympics.

Berian earned...

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