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State Dept. encourages Ryan Lochte to comply with Brazilian authorities

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM 0

The State Department on Thursday encouraged U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to comply with a pending Brazilian request to return to Rio and testify about...

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A 'Thank You' to Rio and the Olympic experience from this dad of young girls

Mon, Aug 22, 2016 - 12:03 PM 0

As a sports writer raising three adorable, princess-loving daughters with a wife whose interests fall far from the sports world, I’ve had more than a few...

Sports: Olympics Blogs

Should an Olympic medal earn you a tax break?

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - 8:37 PM 0

My family and I have been mesmerized by the Summer Olympics. And to be honest, a few times, as we watched Michael Phelps win another gold medal or Simone...

Sports: Olympics Blogs

Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder, a ridiculously wise 20-year-old, wins gold, rules wrestling world

Mon, Aug 22, 2016 - 6:01 PM 0

RIO DE JANEIRO - The truth was in his eyes. Kyle Snyder was not nervous as he prepared to wrestle for a wrestling gold medal. Dread is not his thing. In...

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US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring
US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and...

Widefield mixed-martial artist A.J. Robb looking at win, future options
Widefield mixed-martial artist A.J. Robb looking at win, future options

By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

A.J. Robb is looking to cap off a pretty good 2016 for himself.

The Widefield mixed-martial artist is 2-0 on the year and looking to make it a...

Focused cyclist Shawn Morelli ready to complete journey to Rio with Paralympic gold
Focused cyclist Shawn Morelli ready to complete journey to Rio with Paralympic gold

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Para-cyclist Shawn Morelli is so focused on her immediate goal, she is surprised when people ask her about past accomplishments.

There are...

Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses
Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 8, 2016

Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics, part of...

Colorado Springs' Allison Jones named U.S. flag bearer for Paralympic Games
Colorado Springs' Allison Jones named U.S. flag bearer for Paralympic Games

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Colorado Springs' Allison Jones has been selected as the flag bearer to represent the U.S. team at Wednesday's opening ceremony for the 2016...

Colorado Paralympian, medal contender Sophia Herzog takes advantage of Olympic Training Center
Colorado Paralympian, medal contender Sophia Herzog takes advantage of Olympic Training Center

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Sep 5, 2016

First-time Paralympian Sophia Herzog of Fairplay knows why she's a medal contender in Rio this month. Her time at the Colorado Springs Olympic...

Olympic Museum groundbreaking in Colorado Springs unlikely until at least October
Olympic Museum groundbreaking in Colorado Springs unlikely until at least October

By: Rich Laden - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

U.S. Olympic Museum backers still haven't raised the nearly $10 million in additional private donations they say they need before they'll launch...

VIDEO: Take a look inside Michael Phelps’ new $2.5M Arizona mansion
VIDEO: Take a look inside Michael Phelps’ new $2.5M Arizona mansion

0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. – After adding to his stunning 23 Olympic gold medals in Rio, swimmer Michael Phelps is finally ready to ease into retirement...

Vogue Brazil turns models into amputees to promote Paralympics
Vogue Brazil turns models into amputees to promote Paralympics

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

It published pictures of Brazilian actors Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena under the headline "We are all Paralympians." The magazine said it was trying...

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery
Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the...

USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident
USA TODAY Sports investigation raises questions about Rio cops, Lochte incident

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven days after an incident that will in part define the Rio Olympics, details are becoming clearer about what happened during a...

Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident
Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

NEW YORK — Speedo is the first major company to drop its sponsorship of swimmer Ryan Lochte.

The swimsuit maker owned by PVH in New York says...

David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off
David Ramsey's highlights from Rio's (mostly) successful Olympics, including a wrestling strip-off

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Let's get this straight: I like Rio.

Despite the sometimes smelly water and the ever-hovering threat of crime, Rio is pretty...

USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal
USOC: More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Whatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on...

PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics
PHOTOS: Final day at the Rio Olympics

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Kyle Snyder of Colorado Springs won a gold medal in wrestling, the U.S. men's basketball collected more gold and the Rio Olympics wrapped up with a...

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Rome's city council has voted against supporting the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics

0 22 hr ago

ROME (AP) — Rome's city council has voted against supporting the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting

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TOKYO (AP) — Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting.

Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals
Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

0 Sat, Sep 24, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey's biggest stages.

Again.

Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad...

Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short
Lundqvist, Sweden's elders at World Cup know time is short

0 Sat, Sep 24, 2016

When Henrik Lundqvist carried a Swedish flag around the ice at the 2006 Turin Olympics with a gold medal dangling from his neck, he was a fresh-faced...