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Ray Essick, 1st executive director of USA Swimming, dies
By: - 0 23 hr ago

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ray Essick, the first executive director of USA Swimming, has died. He was 82.

He died Saturday at a care facility in...

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Brother of Brussels bomber to represent Belgium at Olympics
By: - 0 Sat, May 21, 2016

Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of two suicide bombers who attacked the Brussels airport in March, will represent Belgium at the...

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IOC: 31 caught in retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples
By: - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

LONDON — In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports were caught in retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing...

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Ramsey: Please, let's get real about our fear of Rio Olympics
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 16, 2016

David Higgins, a senior at the Air Force Academy, stared out his plane window at a sea of red. He was about to land at the Rio de Janeiro airport in...

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Colorado Springs teens becoming forces for USA Shooting
By: Kate Shefte - 0 Sun, May 15, 2016

After a full day of school at Colorado Springs Early Colleges, 15-year-old Will Shaner heads to the U.S. Olympic Training Center for hours of...

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Olympic gold medalists from Russia deny doping claims
By: - 0 Fri, May 13, 2016

MOSCOW — Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were identified in a newspaper report detailing...

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Lochte having too much fun right now to think about retiring
By: - 0 Thu, May 12, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Lochte is having too much fun preparing for Rio Games in three months to even think about competing in his fifth Olympics in...

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Olympic wrestling body strips Rio entries in meldonium cases
By: - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland — Wrestling's governing body has stripped Olympic places from countries whose athletes tested positive for meldonium...

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Swimming trailblazer Maritza Corriea McClendon appears at Olympic Training Center in support of diversity
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

The first African-American woman to earn an Olympic swimming medal, Maritza Corriea McClendon, only took up the sport to battle scoliosis.

The...

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Former Brazil soccer great tells tourists to skip Olympics
By: - 0 Mon, May 9, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil soccer great Rivaldo is telling tourists to stay away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of the danger of endemic...

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'60 Minutes:' WADA received 200 emails from whistleblower
By: - 0 Mon, May 9, 2016

A whistleblower who uncovered systemic doping inside Russia's track team told "60 Minutes" he sent 200 emails and 50 letters about the cheating to...

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Three elite athletes talk Olympics and motherhood
By: - 0 Sun, May 8, 2016

Training for the Olympics is hard work, but doing it while getting into shape after giving birth, then juggling little kids, adds an entirely...

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Klee: Happy Mother's Day from Missy Franklin
By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, May 7, 2016

DENVER - The bottle cap tumbled from her hand, bouncing off a size-13 summer sandal and across the carpeted floor. Before a stranger's arm scooped it...

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'Bonus mom' caters to needs of training Olympians
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Sat, May 7, 2016

Sherry Von Riesen collects the kids' mail and forgotten laundry when they're away from home. She dries tears, real and metaphorical, and keeps...

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Michael Phelps jumps into gene pool, becomes father
By: - 0 Sat, May 7, 2016

Michael Phelps is a first-time father.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist and fiancé Nicole Johnson welcomed Boomer Robert Phelps on Thursday...

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Ramsey: Air Force Academy senior employs belief to shoot his way to Rio Olympics
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

Belief.

The word is at the core of the rise of Air Force senior David Higgins.

He believed he could earn a place on the United States...

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Caitlyn Jenner to pose naked with gold medal for 'Sports Illustrated'
By: - 0 Thu, May 5, 2016

Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” a source reveals in...

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Ramsey: Meb Keflezighi, Old Man of the Marathon at 40, plots for Rio gold
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

On most days Meb Keflezighi can be found soaking in an icy stream in the California foothills near his San Diego home. He reclines in the clear...

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Paralympic swimmer disqualified over Olympic rings tattoo
By: - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

MADEIRA, Portugal — Paralympic swimming champion Josef Craig was disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships for failing to cover up a...

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Michael Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child
By: - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

ATLANTA — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.

Organizers of...

US Bobsled team looking for athletes; 9 combines scheduled
By: - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country.

Assistant...

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Training camp one of final chances to impress men's gymnastics Rio selection committee
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Apr 30, 2016

One of the final tests for U.S. men's gymnast Sam Mikulak wasn't in front of the large crowds he will perform before at the national championships or...

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It didn't take 100-day countdown to inspire future five-time Olympian Tony Azevedo
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

It didn't take the start of the 100-day countdown on Wednesday to get five-time U.S. Olympian Tony Azevedo excited about competing in the Rio...

Interactive: Rio 2016 Olympic torch route
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

After being lit in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic games, the torch will arrive in Brazil on May 3 before traveling throughout the...

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Decades after Chernobyl, another chance for a Paralympian
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no stuffed animal to hug. Constant hunger pains. Hope a mom would show up and rescue her.

Those were some of the...

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If he wins UFC title, will Henry Cejudo retire? One ex-coach says yes
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Sat, Apr 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Henry Cejudo has always done his own thing.

Coronado wrestling coach Matt Brickell doesn't expect that to change anytime soon....

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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city; at least 2 die
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least two people were killed Thursday in the collapse of a new elevated bike path that has been heralded as a top legacy project...

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Falcon High School senior will be ambassador for Colorado Springs in Olympic event
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Marlee Tate bit her lip and her eyes welled up as she tried not to cry when she learned she will represent Colorado Springs at a global event.

...

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Ramsey: Diving great Greg Louganis encourages hunger for gold, but not too much hunger for gold
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Greg Louganis was 16 years old, a high school kid with an Olympic silver medal hanging around his neck. By any standard, he was a fabulous...

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Former Marine captain finds new mission in sled hockey
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Something was missing from Sarah Bettencourt's life.

After years of serving her country, the former Marine Corps captain, forced to retire...