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Missy Franklin: I've got skillz, but Trotters have to wait
By: - 0 9 hr ago

OMAHA, Neb. — Missy Franklin wants everyone to know: She's got some hoops skillz.

That said, the Harlem Globetrotters will have to wait.


Krasnozhon edges Aaron in Aerial Figure Skating Challenge
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Dallas' Aleksei Krasnozhon rose to meet defending champion Max Aaron's challenge to land his first clean quadruple loop in competition and eke out...

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Aerial Figure Skating Challenge hits Broadmoor World Arena on Friday
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Some of the nation's best will test how far they can push themselves in Friday's Aerial Figure Skating Challenge.

"This unique jumps challenge...

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Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs likely to miss its targeted opening date
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

The U.S. Olympic Museum proposed for downtown Colorado Springs is unlikely to open by February 2018, the date targeted by organizers who wanted to...

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USA Cycling unveils full team headed to Rio Olympics
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Kristin Armstrong will have an opportunity to chase her third straight time trial gold medal in Rio, perhaps the final chapter in a decorated cycling...

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Speedskating nationals take place in Colorado Springs as sport tries to rebound
By: Will Jarvis - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

In the mid-1990s, the leaders of the inline speedskating community had a feeling the sport was about to hit the jackpot.

Roller hockey was one...

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Olympian Missy Franklin drafted by Harlem Globetrotters
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Add “Harlem Globetrotters” to Missy Franklin’s list of accomplishments.

The four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist was one of five people...

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Wheelchair rugby is 'high-contact game of chess'
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

It takes only one loud thump of metal on metal to understand, in part, why some of the nation's best wheelchair athletes play rugby.

The U.S....

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IAAF upholds bans on Russian athletes for Rio Games
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 17, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — The IAAF upheld its ban on Russia's track and field team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday in a landmark decision that punishes...

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World record holder's efforts open up board breaking for women worldwide
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Thanks to American taekwando athlete Sloane Cameron, women the world over can compete at the highest level in board breaking for the first time this...

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Run to support Colorado Special Olympics on Friday
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The annual El Paso County Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics will be held on Friday.

Participants will leave Melhaven Lodge...

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Shoe fashion in evidence at Under-18 men's national hoops tryout
By: Will Jarvis - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The swoosh was everywhere.

Stitched onto shorts, printed onto T-shirts and dyed into socks. And of course, plastered on the kicks.


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WATCH: Oscar Pistorius walks on stumps for judge, sentencing in July
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled on his stumps in front of a judge in a South African courtroom...

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Heide Baron keeps reaching goals with Junior Olympics and Princeton on horizon
By: Eden Laase - 0 Tue, Jun 14, 2016

When Heide Baron takes the track to compete in the 100-, 200- or 400-meter dash, she clears her mind and fully commits to the race. Family and...

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Sponsorship dispute could keep Widefield graduate 800 runner Boris Berian home from Rio
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 13, 2016

By day, Widefield graduate Boris Berian took orders at the fast-food counter, flipped burgers and cooked fries to make ends meet.

By dusk, he...

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New renovations at OTC visitor center promise to enhance tourists' experiences
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Visitors to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center will have a lot more to see and do later this month.

About $1.7 million in...

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Coronado graduate Kyle Snyder among Americans competing at freestyle World Cup in LA
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 10, 2016

USA Wrestling will be bringing some of its best, including five 2016 Olympians, in the men's freestyle team's final competition on American soil...

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Girls' basketball players Oliana Squires, Kylee Shook can use experiences with U.S. national team moving forward
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Before taking the court, Oliana Squires noticed her phone buzz. It was a text from her coach at Sand Creek High School, B.J. Johnson.


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New role for U.S. wheelchair hoops great, Colorado resident has Americans primed for Rio Paralympics
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Her role may be different, but five-time Paralympian and U.S. women's wheelchair basketball great Christina Schwab is a major reason the Americans...

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Olympian puts his sperm on ice over Zika fears
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 8, 2016

LONDON -- British long jump champion Greg Rutherford will have some of his sperm frozen before heading to the Rio Games this summer, his partner...

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Air Force graduate, Olympian Higgins recalls Obama's command
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Early in Barack Obama's graduation speech Thursday at the Air Force Academy, the president thanked 2016 graduate Cameron Kistler for his service in...

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Gregg Popovich to lead Select Team training vs US Olympic squad
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Gregg Popovich will get started on his preparations for the 2020 Olympics when he oversees the Select Team of young players that will train against...

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'Today' host Savannah Guthrie pregnant, skips Rio Olympics
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

NEW YORK — "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie says she's pregnant and will be skipping the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the...

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Stephen Curry won't be on US Olympic basketball team in Rio
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 6, 2016

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP.

Curry said Monday in...

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Judge: US women's soccer team bound by no-strike clause
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 3, 2016

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday that the world champion U.S. women's soccer team does not have the right to strike to seek improved...

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Colorado Springs OTC resident primed to contend for Rio 2016 gymnastics team berth
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Jun 3, 2016

Eddie Penev oozes confidence and entering this week's P&G Men's Gymnastics Championships, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center...

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U.S. cyclist withdraws from Rio consideration citing Zika
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 2, 2016

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Rio Olympics amid concerns that he may contract the Zika virus...

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USA Wrestling promotes Zadick to national freestyle coach
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Bill Zadick of Colorado Springs was promoted from his current role as assistant national freestyle coach with USA Wrestling to head coach, the...

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World Health Organization rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics
By: - 0 Sat, May 28, 2016

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of...

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Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved...