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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...

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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...

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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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Narrowing the gap: Olympic Museum organizers in Colorado Springs say they're inching closer to fundraising goal
Narrowing the gap: Olympic Museum organizers in Colorado Springs say they're inching closer to fundraising goal

By: Rich Laden - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Faced with next month's deadline to raise private funds for their project, U.S. Olympic Museum organizers now say they're just $4.2 million short and...

David Ramsey: Evander Holyfield's mother delivered tough message that helped him rule boxing world
David Ramsey: Evander Holyfield's mother delivered tough message that helped him rule boxing world

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Boxer Evander Holyfield arrived in Colorado Springs in 1982 with two immensely motivating messages ringing in his head. The first message was from...

'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault
'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including...

Busch to retire as national team director of USA Swimming
Busch to retire as national team director of USA Swimming

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS — Frank Busch, national team director for USA Swimming since 2011, will retire in September, following executive director Chuck...

An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. U.S. Olympic officials stayed on the sideline, according to report
An athlete accused her coach of sex abuse. U.S. Olympic officials stayed on the sideline, according to report

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 15, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS — The documents describing a coach's sexual abuse of three aspiring Olympic athletes circulated through U.S. Olympic Committee...

Lindsey Vonn sets world championships record as oldest ever women's medalist
Lindsey Vonn sets world championships record as oldest ever women's medalist

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Roger Federer picked a good day for a front-row seat to his first ski races. Switzerland's most famous resident came to St....

Norway to win most medals at Winter Olympics
Norway to win most medals at Winter Olympics

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Using a computer program, the U.S.-based sports and...

Woody Paige: Manning, Brady and 8 more reasons the past sports year was the best
Woody Paige: Manning, Brady and 8 more reasons the past sports year was the best

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Shouldn't Feb. 7, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017 be extolled forever as the Year of the Horse, the Penguin, the King, the Cat, the Bear, the Tiger, the Fish and The...

Newest OTC resident wrestler, UCCS student both take home first Dave Schultz gold medals
Newest OTC resident wrestler, UCCS student both take home first Dave Schultz gold medals

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Feb 3, 2017

The newest Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident introduced herself in impressive fashion. Becka Leathers downed fellow American Jacarra...

Former Colorado College hockey great Jeff Sauer has died
Former Colorado College hockey great Jeff Sauer has died

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Feb 2, 2017

The hockey world is mourning the loss of former Colorado College player, assistant and coach  and current U.S. men’s sled hockey national team...

Colorado Springs legislators propose state tax break for Olympians
Colorado Springs legislators propose state tax break for Olympians

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Feb 2, 2017

Rep. Clarice Navarro of Pueblo hopes to give Olympic and Paralympic champions a tax break on the medals and bonuses they receive for competing for...

Former Fountain-Fort Carson wrestler G'Angelo Hancock wins thriller at Dave Schultz Memorial International
Former Fountain-Fort Carson wrestler G'Angelo Hancock wins thriller at Dave Schultz Memorial International

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Former Fountain-Fort Carson wrestler G'Angelo Hancock had defeated Hayden Zillmer twice before in low-scoring affairs. On Wednesday, he made it three...

Former Fountain-Fort Carson grappler to wrestle in Dave Schultz Memorial at Colorado Springs' OTC
Former Fountain-Fort Carson grappler to wrestle in Dave Schultz Memorial at Colorado Springs' OTC

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Jan 31, 2017

One of the nation's best Greco-Roman wrestlers saw the potential in Fountain-Fort Carson High School student G'Angelo Hancock. About two years later,...

David Ramsey: Despite Donald Trump's travel ban, I hope American wrestlers make trip to Iran
David Ramsey: Despite Donald Trump's travel ban, I hope American wrestlers make trip to Iran

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Rich Bender, executive director of USA Wrestling, was taking a walk few residents of Colorado Springs, or the United States, ever will take. On Feb....

Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash
Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 27, 2017

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn avoided more serious injury when she fell and crashed into the safety netting during a World Cup downhill...

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FILE In this Feb. 22, 1980 file photo Soviet forward Vladimir Petrov is trapped by stick of USA's William Baker which sticks between shoe and blade of...

Loelling becomes youngest female world champion in skeleton
Loelling becomes youngest female world champion in skeleton

By: 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — European champion Jacqueline Loelling edged Olympic champion Tina Hermann to win her first skeleton world championship title...

Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

By: 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics.

South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo
South Korea dominates short track speedskating in Sapporo

By: 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won three gold medals in short track speedskating on Wednesday at the Asian Winter Games. Seo Yi-ra won the men's...