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USOC extends CEO's contract through 2020 with option to 2024

By: - 0 - Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Committee extended CEO Scott Blackmun's contract by five years, through the middle of 2021, with an option to keep him through the 2024 Games.

Blackmun will work under the same terms as his current contract, which pays him...

Area figure skater Joshua Farris out with concussion
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Colorado Springs-based men’s figure skater Joshua Farris, the 2015 U.S. bronze medalist, will not compete at his scheduled 2015 Grand Prix Series...

Drumming up national support for LA 2024 Summer Games bid a focus at annual Olympics and Paralympics Assembly
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Sep 25, 2015

California was on the minds of those at the annual U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly and it wasn't just from hearing Beach Boys tunes in the...

Officials: U.S. Olympic agreement with Colorado Springs has been good for both sides
By: Stephen Hobbs - 0 Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Paul Ruggeri has everything he needs in one place at the Olympic Training Center.

The 26-year-old gymnast, who is preparing to compete for the...

Burroughs says win puts him among wrestling's elite
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Sep 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS - It has been a challenging year for Jordan Burroughs. The new husband and father admits he struggles balancing family life and...

Live updates: World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas
By: - 0 Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Gazette sports reporter Joe Paisley is in Las Vegas this week covering the World Wrestling Championships. Scroll down to see his tweets from the...

Coronado grad Snyder sets record by winning worlds gold at age 19
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Sep 11, 2015

LAS VEGAS - Coronado High School graduate Kyle Snyder plans to be a force in international competition for years to come. His time at the Colorado...

Ramsey: American Olympic athletes jump into Rio's dirty waters
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Katie Zaferes heard frightening tales about Rio de Janeiro's water. Heard about fecal matter and nasty bacteria. Heard about the danger of...

Olympic Training Center resident Adeline Gray makes history at wrestling world championships
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Sep 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS - Adeline Gray made history and she is only getting started.

The Denver native and Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident...

U.S. freestyle heavyweight wrestler Zach Rey ready to seize second chance at world championships
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Sep 9, 2015

LAS VEGAS - Heavyweight Zach Rey expects to make the most of his second chance.

Surgery for American freestyle heavyweight wrestler Tervel...

Disappointing showing mars Day 3 for Americans and world wrestling championships in Las Vegas
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Sep 9, 2015

LAS VEGAS - It was a lackluster day for the host country as all four American wrestlers failed to reach the medal round at the world wrestling...

Colorado Springs OTC resident Adeline Gray excels by wrestling her own way
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Sep 9, 2015

For defending world champion Adeline Gray to reach her potential, national team coach Terry Steiner had to let her simply be herself.

"It's a...

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident Robby Smith wows Las Vegas world wrestling crowd in tough bronze-medal defeat
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Sep 8, 2015

The cheers were deafening as U.S. heavyweight Robby Smith raised his arms to the Orleans Arena crowd as his Russian foe lay on the mat...

OTC resident wrestler Andy Bisek sets sights on Olympic gold
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Sep 7, 2015

LAS VEGAS - When American 165-pounder Andy Bisek placed third at the Minnesota state high school championships in 2004, he never dreamed of being a...

OTC wrestler Spenser Mango eager to take final step onto worlds podium
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Sep 7, 2015

Spenser Mango has been on the verge of a world wrestling championships medal for a while. It may finally happen for him Tuesday night in Las...

Chance meeting six years ago leads to Olympic hopes for area native Logan Bye and ice dancing partner
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Thu, Sep 3, 2015

A few hours of watching Colorado Springs native Logan Bye on video convinced Chloe Lewis that she needed him to be her ice dancing partner.


1984 Olympics were shining moment for Los Angeles
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles has a grand idea of how to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its successful role as host of the 1984 Olympics. Do it...

USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid
By: - 0 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking...

WATCH: Taking down Bolt not easy, but cameraman on scooter gives it a try
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

BEIJING — Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.

Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and...

No autograph, selfie seekers at Champs Camp, but Jason Brown still smiling
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

He doesn't mind getting stopped in a grocery store or restaurant for an autograph, picture or selfie.

For Jason Brown, that's been a regular...

Former USOC leader Jim Scherr takes new job
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball...

Former coach of US Olympic gymnasts arrested on suspicion of child molestation
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities have arrested the head of an Indianapolis gymnastics academy who coached two members of the 2008 U.S. women's Olympic...

Video: American runner loses bronze medal after celebrating too early
By: - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

BEIJING — They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line.

For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big...

USA Synchro to move its headquarters to Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — USA Synchro will move its headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by year's end to be closer to the Olympic Training...

Lindsey Vonn injures ankle in New Zealand training crash
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand.

The American skier, writing on...

Local Army veteran, track cyclist garners Parapan American bronze
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center track cyclist and Army veteran Justin Widhalm took home a bronze medal in the men’s 1K time trial C1-5...

One year out: 10 things to know about the 2016 Summer Olympics
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

With the start of the Rio Games being exactly one year from today, here are 10 things to know about the coming Olympics.

1) Just how dirty is...

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin training for Rio in Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

The 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil are now at 365 days. Athletes say that time will go fast.

"It will be here before we know it," four-time...

Michael Phelps: I'm not going to drink until after Rio
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Michael Phelps is still focused on going fast in the pool.

Outside the water, he's made some big changes.

The winningest athlete in...

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs 1 year away from chance at special golden Olympic moment
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs remembers well the feeling of having a gold medal around his neck. He craves it. That desire pushes him...