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Colorado Springs

  • Leif Nordgren, men’s biathlon, born in Colorado Springs
  • Curt Tomasevicz, men’s bobsled, lives in Colorado Springs
  • Steve Holcomb, men’s bobsled, lives in Colorado Springs

The rest of the state

  • Lanny Barnes, women’s biathlon, Durango
  • Jeremy Abbott, men’s figure skating, Aspen, formerly lived in Colorado Springs
  • Paul Stastny, men’s ice hockey, Denver
  • Noah Hoffman, men’s cross country skiing, born in Denver and lives in Aspen
  • Simi Hamilton, men’s cross country skiing, Aspen
  • Arielle Gold, women’s snowboarding, Steamboat Springs
  • Jordan Malone, men’s short track speedskating, born in Aurora
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, women’s Alpine skiing, Vail
  • Jason Brown, men’s figure skating, Monument
Wrestler Jordan Burroughs 1 year away from chance at special golden Olympic moment

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Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs remembers well the feeling of having a gold medal around his neck. He craves it. That desire pushes him every day to keep moving toward a repeat.

He passed a milestone. On Wednesday, the Rio 2016...

Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX
0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five...

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues
0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters...

Colorado Springs' Jenkins brothers making their mark on national mountain biking stage
By: Joe Paisley 0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

A blur of brightly colored spandex caught Nolan Jenkins' eye, and a passion for mountain biking was born.

The rising Colorado Springs School...

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
0 Wed, Jul 29, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that...