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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

Olympics Headlines view all

  • Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more. It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. The 24-inch torch, featuring...

  • American women track cyclists show their readiness for Pan American Games

    Consider the American women's team well prepared for this month's Pan American Games. The U.S. exceeded national short-track cycling program director Andy Sparks' expectations with three wins by his wife Sarah Hammer and another four medals Saturday night to conclude the Independence Day Grand Prix at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training...

  • Hammer sets the pace in opening day of Independence Day Grand Prix

    It was a good night to be track cyclist Sarah Hammer. It usually is. The two-time Olympic silver medalist and area resident won two of three Friday night finals held before rain shut down the Independence Day Grand Prix at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome. A few makeup races and a full schedule await on Saturday at 9...

  • Snowboarders concerned Olympics future

    Justin Reiter left the Sochi Olympics with a sour taste in his mouth. The Alpine snowboarder, making his first Olympic appearance at 33, finished 24th in the parallel giant slalom and was disqualified from his second event, the parallel slalom, after tracking inside the gate on his first run. "The two worst races of my career happened to be...

  • Aly Raisman in ESPN's Body Issue: 'I think imperfection is beauty'

    Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman becomes the latest athlete to grace ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. In her accompanying interview, the 21-year-old discussed her intense training regimen and the challenges of being an Olympic-level athlete. From ESPN: "I'm not sure training seven hours a day is completely healthy. That's why gymnastics is a...