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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

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  • OTC regulars excel at Paralympic snowboard worlds

    After finishing ninth in the men’s LL-2 snowboard-cross race on Tuesday, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center reg ularMike Shea has proved himself today as one of the top Paralympic snowboarders in the world, winning a gold medal in the banked slalom at the 2015 IPC Snowboard World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Evan Strong was...

  • Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. The dead twaite shad, small whitish gray fish, were discovered Tuesday by inspectors conducting routine...

  • Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

    Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter he's marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. Phelps tweeted early Sunday: "She said yes." He also posted a photo of the couple, hugging in the snow, taken by...

  • WATCH: US hockey team's 'Miracle' gold medal was 35 years ago

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday. "It was a long time ago, but for me it's different," said Eruzione, whose game-winning goal against the Soviet Union in...

  • Olympian Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell with Cal

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro and gears up for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Franklin will soon wrap up her sophomore season in Berkeley with the Pac-12...