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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

  • Jansrud has an explanation for his speed domination

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some critics have attributed Kjetil Jansrud's domination of speed skiing to the injuries to Aksel Lund Svindal, Bode Miller and Erik Guay. Jansrud has his own explanation. "I feel like the minor mistakes never develop into bigger mistakes," the Norwegian said. "I grab myself back into it. Somehow I'm able to find the...

  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving in the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Police say...

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs.  The event will be taped by NBC Sports to be broadcast in...

  • Michael Phelps not expected to get jail time

    No matter the outcome of Michael Phelps' trial on drunken-driving charges Friday, the Olympian appears unlikely to face any jail time. Phelps faces five charges, three relating to driving while impaired from his Sept. 30 arrest in Baltimore. He had a blood-alcohol content of .14, nearly twice the legal limit, and failed several field...

  • BC-WRE--Doping-Guenot

    PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping controls. The French wrestling federation said Guenot, who won gold in the 66-kilogram category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze in London four year later, failed to give details about his...