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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

  • Local trio trying to make Olympics in team handball with funding challenges

    They all have different backgrounds. But they are united by the same hometown - and the same dream. There was something about the London Olympics in 2012 that lit a spark in Jennifer Farrar when she attended as a spectator. It wasn't while watching the U.S. basketball teams - Farrar's former sport - trounce their opponents, and it wasn't...

  • Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid

    BOSTON (AP) — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system — all with a $210 million...

  • Fighting lawyer Stalacia Leggett qualifies for Olympic boxing trials

    A year ago Stalacia Leggett was studying to take the California state bar exam. On Saturday night, Leggett became a U.S. boxing Olympic trials qualifier. Leggett joined Colorado Springs residents Alex Love and Naomi Graham in winning third-place bouts at the USA Boxing Olympic trials qualifiers at the City Auditorium to earn the final three...

  • Wrestle-offs set for Sunday at OTC

    There will be two special wrestle-offs held at 11 a.m. Sunday at SportsCenter I at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. The matches are free and open to the public. There will be a best-of-three wrestle-off for the 132-pound class berth at the juniors world championships between 2014 world silver medalist Joey McKenna and 2015 trails...

  • Super heavyweights Glanton, Moore going for gold

    The USA men's boxing teams haven't won gold in more than a decade and haven't taken home a medal since 2008. Brandon Glanton and Marlo Moore are both dreaming of gold. Glanton and Moore each won super heavyweight semifinals (over 201 pounds) on Friday to qualify for the U.S. Olympic boxing trials. Deontay Wilder was the last American male to...