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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

  • Lindland seeks to revive US Greco-Roman wrestling

    There's hardly a sport in the world with a duller reputation than Greco-Roman wrestling. To many, it's just two guys in tights standing around and pushing each other in front of a puzzled crowd. Former MMA star Matt Lindland is hoping to make Greco cool in America. Lindland, the Olympic silver medalist and retired mixed martial arts fighter,...

  • BC-WRE--Reviving Greco-Roman,1st Ld-Writethru

    There's hardly a sport in the world with a duller reputation than Greco-Roman wrestling. To many, it's just two guys in tights standing around and pushing each other in front of a puzzled crowd. Former MMA star Matt Lindland is hoping to make Greco cool in America. Lindland, the Olympic silver medalist and retired mixed martial arts fighter,...

  • Amos relegates Rudisha to 2nd in 800 at Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park. Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside with about 30 meters to go and swept past the world record...

  • BC-ATH--Amputee Jumper,1st Ld-Writethru

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his disposal to prove that his carbon-fiber prosthesis does not give him an unfair advantage,...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020,2nd Ld-Writethru

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last year with a promise to deliver a compact games, with 28 of the...