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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

  • Cunningham, Meyers Taylor win openers at US trials

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season. He apparently wants to leave nothing to chance. Cunningham teamed with firefighter Casey Wickline to win the first race of the national team trials Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, beating the sled driven by longtime...

  • BC-BOB--US Team Trials,1st Ld-Writethru

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season. He apparently wants to leave nothing to chance. Cunningham teamed with firefighter Casey Wickline to win the first race of the national team trials Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, beating the sled driven by longtime...

  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. "Without the athletes, the games can't happen," he says in a recruiting advertisement. "But without the volunteers, it's the same."...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Doug Feinberg, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your...

  • BC-SKI--WCup-Women's GS,4th Ld-Writethru

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season. The 19-year-old American, already dominating the women's slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger in a tense season-opening race. "I...