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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

  • Area figure skater heads to world juniors

    Monument-based junior ladies figure skater Tyler Pierce is among the 15 athletes who will represent Team USA at the 2015 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships March 4-8, in Tallinn, Estonia. Icenetwork.com will provide live video to Season Pass subscribers as well as results, news, photos and more for all registered users....

  • Area mountain biker makes Pan Am team

    Colorado Springs resident Russell Finsterwald was named to the 20-member 2015 Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championship cross-country and downhill rosters by USA Cycling on Monday. The event will be held March 25-29 in Cota, Colombia.   The team, which features four men’s and six women’s elite cross-country riders,...

  • USA Hockey names women's worlds captains

    Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) was named captain of the U.S. national team for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship from March 28-April 4, in Malmo, Sweden, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In addition, Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.)...

  • 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...