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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
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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

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The IOC has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The International Olympic Committee says it is leaving it up to global federations to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their...

Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just two games into the U.S. basketball team's pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something...

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Widefield grad Hovasse enjoys unexpected hoops success in Far East
By: Eden Laase - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

When Tom Hovasse was 22, he experienced his first basketball heartbreak.

The recent college graduate was inches from his NBA dream, only to be...

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Russians in Colorado Springs hoping innocent athletes don't get punished
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Gary Mirzkhanov was born in the Soviet Union. He's an Armenian-Russian who is now an American citizen.

Mirzkhanov, who lives in Colorado...

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IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, 2012 samples
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

LONDON — Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from...