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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

  • BC-ATH--Doping-Schwazer,1st Ld-Writethru

    BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Former Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer was handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence Monday under a plea bargain deal with prosecutors investigating him for doping, and he hopes to compete again. Schwazer will also pay a 6,000-euro ($7,350) fine as part of the deal. Schwazer, who won the...

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

    ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Ted Ligety needs some training. A lot of it. And some snow would help, too. Struggling with a broken wrist and without the training volume he normally relies on, the Olympic champion was beaten soundly by Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher again in an unusually bumpy World Cup giant slalom race Sunday. Hirscher led...

  • Olympic skater spends time with kids at Colorado Springs' downtown ice rink

    Tiandrea Rice isn't likely to forget her first time ice skating. She got pointers from a pro. Tiandrea, 11, scooted around the outdoor rink in Acacia Park Saturday with three-time Olympic figure skating medalist Rachael Flatt, who grew up in Colorado Springs and is home for the holidays. "It was exciting and fun," Tiandrea said. "She showed...

  • Jansrud has an explanation for his speed domination

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some critics have attributed Kjetil Jansrud's domination of speed skiing to the injuries to Aksel Lund Svindal, Bode Miller and Erik Guay. Jansrud has his own explanation. "I feel like the minor mistakes never develop into bigger mistakes," the Norwegian said. "I grab myself back into it. Somehow I'm able to find the...

  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving in the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Police say...