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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

  • Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found Monday afternoon, hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said 15-year-old Shion Isimel of the Ivory Coast has...

  • IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Before, the IOC and local Olympic organizers in Rio said they would only test for bacteria in the water, as Brazil and virtually...

  • Colorado Springs' Jenkins brothers making their mark on national mountain biking stage

    A blur of brightly colored spandex caught Nolan Jenkins' eye, and a passion for mountain biking was born. The rising Colorado Springs School freshman, now 14, went to the Leadville 100 race about four years ago, and Durango-based mountain biking national champ Todd Wells blew past the preteen fan. "I wanted to try it out," he said. "I...

  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and...

  • First U.S. female swimmer qualifies for Rio

    Olympian Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, Calif. became the third U.S. and first American woman swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. team by placing ninth in the women’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue near Kazan, Russia. Anderson, who won the 5-kilometer open...