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  • Phelps' coach accepts job at ASU

    Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps' coach. Phelps won't be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the potential to be one of the top swimming programs in the country. "When they first called I was...

  • USOC announces expanded Road to Rio promotional tour

    The U.S. Olympic Committee announced its nine-stop Road to Rio Tour earlier this week starting on July 4 and ending on Sept. 10, 2016.  Tour elements will include interactive sport participation, virtual-reality experiences, athlete meet and greets, Team USA giveaways and sponsor engagement.  The Rio edition expands to the year...

  • Klee: Rugby 7s aiming at 2016 Olympics for boost in popularity

    DENVER - A chunk of her neck is missing. Not a small chunk, a big chunk, big enough that, when she lifts her blonde hair, the back of Lisa Rosen's neck looks like a divot. Peyton Manning probably could relate. But Peyton Manning plays his sport with a helmet and pads. These wild-and-crazy adrenaline junkies at the USA Rugby College 7s national...

  • USOC revenue outpaces expenses by more than $47 million in 2014, a Winter Olympic year

    Revenue for the U.S. Olympic Committee increased by more than 60 percent from the previous year in 2014, according to tax documents filed by the organization Friday. The Colorado Springs-based USOC, which supports the country's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, brought in more than $270 million in revenue for the year. That total included $122...

  • Bode Miller keeps open possibility of return to ski team

    At the moment, Bode Miller is preparing to change diapers, not charge down a mountain. Although, he is keeping his ski racing options open even as his wife gets ready to deliver their child anytime now. The six-time Olympic medalist accepted a nomination Thursday to be a part of the U.S. Ski Team in 2015-16. His acceptance doesn't...

  • IOC strips US of Olympic relay medals in Gay doping case

    LONDON (AP) — The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case. The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4x100 relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn. The letter asks...

  • Watch: Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen stands on her own for the first time after Injury

    After Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in an accident last year, doctors weren’t sure if she’d survive. Except now she’s standing on her own again for the first time. The six-time gold medal swimmer was paralyzed below the waist last year by severing her spinal cord in an ATV crash. "I looked at my husband...

  • American rhythmic gymnasts garner international medals

    Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill. took home the all- around bronze medal, as well as silver and bronze event medals, at the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Corbeil-Essonnes, France this past weekend. Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill. picked up an event bronze.  In addition, Zeng and Jazzy Kerber combined for second...

  • Ten Colorado Springs wrestlers win in U.S. Open

    Springs wrestlers capture 10 titles at U.S. Open Las Vegas: World champion Elena Pirozhkova's run of good fortune continued at the U.S. Open. Pirozhkova, one of six Colorado Springs women champs, scored a pair of takedowns early in the match before holding off Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller 4-3 in the women's freestyle finals late...

  • Lindsey Vonn says relationship with Tiger Woods is over

    SAN FRANCISCO — The relationship between Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn is over, with both taking to social media to say they were parting ways. But even in a breakup, they stuck together in the announcement. "After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Vonn said Sunday on her Facebook page....

  • Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

    LOS ANGELES — The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist. The wrongful death case was filed Friday in Los Angeles by the stepchildren of Kim Howe, whose car was pushed into oncoming traffic after Jenner's sport utility vehicle collided with it on Pacific Coast Highway...

  • Air Force coach leads U.S. Greco-Roman team

    Air Force wrestling coach Sam Barber will be the head coach for the U.S. Greco-Roman junior team when it competes at the Pan-American Championships, May 6-8, in Havana, Cuba. “I’m looking forward to working with our nation’s elite-level wrestlers,” Barber said in a press release.  “I am excited to go to Cuba, where wrestling is one...

  • Figure skater with local ties undergoes knee surgery

    Haven Denney, the 2015 U.S. pairs silver medalist with partner Brandon Frazier, underwent right knee surgery on April 27. The surgery was performed in Vail, Colorado, by Dr. Robert F. LaPrade. Denney’s rehabilitation will begin in Vail and continue at her training base in Florida before returning to the ice. Denney and Frazier are the...

  • U.S. sled hockey cruises past Germany

    BUFFALO – The U.S. National Sled Team shut out Germany, 7-0, in its second preliminary contest of the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships Monday night at the HARBORCENTER.  Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.) led the offense with four points (two goals) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) picked up the...

  • USA wrestlers enjoy golden weekend in Chile

    The United States dominated the men's freestyle competition at the Pan American Championships on Sunday, with six champions and two runners-up. The United States went 27-2 in the competition, with 17 of the bouts by either pin or technical fall. In the morning session, the USA went a perfect 22-0. Team USA won the team title with 78 of...

  • Team USA opens with win in sled hockey

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The U.S. National Sled Team defeated Russia, 6-1, in its opening game of the Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships today. Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) stopped 13 of 14 shots and captain Josh Sweeney (Phoenix) notched two goals. "It was fantastic to finally be able to play in front of a crowd like...

  • American trampoline gymnasts thrilled to make Pan Ams team

    It doesn't matter if you are 27 or only 17, qualifying for your first Pan American Games is a special moment in a trampoline gymnast's career. "This means so much to me," said Clare Johnson, 17, who is competing in her first full season as a senior or Olympic-level athlete. "To make it to the Pan Am Games is unreal." Her performance in...

  • Trampoline gymnastics rivalry between brothers hits new heights

    Three gymnasts who know each other well will renew their rivalry with a spot in the 2015 Pan-American Games on the line. Brothers Steven, 24, and Jeffrey Gluckstein, 22, and Steven's synchronized partner Logan Dooley, 27, are the top three individual trampoline gymnastics entrants in this weekend's Elite Challenge at the Colorado Springs...

  • Olympic curling coach returns to competition

    Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson of Bemidji, Minn. is setting aside his USA Curling coaching gear after one season in hopes of another chance at representing Team USA as an athlete. Fenson, 47, resigned on Monday as a national team coach to join 92 other applicants for the 2015-16 USA Curling High Performance Program. "I really enjoyed...

  • Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

    LONDON (AP) — Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this. It came like a thunderbolt Monday — an Olympic powerbroker publicly rebuking the IOC and its president at a global conference. Launching the withering broadside was Marius Vizer, head of the umbrella body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports...

  • Ex-Olympic swimmer Van Dyken-Rouen thrilled to help others

      PHOENIX — There were days, particularly right after her accident, when Amy Van Dyken-Rouen just curled up in a ball and cried. Even now, 10 months since she severed her spine in an ATV crash, Van Dyken-Rouen has those moments when reality becomes a little too much to bear. But no matter how down she might get, how hard her...

  • National sports leaders talk about preparation between Olympics at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

    There is far more to sending U.S. athletes to the Winter and Summer Games than booking a lot of plane tickets. Olympics preparations are more complicated than those outside the movement may realize, a panel of national sports leaders reminded a crowd at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. Salute to the Olympic Family Luncheon on Wednesday....

  • USA Basketball national offices may remain in Colorado Springs

    USA Basketball’s future in Colorado Springs may be determined this summer after plans to move to the Phoenix area fell through again. A decision to revive a deal with Arizona State University, renew a nationwide search or remain in the Pikes Peak region is likely to be made during the next board of directors meeting in June or July, said USA...

  • Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded

    LONDON (AP) — Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day. A proposed Paris candidacy was approved by the city council on Monday, a major step toward finalizing a bid to bring the Summer Games back to the French capital for the first time in a century. Paris, expected to...

  • U.S. loses tight Freestyle World Cup wrestling final to Iran

    LOS ANGELES - Anywhere Iran wrestles, the horns, the chants and the singing follows. Whether it be at World Championships in Turkey or World Cups in Los Angeles, Iran is regarded as having some of the most engaged wrestling fans in the world. On Sunday at the Forum in Los Angeles, the pattern would hold as hundreds of Iranian wrestling fans...

  • USOC names March athlete honorees

    Notable performances during the month of March earned Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky.), shooter Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) and the ice dancing pair of Madison Chock (Novi, Mich.) and Evan Bates (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Best of March honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee...

  • United States defends women's world hockey title

    MALMO, Sweden — The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday. Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne scored for the U.S. in the third after the Americans blew a 5-2 lead. Anne Pankowski, Hilary Knight, Megan Keller, Anne Schleper and Haley Skarupa also scored. "We were tested and...

  • Life changed for better after Paralympic snowboarder Mike Shea lost his lower left leg

    Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life. But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder. The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and painkillers. It paid off with his first world championships...

  • Love of speed skating unites two locals despite different aspirations

    Depending on your age, the Colorado Speedskating Championships this Saturday may mean something markedly different. Yet for both Justin Meek, 32, and French Elementary School second-grader Aiden Meacham, their love for their new sport is much the same. For Meek, the one-day meet at The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall is a chance to show how...

  • Area curling team moves into semifinal contention

    After a 1-3 start, Colorado Springs’ Darrick Kizlyk rink has won four games in a row to improve to 5-2 and move into third place with two matches left in pool play today in the 2015 USA Curling Mixed National Championship at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. Kizlyk and teammates Cynthia Smith (Denver), Justin Boshoven (Castle...

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