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  • 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...

  • Ramsey: Boston taxpayers revolt against Olympic tyranny

    Blame Vladimir Putin. The citizens of greater Boston revolted against the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. They revolted because of costly Olympic disasters of the 21st century. The 2004 Athens Games helped launch Greece toward national insolvency. The 2008 Beijing Games cost $44 billion. Putin spent $51 billion - give or take a billion - on the...

  • Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics, USOC to look elsewhere

    A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public. The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication, low public support and...