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Ramsey: Air Force Academy senior employs belief to shoot his way to Rio Olympics
By: David Ramsey - 0 18 min ago


The word is at the core of the rise of Air Force senior David Higgins.

He believed he could earn a place on the United States...

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Caitlyn Jenner to pose naked with gold medal for 'Sports Illustrated'
By: - 0 23 hr ago

Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” a source reveals in...

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Ramsey: Meb Keflezighi, Old Man of the Marathon at 40, plots for Rio gold
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

On most days Meb Keflezighi can be found soaking in an icy stream in the California foothills near his San Diego home. He reclines in the clear...

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Paralympic swimmer disqualified over Olympic rings tattoo
By: - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

MADEIRA, Portugal — Paralympic swimming champion Josef Craig was disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships for failing to cover up a...

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Michael Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child
By: - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

ATLANTA — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.

Organizers of...

US Bobsled team looking for athletes; 9 combines scheduled
By: - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country.


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Training camp one of final chances to impress men's gymnastics Rio selection committee
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sat, Apr 30, 2016

One of the final tests for U.S. men's gymnast Sam Mikulak wasn't in front of the large crowds he will perform before at the national championships or...

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It didn't take 100-day countdown to inspire future five-time Olympian Tony Azevedo
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

It didn't take the start of the 100-day countdown on Wednesday to get five-time U.S. Olympian Tony Azevedo excited about competing in the Rio...

Interactive: Rio 2016 Olympic torch route
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

After being lit in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic games, the torch will arrive in Brazil on May 3 before traveling throughout the...

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Decades after Chernobyl, another chance for a Paralympian
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 24, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no stuffed animal to hug. Constant hunger pains. Hope a mom would show up and rescue her.

Those were some of the...

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If he wins UFC title, will Henry Cejudo retire? One ex-coach says yes
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Sat, Apr 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Henry Cejudo has always done his own thing.

Coronado wrestling coach Matt Brickell doesn't expect that to change anytime soon....

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Bike lane falls in Brazil Olympic city; at least 2 die
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least two people were killed Thursday in the collapse of a new elevated bike path that has been heralded as a top legacy project...

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Falcon High School senior will be ambassador for Colorado Springs in Olympic event
By: Ryan Maye Handy - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Marlee Tate bit her lip and her eyes welled up as she tried not to cry when she learned she will represent Colorado Springs at a global event.


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Ramsey: Diving great Greg Louganis encourages hunger for gold, but not too much hunger for gold
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Greg Louganis was 16 years old, a high school kid with an Olympic silver medal hanging around his neck. By any standard, he was a fabulous...

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Former Marine captain finds new mission in sled hockey
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Something was missing from Sarah Bettencourt's life.

After years of serving her country, the former Marine Corps captain, forced to retire...

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Recently banned drug used by some athletes to improve sexual performance
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

MOSCOW — Some male athletes who have taken meldonium use it to improve sexual performance, the Latvian scientist who developed the recently banned...

IOC: Brazil impeachment vote won't hurt games preparations
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC says the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff should not divert from preparations for the...

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Denver's Adeline Gray heads to Rio leads OTC wrestlers who win team trials for Rio berths
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 11, 2016

IOWA CITY - The United States has never had an Olympic gold medalist in women's freestyle wrestling.

Adeline Gray is determined to change...

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Big night for Colorado Springs wrestlers headed to Rio Olympics
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 9, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Elena Pirozhkova came back with a vengeance after a disappointing performance at the 2012 Olympics.

Since suffering a...

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Faith the foundation of Coronado High School graduate Micah Burak's march toward Rio Olympics
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Fri, Apr 8, 2016

Coronado High School graduate Micah Burak has yet to make that final breakthrough; qualifying for a world wrestling championships or the...

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2016 Rio could shape U.S. Paralympics for years to come
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Every Summer Olympics holds promise for American athletes, but 2016 Rio could prove to be a watershed moment for U.S. Paralympians.

The most...

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Ramsey: Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, son by his side, plots to conquer the world once again
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Each time 19-month-old Beacon Burroughs adds a word to his vocabulary, his father wants to shout with joy. Sometimes, he does shout with joy.


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Air Force's David Higgins is first active cadet-athlete to make U.S. Olympic team
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Following three days of shooting at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Friday to Monday, in Fort Benning, Ga., Air Force senior David Higgins earned a...

US adds Lea to Rio Olympics team after arbitration case
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 1, 2016

Olympic veteran Bobby Lea has been added to the U.S. team for the Rio Games after the track cyclist's successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration...

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How a tainted Kenyan runner won small US races
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 31, 2016

NEWPORT, Kentucky — Larisa Mikhaylova's business model is simple: In exchange for a cut of their prizes, she enters Kenyan runners into far-flung...

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USA Cycling hires Steve Blank to lead fundraising arm
By: - 0 Tue, Mar 29, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — USA Cycling has hired Steve Blank to lead its foundation, which is responsible for raising money from private donors to help fund...

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Dome addition at velodrome paying dividends sooner than expected
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Mar 28, 2016

The addition of the inflated dome over the Olympic Training Center Velodrome has had a more immediate effect than even USA Cycling expected.


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Ramsey: Swimming great Natalie Coughlin joyfully chases her 13th Olympic medal
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Natalie Coughlin is 33, a young woman by most standards. She's ancient by the standards of competitive swimming.

She's won 12 Olympic medals,...

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Matthews to play for United States at world championship
0 Thu, Mar 24, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS — Auston Matthews is the first player to be named by USA Hockey to the U.S. roster for the upcoming world hockey championship in...

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American Shiffrin wins slalom by huge margin at WCup finals
By: - 0 Sat, Mar 19, 2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — What might have been for American Mikaela Shiffrin.

She won another slalom event by a huge margin Saturday, with her...