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4 years 7 months ago

Sky Sox team-up with Habitat for Humanity

The Sky Sox and Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity are partnering to help a low-income family in Colorado Springs. The players will be wielding hammers and saws this Saturday morning, at a home under construction at the Woodmen Vistas development. That evening, proceeds from the Sky Sox game will...

4 years 8 months ago

USOC lands new sponsor

BMW and U.S. Olympic Committee officials say there's nothing contradictory about a German automaker sponsoring American athletes. The two organizations made the six-year deal official Monday at a news conference at a BMW dealership in Manhattan. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird says "all of our research shows that...

4 years 9 months ago

Mountain West opts not to expand

The conference that the Air Force Academy plays in--the Mountain West--will not grow. At least, not right now. Commissioner Craig Thompson announced Monday that Boise State will not be invited to join the conference. He says the decision not to expand the nine-team Mountain West is due to the...

4 years 10 months ago

USOC to set sex-abuse prevention guidelines

The U.S. Olympic Committee plans to standardize sex-abuse-prevention guidelines for the national governing bodies of the various Olympic sports. Four-time Olympic cross country skier Nina Kemppel will lead a USOC task force, which expects to complete the project over the summer. Kemppel said she hopes to produce a...

4 years 10 months ago

Landis admits doping, points finger at Armstrong

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs, and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping. The paper says Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping,...

5 years 1 month ago

Rachael Flatt to skate for medal tonight

USA Medal Count Gold: 7 Silver: 9 Bronze: 12 Colorado Springs' Rachael Flatt will skate in the medal round in Women's Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver tonight. After skating a personal best on Tuesday night, she's in 5th place entering the long program. South Korean...

5 years 1 month ago

The USOC's world class media services team

Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee through thirteen Games, 1980-2002. He is now a media consultant. Moran is writing a blog-- Vancouver Vantage Point: The USOC's "Team Behind The Team" Effort is something to behold, though you don't hear much about the army...

5 years 2 months ago

USOC to tab Blackmun as new CEO

Two people familiar with the decision say the U.S. Olympic Committee has turned to Scott Blackmun, a former interim leader for the organization, to become its third chief executive officer in the past 10 months. The two people say Blackmun will be announced as the new CEO on Wednesday. They...

5 years 4 months ago

AFA food drive will feed thousands

The Air Force Academy Football Coaches Wives' Annual Food Drive held Saturday was an amazing success. Care & Share received 7,800 pounds of food and $4,872 in cash. To put this into perspective, this is twice as much food donated this year compared to last year and $4,500 more in...

5 years 5 months ago

Hurt De La Rosa left off Rockies' playoff roster

Sixteen-game winner Jorge De La Rosa will miss Colorado's first-round playoff series against Philadelphia because of an injured left groin. The left-hander left his last start Saturday night after hurting himself. He was scheduled to test his groin in a bullpen session Tuesday, but that was canceled. "Our medical people...

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