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7 months 1 week ago

NBC: No Vonn for its team in Sochi

NEW YORK (AP) - Lindsey Vonn won't be at the Sochi Olympics to ski, and she won't be there working for NBC, either. Jim Bell, executive producer of Olympics coverage for NBC, said Thursday that Vonn's knee injury left her unable to travel to Russia to be part of NBC's...

1 year 6 months ago

IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon - the event considered most at risk - and remove wrestling instead...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Olympics derail almost everything else on TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a TV trivia question: What was the most-watched prime-time program last week that had nothing to do with the Olympics? The answer: A repeat of the CBS drama "NCIS." Otherwise, NBC's Olympic coverage thoroughly dominated TV last week, with ratings beyond what NBC expected. The...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Women's boxing finally steps into Olympic ring

LONDON (AP) - U.S. lightweight Queen Underwood lost a close fight to Britain's Natasha Jonas on Sunday, the first day of women's boxing at an Olympics. A landmark tournament for gender equality in sports began with 12 entertaining bouts featuring uppercuts, haymakers and footwork that all measure up nicely to...

2 years 4 weeks ago

Phelps honored with special career-ending ceremony

LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps was honored with a special individual ceremony after concluding his record-breaking career Saturday as the most decorated Olympian. FINA president Julio Maglione presented Phelps with a silver trophy to recognize his achievements. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday...

2 years 2 months ago

USOC CEO: Our athletes are safe

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs says America's athletes are safe from the smoke caused by the Waldo Canyon Fire burning in the foothills west of town. Many of Team USA's swimmers, gymnasts and track and field competitors are out of...

2 years 2 months ago

Leyva takes early lead at US championships

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Defending champion Danell Leyva grabbed the early lead at the U.S. men's gymnastics championships Thursday night, sneaking past John Orozco in the final rotation with a polished parallel bars routine. Leyva, also the world champion in the event, scored 15.800 points to finish at 91.850, just...

2 years 10 months ago

Tip a Cop supports Special Olympics

Many were smiling at the Old Chicago restaurant off I-25's Woodmen exit in Colorado Springs as patrons got an unexpected surprise as they came in to dine on Saturday. Three Special Olympians greeted customers while the El Paso Sheriff's Office officers waited on tables. The event is called...

3 years 2 months ago

IOC deliberates on three bids for US TV rights

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee is deliberating bids from three U.S. networks for Olympic television rights. Fox delivered its presentation yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland. ESPN and NBC, which has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1988 and every Winter Games since 2002, presented today. IOC President Jacques Rogge...

3 years 6 months ago

USOC, NBC collaborate with Ameritrade

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has teamed with NBC to sign a sponsorship deal with TD Ameritrade that pairs the use of the Olympic rings with a prearranged deal for commercial time during London 2012 broadcasts. The agreement, announced Thursday, is the first the USOC...

3 years 7 months ago

Rio Olympic logo designers under fire

SAO PAULO (AP) - The creators of the 2016 Rio Olympics logo are dismissing any claims of plagiarism, saying any similarities to one from a United States foundation is a coincidence. The creators made the denial after Brazilian media noted similarities with the logo of the Telluride Foundation based...

3 years 10 months ago

USADA cases leaves USA Cycling flat

Though there are no Tour de France winners on the list, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has sanctioned five cyclists for doping in the past two months - an unusually high number for a single sport, and one that is expected to keep growing over the next several weeks. The...

3 years 11 months ago

USOC won't create central list of banned coaches

The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse. CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller...

3 years 11 months ago

USOC, IOC reach $18M agreement

U.S. and International Olympic leaders have reached an $18 million agreement on a key financial issue that has divided the two organizations for years. The Colorado Springs-based USOC and IOC announced Thursday morning that they had reached an accord on a "significant financial contribution" from the American body to...

4 years 1 month ago

Olympic committees striking some unusual deals

With the struggling economy leaving a void in sponsorships and the London Games only two years away, Olympic officials have been peddling their brand aggressively. The result has been some unusual partnerships that marketing experts say leave the Olympic committees open to questioning. Some examples from the past...

4 years 1 month ago

Meet Olympian Rachael Flatt Wednesday

In an event designed for kids, Colorado Springs Olympian Rachael Flatt will appear at the World Figure Skating Museum Wednesday, July 28. Flatt is a spokesperson for Reading is Fundamental, the oldest and largest nonprofit reading organization in the US. Visitors will learn about the steps and training...

4 years 1 month ago

Gold Medalist to light torch at State Games

Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Holcomb, who piloted his famous "Night Train" to the first United States Olympic gold medal in the four-man bobsled in 62 years in Vancouver, has been selected as the official torch lighter for the 2010 Rocky Mountain State Games. Holcomb is a Colorado Springs resident....

4 years 2 months ago

USOC celebrates "Appreciation Day"

More than 1,000 people crowded the Olympic Training Center on Saturday in celebration of "Appreciation Day." The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) hosted the free community event to pay tribute to the city of Colorado Springs and also to Olympic Day, which commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic...

4 years 2 months ago

Phelps in the pool this weekend

PARIS (AP) - Michael Phelps will swim in four events at the Paris Open this weekend as he prepares for the U.S. championships in August. The 14-time Olympic champion will swim the 100-meter freestyle and 200 butterfly Saturday, and the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley Sunday. Phelps...

4 years 2 months ago

Olympic "home version" available

Millions of Americans were glued to television sets last February, taking in the action from the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Now fans can bring a piece of that action home with Backyard Games, thanks to America's athletes and the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Backyard Games concept provides Americans with...

4 years 4 months ago

Baseball fights to return to Olympics

International Baseball Federation president Riccardo Fraccari says he will fight to get baseball back in the Olympics by working to change the perception that it is solely an American sport. Fraccari said Tuesday on the sidelines of the SportAccord International Convention in Dubai that he also sees great potential to...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado lawmakers to honor Winter Olympians

All seven of Colorado's members of Congress are getting together to honor Winter Olympians and Paralympians in a Washington reception. At least a half-dozen athletes are expected Wednesday morning for a reception at the office of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Colorado is a home of the U.S. Olympic Committee...

4 years 4 months ago

USOC international liaison stepping down

The U.S. Olympic Committee's chief of international relations will step down later this year, declining to move to federation headquarters in Colorado Springs when the USOC closes its Southern California office. Robert Fasulo, a key player in shaping the USOC's international strategy for the last four years, said Monday he...

4 years 5 months ago

Gold medalist Holcomb comes home

An Olympic hero returns home to Colorado Springs. US Olympic Bobsled Driver and 2010 Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb landed in Colorado Springs for a short stay Saturday night. He's says it's nice to relax and get back to the simple things in life. "I'm just happy to be home, to...

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