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4 years 5 months ago

Denver to host 2022 Winter Olympics?

There's been a lot of talk about Denver vying to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Vancouver is suffering a $1 Billion hangover after hosting the 2010 games last month. Should Denver go for the gold? We'll get some expert opinions to weigh in on what it takes to become...

4 years 6 months ago

Ohno disqualified in final individual race

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Charles Hamelin claimed Canada's first gold medal at the short track, staggering across the finish line in a wild finish that resulted in the disqualification of Apolo Anton Ohno. Hamelin slipped by South Korea's Sung Si-bak on the final turn, then held on when Sung...

4 years 6 months 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...

4 years 6 months ago

Canada rolls past Russia in Olympic hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A dominating Canada ended 50 years of Olympic hockey frustration against Russia. The Canadians got a goal and two assists from Dan Boyle during a take-charge first period to beat the world champions 7-3 Wednesday and surge into the Olympic semifinals. A superpower showdown -...

4 years 6 months ago

Miller not a factor in Giant Slalom

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Carlo Janka of Switzerland has won the Olympic gold medal in giant slalom. Janka had a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 37.83 seconds to add the Olympic title to the world title he won last year. Norway took the silver and bronze medals. Kjetil...

4 years 6 months ago

Canada wins gold in Ice Dancing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For only the third time since ice dancing became an Olympic sport in 1976, a Russian pair did not win the gold medal, or even the silver. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir brought the house down at the Pacific Coliseum with their gold medal...

4 years 6 months ago

Men's Olympic hockey team blows by Norway

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Defenseman Brian Rafalski scored twice in the final three minutes, helping the U.S. men's hockey team beat Norway 6-1, improving to 2-0. Phil Kessel and Chris Drury had first-period goals, Patrick Kane stretched the lead to 3-0 in the second, and Ryan Malone added his...

4 years 6 months ago

Vonn falls in Olympics Super Combined

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - More pain today for Lindsey Vonn. Admitting that her bruised right shin still hurts, Vonn lost her bid for a second Olympic title when she missed a gate and fell in the slalom leg of the women's super-combined. Vonn's closest friend and main rival, Maria...

4 years 6 months ago

White wins gold again!

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Shaun White has defended his Olympic title in men's halfpipe, defeating Finland's Peetu Piiroinen to give the United States its third gold medal of the day. White secured the win on his first run Wednesday night without trying his signature trick, the Double McTwist...

4 years 6 months ago

Davis defends speedskating gold

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) - Shani Davis has won his second straight gold medal in the men's 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating. Davis defended the title he won four years ago in Turin, when he became the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Games. Mo Tae-bum of...

4 years 6 months ago

Vonn wins downhill gold

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations and won the Olympic downhill Wednesday, and childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso took a surprise silver medal. In a race characterized by several crashes - including one to Swedish standout Anja Paerson - Vonn's bruised right shin...

4 years 6 months ago

Plushenko leads after men's short program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Evgeni Plushenko of Russia has won the short program at the Vancouver Olympics, the first step toward defending his title. Plushenko's 90.85 points beats world champion Evan Lysacek of the United States by .55, with Japan's Daisuke Takahashi .60 behind the leader heading into the...

4 years 6 months ago

Shen and Zhaou win pairs skating gold

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - China's Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo have won the pairs gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, just ahead of countrymen Pang Qing and Tong Jian. Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy get the bronze. It was an error-filled night, and only the last two couples...

4 years 6 months ago

Canada finally wins Olympic gold at home

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Alexandre Bilodeau wins the gold medal in men's moguls to give Canada its first Olympic victory on home turf. Bilodeau scored 26.75 points Sunday night to upset defending Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith, a Vancouver native who now competes for Australia. Bryon Wilson of the...

4 years 6 months ago

Vonn continues to get better

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Lindsey Vonn's husband says she has gone through a complete slalom training session on her own, the toughest test yet for her bruised right shin. Thomas Vonn says in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Sunday that the two-time overall World Cup champion's...

4 years 6 months ago

Grimmette named USA flagbearer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Back in 1984, Mark Grimmette was startled to find bulldozers ripping into the side of his favorite sledding hill. Turns out, a luge track was being built. Grimmette went out and helped the crew finish the job. That was the first step along a...

4 years 6 months ago

Encouraging news for Lindsey Vonn

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Lindsey Vonn's husband says it's "fantastic" the first women's Olympic downhill training session has been called off because it gives her bruised right shin more time to heal. Vonn did take a free run down the mountain - although not on the official course -...

4 years 6 months ago

Olympians begin arriving in Vancouver

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) - From the hulking members of U.S. men's bobsledding team to tiny figure skater Amanda Evora, there's nothing like a free shopping spree to get into the Olympic mood. In another sign the Vancouver Games are quickly approaching, U.S. athletes representing six sports were formally processed...

4 years 7 months ago

Flatt returns to Colorado Springs

Rachael Flatt is back in Colorado Springs after winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championship over the weekend. The 17-year-old figure skater arrived tonight at the Colorado Springs airport to a crowd of supporters, many of them from the Broadmoor Skating Club, where she has skated most of her life. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Warm weather threatening Olympic venues

In just one month Vancouver will welcome the world to the Winter Olympic games, but a warm weather front could dampen Olympic fever. The weather in Vancouver has been unseasonably warm and wet--more like spring than winter--and it could pose a threat to several Olympic venues. Cypress Mountain,...

4 years 7 months ago

Surgeon General visits USOC for vaccination push

The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic...

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