• The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    BY JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Jun 16, 2018

    No. 10 The Colorado Pride women's soccer team visits the Southern California Crush on Sunday No. 9 New Zealand faces England in league (13-man) rugby at Mile High on Saturday No. 8 NASCAR's top teams converge on Sonoma's track Sunday No. 7 The Colorado Rapids host Minnesota on...

  • Ex-Olympic skier Bode Miller 'beyond devastated' after death of 19-month-old daughter

    Des Bieler, The Washington Post
    Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    Bode Miller said he and his wife are "beyond devastated" by the death of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline. The toddler died in a drowning accident on Sunday. The 40-year-old former Olympic skier, who worked as an analyst for NBC during February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang, took...

  • USA Gymnastics executive says she was told to keep quiet about Larry Nassar

    BEN NUCKOLS , AP Sports Writer
    Updated: Wed, Jun 6, 2018

    WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that he instructed her and...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    BY JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 3, 2018

    No. 10 NASCAR's top teams converge on Michigan International Speedway on Sunday No. 9 The USA Hockey annual Congress is held in Colorado Springs Wednesday through the weekend No. 8 USA Rugby plays Russia on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City No. 7 The annual...

  • Panel backs Denver bid for Winter Olympics - if voters approve

    By MARK HARDEN ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 1, 2018

    Denver should make a bid for a future Winter Olympics and Paralympic games - but only if Colorado voters approve. That's the recommendation delivered Friday to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper by an exploratory committee of civic, community and business...

  • Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals

    Updated: Tue, May 29, 2018

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals. Pozdyakov, who won three Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000, previously managed the...

  • New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70

    Updated: Sun, May 27, 2018

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Regarded as one of his country's greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the...

  • Obit New Zealand Quax

    Updated: Sun, May 27, 2018

    FILE - In this July 30, 1976, file photo, Finland's Lasse Viren, right, sprints over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Olympic men's 5,000 meters final ahead of New Zealand's Dick Quax, left, and West Germany's Klaus Hildenbrand at the Montreal Olympics in Montreal, Canada....

  • Mike Kohn promoted to head coach of USA Bobsled

    Updated: Thu, May 24, 2018

    USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games. Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the...

  • Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

    Tom Ramstack, coloradopolitics.com and The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 24, 2018

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Olympic officials should do more than “window dressing” as they attempt to end sexual abuse of athletes, Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said during a congressional hearing Wednesday. DeGette, D-Denver, was addressing officials of the Colorado Springs-based...

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