Colorado’s Ava Keenan, and 22 other young skiers and snowboarders on the National Brotherhood of Skiers team, is working with the organization to diversify the highest levels of those sports.
A sophisticated, unconventional sport from 16th century Scotland is taking over Leadville
Yes, we’re talking about curling. And the mountain town’s outdoor curling arena is the only of its kind in Colorado.
USA Climbing returns to Denver for national competition, seeing sold-out crowds
Athletes participating were a mix of past and potentially future Olympians
Longtime US snowboard coach Peter Foley under investigation
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating misconduct allegations against longtime snowboard coach Peter Foley, who has left his job at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Foley is listed as being under “temporary suspension” on the SafeSport website, which added his name to its database on Friday. At the Beijing Olympics last month, a former member […]
As Olympians race in Beaver Creek, they worry about the “Winter” disappearing from Winter Games
By Howard Fendrich and Pat Graham, The Associated Press BEAVER CREEK — Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered with pristine — and manufactured — snow. […]
Colorado’s high-flying skiers, snowboarders dominating as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics close in
Colorado’s top freeskiers and snowboarders had a busy December as they dominated contests that served as qualifiers for the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February. The three events this month — Big Air at Steamboat, U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain and the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain — were among the first steps to […]
Climbing is making its Olympic debut. Here’s what you need to know about the sport and its Colorado athletes.
By John Marshall, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Climbing’s standing as a niche sport has always been a part of its appeal. A rock wall can be a place of solitude or of camaraderie with a small group of fellow climbers. There are no crowds, just the peacefulness of the outdoors and the […]
Colorado Olympian Klete Keller charged with taking part in U.S. Capitol riot
By Paul Newberry, The Associated Press Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court, citing screenshots from the video, requested a […]
New U.S. Olympic museum in Colorado Springs to open July 30
By Eddie Pells, The Associated Press A 60,000-square foot museum that will include a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 U.S. Olympic team is scheduled to open July 30 in Colorado Springs after a three-year construction project. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will feature 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete training, the Summer and […]
Nicolais: Tragedy touches us all, even world-class athletes like Kobe and Mikaela
Famous athletes always seem set apart from the ordinary. Their faces and exploits dance across our televisions. We see and associate them with the ability to perform in their sport with an almost magical transcendence. Maybe that is why it is so jarring to see them beset by personal tragedy. Two recent occurrences have driven […]