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2 years 9 months ago

Foundation says Broncos ex-owner has died

DENVER (AP) - A foundation established by former Denver Broncos owner Edgar F. Kaiser Jr. says he has died. The Kaiser Foundation of Vancouver, British Columbia, says in a press release that Kaiser died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately known, and calls to the foundation were not returned...

4 years 7 months ago

190 million view Olympics

The Vancouver Winter Games were the second most watched in history, surpassing even the Salt Lake City games. 190 million Americans watched the Vancouver Olympics on the networks of NBC Universal, ranking second only to the Lellehammer Games, which were fueld by the controversy surrounding Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya...

4 years 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

Americans love the Olympics

More than half of all Americans, estimated at 162-million, have watched the Vancouver Olympics on the networks of NBC Universal through the first nine days of the Games. That's five million more than watched the first nine days of the 2006 Winter Games, according to data available today from The...

4 years 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

Cheyennne Mountain High School honors skater

U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Champion Rachel Flatt got a surprise send-off Thursday afternoon at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Hundreds of students, teachers and staff gathered in the courtyard at the high school to wish her well at the Vancouver Games. Thursday’s event at the school surprised Flatt. “I’m certainly looking...

4 years 8 months ago

Olympics unseat Idol

The Olympics on NBC Wednesday night broke American Idol's six-year unbeaten streak in viewers across America. When going head-to-head against Idol from 8 to 9 p.m., the Olympics drew nearly 12 million more viewers -- 30.1 million vs. 18.4 million. For the while night, NBC's Olympic broadcast drew an...

4 years 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

Mike Moran blog: Olympic doldrums

Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee through thirteen Games, 1980-2002. The Omaha,Nebraska native was the Sports Information Director at the University of Colorado for a decade before joining the USOC in 1978 as it left New York City for Colorado Springs. He was the...

4 years 8 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 8 months ago

USA Medal Count

Gold: 2 Silver: 2 Bronze: 8 The International Ski Federation says that the men's Olympic super-combined race has been postponed due to heavy snowfall. The race was supposed to happen Tuesday. No new date was immediately set. However, officials had indicated on Monday that the race would be...

4 years 8 months ago

Unruly passenger takes swing at Romney

A spokesman for Mitt Romney says the former Republican presidential candidate was threatened by an unruly airline passenger on a flight out of Vancouver. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney and his wife were on an Air Canada flight to Los Angeles on Monday when Romney asked the passenger sitting...

4 years 8 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 8 months ago

Image is all important at Olympics

Mike Moran was the chief spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee through thirteen Games, 1980-2002. The Omaha,Nebraska native was the Sports Information Director at the University of Colorado for a decade before joining the USOC in 1978 as it left New York City for Colorado Springs. He was the...

4 years 8 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 8 months ago

Local buses go to Vancouver

Colorado Springs based Ramblin' Express is putting its mark on the Vancouver Olympics with more than a dozen buses. Ramblin' Express contracted with International Trailways to provide 10 full sized motor coaches and 8 mini buses. Owner Todd Holland said his drivers had to arrive in Vancouver for five...

4 years 8 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 8 months ago

Governor honors Colorado Olympians

Gov. Ritter has proclaimed Feb. 12, 2010, as "Colorado Winter Olympians Day" throughout the State of Colorado. With the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympics hours away, the Governor honored the Colorado Olympians with a proclamation emphasizing the state's support of its hometown athletes. "I want to congratulate...

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