2012 Summer Olympics

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Here's Why Each New DIA Train Message Costs the City $1,500

    For more than a decade, the trains ran on time at Denver International Airport with no more than a few bossy reminders from Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse that "you are delaying the departure of this train." After those two personalities exited Denver (Smythe to his final reward, Muse to work out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Photos: Seven new DIA train greetings Michael Hancock should record

    Most politicians like to hear themselves talk, but Mayor Michael Hancock may have taken an appreciation for his own voice to a new level over the past three years. During that time, the mayor has recorded at least seventeen messages that been played inside the terminal trains at Denver International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    John Oliver takes over hosting duties of The Daily Show

    "Let's all just acknowledge for a moment that: This. Is. Weird," John Oliver said last night, opening his first round of hosting The Daily Show for the summer. While Jon Stewart will be away for the next twelve weeks directing his debut film, Rosewater, the most celebrated comic to come out of The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Dweezil Zappa on his father's music and the degree of difficulty of playing his songs live

    Dweezil Zappa is on a mission, and it's a pretty personal one. Since 2006, the son of the late guitarist/composer/bandleader Frank Zappa has toured the world, playing his father's music in an effort to attract and educate a new generation of listeners. In leading the Zappa Plays Zappa project, Dweez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Videos: Ten TV shows you didn't know were set in Colorado

    Quite a few well-known TV series have been set in Colorado over the years, from Mork & Mindy to Everwood to South Park. But what about more obscure Colorado-set shows? Turns out there have been plenty of those, too -- sitcoms, Westerns, animated series and more. The vast majority of them have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Ken Kodys wins the 42Below Cocktail World Cup

    Bartender Ken Kodys left Colorado on September 3 for the 42Below Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand with one mission... to bring a third title back home. The bartending competition is our craft's version of the Olympics, in which 21 of the world's best bartenders representing six countries (and one a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Photos: Missy Franklin dances at Olympic-sized welcome home ceremony

    On Saturday, Colorada welcomed back Missy Franklin and home-state Olympians at a Centennial Center Park event. As Governor John Hickenlooper noted, Colorado athletes won nine of 104 U.S. medals at the Olympics this year. By his math, that's 8.65 percent of the total, though Coloradans only make up 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Photo: Missy Franklin's new tattoo and hometown celebration plans

    Centennial's Missy Franklin has had a busy week, what with attending the Olympics closing ceremony in London and giving people a reason to watch the Tonight show for the first time in forever -- not to mention starting her senior year at Regis Jesuit High School. But she still managed to squeeze in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Photos: Andre Iguodala illustrated man in Nuggets comic, Foot Locker ad

    New Nugget Andre Iguodala met the press yesterday, and pretty much every word out of his mouth -- including his interest in a long-term deal -- reassured fans that the move was a positive one. And the Nuggets have wasted no time in promoting their latest star, featuring him in a wacky new comic enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Videos: Missy Franklin talks LeBron, Kate and high school on Tonight show

    Most age controversies at the Olympics involve athletes who may be younger than they're claiming. But in the case of hometown hero Missy Franklin, she can seem much older than her seventeen years -- particularly given how well she appears to be handling her sudden fame. But she's still a kid at hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Photos: Missy Franklin at the Olympics closing ceremonies

    Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, we've been following the story of hometown girl turned Olympics idol Missy Franklin, who's now the proud owner of four gold medals and one bronze. Fortunately, she's made doing so easy by sharing plenty of messages and photos via her Twitter feed -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Photos: Missy Franklin's Olympics Twitpic gallery

    Local heroine Missy Franklin has a big tax bill due thanks to her amazing success at the London Olympics. Fortunately, she'll also come home with priceless memories, many of which she's sharing with followers of her Twitter account. Look below to see Franklin's Twit pic gallery of Olympic highlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Video: Missy Franklin on Today show gives shout out to the Rowdies

    Missy Franklin's races in the 2012 London Olympics are over, but her victory laps are only beginning. This morning, Franklin was a featured guest on the Today show, and as you'll see in the video below, she used her moment in the spotlight to give a shout-out to plenty of people in her lives, inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Missy Franklin as impressive falling short of medal as winning one

    Centennial's Missy Franklin is among the breakout stars of the London Olympics -- and not just because of her edge-of-seventeen excitement over Justin Bieber's tweet after she won a gold medal. Thus far, she's displayed a tremendous ability to balance youthful exuberance and beyond-her-years maturi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    If you're going to watch the Olympics on TV, at least do it at the gym

    I often go to the gym to watch television. The primary reason is because, at my commune, the Witch House, we haven't figured out how to hook up the flat-screen we scored in an awesome barter situation (someone we know was going on a "life journey" and had to get rid of all earthly possessions.) But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    John Henderson, Denver Post writer, says "horny" Olympics tweet a mistake

    Update: Yesterday, Denver Post sportswriter John Henderson, in London covering the Olympics, tweeted that an event made him "horny" -- a statement that inspired a vigorous (and mostly negative) debate on a national sports-journalism discussion forum; get details in our original coverage below. Momen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Are climbing and roller derby destined for the Olympics? Colorado's ready to rock the world

    ​Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Tim Tebow: What gives him his superpowers?

    Courtesy of MaxDenver."Look at the definition in his arm muscles!"​Denver blogs publish lotsa stuff on a daily basis. Here are three examples. At Predominantly Orange, Kim Constantinesco details Tim Tebow's training regimen, which typically includes a breakfast featuring "egg whites, a Myople ... More >>

  • News

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