Update: Amy Van Dyken, who severed her spine in an ATV accident on Friday (see our previous coverage below), confirms that she'll be relocating from Arizona to her home state of Colorado in order to rehab at Craig hospital in Denver. In the meantime, she continues to amaze with social media posts th ... More >>
Wondering how to accessorize your Denver Broncos jersey for that big Super Bowl party on Sunday? Look no further than Rhode Island-based jewelers Alex and Ani, who have crafted a bracelet featuring the Denver Broncos logo -- and with the NFL's permission, which means no cranky cease-and-desist lette ... More >>
Abebe Bikila was once the fastest long-distance runner in the world. He was so good, he could beat his counterparts -- while not wearing shoes. He set world records and reached unprecedented achievements in the Olympics. But then an auto accident left Bikila paralyzed from the waist down, never to r ... More >>
The 1992 Lithuanian men's basketball team was much more than a bad fashion statement punctuated by mullets and tie-dye T-shirts. It was a crusade for liberty, pride and independence. While overshadowed by the U.S. team -- aka the Dream Team -- at the OIympic Games in Barcelona, it was the Lithuanian ... More >>
Whenever an athlete is as successful, and as charming, as Centennial's Missy Franklin has been, politicians will attempt to latch on. Witness Mitt Romney name-checking her at a Jefferson County Fairgrounds appearance yesterday. Another example? A call by Senator Marco Rubio (often mentioned as a pos ... More >>
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 >>
There's always 2026? In a disappointing development for folks who have been pushing Denver to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, news broke this week that the United States Olympics Committee is not going to pursue 2022, which means Denver is out of the running for that year.
Bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Denver has the potential to bring people together in a way that nothing else can, Governor John Hickenlooper said today, expressing serious interest in a possible bid. The governor chatted with Westword this morning about what the Olympics could mean for Colora ... More >>
Should Denver make a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics? Yesterday, a panel of local experts and planners tasked with exploring the possibility yesterday gave state and city officials an overwhelming "yes" recommendation. And fortunately, a majority of folks across the state don't know about 1976. Do ... More >>
Emad Hussain.President Barack Obama announced last Friday that the vast majority of U.S. troops -- about 39,000 of them -- would be out of Iraq by December 31. But not everyone is happy about the imminent end of the ten-year-involvement, including Emad Hussain, a former member of the Iraqi Ol ... More >>
Tulo.Kyle Garratt's post about the Top 5 worst Colorado sports moments, inspired by the Colorado Rockies' astonishing seventeen-Sunday-losses-in-a-row streak, prompted readers to nominate their own lowlights. Here's a particularly interesting nomination.
Glenn Morris.The 1936 Olympic games in Berlin actually turned out to be Jesse Owens' Olympics, thank you, but the Führer oversaw the opening ceremonies, held 75 years ago today. And Colorado's ranch-born Glenn "The Simla Sensation" Morris won the decathlon that year and turned down $500,00 ... More >>
Yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved the addition of Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle events at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The announcement came yesterday from the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, and follows an April announcement tha ... More >>
Last week the International Olympic Committee officially announced that Ski Halfpipe will debut as an Olympic medal sport at the 2014 Games in Sochi. That's big news for one local ski resort: For U.S. athletes the road to Sochi will begin at Copper Mountain, host of the first Olympic qualifie ... More >>
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What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>
The Olympic sport thats sweeping the nation comes to town.
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
The Human Rights Torch Relay takes Beijing to task.
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.
Make tracks to Winter Park by train
From the week of September 30, 2004
The Greeks may have their hands full for the Olympics.
Want to be an Olympian but don't have a sport? Luge wants you.
The Greco-Roman wrestling gold may be in this heavyweight's grasp. But it's not a lock.
As the Olympics begin, glory looks certain for America's golden hockey girls.
The USOC lost track of Jerome Biffle, but East High will always remember him.
Everything you know about the Jamaican bobsled team is more fiction than fact, but the truth is still cool.
The Olympics again place first in the Dash for Cash.
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
Forget the gold. Olympians can be swimming in a million bucks.
Professional snowboarder Chris Klug carves his way back to the top of the mountain.
Mark Plaatjes just ran out of time.
And the gold medal for pinochle goes to...
Former Olympic runner Frank Shorter wants elite athletes to kick their habits.