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US Nordic combined team struggles in final event of 2018 Winter Olympics

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The end came with a dedicated effort, a sharp sprint but still a frustrating result Thursday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up its 2018 Winter Olympics events with the four-man team relay at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

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For Colorado couple, years of Olympic work come to a speedy end

February 23, 2018 — JEONGSEONG, South Korea — The Olympic competitions ended here Thursday with two Vail Valley women, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, charging down the course in the alpine combined. For Geoff "Salty" and Allison Kohn Marriner, of Eagle, it was a 27-month journey to get to

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U.S. Nordic combined team struggles in final Olympics event

February 22, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The end came with a dedicated effort, a sharp sprint but still a frustrating result Thursday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up its 2018 Winter Olympics events with the four-man team relay at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

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Aspen’s Ferreira takes Olympic silver

February 22, 2018 — Alex Ferreira didn't make the 2014 Olympic team and it haunted him for years. But Thursday in South Korea, the Aspen freeskier was able to banish those demons forever. "It just crushed him. And he knew what he needed to do to get here. It

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ALS will take Tim Fletcher’s life, but he won’t let it take one more chance to cheer on his Steamboat Springs Olympic sons

February 21, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When Tim Fletcher of Steamboat Springs would tell a good story about the best of days to his young boys, he'd use to the phrase "like you read about" as if it were an exclamation point. There were 15 fresh inches

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Allison Kunkel becomes Steamboat Springs’ first Paralympian

February 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Allison Kunkel has added her name to a long list — a list that includes 96 Olympic athletes that claim ties to Steamboat Springs. "I'm just super honored to represent Steamboat," Kunkel said Tuesday. "I  hope that other people with disabilities, especially

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ALS will take Tim Fletcher’s life, but he won’t let it take one more chance to cheer on his Steamboat Springs Olympic sons

February 21, 2018 — When Tim Fletcher of Steamboat Springs would tell a good story about the best of days to his young boys, he’d use to the phrase “like you read about” as if it were an exclamation point.

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Chris Del Bosco crashes hard in Olympic ski cross event

February 21, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Skiers weighed in ahead of Wednesday's ski cross men's event at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, asking that the course be toned down just a bit. Skiers can get going a little faster than

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101 pins: To give is better than to receive, apparently

February 20, 2018 —  Tracking the trading of 101 Steamboat Pilot & Today 2018 Winter Olympics lapel pins, well, it's not been going well. It's not the tracking that's been the problem. It's the trading. Turns out, trading isn't my specialty, nor is going up to people who seem

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Steamboat’s Bryan Fletcher leads U.S. team in his final individual Olympic event

February 20, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's not that Bryan Fletcher doesn't love racing in the Olympics, as the Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete did for the fifth time and in his second Olympics on Tuesday at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. It's that he

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Vail’s Elana Chase helps Aspen skiers tackle Olympic halfpipe

February 20, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Elana Chase met both Torin Yater-Wallace and Alex Ferreira when they were about 8 years old, when she was a coach as Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. Ferreira was a impeccably polite boy who walked up and introduced himself. The

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Steamboat’s Olympic snowboard success years in the making

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jon Casson no longer coaches snowboarders. He coaches coaches, he said, but he couldn't help but feel invested, perhaps overly so, as riders advanced again and again Thursday in men's snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Soon, wishes he remembered

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Inside the hard work and thrilling moments of calling the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's 7:45 p.m. at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the NBC crew that's preparing to broadcast the night's big event, one of the biggest events of the Olympics, has a problem. They've prepared a segment about

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In the NBC booth with Johnny Spillane: A look inside the hard work and thrilling moments of calling the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's 7:45 p.m. at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the NBC crew that's preparing to broadcast the night’s big event, one of the biggest events of the Olympics, has a problem. They've prepared a segment about

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Looking south on the border from North Korea

February 18, 2018 — KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE — Even on the South Korean side of the border — the sane side, right? — actual facts can sometimes be difficult to come by. On a tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the facts tend to differ from tour guide to tour guide, dates

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After Lindsey Vonn falters, Steamboat-trained snowboarder Ester Ledecka pulls off stunning win

February 17, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Thirty-nine gates — one minute, 15 seconds — into Saturday’s super-G, the storyline was proceeding exactly as expected. That story ended with one turn. Twenty-five racers later, after the reporters had put away their notebooks, the story was re-written — by

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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