Summer Olympics

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Dahlberg: Promise from Los Angeles is an Olympics on the cheap

The last time Los Angeles hosted an Olympics, the city won the games largely because it promised to do them on the cheap. The 1984 Games were a success, even with the Soviet Union and others...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Bayfield’s Tracy Hines helping change adaptive sports game

With the Summer Olympics all wrapped up, athletes from across the nation are already training for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. Tracy Hines, of Bayfield and Mt. Holly, North Carolina, is no...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Here’s how Ryan Lochte can win ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Ryan Lochte is really competing this season on “Dancing With the Stars.” The show made the news official Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” during the cast unveiling – and Lochte was the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Durango's Howard Grotts reflects on Rio Olympics

Howard Grotts' bike and pinky finger might have been broken, but his spirit never was at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 23-year-old from Durango kept his composure and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ryan Lochte’s mess continues

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery. In quick succession,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Summer Games come to a close in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilians closed out the Rio Games in style Sunday. That capped an Olympics in which the U.S. dominated the medal tables, both the gold (46) and overall totals (121). Their...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Americans win 3rd consecutive gold medal in men’s basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO – The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected. The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily. Saving their best for last in a tournament that had...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Community packs Carver Brewing to get glimpse of Olympian Howard Grotts

The cycling community in Durango is often described as a family, and Sunday might as well have been a reunion. Nearly 100 people gathered on the back patio of Carver Brewing Co. to watch Durango’s...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Switzerland’s Nino Schurter shines in gold at Olympic mountain bike race

RIO DE JANEIRO – It took Swiss mountain biker Nino Schurter eight years to climb all the way up the Olympic podium, a slow ascent that was at times frustrating, heartbreaking and infuriating. He...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Howard Grotts finishes 38th at Olympic mountain bike race

Tough luck found Howard Grotts at the Olympics. The 23-year-old from Durango finished 38th out of 49 competitors in the cross-country mountain bike race Sunday on the final day of the 2016 Summer...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Jenny Rissveds powers to Olympic gold on mountain bike

RIO DE JANEIRO Jenny Rissveds found another gear going up the first long hill of the last lap of the women’s Olympic mountain bike race. By the time she started her descent, the Swedish cyclist had...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Neymar brings Brazil gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil won the medal it wanted the most Saturday, claiming its first Olympic gold in soccer and providing a lift to a beleaguered nation in the process. Neymar scored the clinching...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports