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Minor’s gold: Frisco resident Mike Minor wins Paralympic snowboard gold in banked slalom; Purdy rallies for bronze

March 16, 2018 — What a week it's been at the Paralympics for Frisco resident Mike Minor. Earlier this week, Minor was momentarily devastated after a semifinal wreck in his Paralympic division's snowboard cross race. "I was lying upside-down staring at the stadium from turn 10," Minor said earlier

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Summit County’s Amy Purdy wins snowboard cross silver at Paralympics; Frisco’s Minor wins bronze

March 13, 2018 — There’s more snowboard silver in these Summit County hills after all. Less than a month after Silverthorne residents and good friends Red Gerard and Kyle Mack won gold and silver in snowboard slopestyle and big air respectively, fellow Silverthorne resident Amy Purdy made it three

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Special Olympics Colorado and Copper Mountain Resort celebrate 30th anniversary

March 2, 2018 — The inspiring celebration of competition and sportsmanship that Copper Mountain Resort and Special Olympics Colorado hosted last weekend was three decades in the making. The Feb. 24-25 Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games was the 30th anniversary of the event's partnership with Copper Mountain. And, by

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The Summit Daily’s 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics ‘platinum medalists’

March 1, 2018 — A gold medal is great and all, but in the wake of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the Summit Daily was left to wonder: Who was the best of the best at this year's games? Just who were the "platinum medalists?" We tackled this question by

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2030 Olympic bid for Denver would require major land, housing commitments for mountain towns

March 1, 2018 — Bringing the Olympics to the Rockies may be a tall order for Summit and neighboring mountain communities — 12 to 15 stories tall, to be more exact. The Denver Olympic Exploratory Committee recently met with Summit housing officials and set out the needs for an

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What’s better than an Olympic gold medal? The Summit Daily’s ‘platinum medals’

February 28, 2018 — A gold medal is great and all, but in the wake of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the Summit Daily was left to wonder: Who is the best of the best? Here in Summit County, freestyle skiing and snowboard halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions are

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A look back at Team Summit’s Olympians: Alpine skier Alice McKennis represents in Pyeongchang

February 27, 2018 — Though Alice McKennis was the sole former Team Summit athlete to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the 28-year-old native of Glenwood Springs is far from the first Team Summit athlete to don Team USA's red, white and blue at an Olympic Games. McKennis is

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Kyle Mack accepts Ivanka Trump’s White House invite, says pal Red Gerard is coming too

February 27, 2018 — It'll have to wait until after upcoming major snowboarding competitions — namely next week's Burton U.S. Open in Vail — but silver medalist Kyle Mack says he'll be paying the White House a visit. And his good friend and fellow Olympic snowboarding medalist Red Gerard

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Denver weighs hosting Winter Olympics over 40 years after saying no thanks

February 26, 2018 — DENVER — It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by "super highway," thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked good on paper but would have cut through some people's backyards. The

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Olympics odds, ends & trends: Mr. T the curling fan, Chris Corning the ‘Human Cuisinart,’ and Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets to ride in a bobsled after all

February 24, 2018 — In today's final installment of the Summit Daily's Olympic odds, ends & trends series: Mr. T stakes his claim as the biggest U.S. curling fan on planet Earth, Chris Corning's awe-inspiring attempt at a quadruple-cork 1800 is compared to an electric food processor, Red Gerard

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3 to see: The Olympics are over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop watching your favorite athletes

February 24, 2018 — A newfound fan of Summit County snowboarders Red Gerard, Chris Corning and Kyle Mack? How about the athletes from the gold medal-winning U.S. women's hockey team? Or the gold medal-winning curling "rejects?" Well, if you're looking to watch some of these Olympic stars moving forward,

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PHOTOS: A look back at the best Olympic moments for Summit County snowboarders Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack

February 24, 2018 — If you didn't know, now you know. The kids are alright. Two weeks after Red Gerard sent American Olympic fans into a frenzy by becoming the youngest American male athlete to ever win a Winter Olympic gold medal in an individual's competition, the Summit County

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Miracurl on ice: American men win Olympic curling gold

February 24, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range. Five yellow-handled American rocks were left behind. The score, known

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With Justin Reiter in her ear, Steamboat-trained Czech Ledecká soars to unthinkable second Olympic gold medal

February 24, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Reiter had dreamed about something like this, of course, about glory at the Olympics. Not until recently did he actually dream of this, though. He stood off to the side of the parallel giant slalom course at Phoenix Snow Park

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Silverthorne resident Kyle Mack wins silver medal in Olympics’ first-ever snowboard big air

February 24, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the top of the Olympic big air course, Kyle Mack thought about doing a standard tail grab. But he had another, more stylish, distinct and difficult grab in mind — the Bloody Dracula. It entails grabbing the tail of the

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Silverthorne resident Kyle Mack wins silver medal in Olympics’ first-ever snowboard big air

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the top of the Olympic big air course, Kyle Mack thought about doing a standard tail grab. But he had another, more stylish, distinct and difficult grab in mind — the Bloody Dracula. It entails grabbing the tail of the

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: It’s 3 a.m. in South Korea and bronze medalist Arielle Gold still has ‘Gangnam Style’ stuck in her head

February 23, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily Olympic odds, ends & trends: Breckenridge resident and bronze medalist Arielle Gold can't get that one viral K-Pop song out of her head, an American bodybuilder becomes a bobsledder and American Olympic star Mikaela Shiffrin (and others) get a case of

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Summit County leaders skeptical of a Colorado Olympics, but see opportunity for fixing Interstate 70

February 23, 2018 — Just a few hours after the U.S. women's hockey gold medal win kept many local Olympic fans up past midnight, more than 20 Summit County community leaders and stakeholders brushed the sleep out of their eyes to convene at the Frisco Senior Center. They were

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3 to see: First-ever Olympic speedskating mass start events highlight weekend action

February 23, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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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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