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Polina Shennikova (credit: CBS)

Promising Gymnast From Wheat Ridge On Fast Track To Olympics

The summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro are only two years away. If things go as planned, a promising young gymnast from Colorado might be representing the U.S. Her name is Polina Shennikova, the daughter of proud Russian immigrants.

02/24/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

02/24/2014

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States in action during the Women's Slalom during day 14 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Coloradan Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold In Olympic Slalom

Colorado resident Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal.

02/21/2014

Avs at practice on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Avs Move Practice Time Up So They Can Watch U.S. Vs. Canada In Sochi

After 10 days off, the Colorado Avalanche, minus their Olympians, got back to work Thursday morning. Head Coach Patrick Roy worked the team hard. If fact, the practice almost had a training camp feel to it.

02/20/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5

Olympic Experience Likely Over For Steamboat Springs Snowboarder Arielle Gold

Arielle Gold crashed in practice before the Snowboard Women’s Halfpipe Qualification Heats on Wednesday.

02/12/2014

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USA Cycling Unveils Ambitious Mountain Bike Series Ending In The Springs

The sport of mountain biking was born and raised in the United States, which makes it all the more frustrating to American riders that they’ve been lapped by their European counterparts.

02/07/2014

Heidi Kloser of the United States practices during training for Moguls competition at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Vail Freestyler Heidi Kloser Pulls Out Of Olympics With Broken Leg

Vail’s Heidi Kloser had to pull out of the Olympics after injuring her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying.

02/07/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

File photo of Shaun White (credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Shaun White Pulls Out Of Olympic Slopestyle Qualifier In Breckenridge

Shaun White found himself on the “Road to Couchi” on Sunday — not exactly where he wanted to be with a key Olympic qualifying event going on outside.

12/16/2013

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