Paris-bound Olympians look forward to a post-COVID Games with fans in the stands

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The biggest races, routines and games for many of this generation’s Olympic athletes were contested in front of mostly empty stands, largely devoid of coaches to help them out or friends and family to cheer them on. That was three years ago at the COVID-19 Summer Olympics and two years ago … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

What do you get when you cross rodeo with skiing? The wild and wacky Skijoring

[ad_1] LEADVILLE, Colo. — Nick Burri clicks into his ski bindings, squats to stretch his knees and scans the snowy race course. Moments later, he’s zipping past a series of gates at high speed and hurtling off jumps. But it’s not gravity pulling him toward the finish line: It’s the brute force of a quarter … Read more