Olympics http://kuer.org en Westminster Celebrates its Olympic Student-Athletes http://kuer.org/post/westminster-celebrates-its-olympic-student-athletes <p></p><p>Westminster College held a celebration on campus Friday for the 23 students who recently competed in Sochi. The liberal arts school had more student-athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games than any other college or university in the country.</p><p>Leading the parade was the Westminster Griffin, followed by a stream of Olympic athletes. Halfpipe skier Maddie Bowman came in with a gold medal around her neck, and stepped up to the podium with the help of some crutches.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:55:58 +0000 Andrea Smardon 46081 at http://kuer.org Westminster Celebrates its Olympic Student-Athletes After Long Journey, Women's Ski Jumping Finally Gets Its Olympic Debut http://kuer.org/post/after-long-journey-womens-ski-jumping-finally-gets-its-olympic-debut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In one of their final practices before heading off to </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.wsjusa.com/jessica-jerome" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Jessica Jerome</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.wsjusa.com/lindsey-van" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Lindsey Van</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><a href="http://www.wsjusa.com/sarah-hendrickson" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Sarah Hendrickson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> take turns launchin Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:04:01 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41977 at http://kuer.org After Long Journey, Women's Ski Jumping Finally Gets Its Olympic Debut Westminster Cheers for 23 Students in Russia http://kuer.org/post/westminster-cheers-23-students-russia <p></p><p>The Westminster College community will be watching the opening ceremonies in Sochi with extra pride this year. The liberal arts school in Salt Lake City has more students competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics than any other U.S. college or university.</p><p>In all, there are 23 skiers and snowboarders in Sochi right now who are working simultaneously towards a degree at Westminster College.&nbsp;Deb Vickery is their academic advisor on campus.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:29:55 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41809 at http://kuer.org Westminster Cheers for 23 Students in Russia U.S. Women's Ski Jumping Names First Olympic Team http://kuer.org/post/us-womens-ski-jumping-names-first-olympic-team <p>The <a href="http://www.wsjusa.com/" target="_blank">U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping team</a> announced the three nominees that will participate at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Officials made the announcement at the team’s training facility in Park City.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:18:47 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41126 at http://kuer.org U.S. Women's Ski Jumping Names First Olympic Team U.S. Speedskating Coach Cleared of Abuse Allegations http://kuer.org/post/us-speedskating-coach-cleared-abuse-allegations <p>After five months, an investigation into the alleged abuse of <a href="http://www.usspeedskating.org/">U.S. Speedskating</a> team members has finally come to an end.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:29:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23580 at http://kuer.org U.S. Speedskating Coach Cleared of Abuse Allegations KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 4, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-december-4-2012 <p>The Utah Air Quality Board looks at creating stricter regulations, Governor Gary Herbert says Utah is “ready and willing” to host another Olympic games, and teen unemployment rates continue to remain high.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F69972377&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:10:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21888 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 4, 2012 Utah 'Ready and Willing’ to Host Olympics Again http://kuer.org/post/utah-ready-and-willing-host-olympics-again <p>Hopes for another Olympics in Utah were rekindled Monday, as Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced their decision to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Games.</p><p>The Olympic cauldron at Rice Eccles Stadium was literally in Governor Herbert’s view as he announced his decision based on the recommendations of an Exploratory Committee.</p><p>“We’ve reviewed the report and are here to announce that Salt Lake City and the great state of Utah are ready, willing, and able to host a future winter Olympic game.”</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:04:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21852 at http://kuer.org Utah 'Ready and Willing’ to Host Olympics Again