Olympics

Education
3:55 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Westminster Celebrates its Olympic Student-Athletes

Olympic medalists Maddie Bowman, Devin Logan, and Kaitlyn Farrington pose for a photo with the Westminster Griffin.
Andrea Smardon KUER

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.

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.

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Entertainment
10:04 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

After Long Journey, Women's Ski Jumping Finally Gets Its Olympic Debut

Lindsey Van flies down the in-run at nearly 60 mph
Credit Brian Grimmett

In one of their final practices before heading off to Sochi Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, and Sarah Hendrickson take turns launching off of the 90 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. It’s a venue that was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Education
5:29 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Westminster Cheers for 23 Students in Russia

Westminster College Junior Jessica Jerome will be ski jumping in Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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.

In all, there are 23 skiers and snowboarders in Sochi right now who are working simultaneously towards a degree at Westminster College. Deb Vickery is their academic advisor on campus.

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Entertainment
3:18 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

U.S. Women's Ski Jumping Names First Olympic Team

Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, and Lindsey Van will be the first three U.S. women to compete at the Olympics in ski jumping.
Brian Grimmett

The U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping team 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.

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KUER Local News
4:29 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

U.S. Speedskating Coach Cleared of Abuse Allegations

U.S. Speedskating

After five months, an investigation into the alleged abuse of U.S. Speedskating team members has finally come to an end.

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KUER Local News
12:10 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 4, 2012

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.

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KUER Local News
5:04 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Utah 'Ready and Willing’ to Host Olympics Again

Utah's Olympic Exploratory Committee applauds as Governor Gary Herbert announces his intentions to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Andrea Smardon

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.

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.

“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.”

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