Could Minneapolis Be An Olympic Host City?A week from this Friday on August 5 the world will be watching the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016. One individual that will likely pay close attention is president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis, Melvin Tennant.
Climbing Sets Sights On 2020 OlympicsClimbing is on the precipice of becoming an Olympic sport, raising the profile of a recreational activity that is seeing a surge in young participants.
'Miracle On Ice' Goalie Auctioning Gold MedalAn iconic piece of U.S. hockey history will soon be for sale. Olympic goaltender Jim Craig is auctioning off a collection of memorabilia from the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" team.
Source: 4 Minnesota Lynx Players Picked For Olympic TeamWhen the USA women's basketball Olympic team is announced Wednesday, four Minnesota Lynx players will be on it.
MN-Native Wrestler Earns Spot On Olympic Trials TeamNorth Dakota State University All-American wrestler Hayden Zillmer is a step closer to a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
36 Years Ago Today: Miracle On Ice In Lake PlacidSome still regard it as the single greatest moment in American sports history. On this day 36 years ago, the "Miracle on Ice" took place in Lake Placid, New York. On Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team upset the Soviet Union's in a 4-3 victory.
MN Olympians Auctions Medals For Grandkids' College FundsThe father-son collection, currently up for online bidding, will be sold later this month.
Albert Lea Swimmer Horejsi Sets Nat'l RecordWhen Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. "Not even a question, yeah," the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. "I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it."
Phelps Falls Short In Arena Pro Swim Series At University Of MinnesotaKatie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle and Missy Franklin took the 100 backstroke on Friday, a night after Ledecky beat Franklin in the 200 free in the Arena Pro Swim Series at the University of Minnesota.
Phelps Headlines Pro Swim Series Events In MinneapolisThe lead-up to the Olympics has started to get serious for the swimmers. Michael Phelps is excited as ever, in a peaceful, confident place he hardly could have foreseen a year ago.
Jim Johannson, USA Hockey: Expansion, Exposure Essential To Development Of American Hockey PlayersCBS Local Sports spoke with Johannson about the surge in top-tier American players in the NHL and the push to grow the sport of hockey further in America.
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