Olympic Sports

A young Nathan Chen and his former coach, Stephanee Grosscup....
Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Former coaches celebrate Nathan Chen at Salt Lake City event

Before Nathan Chen became a household name in the Winter Olympics, he grew up on the rinks in Utah, where Tuesday night, a former coach sang praise for him both on and off the ice.
10 months ago
Nathan Chen of Team United States reacts during the Men Single Skating Short Program on day four of...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Former teachers, coaches react to Nathan Chen’s Olympic short program

Nathan Chen's incredible short program at the 2022 Winter Olympics Monday night brought a lot of excitement among those who know him and worked with him closely in Utah.
10 months ago
MyKayla Skinner of Team United States poses with the silver medal following the Women's Vault Final...
Jeremiah Jensen & Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Silver Lining To Silver Medal: MyKayla Skinner Reacts To Comeback Olympic Moment

Skinner's path to the podium was unconventional, to say the least, but how she got there really doesn't matter. What matters is that she seized the moment she was given and showed she deserved to be there.
1 year ago
Brady Ellison of Team United States competes in the Mixed Team 1/8 Eliminations on day one of the T...
Alex Cabrero & Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Made In SLC: Roughly Half Of Tokyo Olympic Archers Are Shooting Utah-Made Bows

"I know without a doubt it's what I can win with." Top-ranked archer Brady Ellison uses bows made in Salt Lake City in his quest for Olympic gold.
1 year ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  (L-R) Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain touches the wall to win ...
KSL TV

Timing is Everything: Evolution of Olympic Timing Technology

From a simple stopwatch to cutting-edge motion sensors, NBC's Sam Brock looks at show the technology of timing has changed over the decades.
1 year ago
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17:  Nathan Chen of the United States competes during the Men's S...
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SLC Olympian May Understand Pressure Felt By Simone Biles More Than Most

Most people will never know the pressure Olympic athletes are under to perform but Nathan Chen does.
1 year ago
MyKayla Skinner during Women's Qualification on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake G...
Shara Park, KSL TV

Red Rock Coach Shares Thoughts On Three Utah Gymnasts Making US Olympic Team

For the first time in history, three members of the team have ties to one school — The University of Utah. KSL-TV sat down with Red Rock Coach Tom Farden to get his take on this historic moment. 
1 year ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Millcreek Parafencer Representing Team USA At Tokyo Paralympics 

With 30 days to go until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, a Millcreek woman just qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics which are also happening this summer. 
1 year ago
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Jeremiah Jensen, KSL TV

Climbing World Cup Coming To Salt Lake City This Month

Salt Lake City has brought back Olympic level competition to Utah as it will host back-to-back IFSC climbing World Cups for bouldering and speed.
2 years ago
The stands will be empty next weekend for the U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships at the Kea...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

U.S. Speedskating Championships Will Take Place At Utah Olympic Oval Without Fans

Organizers said because of COVID-19, fans will not be allowed to attend the U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships next week in Kearns.
2 years ago
Ted Ligety of the United States of America competes in the First Run of the Mens Alpine Skiing Gian...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah Olympic Champion Ted Ligety Announces Retirement

The 2006 Torino Winter Olympics is where the world was first introduced to skier Ted Ligety. 
2 years ago
Gold medalist paralympian Andrew Kurka is competing in Park City this week. (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Paralympic Skiers Compete At Park City Qualifying Event

Some of the fastest skiers in the world are competing in Park City for their chance at the 2022 Paralympic Games but their shared experiences run deeper than the competition.
2 years ago
Nathan Chen skates in the Men's Free Skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Orleans ...
Associated Press

Nathan Chen Wins 5th Straight US Figure Skating Title

Nathan Chen was unbeatable over the weekend, winning his fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating Championship.
2 years ago
The sun sets behind the Olympic rings in Odaiba marine park on March 24, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Pho...
STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer

Olympic Rings Back In Tokyo Bay; A Sign Of Hope In Pandemic

The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay.
2 years ago
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Short Track Speed Skaters Thomas Hong, John-Henry...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Olympic Speedskater Details Alleged Abuse From National Team Coach

A short track speedskater who competed in the 2018 Olympics declined a spot on the national team this year because of what he described as verbal and emotional abuse from the head coach.
2 years ago
FILE: Jared Ward of the United States competes during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 ...
Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Delayed 2020 Olympics May Give Utah Runner Second Chance To Qualify

After a sixth-place finish in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Jared Ward had his sights set on Tokyo 2020 - but he did not qualify. Now, he may have a second chance.
2 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah Olympic Athletes Unable To Train For Tokyo After Facilities Close

Several Olympic athletes have been unable to fully prepare for the Tokyo 2020 games, after coronavirus concerns forced the closure of training facilities across the world and closer to home in Utah.
3 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

USA Climbing Postpones Championship Event Due To Coronavirus

USA Climbing has postponed its National Open Championship because of coronavirus concerns. The event was planned in Salt Lake City this Friday and Saturday.
3 years ago
A woman wearing a face mask uses a smartphone as she takes a photograph in front of the Olympic rin...
STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

Tokyo Organizers, Government Take Offensive On Virus Threat

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months.
3 years ago
A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings in front of the new National Stadium, the ...
George Ramsay, CNN

Are The Olympics Canceled? Tokyo 2020 Preparations Going Ahead ‘As Planned’

Olympic organizers have insisted that preparations for Tokyo 2020 are going ahead "as planned" despite the novel coronavirus outbreak in Asia.
3 years ago
A general view of downtown Salt Lake City at night during the Salt Lake Winter Olympics on February...
Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Utah Forms Committee To Bid For Olympic Games

Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday announced the formation of a committee in Utah's bid to bring the Winter Olympic Games back to Salt Lake City.
3 years ago
The silver, gold and bronze medals are displayed after the Tokyo 2020 medal design unveiling ceremo...
Stephen Wade, Associated Press

Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games.
3 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Salt Lake-Based USA Climbing Team Excited For Olympic Debut

The USA Climbing team recently moved their headquarters to Salt Lake City, which is fortunate in more ways than one. The best climber happens to be from Murray. 
3 years ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah Marathon Runner Jared Ward Focused On Making His Second Olympics

Although Salt Lake is former Winter Olympics city, there are athletes in the Beehive State who compete in the summer games. KSL caught up with one athlete on the one-year mark before the 2020 games in Tokyo.
3 years ago
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