Contributions of Olympic proportion

A myriad of experiences during the 2012 Games -- from a 9th-place finish by senior Emma Coburn in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, to amazing performances by amputee-sprinter Oscar Pistorius, whose participation was supported by CU-Boulder research -- can proudly be added to CU’s legacy of involvement in the Olympic Games. 

See some of the highlights here and at the Athletics and CU Heritage Center websites. 

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The 2013 calendar year is starting off on a great note for University of Colorado senior Shalaya Kipp as she was named the 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday afternoon....

Described as “the number one spectator sport” at the Olympic Games, pin trading is gaining in popularity.

Beginning his outstanding career in track and field while at CU, William Toomey (Jour’62) was one of the nation’s top five hurdlers, winning five consecutive AAU pentathlon titles between 1960 and 1964, an achievement that has not been matched....

CU began its Olympic legacy in 1948 with David Bolen (Mktg’50, MS’50), a rising track star and promising business major from Louisiana.

The opening ceremony of the Olympics—with the parade of nations and athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame—reminds Jordan Valutas, 2007 alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of...

On the rarity of two athletes from the same collegiate team making the Olympics -- Head Coach Mark Wetmore: “I’ve never seen it before; it’s pretty rare for a single collegiate to make it from a team.  In 2008, there were maybe...

It's a rare and wonderful thing for a school to produce an Olympian. It's even rarer and more wonderful for a school to produce a pair. But it gets even better.

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