Olympics

INDIANAPOLIS | Missy Franklin is fine tuning that victory smile for her next summer international tour. America’s biggest female swimming star in London made her grand reappearance on the national stage Tuesday night, winning the U.S. national championship in the 100-meter freestyle with the second-fastest time in the world this year and assuring herself of […]

DENVER | Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office announced a celebration for Colorado athletes who completed in the Olympics on Saturday, which will include an appearance by Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old swimming star — who won four gold medals and a bronze in London in her Olympic debut — will be among those on hand at 3:30 […]

DENVER | Missy Franklin is headed back to school after winning four gold medals at the Olympics. Franklin is beginning her senior year at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora on Thursday, three days after arriving home from London. The honor student managed to squeeze in an appearance on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday before returning […]

Dubbed the “Female Phelps,” Missy Franklin put herself on the road to that nickname in her Olympic debut. On the same day in London that legendary men’s swimmer Michael Phelps collected his 22nd overall medal, Franklin captured the fifth of her first trip to the world’s largest athletic stage. “I don’t think his shoes will […]

United States' women's 4 x 100-meter medley relay team members from left, Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, and Alison Schmitt hold their gold medals on the podium at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

LONDON | On a night when the legendary Michael Phelps exited the world stage, Missy Franklin capped a brilliant Olympic debut by helping the U.S. win gold in the women’s medley relay — with a world-record time, no less. The 17-year-old  student at Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School gives the U.S. hope for the post-Phelps […]

United States' Missy Franklin smiles after winning the gold in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Missy Franklin dominated the final of the 200 meter backstroke at the Olympics on Friday, setting a world record and claiming her third gold medal of the Games. Franklin, a 17-year-old who attends Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School, led from start to finish at the Aquatic Centre in London, dominating the last 100 meters of […]

Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo, left, is embraced by United States' Missy Franklin after winning gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Missy Franklin placed fifth in the finals of the women’s 100 meter freestyle Thursday in London, but set herself up for a shot at another gold the next day. Looking to add to a medal count that already includes two golds and a bronze, Franklin posted a time of 53.64 seconds in the 100 freestyle, […]

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QUID HAS HEARD that anything goes when the going gets rough in Aurora. Seems that in the midst of the city getting its 15 minutes on the world stage after the heinous July 20 movie massacre, just about any media claim would fly unchallenged. Here are a few whoppers Quid came across: • A Denver […]

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