cross country skiing http://kajx.org en After Sochi, Skier's Racing Season Isn't Over http://kajx.org/post/after-sochi-skiers-racing-season-isnt-over <p></p><p>Even though the Olympics are over Aspen cross country skier Simi Hamilton is preparing for his next race. The U.S. Ski Team has about three more weeks of competitions. Many of them are World Cup races. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Hamilton in Finland, where he was taking a break from training.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamilton's one of four athletes from Aspen who competed in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 26 year old is planning to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:01:33 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14797 at http://kajx.org After Sochi, Skier's Racing Season Isn't Over Road to Sochi: A Look Back On Athletes' Efforts To Make Team USA http://kajx.org/post/road-sochi-look-back-athletes-efforts-make-team-usa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week marks the end of our Road to </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series. For 22 weeks, we’ve followed a dozen local athletes as they worked their way toward competing in the Winter Olympics. Most didn’t make it because of injuries and fierce competition. Still, four athletes are there, competing for Team USA. Today we take a look back at the twelve athletes and their quest for an Olympic chance.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:50:54 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14449 at http://kajx.org Road to Sochi: A Look Back On Athletes' Efforts To Make Team USA How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics http://kajx.org/post/how-watch-aspens-four-athletes-during-winter-olympics <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:45:21 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13866 at http://kajx.org How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics Road to Sochi: Locals Traveling To Olympics Not "Overly" Concerned About Safety http://kajx.org/post/road-sochi-locals-traveling-olympics-not-overly-concerned-about-safety <p></p><p>The four Aspen-area athletes competing in the Winter Olympics arrive in Russia this week as the country prepares for opening ceremonies on Friday. Security in Sochi has been closely scrutinized after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/30/258287084/bus-explosion-in-volgograd-follows-train-station-bombing">two suicide bombings killed 34 people</a> in another Russian town in late December. And, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory last month for Americans traveling to the Games. Still, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee says security is being handled well by Russian authorities. For local athletes and family members traveling to Russia, safety is something they’re thinking about. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:22:08 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13774 at http://kajx.org Road to Sochi: Locals Traveling To Olympics Not "Overly" Concerned About Safety Aspen's Simi Hamilton Claims Victory in World Cup Stage Race http://kajx.org/post/aspens-simi-hamilton-claims-victory-world-cup-stage-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen’s </span><a href="http://kajx.org/post/road-sochi-nordic-ski-racer-simi-hamilton-sprints-toward-olympic-spot" style="line-height: 1.5;">Simi Hamilton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> made history Tuesday in the Nordic skiing world. The 26-year-old ski racer won a race in Switzerland that all but secures a spot on the US Olympic team.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:23:43 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12318 at http://kajx.org Aspen's Simi Hamilton Claims Victory in World Cup Stage Race