olympics

Litchfield sets up home base

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles chronicling pole vaulter Paul Litchfield’s efforts to make the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games this sum ...

Litchfield returns to his roots

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on athletes from the Auburn area who are gearing up for a run at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Paul Litchfield ha ...

Davis enjoys track and field buffet

When it came to high school track and field, Willa Davis could not find enough events to satisfy her appetite last spring. This summer, the Bear River High graduate is getting her ...

Swisley’s throws take a twist

Nathan Swisley was short on patience this summer. Much to the surprise of his coaches, he is long on talent in an event that usually has a steep learning curve. Less than two mon ...

Nielsen: A soaring recovery

Kendal Nielsen is jumping back into competition Friday at Sacramento State for the National Junior Olympics. The Bear River junior qualified two weeks ago at the USATF Junior Olymp ...

Media Life: TV Olympics, Auburn festivals, Newcastle celebrity sightings and channel changes

The Winter Olympics were big in this area, with plenty of local Sierra Nevada heroes coming from the Tahoe region. KCRA 3 took advantage of the Feb. 12 to 28 excitement to post som ...

Olympics - Region looks toward 2022

It’s an old flame and every four years, when the Winter Olympics are staged elsewhere, hopes of a return tend to burn a little brighter in Placer County. This year is no excepti ...

Cook’s Olympic ride short, mostly sweet

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on U.S. Olympic skier Stacey Cook, who grew up in Truckee.Stacey Cook’s Olympic experience was 1.33 seconds too ...

McCadam’s Olympic migration

If there’s snow and world-class ski racers on the mountain, Seth McCadam is probably somewhere in the vicinity. Whether in Europe, South America, Asia or in between, the Placer ...

Auburn’s first Olympian was ski jumping star in 1930s, mayor of city in 1950s

Ski jumper Roy Mikkelsen was Auburn’s sporting pride in the 1930s, participating in both the 1932 and 1936 Olympics. Mikkelsen honed his jumping skills in his native Norway and ...