Every four years when the Olympic Winter Games come around, interest in curling grows. And with the help of the Kansas City Curling Club, anyone can get into that sport on ice with a lot of shouting and mad sweeping.
After finishing fourth in the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Gracie Gold, the 2014 and 2016 U.S. champion and Olympic team medalist who grew up in Springfield, said she is excited to show the world she is ready for the 2017 U.S. nationals in Kansas City.
Tara Lipinski, a 1998 Olympic gold medalist, and Johnny Weir, a three-time national champion, give a quick preview of the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Kansas City, which officially opens Thursday at the Sprint Center. Both are now NBC figure skating analysts.
When Kansas City hosts the U.S. Figure Skating Championships January 14-22, area skaters will welcome them with a 20-minute showcase of talent on Thursday, January 19 at the Sprint Center. The Kansas City Illusion, the only area synchronized skating team asked to perform during the opening ceremonies Jan. 19, will skate a segment of a larger production that will include individual and pair skaters.
Not every boxer turns pro. Some like Kansas City's Cam Awesome remain amateur and fight for national championships. Awesome was helping promote the first combined USA Boxing Elite and Youth National Championships and Junior Open, which are coming to Kansas City in December.
Former Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins is a member of USA Boxing board of directors. On Tuesday, he made his first press conference appearance since leaving his job at KU in Sept. 2010, helping promote the U.S. boxing national championships coming to Kansas City in December.
Missouri senior wrestler and two-time NCAA champion J'den Cox recounted his Olympic experience, including a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling, before a Welcome Back Reception on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium's Column's Club in Columbia.
Former Kansas runner Kyle Clemons talks about where he puts his gold medal after being part of the United States' 4x400 relay team during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He spoke to reporters on Aug. 26, 2016.
Brazilian authorities allege that Ryan Lochte and three other Team USA swimmers got into a fight with a gas station employee the night that they say they were robbed at gunpoint. Brazilian authorities say they tried to cover up the fight with the robbery story.