American road cyclist Kristin Armstrong received a couple big empty boxes at her home in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday. The problem? Well those boxes originally contained her Olympic time trial and road racing bikes, the former of which she rode to gold in London, her second straight win in that event.
The bikes, each valued at roughly $30,000, were on display at an event in Germany, and then shipped to the states on Sept. 7, making stops in Frankfurt and Atlanta. There’s no telling at what point the bikes were poached, but customs officials from both the U.S. and Germany are investigating the theft.
Armstrong, who retired to raise her family following her success in London, told the Associated Press that those bikes are symbols of her hard work and that she was sad someone took them away from her and her family.
The 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the final competition to determine the Pyeongchang Olympic team, will be in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center, concluding Jan. 7.
It appears to be the earliest the U.S. Figure Skating Championships will end in an Olympic year in at least 50 years.
The competition will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live on Icenetwork.com.
San Jose previously hosted the U.S. Championships in 1996 and 2012, but it has never hosted in an Olympic year.
Sochi Olympian Polina Edmunds is from San Jose and figures to receive a boost of crowd support. Edmunds, 18, begins classes at nearby Santa Clara University next month.
The January 2017 U.S. Championships will be in Kansas City. The international figure skating season starts next month, with Skate America kicking off the Grand Prix season in October.
Recent Nationals host cities in Olympic years were Boston in 2014 and Spokane, Washington, in 2010.
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Olympic coaches don’t receive gold medals. Fiji Olympic men’s rugby coach Ben Ryan may have gotten something better anyway.
Ryan’s reward for guiding Fiji to its first Olympic medal in any sport — gold in rugby sevens’ Olympic debut — included three acres of land in Fiji and a new name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, according to Fijian reports.
Ryan, a London native, is stepping down as coach of the Fijian team. The 44-year-old coached the team for three years after leading the England national sevens team for six years.
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