Angeli VanLaanen

Olympians react after Seahawks claim Super Bowl XLVIII

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As we mentioned earlier today, Team USA athletes were keen on seeing tonight’s Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. We figure now’s a good time to see how some of them are reacting after the Seahawks’ 43-8 victory at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. We’ll start off with short-track star [more]

Full list of automatic ski halfpipe, ski slopestyle Olympic qualifiers

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The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association nominated 11 athletes to the Olympic Team in ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle on Saturday night. Here’s the list: Men’s Ski Halfpipe Aaron Blunck — 2012 Youth Olympics bronze medalist Lyman Currier David Wise — 2012, 2013 Winter X Games champion, 2013 World Champion Women’s Ski Halfpipe Maddie Bowman [more]

Angeli VanLaanen overcomes Lyme disease to make Olympic Team

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Angeli VanLaanen won the final Olympic selection event in ski halfpipe Saturday, capping one of the most inspiring runs to the U.S. Olympic Team across all sports. VanLaanen, 28, took a three-year break from halfpipe skiing in 2009 to treat Lyme disease, which went misdiagnosed for 14 years. She released a 30-minute documentary about her treatment [more]