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Olympic teams filling out with Colorado athletes

With three days left before U.S. national governing bodies are required to nominate their athletes to the U.S. Olympic team for the Vancouver Games, 18 Colorado athletes already have been named.

Two-time Olympian Courtney Zablocki of Highlands Ranch missed making the luge team by .03 of a second.

Three other Colorado athletes have been named to the Olympic teams of other countries.

Alpine skiing
Lindsey Vonn, Vail
Sarah Schleper, Vail
Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs
Jake Zamansky, Carbondale

Freestyle skiing
Ryan St. Onge (aerials), Winter Park
Michelle Roark (moguls), Denver
Casey Puckett (skicross), Aspen

Nordic combined
Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs
Johnny Spillane,Steamboat Springs
Taylor Fletcher,Steamboat Springs
Gretchen Bleiler (halfpipe), Aspen
Tyler Jewell (parallel GS), Steamboat Springs
Chris Klug (parallel GS), Aspen

Katie Uhlaender, Breckenridge

Lanny Barnes, Durango

Figure skating
Jeremy Abbot, Bloomfield, Mich. (formerly of Aspen, Colorado Springs)
Rachel Flatt, Colorado Springs

Paul Stastny, Denver

Colorado Avalanche players named to other Olympic teams:
Peter Budaj (Slovakia)
Ruslan Salei (Belarus)

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_14279592?source=rss#ixzz0e1pFyYyE

Posted on: January 27, 2010