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Olympic medalists Suni Lee, Grace McCallum return home to Minnesota

Family and friends greet Olympic gymnasts Suni Lee and Grace McCallum as they arrive home to Minnesota from Tokyo. (FOX 9)ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The 2020 Tokyo Olympics wrap up Sunday, but family, friends and fans welcomed Olympic medalists Suni Lee and Grace McCallum home to Minnesota on Thursday. The gymnasts touched down at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport…

NDSU alum Payton Otterdahl finishes 10th in Olympics shot put

Payton Otterdahl places 10th in the Olympic shot put final. A tremendous accomplishment for a legendary Bison. pic.twitter.com/W8haT9P9Qm — NDSU Track & Field (@NDSUTrackField) August 5, 2021 TOKYO (KVRR) – Minnesota native and former Bison track and field athlete Payton Otterdahl finishes his first Olympics in 10th place in the shot put with a throw of 66 feet 26 inches….

Former Bison Otterdahl Advances to Olympic Shot Put Final

Final is Wednesday night at 9 P.M.

TOYKO (NDSU Athletics) Former North Dakota State NCAA champion Payton Otterdahl advanced to the shot put final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday. Otterdahl threw 68-7 (20.90m) on his last attempt of the qualifying round, which ultimately earned him the 12th and final spot in the event final. The shot put final will be held at 9 p.m. CT on…

Minnesota gymnast wins gold in women’s all-around

TOKYO – Minnesota’s own Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the women’s all-around. She edged Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in an entertaining and hotly contested final while Simone Biles watched from the stands. The St. Paul native’s total of 57.433 points was just enough to top Andrade. The Brazilian earned the first…

Former Bison Otterdahl Ready to Carry Out Olympic Dream

Competes in the shot put at the Tokyo games August 2-5

Video Courtesy: NBC Sports/Olympics FARGO, N.D. — There have been seven former North Dakota State athletes to compete in the Olympics and only one has come from the men’s track and field team. After a year long postponement, Payton Otterdahl carries out that honor in Tokyo. “I think it’s finally settled in. It took a couple weeks but were finally,…

2020 Olympics Postponement Hits Close to Home

Former NDSU and current professional Thrower Payton Otterdahl speaks on Tokyo Games Cancellation

FARGO, N.D. — With the official announcement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games being postponed due to Coronavirus until 2021, the news impacts the whole world and close to home with former NDSU Thrower Payton Otterdahl, looking to qualify for the games during the Olympic Trails in June. KVRR’s Nick Couzin talked with Otterdahl about how the decision changes his…

Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021

The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021.”

TOKYO (AP)–The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be…

Services Set For Professional Runner And Perham Native Gabe Grunewald

The athlete died Tuesday at the age of 32 following a ten-year cancer battle

Courtesy: @gg_runs/TwitterMINNEAPOLIS, MN — Services are set for professional runner Gabe Grunewald, the Perham, Minnesota native who passed away from cancer this week. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis. A second visitation will be held from 10-noon on Monday at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis with the funeral to follow at…

Olympic Medalist And Minnesota Native Dead at 23

Kelly Catlin's father told VeloNews that his daughter took her own life in her California home.

Kelly Catlin (FOX Sports)An Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion from Minnesota has died. 23-year-old Kelly Catlin passed away on Friday according to USA Cycling. Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis and was part of the four-woman team at Rio 2016 that finished second behind Great Britain in the gold-medal race. Catlin’s father told VeloNews that his daughter…

2018 Sports Year in Review

A look back at some of the biggest moments from 2018

FARGO, N.D. — This year was packed with highlights, milestones and groundbreaking achievements around North Dakota and Minnesota. The Year in Review looks back at everything from NDSU’s national championship in January, through the Olympic accomplishments. Hear reactions from the Super Bowl in Minneapolis to the Force winning their first Clark Cup. Here are the biggest sports stories from 2018….