Jeremy Bloom retires from moguls skiing

DENVER (AP)-Freestyle skier Jeremy Bloom has abandoned his
comeback try, ending a bid to make the 2010 Olympic Team, so he can
spend more time on his charity work.

The 2002 and 2006 U.S. Olympian said Wednesday he was retiring because ``the passion that I once had for sports has naturally transitioned into my new ventures.''

He had announced about a year ago that he would try for his third Olympics. The 27-year-old Bloom plans to focus on the foundation he started, wish of a lifetime, and also hopes to do color commentary on college football games.

He had a brief NFL career after playing at Colorado. He finishes with 11 World Cup wins and two World Cup titles. He finished sixth in moguls at the 2006 Olympics and ninth in 2002.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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