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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers are expecting a record turnout for this year’s  race, which will take place July 8. Advance tickets for the race are selling at a record pace, said organizers of the 2012 Hill Climb. This year, fans also can buy round-trip bus tickets to avoid congestion at the tollgate on… Continue Reading Advance tickets on sale for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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Bob Condron, who directed media operations for the United States Olympic Committee through 15 Olympic Games, is the new media operations manager for the July Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Condron was involved in planning and directing media services for Team USA and U.S. delegation for every Olympic Games since the 1984 games in Los… Continue Reading Condron joins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb team

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USA Pro Challenge volunteers needed

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Local organizers of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge are accepting volunteers for Stage 5 of the race which will land in downtown Colorado Springs Aug. 24. Volunteers are needed for pre-race and race day activities. They will take on a variety of roles from hospitality, security, media check-in, volunteer check-in and course marshals. Volunteers must… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge volunteers needed

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State games provide summer economic boost

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More than 7,000 athletes and their families are expected to descend on the Springs this summer for a two-weekend long sporting event that could provide an economic boost to the Springs. In addition to bringing in fans to local hotels and restaurants, this year’s Rocky Mountain State Games will challenge fans to break a Guinness World… Continue Reading State games provide summer economic boost

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General Electric extended its sponsorship with the U.S. Olympic Committee through 2020 in a deal that provides U.S. team doctors with groundbreaking technology to manage the health care of the athletes.   The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will put thousands of pages of medical records into a computerized database that will… Continue Reading GE-USOC deal gives boost on health technology

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Cycling enthusiasts can now take a virtual ride of stage five of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and see how the race winds from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs. Vladimir Jones, the Colorado Springs firm working on public relations for the state race, designed a website called RideStage5.com. The site provides details about the route’s terrain… Continue Reading New site allows for virtual ride through USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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It would be someone’s worst nightmare to be running a marathon up Pikes Peak and get caught in a blizzard. It has happened. Not this year, say the organizers of Pikes Peak Marathon and the Pikes Peak Road Runners Club. They have laid out the cash, $40,000, for a chip timing system that will give… Continue Reading New chip timing system to track runners in Pikes Peak Marathon

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First lady Michelle Obama will speak Monday in Colorado Springs at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for more than 200 wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. Back for a third year, the Warrior Games will be April 30 – May 5 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. More… Continue Reading First Lady to open ceremony for 2012 Warrior Games

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Golfers are scrambling this week to get a membership at the exclusive Garden of the Gods Club before the rates increase by a couple thousand dollars. For the first time in several years, the Garden of the Gods Club is raising its membership fees, going from a $12,500 initiation membership fee to $15,000. Monthly dues… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods Club will raise membership fees May 1

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An Ohio native is the winner of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Colorado Springs Stage 5 poster contest. James Billiter’s design won over judges Mayor Steve Bach, Chris Carmichael of Carmichael Training Systems and Steve McCauley of USA Cycling. “With family in Colorado, I am fortunate enough to visit every couple of years,”  Billiter said. … Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling poster showcases Springs landmarks

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