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Warrior Games back in the Springs for third year

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Back for a third year, the Warrior Games are coming to Colorado Springs in 2012. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that the Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte, will take place April 30 – May 5, 2012. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans are expected to participate in seven sports including… Continue Reading Warrior Games back in the Springs for third year

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Sky Sox earn national recognition

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have turned baseball into good business. It’s a franchise that has invested more than $8 million into its facilities in the past five years. Its unique promotions – like “Bring Your Dog to the Game Day” – have pumped up attendance in four of the past five seasons. And it… Continue Reading Sky Sox earn national recognition

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Colorado Springs will host the 2012 International Skating Union Four Continents Figure Skating Championship at the World Arena Feb. 7-12, 2012. The internationally recognized event is ISU sanctioned and will feature 100 top figure skaters from North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Tickets go on sale Nov. 29. U.S. Team pairs Caydee Denney and John… Continue Reading 100 top figure skaters set to compete in Colorado Springs

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International media coverage is putting the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the spotlight. Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb: More attention, more popular

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USA Cycling, inspired by this summer’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a growing cycling enthusiasm, will host an inaugural Fall Back Cross race this weekend – marking the first time the sport’s national governing body has hosted an event outside of a national championship. “We decided to put on this cross race to contribute and… Continue Reading Summer’s cycling enthusiasm inspires USA Cycling cyclo-cross event

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For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be on a completely paved asphalt surface. Veteran competitors will no longer have to adjust to the usual gravel and asphalt challenges that have been part of the race, said Mike Moran, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation senior media consultant. City crews… Continue Reading 90th Pikes Peak Hill Climb set for July on fully paved road

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Eight college teams, including three from Colorado, are vying for $35,000 in cash prizes and a title of best sports/outdoor business plan. The business plan competition is the brain child of Tom Duening, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He spent a year thinking about various business sectors and… Continue Reading Business plan competition hopes to lay tracks for sports industry cluster

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CC hockey takes over World Arena

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It’s two days before the Colorado College men’s ice hockey season begins and the team at the World Arena has their game faces on. Making ice is one of their specialties. And while Colorado College hockey games only represent 22 of the 250 events each year in the World Arena, hockey is a big part… Continue Reading CC hockey takes over World Arena

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back in Colorado in 2012 for seven days of cycling from Aug. 20-26.  Race organizers have already begun planning for the 2012 race, although host cities have not been announced. Cities interested in becoming a host city must apply through an official Request for Proposals process beginning next… Continue Reading Race is on to become USA Pro Cycling Challenge host city for next year’s event

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CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

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Winter athletes and ski executives from Colorado are in Washington to talk about climate change. Coloradans including Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler are scheduled to lobby Wednesday for carbon regulation. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog. The athletes are part of a group called “Protect Our… Continue Reading CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

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