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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Warrior Games will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 using venues at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The competition for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans was created in 2010 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division named its national swimming team for 2014. Among the dozen Paralympic swimmers assigned to the A team are six reigning world champions, the division announced Thursday in a news release. Also named were nine athletes to the national B team and 15 named to “emerging and military teams.” “As… Continue Reading USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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Partnership to host Olympic celebration

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Partnership to host Olympic celebration

A partnership of four Colorado Springs entities will host an event celebrating the 2014 Olympic Winter Games’ opening ceremony. The City of Colorado Springs, the Downtown Development Authority, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. announced in a news release Monday that they will host the “Olympic Downtown Celebration” beginning at 5… Continue Reading Partnership to host Olympic celebration

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AFA to appear at bowl games

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AFA to appear at bowl games

An Air Force Academy team will take the field at two bowl games during this college bowl season. Cadets from the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute demonstration and competition team are giving up their holiday break to dive into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday, and the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.… Continue Reading AFA to appear at bowl games

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb will take place Aug. 24, organizers announced this week. The event will cap Colorado Springs Cycling Week, which will take place from Aug. 18-24. Festivities will include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge. Stage 4 takes place in and around the City of Colorado… Continue Reading Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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City body-slams EPS in response to Regional Tourism Act analysis

Attorneys representing clients in the courtroom are guided by a simple set of rules: If the facts are with you, pound the facts; If the law is with you, pound the law; If neither the facts nor the law support your client, pound the table! The city’s response to the third-party analysis of the administration’s… Continue Reading City body-slams EPS in response to Regional Tourism Act analysis

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to… Continue Reading Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Apparently, at least for now, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox won’t be moving to a new downtown stadium after all. City leaders are revising their application to the Colorado Economic Development Commission for funding through the Regional Tourism Act, and the state EDC has given Colorado Springs an extra two days to respond to the… Continue Reading City for Champions stadium plans moving away from baseball

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Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions proposal didn’t impress Economic and Planning Systems, the third-party analyst hired by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to evaluate the city’s request for state tax increment funding. EPS found that visitor estimates by the city were overly optimistic; financial data was skimpy, insufficient and/or inaccurate; and cost and revenue… Continue Reading Third-party analysis forces City for Champions revisions

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America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race.… Continue Reading Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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