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Sky Sox overhauls home field

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has begun renovating the field drainage system and playing surface of its Security Service Field. After ten seasons of use and more than 700 baseball games since the last overhaul in 2004, renovation is necessary to ensure safe and professional playing conditions on the field and efficient drainage during inclement… Continue Reading Sky Sox overhauls home field

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A sure sign that the USA Pro Challenge is coming to town reads “Road Closed.” USA Pro Challenge local race organizers and city officials will begin closing roads in the downtown area Thursday in preparation for the Stage 5 finish Friday afternoon. Cyclists will start the stage in Breckenridge and enter Colorado Springs on Highway… Continue Reading Roads start closing on Thursday for USA Pro Challenge

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Baseball has its sparkle back. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has the OK to resume its 2012 Friday fireworks series. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and fire marshall announced that the city-wide burn ban has been lifted. The sky over Security Service Field will light up again on July 20 and continue on Friday nights… Continue Reading Fireworks and baseball, back together for Sky Sox

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The U.S. Olympic Boxing team heads to London this weekend and fans have a chance to wish them good luck before they go. Join the team at a special send-off at 7:30 p.m. Friday outside the Visitors’ Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. All the team members will be on hand and exclusive posters… Continue Reading Fans can send off Olympic boxing team to London Games

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The annual Rocky Mountain State Games, featuring amateur athletes of every age and skill level, kicks into high gear July 20 with basketball competitions at Cheyenne Mountain and Manitou Springs high schools. The first weekend includes eight sports and jump starts the first half of the annual Games. The event, which runs over two weekends,… Continue Reading 7,000 athletes to descend on Springs for State Games

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USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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U.S. Olympic Committee inked a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee that puts to end a long-standing dispute between the organizations and could result in a U.S. bid for 2022 or 2024 games. The financial agreement was announced today via telephone press conference with IOC president Jacques Rogge and USOC chairman Larry Probst, who… Continue Reading USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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An estimated 700 amateur boxers will be in Colorado Springs at the end of the month for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, to take a swing at a chance to compete in the summer Olympics in London. The Feb. 27- March 3 event, dubbed as USA Boxing’s premier event, will draw athletes, their coaches,… Continue Reading Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and… Continue Reading CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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Briefs: Board for disabled athletes created+

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The United States Olympic Committee is developing a new national governing board to represent disabled athletes who plan to compete in upcoming Paralympic Games. This includes amputees, people who are legally blind or have suffered a spinal cord injury, wheelchair-bound athletes, dwarfs and athletes with cerebral palsy. The United States Paralympic Corp. was borne out… Continue Reading Briefs: Board for disabled athletes created+

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