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USOC mulls renovation options for training center

Wed, Mar 16, 2011

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Last week I wrote about the emerging trend of homeowners opting to remodel their current homes rather than buy new ones.

The latest to hop that trend? The US Olympic Committee.

The USOC held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting yesterday at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga. Among the items discussed was adding an additional dimension to the Olympic Training Center that would include a multi-media experience focusing on athlete acheivements. The addition was discussed as an attempt to draw more tourists to the site.

But unlike others gett into the remodeling scene, the USOC doesn’t even have the option to move. It would be using around $16 million of the over $50 million committed by Colorado Springs when the it agreed to stay in the city for the next 30 years.

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  1. FactFinder Says:

    The theme of this week’s CSBJ is Sports Brings Money into this city.

    So, in honor of the theme, the USOC has it’s quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors in…drum roll, please…Atlanta, GA. Practically a suburb of Colorado Springs. Thank you Bill Hybl for this. And now we are going to get reamed with the cost of upgrading the sweaty ol sports facilities. Guess who is going to get to pay for that? And pay for the 2.5 billion dollar water pipeline? And pay for the underfunding of public employee luxury retirement packages? Any bets on how long it is going to take to bankrupt most city residents with runaway water bills, and runaway sports bills, and runaway pension packages?