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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

The Broadmoor signed a three-year agreement making it the title sponsor of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the PPIHC announced Thursday. “It’s significant as well, since the founder of The Broadmoor, Spencer Penrose, created the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1916, two years before he opened the hotel,” said a news release announcing… Continue Reading Broadmoor to sponsor Hill Climb

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Rocky Mountain State Games adds dog sledding

For the second year now, the Rocky Mountain State Games added a sport that involves human and animal athletes. Last summer it was the dog agility competition that attracted some 500 competitors and their four-legged athletes, bringing additional visitors and tourist dollars into the region. In 2014, the first Rocky Mountain State Games Dog Sled… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games adds dog sledding

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Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Anybody who knows Dave Palenchar couldn’t have been surprised at how the word came out this week of his retirement as El Pomar Foundation’s chief operating officer. No hoopla, no media event, no staged announcement. Just a short and simple, four-paragraph news release from El Pomar, saying he was stepping down as COO. Yes, he’s… Continue Reading Palenchar’s spotlight moment

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Rocky Mountain State Games breaks participation records

The Rocky Mountain State Games, already the largest sports festival in Colorado, broke records this summer. A total of 9,312 athletes from 90 Colorado towns and cities, plus competitors from other Rocky Mountain states, took part in the 12th Rocky Mountain State Games conducted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. The games were held during… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games breaks participation records

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The 2011 Rocky Mountain State Games attracted a record 7,067 athletes — the highest number of athletes in the 10-year-history of the event — over two weekends in July and August. About half of the athletes came in from outside El Paso County and represented 28 states. An estimated 10,500 spectators watched the events at… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games attracts record number of athletes

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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Colorado Springs Sports Corp. CEO Tom Osborne’s concept for state and national amateur games was patterned after Olympic events. The 2010 Rocky Mountain State Games is expected to bring more than 7,000 people to the Pikes Peak region from July 30 through Aug. 1. The former Montana State University basketball player recently weighed in the… Continue Reading Osborne: A team captain for the local sports industry

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By Mike Moran Every resident of Colorado will have a chance this summer to compete in a healthy and positive sports event that celebrates the state’s love of the outdoors and fitness – and, they can be a part of Team Colorado while enjoying it. It will take place in Colorado Springs when the National… Continue Reading Don’t let the State Games of America pass you by

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