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Sister City arranged with Ancient Olympia, Greece

Colorado Springs, the home of the United States Olympic Committee, this week became a Sister City to Ancient Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Ancient Olympia, a city of 14,000 people, sees 2 million visitors annually, people who are drawn to Olympic history. It is also the home of the International Olympic Academy,… Continue Reading Sister City arranged with Ancient Olympia, Greece

Olympian planning Manitou therapy spa for Incline athletes

Former United States Olympic wrestler Thomas “T.C.” Dantzler was sick of driving all the way home for a shower after climbing the Manitou Incline and missing his key recovery and nutrition window. “My partner and I were always complaining there just wasn’t anything here for athletes on the recovery side,” Dantzler said. His partner is… Continue Reading Olympian planning Manitou therapy spa for Incline athletes

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Fan Zone downtown today celebrates 2012 Olympics

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Day two of Fan Zone begins at 1 p.m. today in front of the Antler’s Hilton Hotel. The event, hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee, celebrates Team USA’s performance at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USOC FanZone is an interactive celebration that provides fans an opportunity to try five different Olympic and Paralympic… Continue Reading Fan Zone downtown today celebrates 2012 Olympics

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  NBC is set to “break even” on its Olympics coverage, rather than lose money as previously expected, the head of NBCUniversal said Wednesday.   The company had expected at one point to take a $200 million loss on the London Olympics. NBC paid $1.2 billion for the rights to show the games on TV… Continue Reading CEO says NBC set to ‘break even’ on Olympics

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Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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Downtown Colorado Springs will become “Little London” for an Olympic-style kick-off party July 27. The Olympic Downtown Celebration, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority with support from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., will be from 4 to 10 p.m. The event coincides with NBC’s broadcast of the Olympic Games Opening… Continue Reading Downtown ready to celebrate Olympic-style

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The Colorado Springs Embassy Suites has launched a Facebook contest in honor of the summer Olympics and will give away a two-night stay for up to four people. “The idea behind the contest is to create hype around the area and around the hotel, which is not far from the U.S. Olympic Training Center,” said… Continue Reading Embassy Suites offers CS suite in Olympics-themed competition

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It’s more than 5,000 miles to London and Olympians and Paralympians are challenging the community to walk there with them. In celebration of the 2012 summer Olympic games, Colorado Springs Olympians and Paralympians will be part of the “Walk to London 2012” event, joining residents in community walks and rallies where every step will be… Continue Reading Local Olympic athletes host “Walk to London” to celebrate the summer games

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Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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Mayor Steve Bach will host his first town hall meeting to discuss his vision for downtown Colorado Springs and upcoming downtown events and festivals tonight. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The mayor’s chief of economic development, Steve Cox, will… Continue Reading Mayor hosts town hall meeting about downtown

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Olympic-related organizations and businesses pumped $215 million into the local economy and employed more than 2,100 people in the Pikes Peak region last year. The U.S. Olympic Committee commissioned auditing giant Deloitte to conduct the research and released its findings today. Key findings include: The USOC and Olympic National Governing Bodies employ a combined 719… Continue Reading Olympic sports, businesses generate $215 million for local economy

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Jet Set Sports/CoSport, a longtime supporter of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has extended its USOC sponsorship through 2020. The company provides hospitality package and event tickets for the Olympic Games. As part of its sponsorship, the company donates thousands of tickets kids and athlete their families. One local recipient, for example, was the family of… Continue Reading Jet Set Sports/CoSport extends USOC sponsor contract

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