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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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Wasted a part of a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend sitting through this season’s mega-disaster movie, “2012.” And no, the mega-disaster featured therein doesn’t have anything to do with the re-election of President Barack Obama, but with the end of the world. Not that I want to spoil the plot for you, but I particularly… Continue Reading Understanding true meaning of the fictional apocalypse

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Rio’s win shows we’ve fallen behind

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Now that the dust has settled, and Rio de Janeiro has won the perhaps-dubious honor of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, the blame game has begun in earnest. Was it Oprah’s fault? President Barack Obama’s fault? Stephanie Streeter’s fault? Or was it the fault of the self-interested members of the International Olympic Committee, who have… Continue Reading Rio’s win shows we’ve fallen behind

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(AP) – The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend. Chicago was knocked out in the first round – in one of the… Continue Reading Rio wins 2016 Olympic games

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