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Olympic ad campaign features future Olympians

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In its first major ad campaign since the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games, the U. S. Olympic Committee has launched a multi-million dollar advertising blitz featuring present and hopeful Olympians pitching everything from collectible pins to varsity jackets. The campaign launched with full-page advertisements in newspapers, including USA Today. Additionally, one million full-color catalogs… Continue Reading Olympic ad campaign features future Olympians

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Sports federation comes to Colorado Springs

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Hundreds of sports officials are coming to Colorado Springs as the 95-member General Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) hosts its 36th Congress and General Assembly at The Broadmoor Hotel. It is only the third time the federation has met in the U.S. but the second time for the federation to meet in Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Sports federation comes to Colorado Springs

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Notre Dame (ND) left town with a perfect record following Saturday’s game at the Air Force Academy, but many area retailers are happy about what thousands of ND fans left behind. For many area merchants, the game brought extra revenue in a year when extra business is needed. Hoteliers, retailers and others generally suffered from… Continue Reading Notre Dame wins football game; fans spend big in Colorado Springs

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Air Force, 6-0, 18th ranked nationally, and Notre Dame, 6-0, and ranked 7th, play at Falcon Stadium Saturday in a nationally televised game. Thousands of people are pouring into town, and retailers who survived the soft tourism business this summer will suddenly see some dollars flowing through their cash registers. How much? And how many… Continue Reading Air Force football game expected to bring tourism dollars to area

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Golf and technology hit a slight bump in the road

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Golf and technology may not really sound like a compatible couple, after all, chasing a dimpled ball into a hole in the fewest amount of hits doesn’t necessarily sound like rocket science. However, as with any sport, equipment is getting more and more sophisticated and the stakes grow continually higher. Golfing technology has manifested itself… Continue Reading Golf and technology hit a slight bump in the road

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Taa Dixon, a 1994 Colorado College grad with a flair for big-picture thinking, started 720 Media, a website design and strategic marketing firm in Colorado Springs. Two years later, her company has already developed an enviable list of premier marketing accounts. This rising star in the Pikes Peak region’s entrepreneurial skies heads a young team… Continue Reading Rising star applies e-technology tools to marketing

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In about a week’s time, athletes of all ages and skill levels will congregate in the Springs for the 2002 Rocky Mountain State Games. Archers, pool sharks, goalies, marathoners, black belts, point guards and the like from all over Colorado will test their mettle in the three-day Olympic-style event. Preparations for this event have been… Continue Reading The Rocky Mountain State Games employ a small biz philosophy

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Have you had your pronation checked lately? If not, you’re not alone – hundreds of runners and athletes out there pound the pavement on feet suffering in less-than-perfect footwear. Local runners, walkers and joggers who do understand the importance of proper foot and shoe alignment know it can mean the difference between a fast, strong… Continue Reading Footwear shop is home for the local marathon community

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The United States Olympic Committee is looking for a new president, and vows to thoroughly investigate resume claims before naming a successor to former President Sandy Baldwin, who resigned last month after inaccuracies were discovered in her resume. A new president is expected to be named by mid-summer, but could take as long to complete… Continue Reading US Olympic Committee searches for next president

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FYI: Large Ranches Read an interesting article in the May issue of Colorado BIZ on the remaining large tracts of land in Colorado — and who owns what. The Greenland Ranch has become a permanent development buffer between Colorado Springs and Denver – particularly on the west side of I-25. The 21,000-acre parcel (straddling both… Continue Reading Briefs: Ranch serves as CO Springs, Denver buffer+

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