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Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) had the checkered flag waving for the first time this year on May 19. The running of the NASCAR Rocky Mountain 200 Craftsman truck race and the NASCAR 100 Featherlite Southwest tour series race started a season of events that includes a Busch series race, an Indy Racing League (IRL)… Continue Reading Pikes Peak International Raceway starts season

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Toby Wong just smashed a 108-year-old glass ceiling. Wong is the USOC’s highest-ranking female staff executive in its 108-year history, but it is not a fact she is letting go to her head. She has pitched products for some of the best-known brands in the world, including Nike and Coca-Cola, and is now poised to… Continue Reading U.S. Olympic Committee hires chief mktg. officer

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Restoration of the People’s Games– sometimes called everyone’s games – probably could not have happened at a better time. Announcing the Rocky Mountain State Games would be restored to Colorado Springs and many other parts of the states, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation president and chief executive officer Dave Ogrean said the games held at the… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain State Games return to CO Springs

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The Colorado Springs Galyan’s Trading Company outdoor and sporting goods store will be the company’s third in Colorado and part of an anticipated nine new stores expected to open this year throughout the nation. A new 80,000 square-foot Galyan’s opened at Denver’s Park Meadows Mall on April 18 in a former six-screen movie theater and… Continue Reading Outdoor, sporting goods store adds 2 CO locations

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David Chavez loves his work. You can tell by the dozens of autographed photos, baseballs, hockey sticks, basketballs, and caps on his office shelves and walls. Olympic gold medalist, Rulon Gardner; Billy Blanks of Tae-Bo fame; the NFL’s Jamal Anderson; or NASCAR great, Bobby Allison share one thing in common: they’ve all contracted to appear… Continue Reading Local firm succeeds in sports, events promotions

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Baseball team looks to set attendance record

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With the beginning of the season right around the corner, (opening day is April 4th), the Colorado Springs Sky Sox are gearing up for what could be a season of milestones. The catch is, that might represent a year for the record books, or one just remembered as “that 2002 season.” The Sky Sox currently… Continue Reading Baseball team looks to set attendance record

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Colorado Springs-based RockShox Inc., has a new owner. Chicago-based SRAM Corporation purchased RockShox, which employs about 300 people locally making shock absorbers for high-end mountain bicycles. The deal should be complete in about 45 days. RockShox reported losses of $2.6 million in the last quarter of 2000, and, as a result of the sale, RockShox… Continue Reading IL firm buys bicycle shock absorber manufacturer

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The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) moved forward with two trademark infringement complaints against Discount Tires on Jan. 8 and Quiksilver, Inc. on Jan. 23. Both complaints were filed in a Federal Court in Salt Lake City, Utah. The USOC alleged unauthorized usage of Olympic imagery in the Discount Tires complaint when a Discount Tire’s… Continue Reading Use of Olympic Rings without permission a major mistake

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In his address at the Jan. 28 EDC luncheon, held at the Broadmoor International Center, Bill Hybl, Chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, provided a brief look into his work as U.S. Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly and as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Hybl gave a warm… Continue Reading CO man plays role in history as appointee to U.N.

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Dawn Dawson leads a double life.During the week, the owner of Reflections Advertising in Colorado Springs works with clients and voices radio and TVcommercials. When the weekend comes she cuts loose on the water, although she recently traded her Jet Ski and a world title for a fishing pole and a bass boat. How did… Continue Reading How a CO Springs ad agency owner became a world champion jet skier

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