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Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

The U.S. Olympic Museum’s organizers announced Thursday that they have inked a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee for their project to be, in name and in fact, the official U.S. Olympic Museum. Here’s the press release: The United States Olympic Museum announced today that it has signed a 30-year agreement with the United States… Continue Reading Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

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

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As most readers probably have figured out by now, our focus throughout this week’s issue will be the “Business of Sports” in Colorado Springs. That doesn’t mean having a multitude of stories about every aspect of our local sports industry. In fact, sports always will be part of the Business Journal’s potential mix for any… Continue Reading Routon: Don’t forget sports as key to our future

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You never know where a simple conversation might lead, how it might change your thinking, even inspire you. So it was last weekend at an annual fundraiser roast for Cheyenne Village, the nonprofit provider of housing and other services for adults with developmental disabilities. (Disclosure: I’m a board member and past president.) Bernard Sandoval and… Continue Reading Walking the Olympic walk goes beyond C4C

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Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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As soon as word came that Colorado Springs was revising its City for Champions proposal to the state Economic Development Commission, many assumed that public opinion had made a difference. Then we learned about the most significant change — converting the baseball-oriented downtown stadium into a truly multi-purpose, 10,000-seat facility shaped more for soccer and… Continue Reading Time to promote sportsplex, USOC

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BP donates $1 million to Olympic Training Center

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BP will contribute $1 million to the new Ted Stevens Sports Services Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and to existing U.S. Paralympic programs, the USOC announced Wednesday. Named in honor of the late Alaska senator, the Ted Stevens Sports Services Center will be at the 35-acre Colorado Springs campus, providing… Continue Reading BP donates $1 million to Olympic Training Center

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Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that… Continue Reading Nonprofits build local influence

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Tonight, Colorado Springs is hosting an Olympic celebration downtown with music, mega-screen TVs, Olympians and a special torch-lighting ceremony to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the 2012 summer Games. Tonight’s celebration will not only broadcast the opening ceremonies, but will highlight the United States Olympic Committee presence in the Springs. The downtown party, from 4… Continue Reading Olympic celebration scheduled for downtown tonight

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Bob Condron, who directed media operations for the United States Olympic Committee through 15 Olympic Games, is the new media operations manager for the July Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Condron was involved in planning and directing media services for Team USA and U.S. delegation for every Olympic Games since the 1984 games in Los… Continue Reading Condron joins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb team

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Salute celebrates USOC presence in Springs

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This year’s Salute to the Olympic Family Luncheon is on track to be bigger than last year’s inaugural event. About 400 sports fans already have booked tickets for the event, which features basketball great Teresa Edwards, a five-time Olympian, winner of four Olympic gold medals and one bronze. She will be the guest speaker at… Continue Reading Salute celebrates USOC presence in Springs

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