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Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

The City of Colorado Springs, the Downtown Development Authority, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. will host the Olympic Downtown Celebration Friday on Tejon Street, to coincide with the 22nd Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Below are the road closures for the event and a map. Friday, Feb. 7 – Downtown… Continue Reading Olympic celebration Friday: Map, road closures

Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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Warrior Games dates set for this fall

The 2014 U.S. Paralympics Warrior Games will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 using venues at the Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The competition for wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans was created in 2010 by the U.S. Olympic Committee, in partnership with the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Warrior Games dates set for this fall

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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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Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

What would Colorado Springs look like without El Pomar Foundation? Cross Walsenburg with Monument, and that would be us. Without El Pomar and the Penrose family, much that we take for granted in today’s vibrant city wouldn’t exist. Colorado College, the Space Foundation, Fine Arts Center, World Arena, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Pikes Peak Center… Continue Reading Without El Pomar, Springs would be a different city

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USOC isn’t standing in the way

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Watch what’s happening with the city’s Regional Tourism Act package, in particular the ambitious concept of a U.S. Olympic museum, and you won’t see many clear messages. You simply have to read the tea leaves, which sometimes doesn’t mean what is happening, but rather what isn’t. For example, skeptics have been feasting on the fact… Continue Reading USOC isn’t standing in the way

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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

After five years of drama and intrigue, the multi-million-dollar, tax-funded projects promised to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s training center are under way. Crews are working on two major projects at the Olympic Training Center campus — part of a $40 million city-funded incentive package inked in 2009 to keep the USOC from packing up its… Continue Reading City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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Excitement building over Prince Harry visit to Warrior Games

Last year, it was the First Lady; this year it’s a prince who will attend the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. The United States Olympic Committee confirmed Monday that Britain’s Prince Harry will attend the fourth-annual Warrior Games in the Springs. “We are excited that Prince Harry will be attending the fourth annual Warrior Games… Continue Reading Excitement building over Prince Harry visit to Warrior Games

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Warrior Games set for May 11-17 in Springs

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The 2013 Warrior Games will be held in Colorado Springs May 11-17. The week-long event is hosted by the United States Olympic Committee and finance and audit firm Deloitte and also supported by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, BP, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. More than 200 wounded,… Continue Reading Warrior Games set for May 11-17 in Springs

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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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General Electric extended its sponsorship with the U.S. Olympic Committee through 2020 in a deal that provides U.S. team doctors with groundbreaking technology to manage the health care of the athletes.   The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will put thousands of pages of medical records into a computerized database that will… Continue Reading GE-USOC deal gives boost on health technology

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