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First lady Michelle Obama will speak Monday in Colorado Springs at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for more than 200 wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. Back for a third year, the Warrior Games will be April 30 – May 5 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. More… Continue Reading First Lady to open ceremony for 2012 Warrior Games

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Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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An estimated 700 amateur boxers will be in Colorado Springs at the end of the month for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, to take a swing at a chance to compete in the summer Olympics in London. The Feb. 27- March 3 event, dubbed as USA Boxing’s premier event, will draw athletes, their coaches,… Continue Reading Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Olympic Committee are making it easier for disabled athletes to train in their own communities, including in Colorado Springs. The VA awarded $4.4 million in funds to 95-community based organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of… Continue Reading Parks to benefit from $4.4 million paralympic grant

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Denver explores bid for Winter Olympic Games

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Denver is forming an exploratory group to host the Olympic Winter Games. A group of community and civic leaders representing broad interests from across Colorado will be meeting in the coming weeks about submitting a bid to the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Denver Exploratory Committee will identify the opportunities and challenges of a bid based… Continue Reading Denver explores bid for Winter Olympic Games

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Warrior Games back in the Springs for third year

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Back for a third year, the Warrior Games are coming to Colorado Springs in 2012. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that the Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte, will take place April 30 – May 5, 2012. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans are expected to participate in seven sports including… Continue Reading Warrior Games back in the Springs for third year

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Alicia McConnell, director of athlete services and programs for the U.S. Olympic Committee, was recently selected as board chairwoman for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. She replaces former chairman John Washko, vice president of marketing for The Broadmoor. McConnell will help cultivate partnerships with community organizations throughout the U.S., and provide additional resources,… Continue Reading McConnell bringing championship perspective to CVB

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NBC’s Bob Costas will be a guest speaker at this year’s U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly,  an annual meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic organizers, in Colorado Springs. The assembly will meet Sept. 22-24 at the Antlers Hilton Hotel and brings in various member organizations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The goal of the assembly… Continue Reading NBC’s Bob Costas to speak at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly

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The U.S. Women’s soccer team is headed to the World Cup finals against Japan, and Olympic presidents from both countries have agreed to a friendly wager. If the U.S. team wins on Sunday, Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda will send a case of traditional Japanese sake, a Japanese lacquered tray and a hagoita, a… Continue Reading Japan, US Olympic commitees start soccer wager

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The U.S. Olympic Committee paid another $163,000 to Stephanie Streeter in 2010 even though she had effectively stepped down as the organization’s CEO in October of the previous year. The federation filed tax reports today, stating that Streeter and the person she replaced, Jim Scherr, received a combined total of $279,000 during a year in… Continue Reading Former USOC chief Streeter paid $163,000 after leaving job

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USOC rekindles Kellogg sponsorship

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The U.S. Olympic Committee is back at the table with Kellogg, reuniting with a longtime sponsor that took a brief break during the rough economy. Continue Reading USOC rekindles Kellogg sponsorship

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