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Warrior Games returning to Springs in 2011

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The U.S. Women’s Open won’t be the only prestigious athletic event hosted by the city in 2011. The U.S. Olympic Committee, the Department of Defense and the United Service Organizations announced that the Warrior Games will return to Colorado Springs in 2011. The competition, which is a joint effort between the USOC and the Department… Continue Reading Warrior Games returning to Springs in 2011

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The U.S. Olympic Committee has entered into a licensing agreement that will introduce its Team USA merchandise into mass-market retailers like Target, Kohl’s and JC Penney for the first time. The move is part of an effort to rebrand the apparel, give it the same high-profile placement as NFL and NASCAR clothing and, the USOC… Continue Reading USOC fashioning itself after pro sports merchandising

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In its second year, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s “America Supports Team USA” initiative brought in $4 million in donations. This year’s promotion, the “Backyard Games” campaign, began May 31 and concluded July 31.  Participants representing more than 5,000 cities upped this year’s average donation level from $29 last year to $31. More than 20,000 supporters… Continue Reading USOC’s Backyard Games campaign raises $4 million

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Jet Set Sports/CoSport, a longtime supporter of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has extended its USOC sponsorship through 2020. The company provides hospitality package and event tickets for the Olympic Games. As part of its sponsorship, the company donates thousands of tickets kids and athlete their families. One local recipient, for example, was the family of… Continue Reading Jet Set Sports/CoSport extends USOC sponsor contract

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The U.S. Olympic Committee has a new main-floor tenant at its downtown headquarters. Freedom Financial Services, owned by Roy Clennan, has leased 4,393 square feet of storefront space at the highly visible corner of South Tejon and West Colorado Avenue. The news comes months after the March 2010 move-in by 140 USOC employees who relocated… Continue Reading Freedom Financial moving into USOC building

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Dow to join TOP Olympic sponsors

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The Dow Chemical Company will partner with the International Olympic Committee as a TOP (The Olympic Partners) programsponsor through 2020. In signing its sponsorship, Dow becomes the official chemistry company for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England; the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia; the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;… Continue Reading Dow to join TOP Olympic sponsors

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World Cup not the only sports headliner

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While the world focuses its attention to South Africa and the International Federation of Football Associations World Cup, Team USA athletes in other summer sports continue to battle global opponents with great success. Today’s Olympic Sports Scene included news on several athletic fronts: The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team earned a silver medal during the… Continue Reading World Cup not the only sports headliner

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Ten years ago local attorney Scott Blackmun, who had been named interim CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, was passed over for the top job. Blackmun took the setback in stride, and moved on with his life. Meanwhile, the USOC became, in the opinion of many observers, a dsysfunctional mess. After a tumultuous year under… Continue Reading US Olympic Committee chief: We have a lot of work to do

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The U.S. Olympic Committee will launch its second year of the “America Supports Team USA” initiative, which capitalizes on the patriotic period between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The program will run Monday, May 31, through Saturday, July 31. Designed to enable Americans to be part of the Olympic mission, the campaign will… Continue Reading Team USA ready to kick off Memorial Day push

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The U.S. Olympic Committee plans to standardize sex-abuse-prevention guidelines for the national governing bodies of the various Olympic sports. Four-time Olympic cross country skier Nina Kemppel will lead a USOC task force, which expects to complete the project over the summer. Kemppel tells The Associated Press she hopes to produce a list of best practices… Continue Reading USOC to offer help on preventing sex-abuse cases

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