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Failed dreams help define city’s past

Failed dreams help define city’s past

As stolid and unimaginative as our little city sometimes seems, it has had its share of dreamers and schemers, folks who weren’t afraid to reach for the brass ring. Some of their dreams came true — but many others didn’t. Colorado Springs didn’t host the Winter Olympics in 1956 or 1960. No railroad tunnel was… Continue Reading Failed dreams help define city’s past

Springs should make most of Olympic ties

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Four years ago, I spent nearly all of February in Vancouver, covering the 2010 Winter Olympics in that wonderfully vibrant city. Fortunately, making arrangements late helped me snag a great deal on a downtown apartment (overpriced at first, then available at a much-lower rate) in a high-rise building less than a half-mile from the main… Continue Reading Springs should make most of Olympic ties

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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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Anything going on this week? Nah, just being the hometown of the United States Olympic Committee and having the Winter Games happening on the same continent. Not that anyone here can tell. Colorado Springs isn’t sporting any golden rings or staging any celebrations, nothing to declare that that this is the hub of the country’s… Continue Reading We’re the proud home of the USOC, but who would know?

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