Salute celebrates USOC presence in Springs

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 […]

World Arena Ice Hall named as an Olympic training site

The Colorado Springs World Arena Ice Hall has been awarded an official designation as a U.S. Olympic training site for figure skating. Through a partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating and the World Arena Ice Hall, the seven-year agreement recognizes the quality of the Ice Hall facility and will be a place […]

Top Olympians to be featured on trading cards

Top Olympians will be featured on U.S. Olympic trading cards for the 2012 London games. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced New York-based Topps Company as the exclusive trading card producer of Team USA for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Topps products include trading cards for the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Ultimate […]

Nike extends USOC sponsorship through 2016

Nike, Inc. will extend its sponsorship as official outfitter of the US Olympic Committee through 2016, the entities said in a joint release yesterday. Nike will provide footwear, apparel and headwear for US Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the London 2012, Sochi 2014, and Rio de Janeiro 2016 games. Nike will also supply award uniforms for the […]

USOC to vote on five candidates for board of directors

The US Olympic Committee will consider the addition of five finalists to its board of directors at a meeting Thursday in Redwood, Calif. Three of the seats will be filled by independent directors, one will represent the National Governoring Body Council, and one will represent the Athletes’ Advisory Council. Find out more about the five candidates […]

Blackmun promises downtown Olympic rings by Sept. 23.

Since the U. S. Olympic Committee moved into its newly renovated building at 27 S. Tejon St. early this year, the building has lacked any identifying mark. The Olympic rings are conspicuously absent, to the dismay of downtown advocates and Olympic fans alike. That’s about to change. Scott Blackmun, the USOC’s newly-minted CEO, said the […]