SportsTravel magazine named Colorado Springs-based Warrior Games the Best New Sports Event, today at the TEAMS 2010 Conference and Expo in Charlotte, N.C.

In May, 189 wounded, injured and ill servicemen and servicewomen from all five branches, competed in the 2010 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.

“We are pleased to recognize these superior sporting events. Each of the winners is a prime example of achieving excellence in organization and management for both competitors and spectators,” said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the annual TEAMS Conference and Expo.

Readers of SportsTravel magazine voted for the winners.

The games return to the Springs in 2011, when 200 members of all military service branches are expected to compete in seven sports.

To be eligible, events had to occur between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010. Each event’s host city was also acknowledged during the awards ceremony.

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To learn more about the 2011 Warrior Games, visit the U.S. Paralympics website.