Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller had the fourth-most jersey sales at DICK’s Sporting Goods during a week in June. This past week — even after the team’s recent three-game winning streak — Miller’s jersey had fallen 19 spots to No. 23, according to the nationwide ranking of the best-selling player...
The world’s largest collection of Olympic torches and medals reside behind locked doors at U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs. Only donors, sponsors and Team USA members currently are allowed to view them. But when the U.S. Olympic Museum opens in the spring of 2020, these remarkable artifacts...
Look around any time during the day, and you’re likely to see runners on Colorado Springs’ sidewalks and trails. The city has always had lots of runners — after all, Colorado is home to the fittest folks in the nation. But in the past couple of decades, the sport of...
Brian Durheimer got to know some of the staff, athletes and committee members from the Olympic Training Center when his Inertia Coffee Co. had a drive-thru location on Union Boulevard not far from the OTC. The business has moved to 406 S. Eighth St., a location with room for a...
Jolie NeSmith, PikeRide executive director, beamed as nearly 30 volunteers worked on assembling 208 bright purple, high-tech bikes May 23. “It’s great to see such wide support from the community to help us launch bike sharing,” NeSmith said. “Bike share is a healthy, active form of transportation, and so many...
The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics,...
Olympic fever has gripped much of Colorado Springs — and the country — but most businesses can’t take direct advantage of that. If they try, it could easily result in a lawsuit. The United States Olympic Committee and Team USA stringently protect their sponsors and have a history of filing...
Super Bowl Sunday is the unofficial winter holiday, a welcome bonanza for bars, restaurants and liquor stores that helps them through the slow business days just after the new year. It’s the official end of football season, and a designated day of celebration for many people, even those who...
Change is often difficult, and that’s why Colorado Springs Sky Sox General Manager Tony Ensor has started marketing the team for 2019 — thanks to changes that could affect attendance and perceptions about the team. Ensor knows how hard it is to market a minor league baseball team, and perhaps...
Tony Ensor loves baseball, befitting his job for the past 13 years as general manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. But he’s also a businessman. So when the Triple-A franchise announced two months ago that it would move to San Antonio following the 2018 season -— to be replaced...
It was a Wednesday night in 1960-something and Jay Warwick was not at all interested in going to taekwondo. “My older brother wanted to go. My mom asked if I wanted to and I said, ‘No, I don’t.’ It conflicted with my favorite TV shows. … We had ‘Lost in...
Here’s a business model for you, one guaranteed to rake in the bucks. Organize a really fancy, week-long track meet. Invite countries large and small to send teams. Add other sports — swimming, baseball, cycling, soccer, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, sailing … whatever! Persuade cities worldwide to compete for the...