The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the […]
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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is postponed because of the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing safety concerns in the area of Pikes Peak Highway. The 90th run of the famous auto and motorcycle race, which was scheduled for July 8, will be revived later in the summer, race officials said. They expect to set […]
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Registration is open for the 2012 Rocky Mountain State Games, which is expected to attract 7,000 athletes to Colorado Springs this summer. Colorado amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels, including physically disabled, visually impaired and Paralympic athletes, can register now to compete in the multi-sport festival. In 2011, the event was expected to […]
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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is on. Aug. 12 is the new date for the 90th run of the second-oldest motor sports race in U.S. history. Race week begins Aug. 7 and includes technical inspection, practices, media day and the downtown Fan Fest Aug. 10.   Tickets purchased for the July 8 event will […]
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For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be on a completely paved asphalt surface. Veteran competitors will no longer have to adjust to the usual gravel and asphalt challenges that have been part of the race, said Mike Moran, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation senior media consultant. City crews […]
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As tax season ends and the standard IRS complaints are heard, some might be happy to pay taxes, if only they got paid for their services. Student-athletes aren’t paid, though college basketball’s March Madness netted about $1 billion with around 30 million viewers for the championship game. The NCAA remains steadfast in not “professionalizing” collegiate […]
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Colorado Springs is among the 12 cities that will host next year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Denver Post is reporting. Next year’s race, scheduled for Aug. 20 through Aug. 26, will begin in Durango and end in Denver with the fifth leg of the race ending in Colorado Springs. The Denver Post posted the […]
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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have turned baseball into good business. It’s a franchise that has invested more than $8 million into its facilities in the past five years. Its unique promotions – like “Bring Your Dog to the Game Day” – have pumped up attendance in four of the past five seasons. And it […]
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Local organizers of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge are accepting volunteers for Stage 5 of the race which will land in downtown Colorado Springs Aug. 24. Volunteers are needed for pre-race and race day activities. They will take on a variety of roles from hospitality, security, media check-in, volunteer check-in and course marshals. Volunteers must […]
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A lot of cycling enthusiasts would like the chance to ride with the pros in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Now they’ll get their shot, if they pay $10,500. The select few who can pay the fee will ride the seven-day course with retired professional cyclist and Colorado Springs businessman Chris Carmichael. Dubbed the […]
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With the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open less than three months away, tournament Executive Director Doug Habgood is beginning to think he’s got a record-breaker in the making. “The 2005 U.S. Women’s Open in Denver set the (women’s attendance) record with 131,000,” Habgood said. “I think it’s about time for a new record.” Scheduled for July […]
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Day two of Fan Zone begins at 1 p.m. today in front of the Antler’s Hilton Hotel. The event, hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee, celebrates Team USA’s performance at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USOC FanZone is an interactive celebration that provides fans an opportunity to try five different Olympic and Paralympic […]
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