Olympics & Paralympics
Home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA and has the winning assets to prove it.
The city is home to more than 20 national governing bodies, 50-plus national sport organizations, the largest U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, and, most recently, the new $75 million U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Other facilities include the U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome, Broadmoor World Arena (ice skating training center), and the World Figure Skating Museum.
Thanks to a formal agreement, Colorado Springs is the only city endorsed by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee as Olympic City USA. This partnership allows for exclusive opportunities with residents, students, and athletes. Education programs at 70 schools include essay contests, field days, and fostering an understanding of ethics, fair play, and inclusivity. In Olympic years, locals and Olympians gather downtown to celebrate Colorado Springs’ own opening ceremonies. Championships (national and international), tournaments, and Olympic qualifying events keep the spirit of the Olympics alive year round.
Also supporting the national sports complex in Colorado Springs are the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
National governing bodies headquartered in Colorado Springs include: USA Archery; USA Basketball; USA Bobsled and Skeleton; USA Boxing; USA Cycling; U.S. Fencing; U.S. Figure Skating; USA Hockey; USA Judo; USA Karate; USA Modern Pentathlon; USA Racquetball; USA Shooting; USA Swimming; USA Table Tennis; USA Taekwondo; USA Team Handball; USA Triathlon; USA Volleyball; USA Weightlifting; and USA Wrestling.