Welcome to Olympic City, USA
Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA, where a timeless culture of achievement, national pride and dedication sits comfortably alongside awe-inspiring beauty and unparalleled natural training grounds.
We are home to the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic Museum.
Athletes and coaches have long recognized Colorado Springs as the epicenter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The region boasts incredible natural training grounds, inspirational views and vistas and a commitment to excellence that transcends sports and infuses itself in our educational, medical, technological and cultural assets.
PROUD HOME OF
- U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Headquarters
- U.S. Paralympic Committee Headquarters
- U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome
- Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center
- World Arena Ice Hall Olympic Training site
- 20+ National Governing Bodies for Olympic sports
- World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame
- U.S. Olympic Museum (opening 2018)
- Over 10,000 athletes—Olympians, Paralympians and Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs each year
- Colorado Springs is the proud home of the United States Olympic Committee’s headquarters
- 23 Olympic National Governing Bodies of Sport are headquartered here.
- The Olympic & Paralympic movements employ 2,100 people in Colorado Springs
- 130,000 people come to tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs each year.
- In 2016, ground will break on The U.S. Olympic Museum & Hall of Fame near down-town. The Museum is expected to draw over 350,000 visitors per year.
- 82 Olympians call Colorado Springs home. There are 265 Olympians living in the state of Colorado
- Nine members of the Colorado Springs Police Department trained at the Olympic Training Center. Among them, SWAT team member and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Wheeler (Greco Roman Wrestling)
- The U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Team is currently in residence at the U.S. OTC
- In 2010, sports science experts from the U.S. Olympic Training Center worked with Colorado Springs Firefighters on endurance training. CSFD helped the USOTC demolish unwanted buildings as a training exercise
- Colorado Springs is home to 160 miles of park trails and 105 miles of urban trails
- Colorado Springs’ elevation is 6,035 feet, making it an ideal altitude training location
- 626,000 people have climbed the ultra-challenging “Incline” – a local favorite hiking trail composed of an abandoned cog railway track scaling part of Pikes Peak
- The City of Colorado Springs manages over 7,000 acres of dedicated “open space” land
- Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado population-wise, and the largest geographically.
Nine currently-serving Colorado Springs Police Officers trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in a variety of sports. Tactical Enforcement Officer Adam Wheeler won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman wres-tling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Officer Clifton Sunada was a 1996 Olympian and won a silver medal in Judo at the 1991 PanAmerican Games. His brother, Officer Clayton Sunada, also trained in Judo.
Officers Chris Burns & Deidra Worley are School Resource Officers for CSPD – both trained at the U.S. OTC in Judo before working with local youth in Colorado Springs. Three members of the CSPD – an officer, a sergeant and a lieutenant, trained in International Shooting at the USOTC before joining the police force. CSPD Officer Steve Pugsley has twice escorted the Olympic torch He has also done this with the PanAm Games and is waiting to see if he is selected this year to be part of the security team for the Rio Torch Relay.
All information from Colorado Springs’ Government Website.