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Feb 3, 2010 5:35 PM by Greg Boyce

Olympic celebration planned in Colorado Springs in September

The 2010 Olympic Assembly, which celebrates the Olympic spirit, is scheduled for September 23 through 25 in Colorado Springs.  "This is the most important annual gathering of the U.S Olympic family, and we are pleased to bring this prestigious event to Colorado Springs, where so many of our family have ties." Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun said in his second week on the job after being selected CEO last month.

The event, which will involve more than 500 participants, will be held at the Antlers Hilton and will have a theme of "One Team." It will include the Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American sports, U.S. Olympians, Multi-Sport Organizations, the Athletes Advisory Council, USOC Board members and staff, and White House representatives involved in the U.S. Olympic Movement.

The U.S. Olympic Assembly was initiated in 2005 to give a voice to the various member organizations of the USOC, to keep dialogue open between members, staff and volunteer leadership; and to keep the passion of the Olympic Movement alive in the United States.

The event has been held in La Jolla, California, Houston, Orlando, and Chicago.  The selection of Colorado Springs for 2010 is recognition of the important role of this community in the USOC's past, present and future.

 

 

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