Posted: Jun 18, 2012 6:27 PM by Ophelia Young
Colorado Springs began the Olympic Day celebration with 230 kids today. The program was lead by former athletes and two boxers who will be in the London Olympics this summer. Kids tried out boxing, volleyball, judo, bobsled and fencing to see if they had what it takes to be an Olympian. "I saw a couple that could really excel in this sport and that's just seeing them for 30 minutes so," said Angel Bovee, a 3-time US women's boxing champion. "Just to plant that seed and to say boxing is a choice just like soccer, just like wrestling, just like other sports that you see in school. A lot of kids don't see boxing."
This event is one of 650 nationwide to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic games. During the next week, the Olympic Centers are also telling the public how important being active is.