Sep 20, 2010 6:12 PM by Greg Boyce
Colorado Springs hosts the United States Olympic Committee's 2010 U.S. Olympic Assembly at the Antlers Hilton Hotel this week.
The USOC created the Olympic Assembly in 2005 to give a voice to its various member organizations; to keep dialogue open among members, staff and volunteer leadership; and to keep the passion of the Olympic Movement alive in the United States. About 400 are expected to attend, beginning Tuesday.
This week's event welcomes participants to Colorado Springs with a theme of "One Team." Organizations including Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American governing bodies; U.S. Olympians; Multi-Sport Organizations; the Athletes Advisory Council; USOC Board members and staff; news media, Olympic sponsors, and White House representatives involved in the U.S. Olympic Movement will be represented.
Also coming are representatives of more than 80 cities across the United States for the USOC's "Olympic SportsLink" session to learn how to host more Olympic-related events and attract sports tourism and economic impact from it.