Olympic athletes gather in Pueblo before Paris Summer Games

See which athletes are here, and when you can see them in person.
Posted at 5:58 AM, Apr 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-17 00:39:02-04

PUEBLO, Colo. — Athletes are preparing for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris. On Monday, people in Pueblo had the opportunity to meet many of these Olympians before the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational.

The event starts Tuesday at the Pueblo Convention Center and runs through Saturday.

The athletes are boxers from 21 countries around the world, including the United States. These boxers have been traveling all around the world, and 60 of them have already qualified for the Summer Olympics. Pueblo is their last stop before the games in Paris.

Jacob Rivera with the Pueblo Convention Center tells me that this event is very important for the steel city.

"Oh this is super important for Pueblo, this is a huge event that is bringing tourism not only around the country but around the world which is super important to Pueblo," said Rivera.

"if you can get out here and watch this, I mean, you're going to see the best boxing that you're going to see anywhere in the world until the Olympic Games this summer," said Tyson Lee, President of the Board for USA Boxing. "So I mean, it's great."

The tournament is free and will be open to the public starting Apr. 16 and goes through Apr. 19. The event will feature two daily sessions at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. The final matches of the exhibition and medal announcement will be on Apr. 20 at 12 p.m.

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