Team USA's success rooted in Olympic City

Posted at 12:17 AM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 14:31:16-04

Behind the scenes of Team USA's Gold, Silver and Bronze success stands more than two dozen National Governing Bodies (NGB) and High Performance Management Organizations (HPMO) headquartered in Olympic City USA.

"We had the opportunity to be at a lot of headquarters, and any city in America would open their doors to us but we see the benefit of being here," CEO of USA Modern Pentathlon Rob Stull said.

From swimming to table tennis, judo, wrestling and volleyball, each sport receives the support they need to put their athletes in the best position to win.

"We are in different sports but we have common goals and we can learn and share from each other," CEO of USA Table Tennis Virginia Sung said.

It's a well oiled-machine in every sense of the term with more than 1,100 employees doing their part to represent the Stars and Stripes.

"The team that will march in the opening games in Tokyo is representative of the United States and belongs to the American people," Stull said.

No task is too big or too small in Colorado Springs with responsibilities ranging from supporting and governing each sport, developing talent and athlete wellness, to coaching education and selecting the national teams.

"I have a deep comprehension of the philosophy of the Olympic movements that I want to bring to the community," Sung said.

24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, there's always work to be done at the home of the country's best and brightest.

"To make our dream come true, it's all about the ability to train here in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center," Stull said.