Jul 24, 2021 - Sports

Olympic City, USA

The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

From Denver and Boulder to Colorado Springs, dozens of Olympic athletes consider Colorado home or train here.

The big picture: Colorado Springs considers itself Olympic City, USA. It is home to:

  • The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee headquarters.
  • The Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.
  • The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.
  • And dozens of national Olympic and sport governing bodies.

Fun fact: About 15,000 athletes come to the training center each year, according to Colorado Springs officials.

  • More than 250 Olympic athletes call Colorado home.

What they're saying: "Colorado takes pride in every Team USA athlete," Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement ahead of the Games.

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