Thursday, June 24, 2010

Party of Olympic proportions

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Well folks, your complaining has finally paid off.

The U.S. Olympic Committee — recipient of millions in taxpayer money from the city of Colorado Springs, much to many residents' dismay —┬áhas decided to throw you a party.

Yep. They get over $30 million. You get a party.

So, uh, anyway, put on your dancing shoes, here are the details:

The USOC will pay tribute to its hometown Colorado Springs and to Olympic Day with a Community Appreciation Day Celebration on Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free community event taking place at the Olympic Training Center and Boulder Park and will feature: autograph sessions with 2010 U.S. Olympic Team medalists and other USOTC Olympic and Paralympic resident athletes; live sport demonstrations featuring different sports including BMX, freestyle skiing aerialists, fencing, wrestling tennis and taekwondo; the Tyson Fitness Challenge Zone; the opportunity to take the U.S. Olympic 5-Ring Challenge at the 24 Hour Fitness booth; a live band; free Coca-Cola in special commemorative aluminum bottles and Coca-Cola Olympic tee shirts; prize giveaways; popcorn; balloons and face-painting; and a U.S. Olympic merchandise sale.


Time Event Location

10:00 am BMX Demonstration West Parking Lot

10:00 am U.S Paralympic Swimming Aquatics Center
Jimi Flowers Classic

10:30 am Flying Aces Demonstration Athlete Center

11:00 am Table Tennis Demonstration West Wing

11:00 am Taekwondo Demonstration North of Visitor Center

11:00 am FIBA Under-18 Basketball (W) Sport Center I

11:30 am BMX Demonstration West Parking Lot

12:00 pm Flying Aces Demonstration Athlete Center

12:30 pm Wrestling Demonstration Sport Center II

12:30 pm Fencing Demonstration Presidents Conference Room
Visitor Center

1:00 pm BMX Demonstration West Parking Lot

1:15 pm FIBA Under-18 Basketball (W) Sport Center I

1:30 pm Flying Aces Demonstration Athlete Center

Ongoing Autograph Signing Sessions Hall of Fame
Visitor Center

Ongoing Soccer Booth/Demo Boulder Park

Ongoing Volleyball/Demo Boulder Park

Ongoing Field Hockey/Demo Boulder Park

Ongoing Lacrosse Boulder Park

Ongoing Tyson Fitness Challenge Zone West of Visitor Center

Ongoing 24-Hour Fitness Challenge North on Olympic Pathway


Time Athletes

10-11 Shannon Bahrke
Carissa Gump
Gerald Hayden

11-12 Will Brady
Rudy Garcia-Tolson
Jeret “Speedy” Peterson
Ryan St. Onge

12-1 Shannon Bahrke
Nikko Landeros

1-2 Rachael Flatt
Gerald Hayden

Figure Skating Booth John Coughlin and Caitlin Yankowskas (10-2)

USA Gymnatics/Tyson Joey Hagerty (1-1:45)
Fitness Challenge Booth Brett McClure (10:30-11:30)

US Paralympic Booth Gerald Hayden (when not at main autograph table)
Nikko Landeros (when not at main autograph table)

Flying Aces Please note that Jeret and Ryan will also be available to sign autographs between their performances outside the Athlete Center.

Other Ongoing Activities
Sport Information Booths, Radio Live-Remote, Live Band, Clown/Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Prize Wheel, Popcorn, Soda/Water, Tyson Chicken Breast on Oroweat Bun

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