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Behind the Torch: A New Love for ‘The Games’

Read More Behind the TorchMargaret-Anne Dyson, Aaron Williams, and Brea Armstrong Graduate Students in Sport Management Margaret-Anne Dyson Well, the final day has come. We are all sitting in the lobby of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center for the last time. This trip has been packed with educational experiences, sport management lessons, physical activities […]

Behind the Torch: A ‘Starr’ Attracts Olympic Attention

Read More Behind the TorchBrea Armstrong Graduate Student in Sport Management Today was our last full day at the Colorado Spring Olympic Training Center, and it was nothing less than great. We got to sleep a little later and then headed to the dining hall for what has become, for most of us, a daily […]

Behind the Torch: Education is a Powerful Thing

Read More Behind the TorchAaron Williams Graduate Student in Sport Management Today is our fifth day in beautiful Colorado. Our adventures today didn’t take us outside but led us into the classroom to hear from sport business professionals from many of the leading sports affiliated organizations. After breakfast in the dining hall, we started the morning […]

Behind the Torch: The Beauty of Colorado Springs

Read More Behind the TorchMargaret-Anne Dyson Graduate Student in Sport Management As you may know, our group took on the Manitou Springs Incline yesterday morning. But, the experience did not stop there. Many of us awakened to a soreness we had never experienced. Let’s just say the Incline made a lasting impression. Today was another […]

Behind the Torch: Conquering the Unimaginable

Read More Behind the TorchBrea Armstrong Graduate Student in Sport Management Day 3 was not about lectures, and, for the most part, it was not about the Olympics. Today was about pushing ourselves to our absolute limits and conquering what most of us agreed to be the most difficult thing we had ever done. On […]

Behind the Torch: A Day of Opportunity

Read More Behind the TorchAaron Williams Graduate Student in Sport Management If I said I didn’t sleep like a rock last night from all the traveling/fun activities we did yesterday and all the fresh Colorado air, I’d be lying. I slept wonderfully and was fully recharged for today! Today was the first day waking up in […]

Behind the Torch: Surrounded by Greatness

Waking up early has never been a problem for me, and today wasn’t any different. This morning, 13 of my closest classmates and I woke up around 2:30 a.m., if any of us managed to get any sleep in the first place, to board a Crimson Ride and head to the Birmingham Airport.

Behind the Torch: UA Students Get Extensive Look at Olympic Committee

Since 1894, the United States Olympic Committee has served as the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado., the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. The Olympic Training Center facilities provide athletes with performance services, including sports medicine; strength and conditioning; psychology, physiology and nutrition assistance; and performance technology.

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