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In the 1970s, a fierce power struggle over the future of amateur sports landed the U.S. Olympic Committee in a Cold War-era ballistic missile monitoring station in southern Colorado. That spawned a cottage industry today worth an estimated $215 million a year. With the London Olympics around the corner, we delve into the strange story behind the city cultivating America’s top athletes.
How Colorado Springs Became The Heart Of The U.S. Olympic Movement

In the 1970s, a fierce power struggle over the future of amateur sports landed the U.S. Olympic Committee in a Cold War-era ballistic missile monitoring station in southern Colorado. That spawned a cottage industry today worth an estimated $215 million a year. With the London Olympics around the corner, we delve into the strange story behind the city cultivating America’s top athletes.

How Colorado Springs Became The Heart Of The U.S. Olympic Movement