U.S. Olympic Training Centers
The United States Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the headquarters for the USA Olympic Committee administration and the Olympic Training Center programs. There are 12 USOC member organizations that have their national headquarters in the complex, and 12 other member organizations and two international sports federations located nearby in Colorado Springs (current 2009). You can find information about each of the training centers and the USOC on the Team USA website.
There are four Olympic Training Centers:
- Colorado Springs, Colorado - includes a state-of-the-art sports medicine and sport science center, an athlete center, including a dining hall and two residence halls. There is housing, dining, recreational facilities and other services for up to 557 coaches and athletes at one time in the complex.
- Chula Vista, California - the Training Center rests on a 150-acre complex adjacent to Lower Otay Lake in San Diego County. The center has sport venues and support facilities for nine Olympic sports: archery, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field
- Lake Placid, N.Y. - Sports frequently training in Lake Placid include biathlon, bobsled, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, skiing and speed skating. In addition, boxing, canoe and kayak, judo, rowing, synchronized swimming, taekwondo, team handball, water polo and wrestling also train at the site.
- Marquette, Michigan - The program based on the campus of Northern Michigan University is the only Olympic Training Center program dedicated to provide Olympic aspiring athletes, primarily in non-NCAA sports, the opportunity to continue their educations while training to represent the USA at the Olympic Games
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