The US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is home to athletes and coaches as they train for the next Olympic Games. It opened in 1978, and is able to provide housing, dining, recreational facilities and other services for up to 557 coaches and athletes at one time. It also gives tours every half hour, for those who like to dream big!The swimming pools are humongous; the weight rooms are tricked out with every possible weight-lifting technology, including some you've never even thought of in your wildest dreams! They have some fantastic equipment here, and probably the best sports medicine facility around. It was lunchtime, so the pool and weight room were fairly quiet during our tour.
The athletes stay in fully furnished dorms, and have access to an all-day-long all-you-can-eat buffet at the adjoining cafeteria. It's the best of the best for the elite few who are lucky enough to be invited to train here...We watched the boys' volleyball team in training games, and got to play around in one of the bobsleds...
One of the highlights of the day was springing along on the same floor that some of my favorite gymnasts have trained on! Oh....to have one hour to play on that equipment!!!
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