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A World Famous Attraction

Experience the excitement of victory and the agony of defeat at the United States Olympic Training Center during a Colorado bus tour. Situated on the edge of Downtown Colorado Springs, the United States Olympic Training Center serves not only as a training facility for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, but sees over 140,000 visitors each year.

Statue at the U.S. Olympic Training Center

Statue at the U.S. Olympic Training Center

Outside the U.S. Olympic Training Center

Outside the U.S. Olympic Training Center

Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado

Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center

Statue at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Statue at the U.S. Olympic Training Center
Outside the U.S. Olympic Training Center Outside the U.S. Olympic Training Center
Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center

The Past and Present

History of the United States Olympic Training Center

The original Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center was built on the former ENT Air Force Base in 1978. Its high elevation was thought to improve the effectiveness of training. It wasn’t until 2010 that the generous supporters of Colorado Springs made it possible for the Olympic Training Center to move its headquarters to Downtown Colorado Springs. Just two miles away from its original location, the new facility has greatly improved the training standards for Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

 

The United States Olympic Training Center Today

Today the United States Olympic Training Center helps Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve excellence. They demonstrate the values of the Olympic Movement and inspire individuals across America to achieve their goals. Learn about the history of the Olympics and see the facilities where Olympic and Paralympic athletes train each day during your  guided tour of the United States Olympic Training Center.

 

The Olympic Visitor Center

Start your guided tour off in the Olympic Visitor Center. Featuring a 12-minute film, see clips reminiscent of past Olympic Games that are sure to stir your emotions and remember the achievements of Olympic and Paralympic champions in the Olympic Hall of Fame. After exploring the Olympic Visitor Center, meet an Ambassador of the United States Olympic Committee who will take you on a tour of the complex and provide you with a look into the lives of the athletes.

 

Aquatics Center

The 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Aquatics Center is home to a 50-by 25-meter swimming pool which is two meters deep on each end and three meters deep in the center of the pool, containing 909,000 gallons of water. Watch as swimmers, pentathletes, triathletes, water polo players and other athletes swim laps in this remarkable Olympic-sized pool. Don’t forget to look for the cameras found overhead and underwater. Cameras in the Aquatics Center are used to film athletes for testing purposes.

 

Sports Center

Situated in a 59,000 square foot facility, the Olympic Sports Center boasts six gymnasiums used to accommodate the training requirements of 14 Olympic and Paralympic sports. From volleyball and basketball to handball and archery admire the vastness of the facility as you watch some of America’s finest athletes in action.

 

The Olympic Shooting Center

The largest indoor shooting facility in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest in the world, the Olympic Shooting Center features impressive firing points, pistol bays and other unique ranges. Home to 29 50-meter firing points used to practice rifle and pistol shooting, eight 25-meter pistol bays used by those shooting rapid-fire pistols, four 10-meter running target rifle ranges and 72 10-meter air rifle and air pistol fire points, the Olympic Shooting Center will fascinate all visitors.

 

The Team Shop

Located in the Olympic Visitor Center, support the U.S. Olympic Team. From t-shirts to hats, jerseys to DVDs, U.S. Olympic paraphernalia of all sorts can be purchased in the Team Shop. 

Travel Tips

  •     The United States Olympic Training Center has been designed to offer full accessibility to visitors with disabilities. Ramps and an elevator have been built to accommodate handicapped guests. If you or someone in your party is handicapped, let your reservations agent know ahead of time, so that the center can accommodate your group in the most convenient and comfortable setting.

 

  • Familiarize yourself with United States Olympic Training Center ahead of time. Having background knowledge of the U.S. Olympics will help you to better understand the things you will be seeing during your tour.