THE WARRIOR GAMES

Image from the USOC
Sponsored by Deloitte and organized by the USOC, the Warrior Games is entering its foruth year. Image from the USOC

Event: The Warrior Games

Date: May 11–16, 2013

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Venue: U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy

Rights Owner: U.S. Olympic Committee

Event History: This is the fourth year that U.S. service members and veterans with disabilities have competed in the Warrior Games, organized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and sponsored by Deloitte. The wounded, ill or injured athletes represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations. There’s also a team from the United Kingdom. Teams will compete in seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. The games are designed to encourage veterans to stay physically active when they return to their local communities. Research has shown that such rehabilitative sports have a positive long-lasting impact.

To read the rest of this article in SportsTravel, please click here.