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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80909

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Some athletes preparing for the Olympics, Paralympics, and Pan American Games live at one of the OPTCs for a period of months or years, while others visit periodically.
The Colorado Springs OPTC was the first to be built, and has been the home of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee since 1978. Its location on the former Ent Air Force Base was selected for its relatively high elevation, which is often thought to improve training effectiveness.

Its facilities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor shooting range, the Olympic Training Center Velodrome, two sports centers housing numerous gymnasiums and weight rooms, and a sports science laboratory, in addition to an athlete center and dining hall, several dormitories, a visitors' center, and the offices of both the USOPC and U.S. Paralympics.

The USOPTCs are all open to the general public for tourism, and they are the only facilities for Olympic training in the world to do so.

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