Mon April 30, 2012

Warrior Games Kick Off Today in Colorado Springs

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service men and women are gathering in Colorado Springs this week for the Third Annual Warrior Games.

Wounded troops from all five branches of military service will be competing in sports like swimming, cycling, sitting volleyball and archery—seven overall. The idea is to celebrate the abilities of wounded service members through athletic competition.

Among the special guests at this week’s events will be First Lady Michelle Obama. She’s expected to attend the opening ceremony today and deliver remarks. Mrs. Obama will be leading the presidential delegation later this summer at the Olympic Games in London.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, with support from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The competitions run through Saturday.

For a full schedule of events, click here.


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