Martin C. Evans

USOC to host first Wounded Warrior games

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

200 active-duty and vets will compete in the inaugural Wounded Warrior games organized by the US Olympic Committee this May in Colorado Springs.

The games will parallel sports in the regular Olympics, including shooting, swimming, archery, track, discus, shot put, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball, according to the Defense Department.

Army Sgt. Jerrod Jones won 100-meter gold at the Endeavor Games last June. The Chicagoan was injured by an IED in 2005.

Athletes will be chosen from each of the military services, with the Army sending the largest contingent. Athletes will train under Olympic coaches at the U.S. Olympic training facilities in Colorado for about a month before the competition begins.

The Games will run May 10-14.

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