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The Poll
Compiled by Bill Syken
December 15, 2003
Coloradans weigh in on sports*
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December 15, 2003

The Poll

Coloradans weigh in on sports*

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12 Steve Jones
The 1996 U.S. Open champ grew up in Yuma and was All-America at Colorado.

13 Aurora
The Denver suburb is Colorado's SI Sportstown, for having the best community sports programs.

14 Deer Trail
The world's first rodeo was held here on July 4,1869.

15 Colorado Springs
The Rodeo Hall of Fame, the Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the USOC and 21 U.S. Olympic governing bodies are located here.


16 U.S. Olympic Training Center
As many as 15,000 athletes participating in 19 sports—from shooting to wrestling to swimming to volleyball—train at the 26-year-old center in Colorado Springs. USOC headquarters is located on the same 35-acre campus, a former Air Force base.

The renowned traing complex includes an eternal Olpmpice flame.

17 Pikes Peak
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, founded in 1916, is the country's second-oldest auto race. Each June drivers speed up a winding 12.4-mile course to the 14,110-foot peak.

18 Manassa
The town is home to the Jack Dempsey Museum, which is housed in the former boxing champ's boyhood cabin.

19 Leadville
North America's highest incorporated city (10,430 feet) is home to a 100-mile ultramarathon.

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