2013 Warrior Games Announced
The U.S. Olympic Committee will host the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11-17. The event draws more than 200 wounded, ill and injured active service members and veterans.
In 2013, five U.S. teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations will compete in archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball.
"Paralympic sport has a tremendously positive impact on individuals with physical disabilities, and the Warrior Games allows us to salute these fine young men and women who have served their countries honorably," said Charlie Huebner, U.S. Olympic Committee chief of Paralympics.
The opening ceremony is set for May 11 at the Olympic Training Center. All events are free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by Deloitte, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, BP, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.