Apr 10, 2014 9:00 PM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs----April 10------Now is the time for aspiring athletes of all ages and skill levels from Colorado to register and get ready to test their abilities and have a lot of fun in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and fair play.
It's the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games, held over two weekends, July 18-20 and July 25-27 in Colorado Springs, America's Olympic City and home of the United States Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and some two dozen of the USOC's National Governing bodies.
The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) is a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee.
Last year, more than 9,000 athletes from 90 Colorado cities and towns, plus competitors from several other states in select sports, took part in the 12th Rocky Mountain State Games conducted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.
That was a record for the number of athletes who competed in the annual multi-sport spectacular that brings together athletes from across the state, and some from nearby states where their sports is not offered in their version of the event.
The previous best was 7,103 athletes in the 2012 Games.
Registration for athletes is open online at www.rockymountainstategames.org.
NOTE: Early Registration now will earn athletes
valuable entry fee discount!
The RMSG has added five new sports for 2014, Cricket (With the Colorado Springs Cricket Club), Goal Ball (With the US Association of Blind Athletes), Fast Pitch Softball, Roller Derby (with CET Sports) and Inline Speedskating (with CET Sports)
Athletes can choose from 42 sports this summer in the Rocky Mountain State Games, and can sign up for as many as they can tackle on either weekend or both.
Medal winners in a number of the sports automatically qualify for the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Nebraska, the premier gathering of athletes from the 31 summer sport State Games held across the nation. Some of the sports also qualify athletes for a number of other major sports event as well.
The Opening Ceremony of the Games will take place on July 25 in downtown Colorado Springs in conjunction with the city's Olympic Downtown Celebration.
See the list of sports offered below and imagine the chance for an athlete to swim, run, dive, lift and a host of other challenges in this unique event.
The State Games in the past have included Olympic athletes, Olympic and Paralympic Games hopefuls, top prep and college athletes, and senior men and women who are taking part for the pure enjoyment of physical exercise and enjoyment.
The Games are for every athlete in Colorado, and it doesn't make any difference about level of age, skill or ability.
Come Out And Play at the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games and register now.