More than 200 expected as Warrior Games Open in Colorado

Opening ceremonies from the 2010 Warrior Games. Photo courtesy of Warrior Games Facebook.

Wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball are just two of the adapted sports  that make up the Warrior Games. There’s also swimming, archery, shooting, cycling for the military athletes.

Opening ceremonies are Monday, May 16, 2011 in Colorado Springs and will be streamed online along with other selected events.  A complete schedule of the 2011 competition is available here.

Warrior Games is a collaboration between the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the U.S. Department of Defense.  Participants are wounded, injured and ill athletes from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy-Coast Guard, Air Force, and Special Operations Command.

You can follow the Warrior Games on Twitter at #warriorgames, on their Facebook page or website.

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