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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

What-To-Do Wednesday - Virtual Visits: United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

If you are in an area that is still in the process of opening up and there aren't many (or any) museums and attractions in your area open for visits yet, you can still get your dose of culture. Many museums and other attractions offer a variety of virtual exhibits. This is an especially great time to explore museums and attractions that are outside of your area and maybe even outside of your country that you ordinarily would not be able to get to because of time and/or money constraints. We are doing so as well, and we have been sharing our virtual visits in our weekly What-To-Do Wednesday posts. We we will continue to do so until we can return to our regular Where-To-Go Wednesday posts. 



What: United State Olympic & Paralympic Museum 

Physical Location: 200 S. Sierra Madre St.
                              Colorado Springs, CO

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum has one of the most extensive online collections of any of the museums we have virtually visited. There is so much fascinating material to read through and so many interesting people and events to learn about. Unfortunately however, although you would think that a museum that revolves around sports would offer a very interactive online experience this is not the case. We only found one video to view. Aside from that, the museum is a really great choice for a fun place to visit virtually. For more of what you can expect from an online visit to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, see below:

You can learn about Olympic & Paralympic Games from various years including:



The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

usopm.org/sochi-2014-great-olympic-moments


The Sochi 2015 Paralympic Games

usopm.org/sochi-2014-great-paralympic-moments


The 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games

usopm.org/los-angeles-1932-olympic-games

and more!

You can learn about Olympic and Paralympic Athletes like:



Gymnast, Nastia Liukin

usopm.org/nastia-liukin


Speed Skater, Apolo Anton Ohno

usopm.org/apolo-anton-ohno-skating-with-no-regrets


Swimmer, Erin Popvich

usopm.org/erin-popovich


Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field Star, Randy Snow

usopm.org/randy-snow

and more!

You can learn more about specific Olympic teams including:

The 1964 Men's Basketball Team

usopm.org/1964-mens-basketball-team-2


The 2004 Women's Softball Team

usopm.org/2004-softball-team-2

and more!

You can learn about other people who have been important to U.S Olympics like:

Filmmaker, Bud Greenspan

usopm.org/1964-mens-basketball-team


Figure Skating Coach, Carlo Fassi 

usopm.org/carlo-fassi


Former Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Team, Frank Marshall

usopm.org/frank-marshall

and more!



For more or to make your own virtual visit to the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum, visit usopm.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Photo credits:
photo credit 1: Sum_of_Marc The Olympic Rings via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: rho-bin 6 February - Winter Olympics!! (37) via photopin (license)
photo credit 3: alexlc13 Nastia Liukin via photopin (license)
photo credit 4: Quite Adept Olympic Gold 2012 via photopin (license)

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