COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– Get a sneak peak inside the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum one day before it opens to the public. The media got a special behind the scenes tour of the museum on Tuesday.

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Among some of the displays, multiple medals from various Olympic games, historic Olympic torches carried by world-renowned athletes and uniforms for Olympic and Paralympic athletes over the years.

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The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will open to visitors on Thursday. It’s located in Colorado Springs. General admission tickets go on sale on Wednesday, ranging from $15 to $25.

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The project was conceived in 2012, as Olympic leaders looked to establish the first full-fledged Olympic museum in the United States. The Olympic Training Center, located a few miles from the museum in downtown Colorado Springs, draws more than 130,000 visitors a year but had limited exhibit space.

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  1. bob albertson says:

    my wifes grandfather everet Bradley won a silver medal in the pentathlon in Antwerp 1920

    his son an granddaughter live in cherry creek and littleton he was voted college athlete of the year and help start the Kansas relays

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