Athletics in the Pikes Peak region take on many forms, from outdoor sports like cycling and running, to Olympic level competition, to minor league baseball. This month, Western Skies takes a look at sports in the region.

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Profile: Manitou Springs’ Justin Armour
Roundtable: Mike Moran and Tim Bergsten
Yoga: The Intersection of Sport and Spiritual Practice
Behind the Scenes at the United States Anti-Doping Agency
Interview: The State of Cycling in the Pikes Peak Region
Professional Baseball in Colorado Springs, ca. 1902

Western Skies is a collaboration between KRCC News and The Big Something.

 

One Response to Western Skies, August 1, 2010: "Sports in the Pikes Peak Region"

  1. Dylan Ortestor says:

    I enjoyed this month’s program, though I was hoping you’d cover the culture of sports a little more, as you’ve covered the culture of tourism and of budget cutbacks. The yoga piece was informative and the dramatic reading on historical baseball was pretty funny as read by Mr. Bieri. I was also interested in the piece on drug testing, but the story seemed to embrace the moral outlook of its interview subjects.

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