U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers (OPTCs) are 2 universities created by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) as training facilities for its Olympic as well as Paralympic athletes. They lie in Colorado Springs, Colorado and also Lake Placid, New York. Previously, the USOPC additionally had an OPTC in Chula Panorama, California, which is currently a training site referred to as the Elite Professional Athlete Training Facility. There is a UNITED STATES Olympic Education And Learning Facility in Marquette, Michigan, and also various other official U.S. Olympic/Paralympic training websites lie in Oklahoma City and Edmond, Oklahoma; Carson, The Golden State; Lakeshore Structure in Birmingham, Alabama; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Pettit National Ice Center in West Allis, Wisconsin; a USRowing training facility in Oakland, The golden state – formerly in Princeton, New Jacket; Huntsville, Texas and also the APEX Institute and Academy near Geneva, Ohio.
Some professional athletes planning for the Olympics, Paralympics, as well as Frying pan American Games live at one of the OPTCs for a period of months or years, while others see periodically with their particular nationwide teams for training school, coaching (particularly in sporting activities scientific research as well as sports psychology), or physical screening. Foreign nationwide teams are also granted use of the USOPTCs.
The USOPTCs are all open to the general public for tourist, as well as they are the only centers for Olympic training worldwide to do so.