USOC staffers flee wildfire, but facilities OK
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters and an athlete training center in Colorado Springs appear safe from a raging wildfire.
But about 40 USOC employees were evacuated from their Colorado Springs homes ahead of the fire that has forced more than 30,000 residents from their homes.
Patrick Sandusky of the USOC said that less than 4 percent of the U.S. Olympic team is staying at the training center. He said smoke was in the air at times, depending on the winds, but that no training facilities were affected.
Sandusky said at least three USOC staffers appear to have lost their homes, though a full count is not yet available.
The headquarters remained open Wednesday.
The USOC postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for Thursday in San Jose, Calif.