The United States Olympic Museum will honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideas, document the history of the United States Olympic and Paralympic participation, and celebrate the achievements of the United States Olympic and Paralympic competitors.
The effort to create the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame began in 2013 and after years of foundational work, construction on the project began in June of 2017. In 2014, the USOM signed a renewable agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee granting a 30-year relationship for the operation of the Museum. Established as the lead project in the City for Champions initiative, the U.S. Olympic Museum will:
The Museum has received financial commitments from many local, state and national bodies. In addition to private donors, three local banks teamed up to buy bonds issued by the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority, secured by a state-approved tax increment arrangement, and $26.2 million has been contributed to support the construction of the Museum.
The Museum will further establish Colorado Springs as Olympic City USA. It will become a premier cultural destination, welcoming people from near and far, and of all ages and backgrounds, to come together in the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.