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USOC staffers flee wildfire, but facilities OK

USOC staffers flee wildfire, but facilities OK

But about 40 USOC employees were evacuated from their Colorado Springs homes ahead of a raging wildfire 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 initially postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for Thursday in San Jose, Calif., but later said the meeting would take place via conference call.


Updated : 2021-04-24 02:19 GMT+08:00