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Downtown Olympic Celebration

Photos from the Downtown Olympic Celebration Friday, July 26, 2013

SAND VOLLEYBALL PIT
Workers brought in 190 tons of sand Friday morning, July 26, 2013, to construct a 46 x 72 feet beach volleyball pit for Friday's Downtown Olympic Celebration. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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SAND VOLLEYBALL PIT
Workers brought in 190 tons of sand Friday morning, July 26, 2013, to construct a 46 x 72 feet beach volleyball pit for Friday's Downtown Olympic Celebration. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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SAND VOLLEYBALL PIT
Workers brought in 190 tons of sand Friday morning, July 26, 2013, to construct a 46 x 72 feet beach volleyball pit for Friday's Downtown Olympic Celebration. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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SAND VOLLEYBALL PIT
Volunteer Maggie Jorgensen places sand bags around a 46 x 72 foot beach volleyball pit on Tejon Street Friday, July 26, 2013, in preparation for Friday's Downtown Olympic Celebration. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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SAND VOLLEYBALL PIT
Chris Porter with GE Johnson rakes smoothes out some of the 190 tons of sand brought onto Tejon Street Friday morning, July 26, 2013, to construct a 46 x 72 feet beach volleyball pit for Friday's Downtown Olympic Celebration. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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American Idol Lauren Alaina performs Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
American Idol Lauren Alaina performs Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Duncan Gore of Colorado Springs does a trick on his BMX bike Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Duncan Gore of Colorado Springs does a trick on his BMX bike Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jenni Berkbigler, left, of Fort Collins and Michelle Sumner of Colorado Springs watch the beach volleyball after running the color run Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jenni Berkbigler, left, of Fort Collins and Michelle Sumner of Colorado Springs watch the beach volleyball after running the color run Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos cheerleaders Emily, left, and Christina pose for a picture with fans Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos cheerleaders Emily, left, and Christina pose for a picture with fans Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Paul Juda, 12, of Chicago flips on the bungee chords Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Paul Juda, 12, of Chicago flips on the bungee chords Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Renee Antoniou and Ave Borden of Colorado Springs dance to the live music Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Renee Antoniou and Ave Borden of Colorado Springs dance to the live music Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Robin Ginsberg, 9, of Marlboro, N.J., akes a picture with U.S. Figure skating mascot Snowplow Sam Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Robin Ginsberg, 9, of Marlboro, N.J., akes a picture with U.S. Figure skating mascot Snowplow Sam Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Chris Combs of Colorado Springs, right, spars with U.S. boxer Erickson Lubin Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chris Combs of Colorado Springs, right, spars with U.S. boxer Erickson Lubin Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sarah Vailes spars with U.S. boxer Erickson Lubin Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sarah Vailes spars with U.S. boxer Erickson Lubin Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Young fans try out tennis Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Young fans try out tennis Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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American Idol Lauren Alaina performs Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
American Idol Lauren Alaina performs Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dave Borden and Kathleen Holcombe Stevens dance to the live music  Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dave Borden and Kathleen Holcombe Stevens dance to the live music Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos cheerleaders Emily, left, and Christina sign autographs for fans Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos cheerleaders Emily, left, and Christina sign autographs for fans Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos cheerleaders Christina, left, and Emily pose for a picture with a fan Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos cheerleaders Christina, left, and Emily pose for a picture with a fan Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Brent Steffensen of the Flying Ace All Stars performs on a tampoline Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Brent Steffensen of the Flying Ace All Stars performs on a tampoline Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Teams play beach volleyball into the night on Tejon Street Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Teams play beach volleyball into the night on Tejon Street Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Teams play beach volleyball on Tejon Street Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. Two hundred and 10 tons of sand was moved downtown for the tournament. The sand will be donated to residents of the two fires for flood control.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Teams play beach volleyball on Tejon Street Friday, July 26, 2013, during the second Olympic Downtown Celebration on Tejon Street. Two hundred and 10 tons of sand was moved downtown for the tournament. The sand will be donated to residents of the two fires for flood control. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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