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Wounded and injured servicemen and women gather during opening ceremonies for the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

2012 Warrior Games

Online Exclusive posted Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:49am

More than 200 wounded and injured servicemen and women and veterans gathered in Colorado Springs for the 3rd Annual Warrior Games.


Wounded and injured soldiers warm up prior to the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

More than 200 wounded and injured service men and women and veterans are expected to compete in seven sports (archery, cycling, shooting, sit volleyball, swimming, track & field, and wheelchair basketball), this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Helping kick off the week-long event was first lady Michelle Obama who spoke to athletes and welcomed friends and family during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Warrior Games.

The Marines will be defending its title as the Chairman’s Cup winner for the service branch that won the most medals.

For more information, visit the U.S. Dept., of Defense on line.

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