At first glance, Colorado Springs doesn’t appear to be the “proud home” of the U.S. Olympic Committee anymore.
Part of a taxpayer-funded mural to promote Colorado Springs as the “Proud Home Of The U.S. Olympic Committee” is being repainted.
“The artist finished ‘United States Olympic Committee’ with the distressed lettering and background of the letters. Vladamir Jones requested he paint over the ‘Proud Home Of The’ because it was slightly out of position,” city spokesman John Leavitt said today in an email.
The mural, which is being painted on the roof of a downtown building facing Interstate 25, has been a source of controversy since the City Council decided to use taxpayer money to fund it.
Council members hoped to have the mural finished by the Fourth of July in time for the U.S. Women’s Open, but it’s almost a month behind schedule. In addition, some of the letters in the mural looked out of proportion.
The mural will feature hometown hero Henry Cejudo, an Olympic gold medalist.
“The wrestler image will begin next week,” Leavitt said.
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