By Roxana Tiron - 01/07/10 10:37 PM EST
The Pentagon announced Thursday that some 200 wounded members of the military and veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games to be held May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Events will include shooting, swimming, archery, track, discus, shotput, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Army Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, commander of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, made the announcement at a Pentagon news conference on Thursday.
Athletes will be recruited from each military service, including the Coast Guard, through an independent selection process, according to the Pentagon’s news service. Competitors will train with Olympic and Paralympics coaches at the Olympic training facilities in Colorado for about a month before the actual competition.