Olympic Athletes to Remember

Making the Olympics is no small feat. It takes years of training and sacrifice for Olympic athletes to participate at the highest level. However, among Olympians, there are those who take it to the next level. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the top Olympic athletes of all-time.

Michael Phelps

Arguably the greatest Olympic athlete ever is Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history. His impressive medal count includes a record of 23 gold medals with eight of them coming at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His medal collection started at the 2004 Athens summer Olympics with eight total medals and continued through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with another five golds and one silver medal. Phelps is a world record holder in multiple swimming events and is considered the greatest swimmer of all-time. ... Read More

Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee to be Keynote Speaker at Oklahoma City Friends of Children Banquet – Apr 29


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been named as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Friends of Children Banquet to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Jackie Joyner-Kersee will make an appearance and deliver the keynote address between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The annual fundraising event will be hosted by the Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care and will take place at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Source: Circle of Care ... Read More

1980 Olympics “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team Winner Neal Broten to Make Appearance at Hopkins, MN Autograph Signing – Apr 8


HOPKINS, MN – Meet 1980 Olympics U.S.A. hockey team winner Neal Broten at the Fan HQ Sports Apparel and Collectibles autograph signing in Hopkins, MN on Saturday, April 8, 2017. At the event will be the entire group of 12 players from Minnesota who were on the “Miracle on Ice” hockey team. The event will take place at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343. Source: Fan HQ ... Read More

Kerri Walsh Jennings Aims at Fourth Olympic Gold Medal With Teammate April Ross


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three time Olympic Gold Medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings is aiming for a fourth gold medal in women’s beach volleyball in the 2016 Olympic Games. Walsh Jennings has won her most recent gold medal with her previous partner, Misty May-Treanor in the last Olympic Games in 2012. May-Treanor has since retired and Walsh Jennings’ new partner is April Ross. Source: FIVB (Federation Internationale De Volleyball) ... Read More

Olympic Champion Shannon Miller to be Keynote Speaker at Women’s Industry Network Conference, May 2 to 4


TAMPA, FL – Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller is to be the keynote speaker at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Women’s Industry Network on Monday through Wednesday, May 2-4, 2016. The event will take place at the Tampa Downtown Hilton, 211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602. Source: CollisionRepairmag.com ... Read More

​Magic Johnson Named Vice Chairman to Promote Los Angeles as Host City for 2024 Olympics


LOS ANGELES, CA. — The great NBA legend, Magic Johnson, along with labor leader María Elena Durazo have been named vice chairs of the committee seeking to promote Los Angeles as the host city for the 2024 Olympics. Johnson and Durazo will join four-time Olympic swimming champion Janet Evans as vice chairs on the board of directors of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic candidature committee, LA 2024. Source: LA Biz.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills to be Keynote Speaker at Bacone College Commencement on May 2, 2015

MUSKOGEE, OK. — Olympic gold medalist, Billy Mills, has been named the keynote speaker at Bacone College’s commencement ceremony at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Muskogee Civic Center loated at 425 Boston Ave. in Muskogee. The public is welcome to attend. Source: TulsaWorld.com.

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Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig, ‘Miracle on Ice’ Members Reunite

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — To mark the 35-year anniversary of the 1980 Olympic “Miracle on Ice,” Olympic gold medalists, Mike Eruzione, captain, and Jim Craig, goalie, were among the living members of the U.S. 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey squad who reunited on Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 for the “Relive the Miracle” reunion at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. Missing was Herb Brooks, the Hall of Fame coach who was killed in a car accident in 2003, and rugged defenseman Bob Suter, who died at age 57 in September. Source: ESPN.

Mike Eruzione (L) and Jim Craig (R) at “Miracle on Ice” 35 year reunion Feb. 22, 2015.

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Dale Murphy Named Keynote Speaker at Old Timers Banquet

NASHVILLE, TN. — Atlanta Braves legend, Dale Murphy, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 77th annual Old Timers Banquet on Thursday Jan. 22, 2015 at the Nashville Airport Marriott located at 600 Marriott Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. Source: The Tennessean.

Photo shows for Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy speaking in a 2012 interview with Fox Charlotte.

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Amy Van Dyken Named Keynote Speaker at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Awards Dinner to be Held in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken has been named the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family to be held on Sept. 25-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The two-day event themed “Power of Sport,” will  featurie Amy Van Dyken-Rouen as the keynote speaker, and Tamron Hall, co-host of NBC’s TODAY show and MSNBC’s NewsNation as the host. Source: SwimSwam.com

Photo shows Amy Van Dyken speaking in 2014 about her spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

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