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

Jim Craig Appearance and Autograph Signing at Buffalo, NY Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention – May 21

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BUFFALO, NY – Meet U.S. Olympic champion Jim Craig, at the Pop Culture and Comic Book Convention in Buffalo, NY. Jim Craig, the 1980 “Miracle On Ice” U.S. Hockey Team goalie, will make an appearance on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia. The event is being hosted by Nickel City Con and will take place at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. Source: Nickel City Con ... Read More

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

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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

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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

Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill was Keynote Speaker at Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Conference

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Retired figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual A Woman’s Journey health conference and luncheon on Monday, January 26, 2017. The event was hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine and took place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Source: Palm Beach Daily News ... Read More

Join Olympic Women's Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings For Katy, TX Autograph Signing – Oct 21

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KATY TX – Join Olympic Women’s Volleyball Champion Kerri Walsh Jennings for an autograph signing event in Katy, TX on Friday, October 21, 2016. Kerri Walsh Jennings will make an appearance and meet and greet fans and sign autographs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods, located at The Shoppes at Parkwest, 24600 Katy Freeway, Katy TX 77494. Source: Dick’s Sporting Goods ... Read More

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

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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 Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins Digital Health Startup Management Team


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins management team of Fitly, a digital health startup company which has released a new product called SmartPlate™, the company’s flagship product. It helps users get a detailed breakdown of the food they are eating by incorporating a camera and sensors plate and instantly analyzes everything you eat. Source: MedCity News ... Read More

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

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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

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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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