JCC I met an Olympian today

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  1. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    The swim team I coach raced against Katie Ledecky's team! I got to see her break three high school records today as well. Slightly hilarious to see my kiddos flock around her and ask to see the gold medal :p Has anyone else ever got to meet an Olympian as well?
  2. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    I met Susie Favor Hamilton in a hotel room in Vegas once.
  3. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    A guy who was on the U.S. archery team in the 1984 Olympics was from my hometown, and there was a big to-do in the city park when he came home, which I attended, because my babysitters took all us kids to it.
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  4. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Three-time gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines once gave my local swim team some lessons. I've still got some autographed photographs of him lying around, as well as a picture of me with him.

    Oh and I went to school with the daughter of one of the Miracle on Ice team members. Met him a bunch of times, nbd.
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  5. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I played basketball for years with an Olympian, from elementary school through jr high. He played volleyball in the London Olympics
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  6. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    not an Olympian, but Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks grew up across the street from me. I know his dad well. My son has met a bunch of Olympic swimmers.
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  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I sold some Winstrol to Ben Johnson back in '88. I wonder whatever happened to him?
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  8. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    What was his hair like back then?

    Also, I graduated high school with a girl who ended up being an Olympic rower for the US in London (she did not medal). I think we exchanged about 12 words in our lives.
  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    iman or his dad?[IMG]

    Iman in high school
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  10. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I meant Iman, but I guess I'm now curious about his Dad too. Does Iman get his style from his father?
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  12. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair trained at a facility I played hockey at. Met both of them just before the Olympics.
  13. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Shawn Johnson attends my church and I've seen her around there a few times. She's pretty low key about it as it is probably one of the few places she can be where she isn't shadowed by a bodyguard. I'd also like to point out that while she is tiny (probably under or just at 5 feet tall), she is quite attractive, even moreso than what you see on tv. Also, while I haven't met her, several people I know locally have met Gabby Douglas, one of the perks of having a world class gymnastics school in your hometown.
  14. SoloKnight Force Ghost

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    I've met Hope Solo and Alex Morgan. And I'm friends with a guy who was an alternate for the British Cycling team in 2008.
  15. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    My mother knew Mary Lou Retton when she was growing up.
  16. tom Chosen One

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    i once had sex with eartha kitt in an airplane bathroom.
  17. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    I was hoping you'd met Athena or Dionysus or something. :(


    I hear the latter has great parties.
  18. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
  19. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    We know all about your bathroom stories, dude.
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  20. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    I've met a bunch of Olympic swimmers. It's really easy if you just go watch a Grand Prix meet. The Santa Clara one is just a 15-minute drive away. The fun thing is, the swimmers are very accessible and approachable, because swimming is so much more low-key than big sports like football or baseball.
  21. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I went line dancing with the Jamaican bobsled team.
  22. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I know Isaac Menyoli pretty well. He was the ONLY person from the entire continent of Africa to compete in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. He's also a Milwaukee architect I've done a bunch of work for. Nice guy too.
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  23. LloydChristmas Jedi Grand Master

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    I raced against David Oliver in the 110 hurdles when I was in college and he was training for Beijing.

    He was this huge guy who only did like a couple drills, and we were like "Who is this dude?" Then he took off his warmups and had Team USA spandex on. I remember PA introductions were like "In Lane 1, LloydChristmas...in Lane 4, REPRESENTING YOUR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DAVID OLIVER!"
  24. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    I played rugby with Brian Boitano's nephew. My mom's first cousin won a gold, silver, and bronze in the 76 winter games (Sheila Young Ochowicz). Her daughter, my second cousin, Elli Ochowicz, raced in the 2002 and 2010 winter games.

    I wrestled Cael Sanderson at a clinic and put him on his back.
  25. solojones Chosen One

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    Courtney McCool from the Athens USA Women's gymnastics team was one of my mom's high school students at the time. She got a bunch of deductions on her floor routine for stepping on the line. My brother told my mom that when Courtney got back, my mom ought to put masking tape around her desk and tell her that every time she stepped on it she'd lose percentage points in the class.
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