Monday, July 25, 2016
"Think your sport's hard? Mine is the most slippery surface on Earth and I have knives on my feet." ~ @figure8ers
SOOC, uncropped, no flash (flash photography is prohibited inside the museum). The exhibit dates are March 6, 2016 - September 11, 2016.
Race Suit, left side (Mizuno, polyester, spandex, 1994)
On loan courtesy of Don Jansen
"Don Jansen was a four-time member of the US Olympic speed skating team who wont the gold at the Lillehammer Games, in the 1000-meter race, the final event of his Olympic career. Jansen's quest for gold captured the hearts of the American public. Favored to win the gold in the 500-meter Calgary Games in 1988, Jansen learned that his sister had died of cancer just hours before time to compete, failing in that race and in the 1000-meter race later in the Games. He had dis at the 1992 Albertville Games as well. Despite these initial setbacks, he remained at the top of many World Championships and World Cup events."
~ Reprinted text from a nearby information card
Race Suit, right side (Descente, polyester, spandex, 1988)
On loan courtesy of Bonnie Blair Cruikshank
"Bonnie Blair has won five Olympic gold medals in speed skating, the most of any American woman and she ranks second internationally. She won her first gold medal in the 500 meter event, setting a world record at the Calgary Games in 1988. She would go on to win the same event at the Games in 1992 and 1994, becoming the only woman to win three consecutive medals in the same event. At Calgary, she won her only bronze medal in the 1000 meters." ~ Reprinted text from a nearby information card
"This inspiring exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games. "Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic Games. Beyond celebrating their achievements and athleticism, the exhibit, like the Olympic Games themselves, honors the human spirit that unites us all: across borders, generations, gender and race. The exhibit will include photographs, film, and memorabilia featuring dozens of American Olympic athletes."
~ Reprinted text from here:
Have a great start to the work week!
(photo taken 4/8/2016)
"American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Gold" 2016
March 12, 2016 - September 11, 2016
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone Number: (501) 374-4242
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