Olympic gold medalists Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen will share their inspiring stories at the next Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, June 7, at the Clinton Presidential Center. Two of the best speed skaters in American history, Blair and Jansen will discuss the bond they forged and their Olympic experiences, from training, competing, losing, and winning.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Doors open at 5 p.m. • Program begins at 6 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Center • Great Hall
Bonnie Blair Cruikshank is one of the most decorated female athletes of the twentieth century, winning five gold medals between 1988 and 1994. Along with her Olympic accomplishments, she has also been presented with numerous awards including 1996 Humanitarian World of Sports Hall of Fame, Associated Press 1994 Female Athlete of the Year, and USOC 1992 – 1994 Sports Woman of the Year, among others.
Dan Jansen is typically mentioned twice on Memorable Olympic Moments lists: the first, a moment of heartbreak, when he fell during the 500-meter race at the 1988 Winter Games just hours after learning of his sister’s death; the second, a moment of redemption, when he finally won a gold medal in his final race at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Dan’s persistence and heart are the epitome of the Olympic spirit, and his story is truly inspirational.
This Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series is held in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Clinton School of Public Service, and AT&T. This event is invitation only and reservations are required.
The U.S. Olympic Committee offers donor hospitality programs at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more information, please contact Allison Mayberry at [email protected] or 972.294.5996.