Tuesday, February 14, 2006

True Olympic Spirit

U.S. Gold Medalist Donates Award to Darfur Refugees

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Joey Cheek of the U.S. celebrates his gold medal.

Joey Cheek of the U.S. celebrates his gold medal in the men's 500-meter speedskating competition in Turin, Feb. 13, 2006. Reuters


Morning Edition, February 14, 2006 · American speed skater Joey Cheek did something very unusual after winning the 500 meter race at the Winter Olympics. He announced he's contributing his $25,000 gold medal award from the U.S. Olympic Committee to refugees from Darfur. And he urged Olympic sponsors to support the same relief effort.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is really cool. Maybe I shouldn't have been so harsh about the olympics!


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