It starts innocently. An introduction to a new sport. The passion of an Olympian on display. A coach recognizes a talent to be developed. Only time will tell how many future Olympian dreams were born on Olympic Day 2016!
Lindsey BergVolleyball - USA
Lindsey Berg played in three Olympic Games for the United States as a starting setter, winning two silver medals. She was also named USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year for 2011. Lindsey is passionate about working with young volleyball players to develop their athletic and leadership skills.
Mike PowellTrack & Field - USA
Mike Powell is the current Long Jump World Record Holder with a leap of 29ft 4 ½ inches, setting the record at the World Championships in 1991 and winning again in 1993. He competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, winning the silver medal behind Carl Lewis. Today, Powell is very active in the sport and continues to coach athletes at all levels.
Mike DayBMX - USA
Mike Day represented team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, recording the fastest qualifying time and ultimately winning the silver medal. He followed up his Olympic success by winning the 2008 Ride BMX NORA Cup Racer Award, and the ABA Golden Crank Award for Racer of the Year. Today, Mike competes with both BMX and mountain bikes, most recently racing the 2016 Sea Otter Classic where he won the pro downhill event
Brian MarshallTrack & Field - Canada
Brian competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, which was the first truly worldwide Olympics in 12 years, as the preceding two had major boycotts. There was a special feeling coming into these games, and a sense of oneness and unity with the world. Brian believes this is the epitome of what the Olympics is about, and he is thankful to have been so much a part of it.