Announcing the Olympic rings ‘Spectacular’ | Washington University

Announcing the Olympic rings ‘Spectacular’ | Washington University


We would like to unveil…WashU gets the
first Olympics “Spectacular” in St. Louis. It’s exciting to be able to revive this
interest in the Olympics. We have Olympians with us. People who
have demonstrated a commitment to excellence. We share that commitment here at Washington University in our athletics programs and in our academic
programs. What St. Louis did for the Olympics was really incredible. We built
state-of-the-art stadiums. We built the first Olympic gymnasium. We built the
first modern day track…. all here at WashU! St. Louis said – we’re going to give
uniform trophies out. We started the gold, silver, bronze – that started here in
St. Louis. These are significant games. To know that those Olympic rings started
right here in our community… and to the younger generation that’s sitting out
there, it’s so important for you all to understand the history… understand why
the legacy is so important because this is not for us. It is for you.

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