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14 February 2006

Joey Cheek is My New Favorite Person

I wish I'd known about this guy before he won his gold medal so I could have cheered for him - loudly. As it is, I have to content myself with becoming a fan for what he did after he won.

From today's American Progress Report:
American long track speedskater Joey Cheek won the men's Olympic 500-meters gold medal and subsequently pledged to donate his winnings to Sudanese refugees who have fled genocide and are now living in Chad.
It's no small thing, and in an Olympics that's given a certain assholian skier waaay too much airtime, it's refreshing to know that there are still really good people out there competing for their country and then rising above it.

You can read more about the story here.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Hey! I thought *I* was your favorite person. Some Valentine's Day this is....

Actually, Joey's inspiration is a Norwegian speedskater named Johan Olav Koss, a 4-time Gold Medalist, who subsequently excelled in medical school and then dedicated his life to helping the underprivileged in Africa. A genuine hero.