The Olympic and Paralympic Games exemplify the power of sport. We marvel at the feats of Team USA athletes. We admire their drive to achieve their dreams. We feel inspired by their trials and triumphs—and we use that inspiration to fuel our own pursuits.
The Games are about the journey of the amazing athletes representing our nation, but they’re also about those who supported them along the way: family, friends and donors like you, all banding together to make their dreams come true.
Now, with the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed for a year, Team USA athletes must adjust and refocus. While their quest for gold in 2020 has been delayed, it will not be denied.
In The New Road to Tokyo, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation’s exclusive podcast, you’ll go behind the scenes with Team USA athletes and learn how they’re coping with uncertainty and making the most of the year ahead. We hope their stories remind you of the important role you play in their journey.
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Gordy Crawford has served as the chairman of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation since 2013. A lifelong fan of the Olympic Games, Crawford found his passion for the Olympic and Paralympic movements at the Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984 through pin trading. Since then, he’s attended 16 Olympic Games and championed Team USA athletes through his generous philanthropic contributions, recruitment of donors to the Team Behind the Team, and preservation of Olympic and Paralympic history through his world-renowned collection of torches, prize medals and participation medals.
“I love the Olympics. It’s the greatest sporting event in the world. I’m a very patriotic soul, and I love Team USA,” Crawford says. “And I also love the Olympic Movement, the dream of Pierre de Coubertin to bring the youth of the world together, to make the world a smaller place, and hopefully a more peaceful, safer place.”
Hear from Crawford on the founding of the USOPF, his legendary archival collection and how donors can make a difference for Team USA in his exclusive podcast episode.