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GoMarquette.com Announces 'Marquette and the Olympics: 1908-2008'



Aug. 6, 2008

This Friday's Opening Ceremony will recognize the official start of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. While millions around the world will be watching the competition and excitement in Beijing, GoMarquette.com will provide visitors with a variety of context through a special series commemorating the 2008 event and Marquette's tradition-filled history at the Summer Olympics.

The 2008 event holds distinctive significance, as it marks 100 years of Olympic history since John Brennan became Marquette's first Olympian in 1908.

Throughout this series, you will read and hear stories from past Marquette Olympians -- and perspective from current Golden Eagles coaches, student-athletes and athletics staff members -- each offering a unique point of view regarding this year's summer games and Olympiads of years past.

In all, there are eight scheduled installments to "Marquette and the Olympics: 1908-2008". Regular installments will be added to the GoMarquette.com home page three times per week during the near month-long event.

Our hope is that you will learn about the rich tradition of Marquette athletics as it relates to international competition held on the grandest of stages. In addition, this series will aim to enhance your Olympics-watching experience by offering unparalleled insight.

Enjoy watching some of the best competition the world has to offer and stay tuned to GoMarquette.com!

Marquette and the Olympics: 1908-2008
Aug. 8 - Monumental Moments: The Marquette Olympic Story

Aug. 11 - Marquette Men's Basketball In The Summer Olympics

Aug. 13 - Olympic Weightlifting with Rudy Thomas

Aug. 15 - World's Fastest Man: The Ralph Metcalfe Story

Aug. 18 - Q&A With John Bennett: Marquette's Olympic Long Jumper

Aug. 20: Lauren Thomas-Johnson: An Athlete Ambassador's Journal

Aug. 22: Olympic Volleyball: A Collection of Personal Experiences with Pati Rolf

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