May 30, 2005

Rulon Gardner Wants To Help

After thinking about it for a few days, Rulon Gardner (previous post) wants to set the record straight.

I'm not angry at the USOC. The USOC gave me the opportunity back in 1993 to train, they provided me trips overseas. The last thing I want to do is to show I'm a disgruntled employee or anything like that. I have no animosity toward anyone at the USOC.

Gardner is taking a very proactive attitude to the problem, hoping to work with the USOC to find a way to help Olympic athletes after retirement:

I want them to be taken care of. I'd like to help them in the future. That's my goal — it's to help the Olympic movement and take care of athletes.

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