Reunions

 

USOPA REUNION 2019

Celebrating our Olympic and Paralympic Spirit
“The greatest Olympic and Paralympic party since the last one”

 

Please send all questions to: Reunion2019@usopc.org.

Click here to view a list of registered attendees.

 

Reunion Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1:

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Reunion registration and credential pick up in Broadmoor Main (up the escalators from check-in desk) in the Pompeiian Room. All Olympians, Paralympians and their guests must check in for the reunion and pick up credentials, welcome packet and commemorative gifts. Credentials must be worn during all reunion activities. Many of you have already given permission to include your contact information in the 2019 Reunion Directory. You will also be asked to sign a release to allow your photo to be taken during the reunion activities.

4:30 pm

Buses will begin looping from Broadmoor South entrance to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Complex. You will be able to visit the Team USA Shop prior to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony. The 2019 Reunion Welcome Dance Party will begin immediately following the HOF Ceremony. The dress code for this event is casual cocktail.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame Reception (Sports Center II)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Sports Center II)

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

9:00 pm - Midnight

USOPA Reunion Dance Party

9:00 pm

Buses will begin looping from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Complex (from Sports Center II) to Broadmoor South. Final bus will depart at 12:15 am.

 

Saturday, November 2

6:00 am - 7:30 am

  • Get Moving Activities
  • Broadmoor Lake walk/run
  • Yoga
  • Bokwa

7:30 am – 10:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure (you will receive a voucher at registration for use at Broadmoor Restaurants)

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Oral History Recordings – Remington – Broadmoor South (time slots scheduled in advance)

Oral History Recordings – Schreyvogel – Broadmoor South  (time slots scheduled in advance)

Each session is 15 minutes. The interview will be video-taped courtesy of the USOPC broadcast team.

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Olympic & Paralympic Games Free Time (use this time to reconnect with teammates – Broadmoor property)

11:30 am

Buses begin departing for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Luncheon from Broadmoor South

We will be having lunch and visiting the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The museum is 90% complete on physical construction, but interior construction is just beginning. We will have the opportunity to walk the construction site to learn about the various exhibits and spaces that will be installed and open to the public in Spring 2020.

Please adhere to the following apparel instructions, as it is an active construction site and we want everyone to be comfortable, safe and enjoy their “Sneak Peak” of the museum.

Footwear: Please be aware that this is an active construction site with uneven surfaces and loose materials, safety is a priority. All guests must wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes (i.e. tennis shoes, hiking boots, other thick soled shoes). Please no heels, ballet flats, Mary Jane style shoes, Toms or other thin-soled shoes are not permitted. If your instep is visible, your shoes are not permitted.

Clothing: Guests must also wear long pants (no skirts or shorts) and sleeved shirts (sleeveless shirts are not permitted).

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum & Hall of Fame

Lunch will be available as soon as you arrive.

12:20 pm

Official program begins

1:30 pm

Buses will depart for Broadmoor South, last departure at 2:15 pm

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Oral History Recordings – Remington – Broadmoor South (time slots scheduled in advance)

Oral History Recordings – Schreyvogel – Broadmoor South (time slots scheduled in advance)

Each session is 15 minutes.  The interview will be video-taped courtesy of the USOPC broadcast team.

2:30 pm  Broadmoor Theater

Team USA Film Preview – “The Last Gold”

Explore the drama of the Olympics where it all began. When the USSR still existed and the term “female athlete” was an oxymoron. With rare archival footage and intimate access and confessions, this incredible story has never fully been told before.

The story of the 1976 U.S. women's relay swim team that upset East Germany in the final race at the Montreal Olympics.

Forty-three years ago, at the 1976 Montreal Games, a team of doped East German athletes thrashed their rivals from the United States, until a remarkable final race. The central player was a transcendent American athlete denied her due and since lost in time: Shirley Babashoff. Babashoff and her teammates were surrogates in a Cold War struggle, who battled a tragic conspiracy with a blazing honesty and a ferocious, endless tenacity. In 1976, the U.S. Olympic swim team entered the Games in Montreal looking forward to its usual dominance. The men did not disappoint, delivering the most dominant performance in Olympic swimming history. They won every race but one, and in that race won the silver and bronze medals. For the women, it was a completely different story. They were overwhelmed by an East German machine that had emerged on the world stage leading up to the Games with frighteningly fast performances. In a competition where 15 American records were set, the U.S. women had only five silver medals and two bronze medals to show for it. After an entire competition of disappointing results, winning no races and facing a critical media that heaped on additional pressure, the U.S. women came together to do as a team what they could not do individually. It was the final race when four women stepped to the blocks in an attempt to do what nobody thought possible...win The Last Gold. This is their story.

Gala Activities (Dress Code is Casual Cocktail)

  • 6:00 pm – Gala Reception - Heritage Museum (located adjacent to The International Center)
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm - 2019 Reunion Gala Dinner/Program and Reunion Photo

 

Sunday, November 3

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Praise & Worship Service – Remington – Broadmoor South

Pastor Anthony Grier

9:00 am – 11:00 am (International Center North)

Reunion Farewell Brunch

  • Looking Ahead to Tokyo 2020

 

Crawford Family U.S. Olympic Archives – Olympic & Paralympic Memorabilia Donations

Now would be a great time for you to consider donating some of your Games memorabilia to the USOPC Archives – these items could potentially be loaned to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum for display. Pack them in your luggage to save on postage!

ATTENTION: Olympian and Paralympian Authors - Have you written a book/books? Would you like to share it with your fellow reunion attendees? We will have a space set up where you can have a copy of your book for attendees to browse (no sales). You can provide information of where your book(s) can be purchased. Please let us know the title and publication year. Send this information to Christine Taylor at: christine.taylor@usoc.org.


United States Olympians and Paralympians Reunion | Feb. 19-22, 2016

Media Coverage | Link to Photos from the 2016 Reunion in Las VegasLink to Photos from the 2008 Reunion in San Jose

More than 300 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians from all Games years gathered at Las Vegas' renowned Tropicana Hotel from Feb. 19-22, 2016, to celebrate the 2016 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Reunion.

The event, hosted by the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association, was an opportunity for U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to rekindle old friendships with teammates, to make new connections with fellow athletes across multiple generations, and to celebrate the power of the Olympic Spirit.

The three-day reunion featured a gala dinner, Olympic memorabilia presentation, youth sports clinics, several athlete panels and a celebrity golf tournament. Most importantly, the event offered the chance for U.S. Olympians and Paralympians across all sports and years to come together, foster new friendships and celebrate the unique experience of representing the United States at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Reunion 2016 Planning Committee included: 

Willie Banks (Track & Field, 1980, 1984, 1988), Event Chair
Anne Warner Cribbs (Swimming, 1960), Event Producer
Joey Cheek (Speedskating, 2002, 2006)
Micki King (Diving, 1968, 1972)
Tom Lough (Modern Pentathlon, 1968)
Susie Paxton (Fencing, 1996)
John Register (Paralympic Swimming, 1996; Paralympic Track & Field, 2000)
Cindy Stinger (Team Handball, 1984, 1988, 1992)
Eli Wolff (Paralympic Soccer, 1996, 2004) 

"We are thrilled to bring this exciting event to Las Vegas as we celebrate the camaraderie and enduring legacies of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The reunion will provide a great opportunity to share the Olympic spirit as we look forward to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio." – USOPA President Gary Hall

“Be a part of history by taking part in the largest gathering of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians outside of the Games. This time next year, we will welcome Team USA athletes from around the country to an unforgettable reunion that will honor and recognize all those who have shared the unique experience of representing their country. All U.S. Olympians and Paralympians should consider attending this wonderful event and enjoy reconnecting with your teammates and friends. This reunion promises to have something for everyone, and it won’t be complete without you!” – USOPA Manager Cindy Stinger

U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Reunion 2008: San Jose