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  • USOC Awards "Replica" Medals To Select Coaches?

    Had to rip this one out of the Stuczynski thread because it deserves it.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/art ... /809180347

    (Stuczynski) is proud of her medal, but also proud of the heavier replica one the U.S. Olympic Committee awarded Suhr three days after the pole vault finals. His medal is silver, just like hers. Not all coaches receive medals, but Suhr was one of the few.

    "The man (who awarded it) said 'We need more coaches like you,'" he said proudly

    Ok, now I'd like to know a few things(assuming the story is as described).

    1) - How does the USOC go about deciding which "few" coaches deserve to receive replica medals?

    2) - Was there a ceremony involving the "few"(and what exactly is a few)?

    3) - Who was "the man" who handed them out?
    There are no strings on me

  • #2
    When you find the answer to these questions, would you please let us all know. There doesn't seem to be any mention of it on the USOC's web site. Google doesn't help either.

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    • #3
      I also would like to find out more about this, although the reply from "meskind" on the Currents Events thread was a good start.....

      Is this the first year for this award?

      Do any coaches have multiple medals?

      Do other countries do this?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hammer forever
        I also would like to find out more about this, although the reply from "meskind" on the Currents Events thread was a good start.....

        Doesn't appear to be the same, since Stuczynski and Suhr made a point of saying he was one of only a "few" to receive the medal, whereas every coach of a medalist received the award meskind speaks of.

        Unless someone was inflating their ego.......
        There are no strings on me

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        • #5
          thanks, Guru, "meskind" says the "echos" medal was given to coaches of medalists the very next day, but the Suhr replica seems to have been given three days after the finals...

          I remember watching on TV as the mens basketball team draped their medals around coach K's neck- maybe a dress rehearsal for "echos"???

          and what is "usa HOUSE", where "meskind" says medals are awarded?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hammer forever
            what is "usa HOUSE", where "meskind" says medals are awarded?
            http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/beij ... -americana

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            • #7
              I know there was also a French House, German House and Italian House. A fun time was had by all.

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