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-- Kwan the two time Olympic -- five time world champion figure skater nine time US champion figure skater joins us live.
Tell us more about the Special Olympics in Athens it's an honor to have you on this morning show and tell us about why you're involved in the project.
Hi David it really doesn't get better than this I mean I'm in Athens degrees in front of their call lists.
-- just so excited because tomorrow is the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics.
Us special look at athletes are so excited they're representing their country from.
-- -- 180 countries.
Com and I'm on the board of directors for the Special Olympics and today and welcoming.
Help we will worldwide.
To the Special Olympics family they are our newest global sponsor.
This project it probably doesn't ever get enough it.
As we often focus on athletes like yourself but have you had a chance that.
-- -- mingle with any of these special Olympic we'll be ads and what really inspires you about them.
For the special Olympic athletes I've had a chance to meet with the field and they're just they're -- But there more exciting than anything else.
They worked so hard to get here and I mean beat any parent -- -- it's the first place.
Love the Olympics it means so much to them to members and their country and my advice to them is go out there and have fun.
And tell us there is something about a unique photo exhibit going on tour -- Yes there's a photo exhibit sponsored by.
Named Richard Korman I had a talk earlier with Richard.
And I was telling him how his photographs really captivate.
The spirit of the Olympics the passion the love.
-- that these athletes feeling -- -- field excitement and also the nervous energy.
But exciting and it's it's really saying be hearing to be involved.
It's so incredible to see the smiles on these special.
How happy they are maybe they get this in the competition.
More than -- the rest of the -- want to ask you what's going on with you I know you graduated from.
Do you in my hometown of Denver and now -- I believe studying law I had ups are you.
-- competitively here what's next.
All right you never see it everywhere and I just graduated from grad school actually at the Fletcher school flawed diplomacy.
Mean I'm involved with a Special Olympics of course.
But I am on the president's council this -- Obama -- -- fitness sports nutrition.
And also telling with the State Department as a public diplomacy on voice -- keeping busy and I have my skates you know placed on all the time but.
-- keep busy and.
It sounds like politics might be -- thing is there any chance of entering kind of the political -- for you.
All of maybe I'm actually moving to DC so.
I guess they they.
Yeah a -- watch out of the sharks.
Watch out for the sharks they're the big.
All that is there -- way we can bring some words -- into the Special Olympics ever look at our viewers do.
To help -- to bring more attention.
-- think he'll first -- -- but people can get involved.
Making go online.
I'm FaceBook FaceBook has a FaceBook dot com Hilton honors and -- he put light.
And then Hilton worldwide will give -- hundred points.
To the Special Olympics and ladies and athletes plus so that they can travel.
And stay at -- hotels all over the world -- events.
Just like traditional athletes.
You raise a lot of money to travel around the world especially in Athens last question is -- -- -- -- -- all the same venues that they -- lives got to you.
That is the same venue.
-- -- It's so exciting.
But tomorrow is the opening ceremony is self I night I walked through -- feel.
Wolf these ceremonies and just walking behind your flag.
And -- -- your country is such an honor privilege and these special Olympic athletes are in for a treat tomorrow's going to be so exciting.
It's an honor and privilege to have you with us this morning thank you Michelle good luck Special Olympics after --
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