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Very very impressive joining us now do we have speed -- down hmm it is.
I got -- yeah this is this is so funny because.
You look just like you do on TV.
-- -- about that.
Welcomed into you can Olympic gold medalist speed skater we've watched them for many many years give me 12 -- -- Tony in terror for coming in.
And you guys go right ahead that's how we played here in the strategy room.
Dan -- joining us ahead of the Olympics the Winter Olympics are coming up and I've been watching over the weekend they've been doing a lot of perspectives and back it -- who was in the Olympics.
A ton of stuff on you what does this time mean right now -- you.
-- for me -- -- is great it's certainly a lot of reminiscing a lot of great memories.
But it's also looking forward and it's.
You know I still get excited just thinking about what the athletes are going through at this time and with just thirty days -- month from today is the opening ceremony so.
Really exciting time for them and for me as well I'll be up they're calling the races so I'm I'm excited -- Call the races -- still -- -- skates -- and go out there and I mean how fast start is still can't.
Not that fast anymore huh yeah I I don't put him on very -- -- today that.
Are -- -- dad now do you have other little ones in your household skating like you.
Well I've got two daughters and that one if you remember.
Exceeds these featured in the go world these this -- -- my daughter Jane -- my victory lap and she is now sixteen years old and driving so I think it's time flies.
-- man it sure does so did you raise a skater in your family.
Now we we actually live in North Carolina announces.
It's a little tougher to find ice down there than it was in Wisconsin -- I'll say no -- you don't strap on the -- as much.
You know the -- Olympic Games have broadened out so much I mean it used to be all about illusion in the speed skating I you've got.
Snowboarding in there.
When you think of Americans competing in this next go around what are what are some of the bright spots in your mind.
And how are excited are you about our chances that at getting some gold medal.
Well I think very excited and really across the board from from speed skating both long track and short track.
With Johnny Davis back Apollo -- back.
To Shawn -- snowboarding is back the voting Miller Lindsay bonds so the names are you know a lot of names you may have heard of fear Olympic fan but.
There and they'll be back in and strong right now.
Yeah I just want it did they give a little love to you Dan because you -- so so special and and you inspired so many of us.
There's a little skater in each of us although I I have very very bad balance but.
Dan -- speed skating career goes further than the 1994 Olympic gold medal and world.
Record he holds eight world records in the 500 meters and 1000 -- -- 146.
World Cup victories.
And more than 75 World Cup medals as well as twenty world championship medals.
A four time Olympic team member and 848892.
And nine before I just wanted to say that if I think sometimes we lose -- perspective on just how much one person can do.
And the flight time your final thoughts as we head toward the Olympics.
Well first of all thank you because it does mean a lot it's more than just an Olympic gold -- sometimes and a career so that means a lot I.
I distant really excited about the and I do want to mention one thing.
-- win a trip to the Winter Olympics for the rest of your life for info those U fans go to visa dot come back slash go world find out how to do it.
And enjoying -- -- at every Winter Olympics as I hope to be there as well.
We hope you will be too and if I could just say.
-- what I think you look just like you do on TV you not aged I did my friend.
I don't know what is your -- -- -- in Carolina but Sunnis that water you -- and god bless you there have been doing your family have -- going forward -- dot com back -- -- world.
Win a free trip to -- Olympics for the rest of your life.
Gaudin speed man it's been a pleasure to have you can have.
Thanks for having need to.
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