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Tag: Olympics

Testing the limits

I recently had the chance to watch "The Crash Reel" during the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. One of 15 films short-listed for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary, it's the visually and emotionally stunning story of Kevin Pearce, a snowboarder who suffers a traumatic brain injury during a training session for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Olympian Lesley Bush shares gold at library

I've blogged previously about terrific customer interactions while staffing the Welcome Desk and have another to share. On Monday evening, while a colleague, Erica Bess was answering questions, she had the great opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist, Lesley Bush, who won her gold medal in 1964 at the Tokyo games for platform diving. The bonus was that  Bush had the coveted first place medal with her! Thrilled to be in the right place at the right time, several staff members had the opportunity to chat with Bush about her experience and to hold the medal.