Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 3:15 PM by IK K
I’m training for the Olympics in two sports, but chances are you’ve never heard of me. There aren’t a lot of Africans in contention for both the Summer Olympics in swimming and the Winter Olympics in skeleton, the high-speed, high-risk cold weather sport invented in Switzerland. In fact, no athlete has ever represented Nigeria — my birth country — at any Winter Olympics, let alone at back-to-back Summer and Winter Games. Over the next three years, it’s my dream to change that.
If you’re running for president, everything is about 2016. If you’re an Olympic hopeful like me, it’s no different — except your horizon is the 2016 Games in Rio. That’s fewer than 500 days from today. Then the 2018 Winter Games in Seoul are looming after that.
Right about now you might be thinking, Is this guy crazy, or just naive? Probably a little of both. Dreams always start out that way. For The Players’ Tribune, I want to give readers an inside look into my road to the Olympics in two sports.
Read the whole story of our American Patient Advocate, 2-sport Olympic hopeful and cancer survivor http://bit.ly/seun-two-olympic-dreamsThe Players Tribune: