StoryCorps Conversations

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Listen to the Stories of Team USA Athletes

As part of the Museum’s mission to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideals and document and share the history of the United States’ Olympic and Paralympic participation, the Museum is teaming up with StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that is a leader in recording and preserving the stories of Americans from all backgrounds.

These sessions match two or three interview partners, usually with a common bond, for a casual conversation. Additionally, these sessions become part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Carl and Carol Lewis are side by side as they have their StoryCorps conversation over Zoom

Carol and Carl Lewis

Siblings Carl and Carol Lewis discuss their athletic careers; Carol was a three-time Olympian, while Carl was a five-time Olympian and won nine gold medals.

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John Naber and Gary Hall Sr. smile for a photo.

John Naber and Gary Hall Sr.

Swimmers John Naber and Gary Hall Sr. have been good friends since Montreal 1976, where Hall was the U.S. flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony and Naber won four gold medals and one silver.

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Susan Broome and John Stillings pose for a photo at the Broadmoor

Susan Broome and John Stillings

John Stillings and Susan Broome attended Meadowdale High School and the University of Washington, which is where each took their first step toward becoming a member of the U.S. Olympic rowing team.

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