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Dave Johnson to begin 1992 Olympic Reunion tour

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • Corban Athletic Director Dave Johnson spoke with students at a Sioux City, Iowa middle school in March.

 

Dave Johnson aims high this year, the 20th anniversary of his bronze medal effort in the Olympics.

Johnson, 48, will join other U.S. Olympic medal-winning decathletes in the 2012 Olympic Games in London for a marketing blitz and reunion. Rafer Johnson (1956 silver, 1960 gold) is expected to attend, as are Bruce Jenner (1976 gold), Bryan Clay (2004 silver, 2008 gold) and Dan O'Brien (1996 gold).

The 2012 Olympics mark the 100th anniversary since the decathlon and pentathlon were introduced to modern competition. The United States had a winner in those initial competitions: Jim Thorpe, one of the most famous athletes of all time.

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Read more about Dave Johnson's rise to the bronze medal during the 1992 Olympics in his book, "Aim High"