The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously (13-0) on Wednesday in support of bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to L.A. in 2024. A parade of over 60 athletes spanning a half-century of Olympics turned out at downtown’s City Hall for the official proceedings. The L.A. bid faces stiff competition going against finalists Paris and Budapest, with the IOC ultimately voting on the … [Read more...] about City Council Approves LA 2024 Bid
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist John Naber spent part of his Wednesday morning (Jan. 18) visiting with students at Franklin High School as part of his involvement in the Ready, Set, Gold! program. John is shown instructing 9th grade PE students on proper push-up technique, which will certainly come in handy when FitnessGram testing begins next month. Franklin is … [Read more...] about Olympian John Naber Visits Franklin High
Ready, Set, Gold! expresses its sympathy on the passing of Olympian Sammy Lee, who died this weekend at the age of 96. Sammy and was an integral part of RSG! during its inaugural year in 2006. … [Read more...] about RSG! Mourns Passing of Olympian Sammy Lee
Before getting the kids up and moving, Olympian Mark Crear had a little quiz prepared for the 5th grade teachers at Vanalden Elementary School during his site visit on 11/29/2016! … [Read more...] about Mark Crear was a hoot at Vanalden Elementary School!
Olympic high jumper Dwight Stones visited South Gate High this week to congratulate students who achieved high marks on their FitnessGram test. Dwight is one of 50 Olympians participating in the Ready, Set, Gold! program. He has been going to SGH regularly for the past six years, motivating students to stay physically active . … [Read more...] about Olympian Dwight Stones Visits South Gate High
We brought together participating school personnel and our wonderful Olympians and Paralympians this week. During two separate sessions, we shared best practices and previewed an exciting year ahead through our first-ever RSG! Universities. Tuesday's RSG! University was held in the beautiful meeting space of the LA84 Foundation, which has been a site for many previous orientations. The Thursday … [Read more...] about Our program year is off and running: RSG! University was a success!