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    Swan and Dolphin holding Olympics event

    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels will mark the beginning of the London Olympics by presenting the Opening Ceremonies on large television screens plus opportunities to meet three Olympic medalists in the Dolphin lobby on Friday.

    The event, open to the public as well as hotel guests, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Former Olympians Fred Tyler (1972, swimming), Scott Johnson (1984, 1988, gymnastics) and Wendy Bruce-Martin (1992, gymnastics) will be available for autographs and photo opportunities. The broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The free event will include "gold medal" cookies, British-themed munchies and activities for children. (Note: Parking at the resort is $15 for self-parking, $20 for valet.)

    More information: Summer Games Celebration.

    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is celebrating the summer games with a special event in the Dolphin lobby featuring the broadcast of the opening ceremonies in London displayed on large screen televisions, complimentary food and beverage and an opportunity to meet with past summer games medalists.

    The event will take place Friday, July 27 from 6 - 9pm and is open to hotel guests and the general public. On hand to interact, take photos and sign autographs with guests will be medalists: Wendy Bruce-Martin (’96 gymnast), Scott Johnson (‘84 and ’88 gymnast), David Oliver ('08 hurdles) and Fred Tyler (’72 swimmer). “Gold medal” cookies, British-themed edible treats and recreational activities for kids will all be part of the festivities.

    What: Summer Games Celebration at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

    When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, July 27
    Opening ceremonies broadcast begins at 7:30pm

    Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Dolphin Lobby
    1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 32830

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    About the athletes:

    Bruce-Martin was part of gymnastics team USA in 1992 and helped the team bring home the bronze medal from Barcelona, Spain. Bruce-Martin now coaches gymnastics, with the goal of opening her own gym. Bruce-Martin was recently inducted into the USAG Gymnastics hall of fame in 2010 and the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

    Johnson is a two-time Olympian gymnast, winning the gold medal in 1984 and captaining the team in 1988. Since retiring from gymnastic competition in 1988, Johnson has continued to train up-and-coming gymnastic competitors in the Orlando, Fla. area.

    Tyler earned a gold medal in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay and took fifth in the 200 meter free at the 1972 games in Munich, Germany. He currently teaches at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Fla. and was previously the school’s head aquatic coach where he trained numerous state champions and All Americans in both swimming and water polo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan C
    The free event will include "gold medal" cookies, British-themed munchies
    Let's hope the 'British' munchies are a little more British than the food at the Rose & Crown! That always amuses me.

    Great idea for an event though. Thanks for the story Ryan!

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