Al Oerter Tag

Friday, 11 March 2011
This past weekend I traveled with my family, my wife and mother, to beautiful Fort Myers, Florida for the official grand opening of the Art of the Olympians (AOTO) Museum. International Olympic Committee member and five-time winter Olympian HSH Prince Albert II flew in from Monaco to attend and participate in this special historic event. There were lots of activities scheduled to celebrate the occasion: Olympian school and hospital visits, Olympians breakfast with Prince Albert,

By Roald Bradstock - 7 May 2009
Al Oerter winning 4 consecutive gold medals in the discus is a legendary accomplishment. Each time he competed he was never favorite to win and yet he rose up, overcoming adversity, to win again and again.  He was a true competitor - the modern day discobolus - a modern day legend whose name and achievements have become synonymous with the modern Olympics Oerter's last Olympic competition was in Mexico City in 1968 - over 40 years ago - but his Olympic journey did not end there. It continued off the field until the day he died on October 1, 2007.