[Congressional Record Volume 153, Number 191 (Thursday, December 13, 2007)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E2574-E2575]
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         INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION OF THE 1980 SUMMER OLYMPIC TEAM

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                            HON. TODD TIAHRT

                               of kansas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 13, 2007

  Mr. TIAHRT. Madam Speaker, I rise today to give recognition to a 
group of Americans who made a significant sacrifice for this country. 
In 1979, as a result of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President 
Jimmy Carter boycotted the summer Olympic Games in Moscow. The American 
led boycott was supported by Japan, West Germany, China and Canada.
  As we all know, these games occur only once every 4 years. The 
investment of time and effort required of an Olympic caliber athlete is 
extraordinary. Because of this investment, many of these athletes 
sacrificed a once in a lifetime dream of competing on this world stage.
  To recognize their sacrifice, the 96th Congress awarded the Olympic 
athletes the Congressional Gold Medal. Unfortunately, due to a clerical 
interpretation, these Americans were not listed as recipients by the 
Clerk's office. This year I was pleased to assist the U.S. Olympic 
Committee in correcting this error. The 1980 Summer U.S. Olympic Team 
is now officially recognized as a recipient of the Congressional Gold 
Medal.
  I pass along special thanks to Mr. Ron Neugent of Wichita, Kansas for 
his dedicated efforts to ensure we properly honor these 1980 Summer 
Olympians. As a proud member of the 1980 Olympic Swimming Team, Ron 
identified this oversight and brought it to my attention. This group 
has waited a long time for this recognition, and I believe that the 
individual athletes that made up this team deserve to be recognized. To 
honor their individual sacrifice, these outstanding Americans are 
listed below so that Congress and the American people can give them the 
thanks they deserve.

       Ableman, Randolph Phillip Wm., Adams, Judi C., Aguirre, 
     Mark Anthony, Alexander, Gwen Cheeseman, Allen, Francis E., 
     Allen, Lee, Allsopp, Christopher Reid, Altekruse, Charles, 
     Anders, Elizabeth R. (Beth), Anderson, Colin C., Anderson, 
     Jodi, Anderson, M. Lynne, Anderson, Ron, Anderson, Terence 
     M., Andrews, Ann Turbyne, Andrews, Mary Osborne.
       French, Diane McCormick, Fuller, Mark Albert, Gable, Danny 
     Mack, Gaines IV, Ambrose Rowdy, Galimore, Ron, Gambril, 
     Donald Lee, Gansler, Robert, Gardner, Gwen, Gardner, Peter 
     Van Wyck, Gault, Willie, Gee, Darryl Lester, Geer, Charlotte 
     Mosher, Geer, Julia Hand, Gerard, Larry D., Gilder, Virginia 
     Anne, Giordano, Robert J.
       Neel, Earnest W., Nehemiah, Renaldo, Neugent, Ronald 
     Kingsley, Newland, Robert Warren, Neyer, Megan, Nieman, 
     Robert Lee, Nitz, Leonard Harvey, Nitzkowski (Monty) Kenneth, 
     Nonna, John Michael, Norelius, Kristine Lee, Nyquist, Dwight 
     A., O'Brien, Mark Edwin, O'Brien, Ronald Shay, O'Connor, 
     Daniel Martin, O'Connor, Mary Irene, O'Leary, Elizabeth 
     Hills.
       Angelakis, Jana Marie, Arnautoff, Peter, Arnold, Homer 
     Stuart, Atwood, Duncan Fuller M., Auriol, Yves Leon, Azevedo, 
     John, Bailey, Peggy Mccarthy, Banks, W. Augustus (Willie), 
     Barber, Valerie Ann, Barczewski, Leslie, Barnes, Hope, 
     Barnicoat, Stephen Douglas, Barrett, William Melvin, Baston, 
     Lynette Rae, Baughman, Richard Wayne, Baxter, Terri Lynn, 
     Beardsley, Craig Russell, Becker, Carolyn Marie, Beglin, 
     Elizabeth Anne (Beth), Belden, William Thomas, Bell, Richard, 
     Belle, Roberta J., Bellinger, Tony, Benjamin, Stephen 
     Delancey, Bennett, Robin Campbell, Bergen, Paul David, 
     Bertrand, John (Joseph), Bessette, Andrew, Bishop II, 
     Washington D., Blackman, Rolando, Blatnick, Jeffrey Carl, 
     Blazejowski, Carol, Bolden, Jeanette, Borchelt, E. Frederick, 
     Borchelt, Mark Raymond, Borysewicz, Edward, Bossett, Henry 
     Peter, Bottom, Michael Leo, Bower, Carol Ann, Bowie, Sam, 
     Brandel, Terry Ann Place, Brooks, Michael Anthony, Brown, 
     Carol Page, Brown, Debra Landreth, Brown, Doug Charles, 
     Brown, Julie Ann, Brown-Harris, Alice, Bruner, Michael Lee, 
     Buchan, William, Buck, Marrita N. Crockett.
       Glance, Harvey Edward, Glass, Timothy Carrigan, Glenesk, 
     Dean William, Goldsby, Boyd D., Goldstein, Jesse H., Goodell, 
     Brian Stuart, Gorski, Mark, Grant, Jill Evans, Graves, Carrie 
     Brand, Gray, Landon Fentress, Green, Debbie B., Green, 
     William Earnest, Greene, Pamela D., Gregorek, John Stanley, 
     Gribble, Matthew O., Griffin, Lorna Joann, Gros, Vonnie, 
     Grylls, David Miles, Gust, Brian B., Haines Jr., Robert 
     Bentley, Haines, George F., Hamann, Stephen Walter, Hamilton, 
     Donald Leslie, Hannan, Jerry B., Hartung, James N., Harville, 
     Janet Christine, Hatton, Hollis S., Hauserman, Cindy Noble, 
     Hayes, John Patrick, Hazeltine, Thomas, Heffner, Kyle 
     Daniels, Heiring, James Anthony, Hellickson, Russell Owen, 
     Hencken, John Frederick, Hightower, Stephanie, Hill, Denean 
     E., Hingley, Susan Tuttle, Hintnaus, Tomas, Hogshead-Makar, 
     Nancy, Homfeld, Conrad E., Howard, James A., Howard, Sherri 
     Francis, Howard, Terry M., Howes, Janet Baier, Howes, Thomas 
     Andrew, Hull, Thomas W., Huntsman, Anita Miller, Huntsman, 
     Stanley Houser, Hyman, Flora Jean, Ibbetson, Bruce Bernard.
       Orban, Alex, Pace, Darrell Owen, Page, Nathaniel, Paige, 
     Donald James, Palchikoff, Jan Louise, Palles, Lee Nicholas, 
     Paulus, William George, Pennington, Mary (Joan), Pesa, Njego, 
     Pesthy, Paul Karoly, Peterson, Ben L., Plant, Mary Meagher, 
     Plucknett, Ben (Walter), Plumb, John Michael, Potter, Cynthia 
     Ann, Powell, John Gates, Prioleau, Paul Edouard, Prudent, 
     Katherine Monahan, Puleo, Joseph Robert, Purdy, William 
     David, Parsley, Dennis C, Rademaker, Sperry Jones, Reese, 
     Randolph Howard, Reilly, Philip Vincent, Reiter, Steve Frank, 
     Rheingans, Brad Bert, Ripley, Dan, Ritter, Louise Dorothy, 
     Robertson, Kevin George, Robinson Jr, James, Rocca, Peter D., 
     Rodda, David Lee, Roney, Brian Kelly, Rudd, Teresa Lee 
     (Terry), Salazar, Alberto Bauduy, Salvemini, Daniel Michael, 
     Sandoval, Anthony, Santa Maria, Mitch James, Santos, Jim, 
     Sayner, Daniel Kevin, Schake, Callen N., Schmidt, Kathryn 
     Joan, Schmitz, James William, Schnugg, Peter Hayden, 
     Schroeder, Terry Alan, Schubert, Mark Edward, Schueler, Carl 
     Francis, Schuler, Thomas Jay, Scott, Steven Michael, Scully 
     Jr., Clark Todd.
       Buerkle, Richard Thomas, Buese, Elisabeth Anne (Lisa), 
     Bungum, Brian, Burgering, David Earl, Burley, Michael E., 
     Butler, James, Cahoy, Philip Michael, Caldwell, Gregory 
     Donnell, Cameron, Mark, Campbell, Anthony E. (Tonie), 
     Campbell, Chris L., Cara, John P., Carey, Richard John 
     (Rick), Carlisle, Kimberly J., Carlton, Guy Albert, Carnes, 
     James Jerome, Case, Nathaniel Hathaway, Cashin Jr., Richard 
     Marshall, Cavanaugh, Chris, Centrowitz, Matthew, Chandler, 
     Dan C., Chatzky Jr., John, Cheeseborough, Chandra D., Cheris, 
     Elaine Gayle, Christensen, Steven Erik, Chyzowych, Walter S., 
     Clark, Dean Owen, Clark, Timothy, Clarke, Kathy Johnson, 
     Coffee, Paul, Coffman, Robert Edward, Cohen, Michael M., 
     Colgan, Sean Padraic, Collins, Steven Keith, Collins-Cumming, 
     Luci A., Conner, Bart, Cook, Robert, Cooper, Dedy, Corbelli, 
     Laurie Flachmeier, Cruz, Christina Ann, Curry Jr. James 
     (Butch), Curry, Denise Marie, Dabney, Sharon Ann, Darling, 
     Thomas Ward, Davis, Roderick Hopkins, De Frantz, Anita L., De 
     Nemethy, Bertalan, Dello Joio, Norman, Derwin, Brian P., 
     Desautels, Denise.
       Iversen, Laurel B., Jackson, Robert Scott, Jaugstetter, 
     Robert C., Jezek, Linda Louise, Johnson, Mark Anthony, 
     Johnson, Sheryl, Johnson, Stacey Rita, Johnson, Wayne, 
     Jordan, Paul, Karchut, Michael, Keeler, Kathryn Elliott, 
     Kehoe, David Michael, Kelly,

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     Timothy James, Kemp Jr. Leroy Percy, (Lee), Kennedy, Bruce 
     Graham, Kent, Elizabeth Cryer, Kent, Jeff, Keough, William 
     Tyrone, Kertson, Scott Michael, Kiesling, Stephen Howard, 
     Kimball, Richard John, Kimes, David W., King, Paula Girven, 
     Kinkead, Elizabeth, Kirchner, Kris, Klaja, Luke David, Kline, 
     Beth, Koopman, Amy Richelle, Korzeniowski, Krzysztof (Kris), 
     Laberge, Karin Anne, Lacy, Steven M., Lane, Kim Thomas, 
     Larrieu Smith, Francie Ann, Larson, David Erwin, Larson-
     Mason, Christine, Lattany, Melvin, Lawson, Adolphus (Doc), Le 
     Goff, Jack Louis, Le Mond, Greg, Lee, David Kenneth, Lekach, 
     Stanley V., Leusenkamp, Carl Adrian, Lewis, Bradley Alan, 
     Lewis, Carol L., Lewis, Frederick C., Lewis, Randall Scott, 
     Lindgren, Kenneth Edward, Lindroth, Eric Emil, Linehan, 
     Kimberly Ann, Lippe, Nancy White.
       Seek, Steven E., Seidler, Maren Elizabeth, Selinger, Arie, 
     Setterberg, Kurt Nils, Shapiro, Douglas Craig, Shelton, Karen 
     C., Shmock, Peter Carlton, Sholtis, Christina Seufert, Siman, 
     John O'Connell, Simons Jr., John N., Sims, David Edward, 
     Slaney, Mary Decker, Smith III, Willie J., Smith, Karin 
     Kiefer, Smith, Mark Jeffrey, Sokolitz, Karen, Somerville, 
     Kurt, Stayer, Julia Ann, Stekl, Phil W., Sterkel, Jill Ann, 
     Stetina, Dale Emery, Stetina, Wayne Douglas, Stewart, Randy 
     W., Stives, Karen Elizabeth, Stock, Thomas David, 
     Stockebrand, Gwen Elaine, Stockwell, Tracy Anne, Storrs, 
     Nancy Hitchcock, Strong, Judith Ann, Svendsen, Jon Howard, 
     Swain, Michael Lee, Talavera, Tracee A., Taylor, Frederick 
     G., Taylor, Melanie Smith, Tellez, Tom, Temple, Edward S., 
     Terwilliger, John Richard, Thayer, Susan Stuart, Thompson 
     Bruce Jerome, Thornton, Richard Walker, Tippett, Cathleen 
     Thaxton, Trevelyan, Edward Norman, Tudela, Miguel Angel, 
     Tully, Michael Scott, Van Beaumont, Will, Van Blom, Joan 
     Lind, Van Blom, John, Van Breggen, Melle Roelof Fra, Van Der 
     Beck, Perry J., Van Haute, Daniel Frank.
       Di Bernardo, Angelo, Dicken, Amy McGrath, Dietz, James W., 
     Dixon, Fred, Djerassi, Boris Dov, Donaghy, Bruce M., Donovan, 
     Anne Theresa, Dorst, Christopher Taylor, Dorst, Marybeth 
     Linzmeier, Doughty, Thomas Neil, Dowdell, Patricia T., 
     Drewsen, Karla Hull, Dryke, Matthew Alexander, Duane III, 
     John Marshall, Durden, Benji Ray, Durkin, Michael Kevin, 
     Dziedzic, Stanley Joseph, Ebert, Donald, Edmondson, Martin 
     Dewayne, Elkins, Stephanie Wynn, Elthes, Csaba, Emery, Brent 
     Robert, Epke, Bruce Edward, Ernst, Robert Gardner II, 
     Espeseth Jr., Robert Douglas, Etem, Patricia Spratlen, 
     Everett, John G., Evoniuk, Marco Ray, Ewaliko, Rod J., 
     Feuerbach, Allan Dean, Fields III, Benjamin F. (Benn), 
     Figueroa, Gary Lee, Fitzgerald, John David, Fitz-Randolph 
     Jr., Roderick M., Flanagan, Jeanne Ann, Float, Jeffrey James, 
     Floyd, Stanley, Foreman, Kenneth Everett, Forrester Jr., 
     William Ronald, Fowler, Neal Lawrence, Franke, Nikki Valeria, 
     Frazier, Herman Ronald, Frederick, Marcia Jean, Fredericks, 
     Gregory Lynn.
       Loeb, Michael Leshine, Losonczy, Thomas John, Louganis, 
     Gregory Efthimios, Lubsen, Jr., Walter Harry (Chip), 
     Lundquist, Stephen K., Machemer, Kevin Scott, Maclellan, Gay 
     K., Marcellus, Susan, Marden, Anne R., Marquez, Pamela 
     Spencer, Marsh, Henry D., Martin, Tommy Gerard, Maruyama, 
     Paul Kuniaki, Marx, Michael Anthony, Massialas, Gregory David 
     D., Matthews, John Kelly, McArdle, John E., McChesney, 
     William Edward, Mccoy, Walter Lee, McDonald, Andrew John 
     (Drew), McGrath, Barbara Weinstein, McKeon, William (Bill), 
     McKibbon, Thomas Douglas, McMillan, Kathy Laverne, McNamara, 
     Julianne Lyn, Meade, William Thurbon, Meislahn, Findley, 
     Mello, Daniel Alan, Mills, Gene, Mills, Glenn D., Milne, 
     Leslie W., Mims, Madeline Manning, Minkel, Thomas Austin, 
     Mitchell, Kelly Rickon, Moffet, John C., Morehead, Brenda 
     Louise, Morett, Charlene F., Morrone, Joseph (Joe), Moses, 
     Edwin Corley, Mosley, Benita Fitzgerald, Moyer, Diane M., 
     Myricks, Larry Ellwyne, Nakasone, Keith, Nanchoff, Louis.
       Vargas, Joseph Michael, Vassallo, Jesus D. (Jesse), 
     Ventura, Vincent James, Vespoli, Michael Louis, Vespoli, 
     Nancy Parssinen, Vidmar, Peter Glen, Villa, Greg, Virgin, 
     Craig Steven, Walker, James Andre, Walker, Larry A., Walsh, 
     Susan, Waltman, Linda C., Ward, Valerie McClain, Warner, Anne 
     Elizabeth, Watkins, Torrance, Weaver, Andrew Telsher, Weaver, 
     Ernestine Jean, Weaver, Robert Brooks, Wells, Christopher, 
     Westbrook, Peter Jonathan, Wigger Jr., Lones Wesley, Wilcox, 
     Marlene R., Wiley, Clifford A., Wilkins, Mac Maurice, 
     Williams, Barton, Williams, Diane, Williams, Randy Lavelle, 
     Williams, Willie, Wilson, Michael Gower, Wilson, Randy Byron, 
     Winnett Jr., John, Winfield, Wofford, James Cunningham, 
     Wojciechowski, Gregory Martin, Wood, Christopher R., Woodard, 
     Lynette, Woodhead, Cynthia Lee (Sippy), Woodman, Thomas H., 
     Woodstra, Susan Jean, Yagla, Charles E., Yonezuka, Nicholas 
     K. (Nicky), Yoshida, Toshi, Young-Sanders, Candy, Zang, Linda 
     Louise, Ziert, Paul Frank.

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