Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Old Man

John Dane the Third has been trying to qualify for the Olympics for 40 years.

As the CEO of a yacht company in New Orleans his attempts looked like they might be dashed again when hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and business in 2005. But he rebuilt both and kept on sailing.

Now in Beijing he will be competing in the Star class sailing race at the age of 58. His 30 year old son-in-law will be alongside.

That makes John Dane III the oldest U.S. Olympian and someone to watch.


Teresa said...

Too fun! I love the olympics, and cannot wait for them to start. Did you see the mommy that is a swimmer. She has a two year old daughter and will be swimming in the Olympics! I'm so excited to watch!

Kari said...

I think there might be an Olympian who is in his 60's and is for water polo.? Have you heard of him? I think they mentioned that in the opening ceremonies.