With the Rio Games in full swing, Metro’s and LA2024’s efforts to bring the Games closer to home continues tonight when John Naber — who won four Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in swimming at the 1976 Montreal Games — will be appearing at the Expo Line’s Culver City Station from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. Feel free to swing by and get an autograph or photo taken with John. It’s free with no strings attached!
The full list of Gold Medalist appearances going forward:
- North Hollywood Station, Aug. 11 — Julianne McNamara, Gold Medal in Uneven Parallel Bars at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
- Atlantic Station, Aug. 12 — Brenda Villa, Gold Medal in Women’s Water Polo at the 2012 London Games.
- Chatsworth Station, Aug. 15 — Rafer Johnson, Gold Medal in Decathlon at the 1960 Rome Games.
- 7th Street/Metro Center, Aug. 16 — Valerie Brisco, three Gold Medals in 200 meters, 400 meters, 4×400 meters relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
- Downtown Long Beach Station, Aug. 17 — Lisa Fernandez, three-time Gold Medal winner in Softball at 1996 Atlanta Games, 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games.
- APU/Citrus College Station, Aug. 18 — Bryan Clay, Gold Medal in Decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.
- Downtown Santa Monica Station, Aug. 19 — Mark Spitz, nine-time Gold Medalist in Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Games and 1972 Munich Games.
Here’s an older segment on John Naber from KMIR:
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Was the medal the “real” thing?
How do we get a copy of the picture taken?
Yes it was the real deal! I’ll ask my colleague about the photo. No promises but I’ll try! Please email be a brief description of yourself so we know which photo to look for. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor, The Source
Why did rhe monitors at the Red/Purple line stations read that John Naber would be at Culver Station today? Does anyone check the information on the screens before posting them? We’ve been here since 4:15 along with a few other folks and I guess we are 1 day and 15 minutes early.
He’s at Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pas today and Culver City tomorrow. We’ll pass along info to rail operations, where the screens are programmed. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Editor, The Source
What are the times for the other days?
All of the meet and greets will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Writer, The Source