Our First Olympian

Americans are preparing to compete in this year's Summer Olympics in Brazil. As you know, there are four Olympians with an Easton connection: ice hockey goaltenders James Craig and Scott Gordon, swimmer Eric Vendt, and rower John Everett (a highly decorated world champion in his sport, 1976 Olympian , and chosen for the 1980 Summer Olympics that the US boycotted). Did you know there was another Easton with an Olympic connection? Back in the 1890's Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France (1893-1937) began a movement to bring back the Olympic Games, and through his steady urging and constant support, they were brought back in April of 1896, appropriately held in Athens, Greece. The American team c