Smithsonian exhibit honors BR coach

by jordan blum

Advocate Washington bureau

May 25, 2012 

“I’m proud to be a part of that great group (of American Indian Olympians),
especially Jim Thorpe.” Gayle Hatch, former U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach


WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch
is among the former athletes and coaches receiving recognition Thursday
and Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
on the National Mall.

The Baton Rouge coach is among the American Indian athletes
participating in Friday’s opening of the museum’s new exhibit,
“Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics.”


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Gayle Hatch(Delaware) & Billy Mills(Lakota Sioux) at the opening of the exhibit of Native
American Olympians in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Washington D. C.









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