Rulon Gardner, whose upset victory in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Games remains one of the most stunning feats in Olympic history, will visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gardner, who also won a bronze medal in Athens in 2004, is a great storyteller and inspirational speaker. He's going to be signing copies of his book "Never Stop Pushing."
The training center will also be offering a tour of the facility, and that's very worthwhile. Athletes in all sports train there -- even winter athletes visit for conditioning purposes -- and you get a sense of how hard they work and how much sweat lies behind their dreams. The tour will start at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, check out this website or call (619) 656-1500.
-- Helene Elliott