INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – American 110-meter hurdles record holder David Oliver has been selected for the United States Olympic Committee’s Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassadors program, the organization announced Tuesday.
Launched in 2008 by the USOC and America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Team for Tomorrow is a humanitarian relief effort through which U.S. athletes give assistance and support to people around the world who are in need. The program gives humanitarian relief in the form of donations, volunteerism, disaster recovery support, advocacy and other contributions.
Oliver is one of ten athletes selected that will serve as captains of the program on behalf of the entire 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. Oliver joins Tony Azevedo (water polo), Rachel Dawson (field hockey), Anjali Forber-Pratt (Paralympic track and field), Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Paralympic swimming), Jessica Hardy (swimming), Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon), Tim Morehouse (fencing), Heather O’Reilly (soccer) and Mary Whipple (rowing).
Along with holding the American record, Oliver is the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the event and the 2010 winner of the Jesse Owens Award. He was the USA Outdoor champion in 2011 and is the reigning Olympic Trials champion from 2008.
For more information, visit the Team for Tomorrow page on TeamUSA.org.