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Five Time Olympian Olga Connolly Lived in Culver City for 46 Years

The Czechoslovakian-born athlete won the gold medal for discus in Melbourne in 1956 and tells KCET’s Departures if it weren’t for the Olympics she wouldn’t be in America today.

In her interview with KCET’s Departures, five time Olympian Olga Connolly says it was while competing for Czechoslovakia in the discus throw at the 1956 Olympics in Australia that she met her future husband. That man was Harold Connolly who won the gold medal for the hammer throw for the United States.

Click here to read the full story on KCET about Connolly's journey to the United States from behind the Iron Curtain; her life here; her participation in the Olympics as an American citizen in 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972, and her 46 years as a Culver City resident. 

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Carol Kaplon-Levine September 17, 2012 at 04:04 AM
She is a wonderful women....her son and daughter were in my class at CCHS...they are still my friends over 30 years later!

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