Gold medalists to join in on Twitterfest

BY foxsports • July 23, 2012

Olympic gold medal winners Amy Van Dyken, Dominique Dawes, Maurice Greene and Christian Laettner will take questions from fans as part of MSN/’s Twitterfest (#MSNOlympics) at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, a day before the Summer Games open in London.

The insights and interviews of the four former Olympians also will be featured on throughout the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Van Dyken, a swimmer, was the first American female athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympics. After that feat in at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, she added two more golds in Sydney four years later. She’s currently a co-host on FOX Sports Tonight with Rob Dibble.

Dawes is a veteran of three Olympics as a member of the US gymnastics team, including the 1996 squad that won gold in Atlanta. She also eaned a bronze in that same Olympiad in the floor exercise to become the first African-American to win an individual medal.

Greene, a former world champion sprinter, won two Olympic gold medals in the 2000 Summer Games, including the 100 meters. He also earned two medals, a silver and bronze, at the Athens Games in 2004.

Laettner was the lone college player on the “Dream Team,” Team USA’s 1992 men’s basketball team that cruised to a gold medal with the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on the roster. He spent 13 seasons in the NBA after his successful collegiate career at Duke.