Stephen Colbert sponsors U.S. speedskating Olympic team

By | November 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm | No comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

colbert_stephen1Still reeling from the failure of Barack Obama’s Chicago Olympics bid? It turns out another American is poised to forever change the face of the Olympic Games: Stephen Colbert.

On Monday night’s show, Colbert announced that the Colbert Nation will be sponsoring the US Speedskating team in the 2010’s Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Colbert Nation is stepping in after the dissolution of the team’s previous sponsor, Dutch bank DSB. According to the man himself, this team is going for the gold. “”We must ensure that it is America’s 38-inch thighs on that medal platform.”

Gold medalist Dan Jansen and executive director of US Speedskating Bob Crowley were on hand for the announcment. “US Speedskating is thrilled to be able to create a unique partnership between one of the great entertainers in the industry and one of the great sports in the Olympic movement,” said Crowley. “Embracing the U.S. Speedskating Team will provide immeasurable exposure for our sport and very talented athletes.”

Donations to the team can be made in the name of The Colbert Nation on colbertnation.com.

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