The world is watching – Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020
with Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Daniel Orlando Diaz
*Due to Carthage’s continued concern for the health and safety of the community and the CDC’s restrictions on non-essential gatherings over 50 people, this event has been rescheduled for fall 2021. Please check back soon for more details.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and international humanitarian Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Daniel Orlando Diaz ’11, director of World Cup, Olympic, and Cross-Platform Partnerships at NBCUniversal Media, visit Carthage for the third Spotlight on Sports Speaker Series.
One of the most decorated female athletes of all time, Joyner-Kersee, dominated the track and field circuit in the 1980s and ’90s. She won six medals spanning four Olympic Games and holds the world record time in the heptathlon. In 2004, she was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Following her illustrious career, Ms. Joyner-Kersee set her sights on aiding others. The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation strives to change the lives of at-risk and low-income children in East St. Louis and across the U.S. She also helped found Athletes for Hope and is an advocate for healthy lifestyles.
Carthage alumnus Daniel Orlando Diaz graduated cum laude with majors in communication, public relations, and Spanish. Mr. Diaz is responsible for TV and digital video ad sponsorship of the World Cup, Olympics, and more across NBCUniversal™ owned television stations. Ad sales for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are expected to top $1 billion.
Join us and our esteemed guests to learn more about the Olympic Games and the world that loves to watch.
The Spotlight on Sports Speakers Series is made possible through the Sam and Gene Johnson Distinguished Visitors Program and the Chapman Executive-in-Residence Program.