Inclusive Olympic & Paralympic Training Site Marks Unveiled, Goalball Athletes Named to Compete in Tokyo
June 9th, 2021
FORT WAYNE, IN (June 9, 2021) – This morning, Turnstone Center unveiled its new Olympic and Paralympic Training Site Marks in recognition of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) commitment to inclusivity, following the USOPC’s name change in the summer of 2019. In preparation for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) also marked the occasion with its announcement of the men’s and women’s goalball athletes who have been named to Team USA and are slated to compete in the upcoming Paralympic Games.
“Representing the strengths of inclusion in the world of sports with the display of the Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos side-by-side on our campus is a testament to decades of advocacy and growth in our country as we recognize and empower athletes of all abilities,” said Mike Mushett, Turnstone CEO.
Upon announcing the organization’s name change, USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland affirmed the decision, “The decision to change the organization’s name represents a continuation of our long-standing commitment to create an inclusive environment for Team USA athletes. It represents a renewed commitment to that mission and the ideals that we seek to advance, both here at home and throughout the worldwide Olympic and Paralympic movements.”
Following the reveal of Turnstone’s updated training site marks, USABA also announced the 12 athletes selected to represent Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the sport of goalball. Click here to read the official team selection press release.