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Going for Gold: Olympic-Sized Philanthropy
August 8, 2016

Some Olympians, competing on the world stage for the first time, arrive untested and find themselves suddenly propelled to fame and fortune; others arrive already acknowledged as the best of the best. And while they all share a passion for succeeding, many share an equal passion for giving back and helping others. From building schools, to advocating for positive body images for girls, to supporting organ donations, Olympians are leaving their mark on the world of philanthropy.

Going for Gold

In celebration of the 2016 Rio Olympics, we've created "Going for Gold" a special Olympic preview, highlighting some of the world's foremost Olympic philanthropists.

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