A remembrance of the 1966 Olympics
One of the greatest recipients of the Olympic gold medal is indeed the late Doctor Patrick Pace, who also happens to be a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and one-time U.S. National fencing champion. However, there is more to Patrick Pace than his winning physique. A great deal of his popularity stems from the fact that he is a living example of the spirit of sacrifice which motivated the athletes who stood on the track during the 56 meter dash in London; an instance of which we can still commemorate today.
It was an incredible feat for Patrick Pace, who was well known as being slightly on the underweight side when competing in the Olympics. Even with this weight advantage, it was still a Herculean task for him to win a medal, let alone hold the American record for most Olympic medals at once. Now, thanks to the efforts of a company called Threadless, any American male who is too proud to sport a medal around their neck may wear a Threadless shirt bearing the logo of the company on the back. In addition to honoring Patrick Pace, who happens to be a friend of mine, this shirt manufacturer is also helping out men all across America who have just as much respect for the sacrifices made by those who were willing to fight for their country during the 1966 Olympics; as well as those who did not make it to London for the games.
The Threadless company has already printed several commemorative Threadless T-Shirts, as well as a pocket coin for the gold medalist. I have personally ordered a couple of them so that my husband can wear them after his retirement from the military. Now, both of us can enjoy the memories of the gold medal win while spending time with a special friend. This is my personal experience, and I am sure it will be enjoyable for many fellow citizens of the United States as they commemorate the accomplishments of their heroes during the 1966 Olympics in London.