Top Hollywood celebrities will host Olympic Legends at the second annual “Gold Meets Golden” event on Sunday, January 12th at the NBC/Universal Golden Globes Party in LA. United for Equality in Sports & Entertainment (UESE) the leading voice for achieving equality in sport & entertainment for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender) athletes & artists, is proud to support “Gold Meets Golden” & the Olympic & Paralympic Teams headed to the Sochi 2014 Games as the organization recently did via the United Nations’ historical event “Sport Comes Out Against Homophobia,” which was held in 2013 on International Human Rights Day. UESE will also feature as their special guest openly gay basketball player Jason Collins. Hollywood has long been inspired by the Olympic sporting world & vice-versa, but rarely do these two worlds have the chance to mix & mingle. The second annual “Gold Meets Golden” Globes Event will be hosted by a variety of Hollywood elite who are passionate about the Olympic & Paralympic Games, including Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Ryan Kavanaugh, Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Sofia Vergara, Adrien Brody, Chelsea Handler, Kerry Washington, Owen Wilson & Hayden Panettiere. Sports legends Magic Johnson & Arnold Schwarzenegger will round out the experience by hosting a table within the Globe Awards for a variety of winter & summer athletes.
The Hollywood team will join forces with popular & legendary Olympians including gymnasts Mary Lou Retton, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Gabby Douglas, Carly Patterson, Nastia Liukin & Jake Dalton; figure skater Sasha Cohen; speed skaters Apolo Anton Ohno, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen & Blake Skjellerup; track & field’s Bruce Jenner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Alyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Will Claye & DeeDee Trotter; diver Greg Louganis; swimmers Rebecca Soni, Eric Shanteau, John Naber, Jessica Hardy & Summer Sanders; water polo player Tony Azevedo; freeskier Nick Goepper; fencer Tim Morehouse; beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May Treanor, April Ross & Jen Kessy & openly gay ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow who was recently announced as a member of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Delegation for the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
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