The international Humanitarian Organization Right To Play, from founder Johan Olav Koss, will reveal their upcoming global programs at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Among the attendees is Right To Play-ambassador, former speed skater and gold medalist Joey Cheek.
Cheek is actively pushing humanitarian issues around the globe, in particular the cause for Darfur. This support caused his absence at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as his visa was revoked by the Chinese embassy just hours before he was planning on leaving for China. Luckily, he won’t have this problem this time.
The American is just one of many athletes that represent Right To Play, and definitely will not be the only one attending in Vancouver. However, he will visit the Holland Heineken House, as he replied to me on Twitter:
@montiforti I’ll do some things with RTP, watch some races, and visit the heineken house, of course.