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Live on TransWeb...1998 US Transplant Games
  Listen via free Real Audio player to the program clips (below)
6:30 p.m. Processional and Parade of Athletes
7:00 p.m. Welcome to the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games
  Hank Rosenzweig
  National Anthem and Posting of the Colors
  American Legion Color Guard
Sammy Arena
  Welcome from the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games Committee
  Elizabeth Seeley
  Remarks from the mayor of Columbus
  Greg Lashutka
  Remarks from the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
  Joseph Brand
  Official Dedication of the Organ and Tissue Donation Stamp
J.T. Weeker Larry Hagman
Senator Mike DeWine Oscar Robertson
Joseph Brand  

  Remarks from the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games Spokesperson
  Larry Hagman
  Remarks from the Transplant Community
  Ronald Ferguson, MD
  Remarks from the U.S. Transplant Games Title and Founding Sponsor
  Anthony Venditti
  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  Remarks from the U.S. Transplant Games Gold Level Sponsor
  Ken Majkowski
  United Resource Networks
  Recipient Remarks
  David Hattaway
  Donor Family Remarks
  Carol and M. Douglas Minnich
  The 5th Annual National Donor Recognition Ceremony
  Sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and
Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  D.W. Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  Donor Family Remarks
  Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Asst. Surgeon General of the U.S.
Reg Green, Donor Father
  Floral Tribute and Presentation of Gift of Life Donor Medals by Team Ohio Athletes and Members of the Coalition on Donation
  A Video Tribute to Our Country's Donors
  Father Kwasi Anthony Thornell
  Remarks from an Olympic Athlete
  Carl Lewis
  Remarks from the World Transplant Games Federation
  Maurice Slapak, M.D.
  Recitation of the Athletes' Oath
  Joseph DiNoia
Isaias Diaz
Entire Assembly of Transplant Athletes
  The Official Lighting of the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games Torch
  Ray Velasco
Larry Hagman
Oscar Robertson

Athletes' Oath

In the name of all competitors

I promise that we will take part

in these Games,

respecting and abiding by the rules

which govern them,

in the true spirit of sportsmanship,

for the glory of sport,

and the honor of our teams.














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