New Coke Commercial Features Special Olympics Athletes

In Ableism Sports, Sports on August 15, 2008 at 3:31 am

New Coke Commercial Features Special Olympics Athletes

6 August 2008
Special Olympics-Coca Cola sponsor logo

Special Olympics athletes are featured in a new television commercial created by The Coca-Cola Company, a Special Olympics Global Partner. The theme of the commercial, scheduled to air during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 8-24 August, is supporting Olympic dreams. Special Olympics athletes are shown receiving medals along with Olympic athletes and Special Olympics supporters, including Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson.

The Special Olympics athletes who appear in the commercial are Amanda Bamman, Special Olympics Colorado; Alex Darling, Special Olympics Washington; Paul Nimmich, Special Olympics South Carolina; and Christina Schell, Special Olympics Washington.

The commercial is scheduled to air during the Olympics on the following channels: NBC (Opening and Closing Ceremonies), MSNBC, CNBC, NBC News To Go, NBC Universal, USA and Oxygen.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Special Olympics and our athletes to be highlighted during such a prestigious event,” said Special Olympics Chairman Timothy shriver. “We are grateful to The Coca-Cola Company for their 40 years of support for the movement.”

View the commercial.

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