Three Olympian brothers at the Olympic Museum for a donation

26 August 2010 09:42

Three brothers from one family participating in the Olympic Games is exceptional. The Snowboarding Ligocki family of Poland can claim to be one of the very few to have achieved that feat as they made a name for themselves at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. That's why they also received a recent call from the management of the Olympic Museum.

On Thursday 20th August at The Olympic Museum, the three Ligocki brothers, Luckasz, Michal and Mateusz, accompanied by their parents, donated the full set of equipment they wore in Vancouver to The Olympic Museum, either as athletes or as an official: snowboard, bindings, boots, helmet, gloves, mask, bodysuits, delegation clothing, etc. The donations also included accreditation cards, bibs and some photographs.

In the book signed successively by the three brothers, Michal wrote: "I'm feeling so special, to give my Olympic equipment to this Museum. From now on I'll feel that the memory of me and my family will live 4 ever!"

About the Ligocki brothers:

Mateusz Ligocki (born 1982) participated in the Turin Games in 2006 in snowboard half-pipe and snowboard cross. He was the only athlete to compete in the two events. In Vancouver, he participated in the snowboard cross events. Mateusz is also the Snowboard male representative on the FIS Athletes' Commission.

Michal Ligocki (born 1985) also participated in the Turin and Vancouver Games, but in half-pipe. The two brothers really want to participate in a third edition of the Games and are seriously preparing themselves for the 2014 Games in Sochi.

The oldest brother, Lukasz (born 1980), is FIS Snowboard A licensed judge and technical delegate for Snowboarding. He was the Deputy Chef de Mission for the Polish team in Whistler.


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