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Represented America at 1984 Olympics

My name is August Wolf, and I believe that Connecticut needs a new Champion. As a young man I had the honor of representing our nation at the 1984 Olympics. After raising four children, being a leader in my business, and a contributor to my community, it's now time for me to be your new champion--an advocate who stands up for the values that originally made Connecticut and America great.
Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website wolf2016.com , Sep 22, 2015

Participated in 1984 Olympics, as shot-put athlete

Wolf's path to the Olympics began when he switched from baseball to track & field at the St. Paul Academy in Minnesota at the urging of his athletic director, who thought he had a future in the shot put and discus. He had immediate success, which provided him not only with the ability to qualify for the state meet but was the basis for him making it to the Olympics. "Performance is all about having the right support and inspiration, and practicing the right movements over and over," Wolf said. "The secret to success is boring: excellence is mundane. We need to do this better in our society--too much focus on instant gratification and superficial success metrics." That's difficult since the human mind is not conditioned to do activities for long periods of time.

At Los Angeles, Wolf, who was probably the biggest US Olympian, marched during the opening ceremonies next to the smallest, the talkative Mary Lou Retton, the Gold Medal gymnast who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Source: Brookfield Patch on 2016 Connecticut Senate race , May 31, 2015

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