Cammy Myler

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Cameron "Cammy" Myler (born December 7, 1968) is an American luger who was a member of the U.S. National Luge Team from 1985 to 1998 and competed on four Winter Olympics teams - 1988 (Calgary, Canada), 1992 (Albertville, France) 1994 (Lillehammer, Norway) and 1998 (Nagano, Japan). She earned her best finish of fifth in the women's singles event in Albertville at the 1992 and was elected by her teammates to carry the American flag during the opening ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

Early life[edit]

She was introduced to luge when her parents volunteered during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Myler's uncle, Michael "Mickey" Luce, competed for the United States in bobsled at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, finishing 11th in the two-man and 15th in the four-man events.

Cameron attended Dartmouth College, where she was a member of Alpha Theta. She graduated cum laude in 1995 with a degree in geography.

Career[edit]

After retiring from luge after the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Cameron attended Boston College Law School and received her J.D. in 2001. She practiced law in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's Intellectual Property/Litigation Group before moving to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, an entertainment and media law firm in New York City. She has written and spoken on various issues relating to sports and intellectual property law.

Olympic participation[edit]

Athletic[edit]

Myler's best overall Luge World Cup seasonal finish was second in women's singles in 1991-92. She won the U.S. National Championships seven times and was voted Female Athlete of the Year 9 times.[1]

Professional[edit]

Cameron has been involved with Olympic sport both in the United States and internationally:

US Olympic Committee Board of Directors USOC Athletes' Advisory Council USA Luge Vice President NYC2012 - Board of Directors and Circle of Olympians

In 2003, she testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection regarding proposed reform to the governance structure of the US Olympic Committee.[2]

She is currently an Athlete Ambassador for Kids Play International, which uses sport to educate and empower underserved youth in countries such as Rwanda, Malawi and India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete profile: Cammy Myler". Sports Illustrated. February 3, 1998. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Efforts to Reform the U.S. Olympic Committee". Department of Energy Commerce, USA. July 16, 2003. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 

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