2012 London Olympic Games

Author: Kelly O’Connor

Only nine more days until we can cheer on two fellow Penn Alumni in the 2012 London Olympic games!

Penn is continuing it’s Summer Olympic streak in 2012 by sending two alumni to the games. According to the Penn Athletics, there has been  a representative in every summer Olympic game since 1900. Check out the list of Penn’s list of Olympians.

Former Penn rower, Susan Francia, C’04, G’04 will be attending her second Olympic games along with former Penn basketball player, Koko Archibong, C’03, who will be competiting as a member of the Nigeria basketball team for the first time.

Francia, a gold member winner, walked-on her sophomore year and is the 11th Penn women’s rower to make the Olypmics.

Archibong, a four-year letter winner is believed to be the first person with ties to Penn to play basketball in the games.

You can read even more in the about Archibong and Francia in the articles below:

 Archibong- Penn Athletics article

Francia – Personal Website 

The rowing competition runs from Saturday, June 28 – Saturday August, 4. Basketball competition runs from Saturday June, 28 – Sunday July, 12. For the full Olympic schedule click here.


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