Saturday, August 09, 2008

Olympics - A tragedy 

The Olympics are an event unto themselves. People participate and visit sites of a host country, sites they may never see again. Usually, visits and events go well. Unfortunately, the current Olympics have experienced some very, very sad news.

Minnesota residents Todd Bachman and his wife, Barbara, were attacked while they were touring the Drum Tower in Beijing. Todd was killed, and Barbara and a Chinese tour guide were seriously wounded. The Chinese murderer committed suicide. Todd was the father-in-law of the men's indoor volleyball coach, Hugh McCutcheon, and father of 2004 Olympian, Elisabeth Bachman McCutcheon, who was not injured.

We are proud of all Minnesota athletes and coaches. Please remember the Bachman and McCutcheon families in your thoughts and prayers.

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