Liver Transplant Recipient Chris Klug to Return to Winter Olympics

January 26, 2010

From the Los Angeles Times:

King of the comeback, Chris Klug is heading back to the Olympics.

Eight years after bringing his inspirational story to Salt Lake City, the 37-year-old snowboarder will return to the games in Vancouver.

Klug won a bronze medal in 2002 in parallel giant slalom, only 19 months after a successful liver transplant, but saw his chance for a return trip in 2006 quashed after losing an appeal over technicalities in the Olympic qualifying system.

To read the full story, visit the Los Angeles Times Web site.

To learn more about the Chris Klug Foundation and its dedication to promote organ and tissue donation through active sports, visit the organization's Web site.