• paraolympian Dennis Ogbe biography profile

    Meet Dennis

    World-class athlete Dennis Ogbe is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Balancing a full-time job, a wife, small child, and a full time training schedule, Dennis somehow finds time to excel in every aspect of his life. He is the top ranked American and U.S. champion in both shot put and discus classifications, and…
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    Dennis in Action

    Follow Paralympian Dennis Ogbe as he journeys to represent the United States in discus and shotput at the 2012 Games in London. A seasoned athlete who has already represented Nigeria in the Paralympic Games, Dennis is excited and proud to be a favored hopeful for the 2012 games. Though he suffered malaria and polio at…
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    Dennis’ Blog

    Dennis is honored by and grateful for your friendship and support. He is so proud to be on this journey and hopes that you will join him. Read Dennis’ personal notes and thoughts about life, family, his Olympic journey and his thankfulness for each and every one of you. Follow Dennis on Facebook and Twitter…
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    Dennis in the News

    Nigeria to the United States, National Championships to the Paralympics, Athlete to Recognized Visionary…. Dennis is all over the world and all over the news. Keep up to date with all the latest news and media coverage of Dennis’ journey to the 2012 London Games and his competitions and travels along the way.  When Dennis…
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Nov
13

Here’s Some Promising News on World Polio Day

On World Polio Day, October 24, Dennis gathered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta to discuss the progress on ending polio. Time wrote an article on their discussions and highlighted Dennis’ story. Read the full article here.

Nov
13

He Was Fragile, Skinny … And Stubborn: A Polio Survivor’s Story

Dennis was featured in an article on NPR written by Vicky Hallett about his journey to overcome polio, his pursuits as an athlete and advocation for polio outreach and education. Read the full article here.

Jan
02

Dennis named 2013 Mosaic Award Winner

The Mosaic Awards, a Fundraising event which benefits Jewish Family & Career Services, honors immigrants and refugees who have made a significant contribution in their profession and to the community. Dennis was honored to receive this award in 2013. You can read more about this award here.

Oct
25

We Can’t Afford to Lose the Fight Against Polio

Dennis recently wrote an article for CNN about his passion….eradicating polio throughout the world. “As an athlete, I enjoy competition — but there is a battle happening off the field that is more important: the fight to end polio. This fight is personal to me. I grew up in Nigeria, where I contracted polio at…
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