Athletes + Celebrities Unite at Inaugural “Gold Meets Golden” Event

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Haute Hollywood and Olympic athletes came face to face over the weekend to join forces for Equinox Sports Club’s inaugural “Gold Meets Golden” event.

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Jon Bon Jovi, Ryan Kavanaugh and Stacy Keibler hosted the brunch in order to welcome 25 Gold Medal Olympians to Los Angeles.

The athletic attendees included swimmers Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Nathan Adrian, Rebecca Soni and Tyler Clary, gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman; figure skater Evan Lysacek; volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings; soccer player Alex Morgan; track & field’s Allyson Felix and Will Claye; paralympian sprinter April Holmes; and water polo’s Merrill Moses.

Rounding out the athletes were Olympic legends Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Lenny Krayzelburg, Greg Louganis, Al Joyner and John Naber

Scott Orlin (HFPA) and Charley Walters (CW3PR) and Olympian John Naber all gave speeches at the event, which was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble (Crest) as well as Natrol, MRI Performance, W Hotels, Fisker Automotive and Relativity Media.

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