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Governor Snyder Honors Olympic Gold Medallists

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Olympic gold medallists in ice dancing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in Lansing Tuesday where they're being honored by Governor Rick Snyder.

Governor Snyder is recognizing the pair for their history-making gold medal performance at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The pair are the first to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing with a combined score of 195.52. Davis and White are students at the University of Michigan and are both from Royal Oak, MI.

"They continually demonstrate the importance of teamwork and that, through hard work and dedication, anything can be achieved," said Governor Snyder. 
"They are a true inspiration and represent everything that is great about athletic competition. On behalf of all Michigander's, I say congratulations and thank you."

Special Olympics gold medalist Teadora "Tia" Spremo will also be honored at the event. Spremo won a gold medal in figure skating at the 2014 State Winter Games. She previous competed in cross country skiing and track and field. Governor Snyder is also recognizing Spremo for her volunteer work. 

Governor Snyder is joined by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley at the Capitol to offer their remarks to the three Michigan athletes.

6 News is at the Capitol and Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick will have more from lawmakers and the athletes tonight on 6 News at 5.

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