In a feat not even matched by Mark Spitz, winner of 7 Olympic Gold medals, Mia Hamel of Tampa 9/11 Truth triumphed at the Tampa Bay Senior Olympics, winning 9 golds and one silver medal in track and field events and earning the best overall  trophy in her age group (Junior Seniors if you please!).

Wearing 9/11 T-shirts in all events and brandishing 9/11 dvds at the banquet, some will remember her for her athletic prowess and others for her animated discussion of why the crimes of that decisive day have not passed quietly into history, but remain as timely and important today as the very day of 9/11/01 itself, and deserve to be revisited and scrutinized by all who are concerned with the downward spiraling trajectory of our once great nation.

Interviewed about the games, Hamel states: “The toughest challenge occurred at the awards banquet at my table of 5 women and two alpha males. When one of the men asked “So…what REALLY happened?” in response to my T-shirt, the brief exchange that followed led to an angry snarl about ‘Conspiracy Theorists’.

I felt anxiety in the pit of my stomach and my smile froze on my face. How bad was it going to get? I wondered to myself. I knew that I would have to choose my words carefully or all would be lost. My mind went blank. I had no allies at that table, only potential allies that I had the next few minutes…no,…seconds, to win over.

Fortunately, Alpha 2 had a firefighting background and stepped in. It turned out that he was a basic LIHOP with suspicions about foreknowledge, though he did defend the notion that the jets had ‘enough fuel to bring the towers down’. In any case, his skepticism about administration foreknowledge threw the advantage to me and stopped the trite but often effective accusation of ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ dead in its tracks.

We were able to continue with more commentary about 9/11 anomalies of scientific and political nature and I was able to put a dvd and a 9/11 Fact Sheet in each of their hands at our amicable parting.

And that is the win that really counted at the Olympics. Awarded to me by the presence of the ex-firefighter who despised Giuliani, shifting the delicate psychology of the moment and giving me a chance to insert some ‘cognitive dissonance’ into the pre-programmed propaganda driven responses.


Another surprise at the Olympics was the Iron Woman who had already seen a 9/11 dvd and knew the score. This athlete at 58 could long jump 7 feet from a standstill and ran like a gazelle!

I chased her as best I could, and if she hadn’t been older and out of my age class, my golds would have been silvers!


The only way to win is to play, and showing up is half the battle. Just do it!”