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Kwan appointed to President's Council on physical fitness

Michelle Kwan.
Michelle Kwan. (Getty Images)

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(01/07/2009) - President Bush plans to appoint 18 people, including Olympians Michelle Kwan and Allyson Felix, to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports through May 3, 2010.

Kwan, a nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion who won Olympic silver and bronze medals in figure skating, also has served as a public diplomacy envoy for the Bush administration.

Felix won a gold and a silver in track and field at the Beijing Games in August.

Among others also nominated by the president were Giants quarterback Eli Manning, NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte, New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya, former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps, and LSU football coach Les Miles.