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10 Olympians with medals in philanthropy

Allyson Felix, Right to Play

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Allyson Felix

Winner of the 200m dash in the 2012 London Olympics, Allyson Felix has since immersed herself in Right to Play, the organization started by Norwegian Olympic speedskater Johann Koss. Right to Play works to promote the development of education, health and leadership in disadvantaged areas through sports. Felix has been abroad to places like Lebanon and Rwanda as an ambassador for the organization, meeting, playing and working with children.