Conor Dwyer

US Olympian Conor Dwyer 'might' trade gold medal for Cubs World Series

US Olympian Conor Dwyer 'might' trade gold medal for Cubs World Series

Conor Dwyer is fully aware of how difficult it is to win an Olympics gold medal, having done so once in London and again this week in Rio.

He also understands that 108 years is a long time for a fan base to wait on its team to win a World Series.

Dwyer, the American swimmer who doubles as a die-hard Cubs fan, said on The Dan Patrick Show he "might" consider trading one of his three career gold medals in exchange for a Cubs World Series.

Dwyer, a Chicago native who attended Loyola Academy, won the 4x200-meter relay at the 2012 London Games. He earned a bronze medal in the 200-meter freestyle on Monday, and followed it with another gold in the 4x-200-meter relay on Tuesday.

Dwyer's Cubs fandom hasn't gone unnoticed on the North Side, either. He's reportedly set to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Cubs game once he returns from Rio. Dwyer threw out a first pitch in 2015.