The moderator immediately asked for questions. Cheek interrupted, explaining that he wanted to make a statement.
Did he ever.
The Olympic 500-meter champion declared that he was giving away his $25,000 U.S. Olympic Committee bonus for winning the event to help children in the war-torn region of Darfur in Sudan.
'I wanted to make it meaningful,' he said. 'It's empowering to think of someone else.'