Asian American Commercial Watch: Visa’s Real Life Events & Chloe Kim

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I caught this Visa commercial while watching the Olympics, which is no surprise since Visa is an Olympic sponsor and was pleasantly surprised to see Chloe Kim towards the end of the commercial:

You know faster is better. We’ve got a faster way to pay.   You don’t have to be an Olympic snowboarder like Chloe Kim to shave seconds off your time at checkout. Tap to pay like a champion with your contactless Visa card where you see the Contactless Symbol. #PyeongChang2018 #TeamVisa

And even before the Olympics started, I’ve seen Visa highlight Chloe Kim in some web ads:

I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of Chloe Kim now that she’s an Olympic Gold winner in the halfpipe! Congrats again Chloe – hope to meet you one day!

Asian Americans and Asian Canadians in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

640px-2011_WFSC_5d_432_Maia_Shibutani_Alex_ShibutaniNorthwest Asian Weekly recently published a list of Asian Americans in the Sochi 2014 Olympics.   While figure skater Mirai Nagasu is not going and snowboarder Chloe Kim cannot go, ice dancers like Alex and Maia Shibutani, Madison Chock, and Felicia Zhang are.  The article mentions that short track skater J.R. Celski is half Filipino.  John has already mentioned that hockey player Julie Chu will be at Sochi.

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Chloe Kim: Second in US Snowboard Qualifier Rankings but Can’t Go to Sochi Olympics

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8A-2014-01-28-ChloeKimChloe Kim took second in the women’s half pipe snowboard qualifier rankings, but can’t represent the US in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.  The problem?  At 13, she is too young.  Qualifiers need to be 15 by the end of 2013.  Chloe says that she isn’t disappointed not be going.

“I think I would be really nervous and pressured.  I’m glad that I’m not old enough, almost.”

She and her family are said to be looking forward to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Chloe’s family immigrated to California from South Korea and go back to visit regularly from their home in Southern California.