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Tag Archives: Olympics
Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics
In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics. After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States … Continue reading
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Chloe Kim’s Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Box -Sold Out in 7 Hours!
I first heard that Olympic Gold medalist in halfpipe snowboarding Chloe Kim made the cover of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes while watching an interview with her on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and then later, finding the press release: “To … Continue reading
Asian American Commercial Watch: Minute Maid’s #ShibSibs Journey – Maia and Alex Shibutani
https://youtu.be/sCxTokW3310 Congratulations to brother-and-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani on winning the Bronze in the 2018 Winter Olympics for Ice Dancing. No doubt, if you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics, you’ve seen this ad, which really doesn’t seem like an … Continue reading
Maia & Alex Shibutani Siblings and Madison Chock Make 2018 U.S. Olympic Ice Dance Team
The Japanese American dynamic duo brother & sister siblings Maia & Alex Shibutani (also known as the Shib Sibs), as well as Madison Chock (and her ice dance partner and Evan Bates) made the 2018 U.S. Olympic Ice Dance Figure Skating Team, as … Continue reading
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Should Yuna Kim Have Won Gold in Sochi?
In a shocking turn not even the live news announcers fully expected, Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova took home the gold medal in ladies figure skating (her country’s first), upsetting defending gold-medalist South Korea’s Yuna Kim at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Italy’s … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Environment, Sports Tagged 2014 Winter Olympics, ice, Kim Yuna, Olympics, Sochi, Sochi Olympics, Winter Olympics 4 Comments
#MiraiEarnedIt: Why the Snub Will Still Matter, Even After the Olympics Are Over
By Eugene Hung “Not being chosen to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Sochi and at the 2014 World Championships in Japan has been extremely disappointing to me, and it has been very difficult for me to … Continue reading
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Korean Gymnast Arises from Poverty to Win Olympic Gold
From Korea Times: “Yang stood atop the podium after nailing an excellent pair of vaults including one judged to be the most difficult of the competition, which is even called ‘Yang Hak-seon’ after him. The three-twist front somersault was invented by … Continue reading
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Jeremy Lin’s New Role In Olympic Basketball
Although he did not play in the NBA playoffs, Jeremy Lin now has a role with USA Olympic Basketball, as a member of the USA Men’s Select Team. TheSselect Team plays and trains against the US National Team that will … Continue reading
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Words of Wisdom from Skater Dr. Michelle Kwan
Last weekend, two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan was a commencement speaker at Southern Vermont College and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. She noted that she’s probably the only current student (at Tufts) who is also giving a graduation … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Observations Tagged figure skating, Michelle Kwan, Olympics 3 Comments
Vicki Manalo Draves, The First Asian American Female Gold Medalist, Passes Away
Vicki Manalo Draves, a biracial Filipina American diver, who was also the first Asian American female Olympic gold medalist, passed away a week ago. In 1948, nearly 40 years before Greg Louganis, the first male Olympic diver, who won both … Continue reading
Mirai Nagasu Joins the U.S. 2010 Olympic Women Figure Skating Team
Over the weekend, Arcadia, California native and sixteen year old Mirai Nagasu came in second place in the 2010 US Figure Skating Championship to secure a spot on the U.S. women’s figure skating team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Earlier … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Local, Southern California, Sports Tagged Arcadia, figure skating, ice skating, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan, Mirai Nagasu, Olympics, Sports, suicide, women 1 Comment