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Chloe Kim on Asian-American representation and the pressures of success

When Chloe Kim started snowboarding at the age of 4, she was one of the only Asian-Americans on the slopes. Thirteen years later, she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic gold medal for halfpipe, but the victory has comes with its own pressures. Kim has grown up with a spotlight shining on her because of her magical athletic stunts and has become a symbol of Asian-American representation and a media favorite……………Read More

Hope Solo reaches a new height for goalkeepers

Hope Solo is a household name and the rare Olympic gold medalist who invites as much scorn and controversy from soccer fans as she does celebration and cheers.

Of course, Solo would never have reached the odd space she occupies if it weren’t for being good enough to stay in the public spotlight for so long. Solo has been such a mainstay on the U.S. women’s national team that she just reached a new height for a goalkeeper of either gender……….Read More