Chinese-American Freeskiing Star Eileen Gu Set to Shine in Olympics: Pub’d on WWAM BAM

The group blog WWAM BAM just published my post on Eileen Gu, a short preview of the freeskiing wonder ahead of the upcoming Games. Here’s an excerpt of the piece, titled Chinese-American Freeskiing Star Eileen Gu Set to Shine in Olympics:

With the Winter Olympics set to kick off in Beijing in less than a month, the Games have become a hot topic on China’s TV networks, often spotlighting the brightest hopefuls in the run-up. And on team China, the Chinese-American freeskiing wonder Eileen Gu is among the biggest and most anticipated superstars for the competition.

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Photo credit: Martin Rulsch, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Eileen Gu, Alex Hua Tian and More: Bicultural Olympic Athletes Switching Nationality for the Games – Pub’d on WWAM BAM

The group blog WWAM BAM just published a collaborative post I did with fellow contributor Holly. It’s titled Eileen Gu, Alex Hua Tian and More: Bicultural Olympic Athletes Switching Nationality for the Games. Here’s an excerpt:

When the 15-year-old skiing superstar Eileen Gu announced her decision to switch her nationality from the US to China, so she could represent the latter in its upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing set for 2022, it made headlines throughout the internet. Gu had already racked up considerable wins competing for the US team in skiing, which meant she didn’t need to swap passports for a ticket to the Olympics (though, given China doesn’t recognize dual citizenship, she couldn’t keep them both). Some have wondered, why would she give up US citizenship to play for China?

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