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  • Media Watch: Paralympic Champion Shares Adoption Story


    02/08/21

    Paralympic Champion Shares Adoption Story
    Jessica Long has won 23 medals at four Paralympics. (IPC)

    The massive television audience watching the Super Bowl learned about the adoption story of Paralympic champion swimmer Jessica Long from a Toyota ad aired during the game.

    Long, 28, has competed in the last four Summer Paralympics, winning 23 medals, 13 of them gold. She won three gold medals in Athens 2004 at age 12.

    Click here to learn about her story, and the ad, in this article from People.

    Olympic Champion Now a Super Bowl Title Winner

    Roger Kingdom (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    Roger Kingdom of the USA won the gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Games in Seoul.

    He can now add Super Bowl winning coach to his resume.

    Kingdom is the speed and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was part of the team that beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 and lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl champions on Sunday.

    The Los Angeles Times reported on his path to coaching in the NFL.

    Click here to read the article.

    PyeongChang 2018 Museum Opens

    Almost three years to the day after the Opening Ceremony at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a memorial museum opened on Feb. 7.

    The museum was built on the site of the main Olympic Stadium, which was a temporary structure dismantled after the Games, which took place from Feb. 9-25.

    To read the Yonhap story in its entirety, click here.

    Potential Response to Beijing 2022 Boycott?

    (Beijing 2022)
    The editor-in-chief of the Chinese state-backed nationalist tabloid Global Times took to Twitter to threaten that China would respond with “serious sanctions” against any countries that boycott the Games.

    Human rights groups used last week’s one year to go to the start of Beijing 2022 to call for a boycott of the Games.

    A coalition of more than 180 rights groups think a boycott is necessary to combat reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities by the Chinese government.

    Click here to read the report from the South China Morning Post.

    Compiled by Gerard Farek

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