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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 9:42 AM
— Jordan Greenway made history as the first African American on the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team in 2018.
“I’m happy I’m the first. I hope I’m the first of many,” Greenway told The Associated Press of the accomplishment. “Hopefully I inspire other kids to want to do the same thing, try something different.”
Greenway, a Canton, New York, native, told his mother about going to an ice hockey prep school when he was 12. He played three years at Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota. In 2015, he was drafted to the NHL Entry Draft and chosen by the Minnesota Wild in the second round, 50th overall pick.
In the 2017-2018 season, Greenway chose to stay at Boston University, where he was studying psychology, for another year, rather than join the Wild professionally.
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Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:59 AM
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States has won the gold medal in the women's giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 11:09 AM
— Mikaela Shiffrin, is the youngest-ever Olympic slalom gold medalist. She won when she was 18 at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:50 AM
— He’s not even competing this year, but Michael Phelps is making Olympic headlines.
The record-holding medal-winner announced via Instagram that his family has added another bundle of joy.
Phelp’s wife Nicole gave birth to the couple’s second son, Beckett Richard Phelps, the “Today” show reported.
The Olympian made the announcement via Instagram.
The couple’s first son, Boomer, is 1 and can be seen holding his little brother, USAToday reported. “Boomer” posted to “his” Instagram account too, saying he can’t wait to hold the newborn.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian, CNN reported. According to Olympics officials, Phelps has been awarded 23 gold, three silver and two bronze medals over his career as an Olympian. He competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Games.
Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 2:41 PM
— Olympian Adam Rippon has been skating since he was 9 years old. Growing up, Rippon’s mother drove him three hours from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to train in New Jersey every day.
Ahead of the 2018 Olympics, Rippon reflected on his hometown and his time in the sport.
“The support that I've gotten from people in my hometown has kind of been overwhelming,” he said in an interview. “It’s something I really never expected. I hear from people that I used to go to school with who are now following figure skating and keeping track of my career.”
Rippon made history as the first openly gay U.S. athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics.