Kin + Kin + Loo = Olympic dream realized

Today’s NY Times tells story of a local business making a local snowboarder’s dream of competing in her hometown’s games come true.

We take you behind the scenes this month with our timely Vancouver Games Blog, an insider perspective on sport medicine and science headlines, talking points, statistical data and emerging trends.

With snowboarder Alexa Loo recovering from an knee injury and losing her crucial financial aid, she needed a nothing short of a miracle to make it to Vancouver 2010.  Courtesy of a pair of immigrant brothers  who realized their own Canadian dream she gets to go for Olympic gold tomorrow on the slopes of Cypress:

Eighteen months ago, neither party knew the other, but they are linked now, by grocery bags, comic books and $20,000. They are connected because the brothers helped save Loo’s Olympic dream.

Her story is like our story,” one brother, Kin Hun Leung, said. “She didn’t give up. We didn’t give up. And here we are.”

Read the full article here.

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