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Team USA Leaps with Asian American Representation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Ice SkatingAt the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Asian Americans are already scoring points for representation in the Olympic sports discipline of figure skating.

None has been more prominent than the Team USA’s figure skating team. Seven out of 14 athletes on the team are Asian Americans, marking a historic number for Asian American skaters in Olympic … Read more

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Aug 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Shib Sibs Are Ice Skating’s Reader’s Choice Award Winners

Shib Sibs Are Ice Skating’s Reader’s Choice Award Winners

posted by Randall

While all eyes are on the Summer Olympics in Rio right now, two Winter Olympians managed to get into the spotlight as well.
 
Maia Alex & Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, the darlings of the ice dance skating world and this year’s World silver medalists, were named the 2016 Skating Magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Award winners.
 
Nearly … Read more

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May 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Connie Chung, Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi & Antonio Taguba Inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

Connie Chung, Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi & Antonio Taguba Inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

posted by Louis Chan
Chung, Connie holds up auction item at Asian Hall of Fame induction

Chung, Connie holds up auction item at Asian Hall of Fame induction. Photo by CJ Photo Seattle

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Asian Hall of Fame inducted a stellar class of four new honorees this month in Seattle.

News anchor Connie Chung, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi … Read more

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Feb 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Stellar Class Announced for 2016 Asian Hall of Fame

Stellar Class Announced for 2016 Asian Hall of Fame

posted by Randall
Asian Hall of Fame 2016

Asian Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

The Asian Hall of Fame in Seattle announced  this month a stellar class of 2016 inductees.

Recognized will be television journalist Connie Chung, actor and famed martial artist Bruce Lee, gold medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi and retired Major General Antonio M Tabuga … Read more

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Oct 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Sacramento Bee: Kristi Yamaguchi Inducted into California Hall of Fame

Sacramento Bee: Kristi Yamaguchi Inducted into California Hall of Fame

posted by Randall

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi was among eight people inducted Wednesday night into the California Hall of Fame, reports the Sacramento Bee.

The 1992 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating admitted to a little insecurity after reaching the highest level in her sport.

“When you hit the Olympics at 20, its kind of daunting,” said Yamaguchi. “You … Read more

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Oct 22, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Bruce Lee & Kristi Yamaguchi to Be Inducted to the California Hall of Fame

Bruce Lee & Kristi Yamaguchi to Be Inducted to the California Hall of Fame

posted by Randall

Bruce Lee

Asian American icons Bruce Lee and Kristi Yamaguchi will join six other new inductees Wednesday into the California Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will be held at the California Museum in Sacramento and will be streamed live beginning at 7 p.m. Pacific time.

Yamaguchi’s contributions to the skating world are legendary. Born in Hayward, California … Read more

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Jan 18, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: Five Things You May Not Know about Kristi Yamaguchi

Huff Post: Five Things You May Not Know about Kristi Yamaguchi

posted by Randall

Kristi YamaguchiOlympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi recently appeared on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now.

As much media exposure as the ice queen has garnered, there are a few secrets about Kristi that haven’t widely been publicized, reports the Huff Post.

Perhaps the most interesting is that she was born bowlegged.

“I was … Read more

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Sep 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KTVU: Olympic Committee to Honor Kristi Yamaguchi for Humanitarian Work

KTVU: Olympic Committee to Honor Kristi Yamaguchi for Humanitarian Work

posted by Randall

Kristi YamaguchiThe US Olympic Committee this Friday will honor gold medal ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi for her humanitarian work, reports KTVU.

She will receive the Rings of Gold for working with underprivileged children in 14 Bay Area public schools.

In fact, its for charity that Yamaguchi will perform in public for the first time in … Read more

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Apr 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Lives coming to PBS

Japanese American Lives coming to PBS

posted by Randall

Kristi YamaguchiOlympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will host a special three episode series Japanese American Lives on PBS.

Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the programs will explore the “rich and diverse history of Japanese Americans” with stories that “go beyond the history books.”

The first episode Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Read more

Blogs

Feb 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Spirited Girl: What comes first– America or Korean pride?

Spirited Girl: What comes first– America or Korean pride?

posted by Randall

Michelle Kwan Being a third generation Chinese American, I don’t feel a real strong connection to my ancestral homeland, China (photo by KevinRushforth).

Sure, I’ve been fortunate enough to journey on a roots trip and saw the house my grandfather grew up in. I admit feeling a sense of pride and appreciation for what my grandfather … Read more

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