Caixin
Jun 17, 2022 07:30 PM
OPINION

Opinion: Eileen Gu’s Mission for Unity Shows the True Meaning of Sports

Eileen Gu. Photo: VCG
Eileen Gu. Photo: VCG

The medals have been awarded and the competitors have long since departed from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but the popularity of certain star athletes shows no signs of fading.

Xu Mengtao, Olympic freestyle skiing champion, joined a popular reality show. Another example, perhaps more famous, is the queen of freestyle skiing, Eileen Gu. Gu recently revealed at the TIME100 summit that she will serve as the ambassador for a U.S. bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2030 or 2034. Although the U.S. Olympic Committee immediately stated that her appointment hadn’t been finalized, it is true that Gu has become a bridge that links China and the United States, and maybe even one that connects China with the rest of the world.

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