Famous Adopted Olympians

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We all love watching the Olympics and seeing the best athletes in the world compete. We also love learning about the Olympians’ personal lives and the journeys they took to Rio. This year, Simone Biles’s achievements as an adopted athlete (and gold medalist!) have taken social media by storm. But did you know that several famous Olympians were adopted? Many Paralympians have overcome birth defects and disabilities to become world champions in their sport, with their adoptive parents (and sometimes birth parents, too) in the crowd cheering for their success. And, yes, individuals who were adopted from other countries are eligible to compete for Team USA…but adoptees with dual citizenship have sometimes chosen to compete for their birth country. See full story here.

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