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Biography

Michelle Kwan is the most decorated figure skater in US history. From 1995 to 2005, Kwan dominated the sport winning an unprecedented 43 championships, including five World Championships, eight consecutive and nine overall US National Championships and two Olympic medals. In the nearly 100-year history of US figure skating, no American man or woman has won more world titles, national titles, or Olympic medals. Kwan's activities off the ice are equally noteworthy. In 2006, Condoleezza Rice appointed Kwan as the first US Public Diplomacy Envoy. In this capacity, Kwan travels the world and meets with young people to speak about leadership and to engage them in dialogue on social and educational issues. In 2010, President Obama appointed Kwan to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and she was elected to the board of directors of Special Olympics International.

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London Calling: What's Our Olympic Legacy?

06.29.12 | 01:10:57 min | 2 comments