Ethiopian Cross-country Skier


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At the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Olympics Friday, Robel Teklemariam will carry the flag for Ethiopia. Teklemariam is a cross-country skier from a country that has no snow. He came to the United States at age 9 while his mother worked for the UN in New York City, and attended the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship. This will be his second Olympic competition. Link

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Hello! Just wanted to chime in with my support for Robel. We (rva magazine) are good friends with his brother, and conducted an interview with him several months ago.

Here's the link:

http://rvamag.com/articles/full/6398/robel-teklemariam-man-slides-ice

If y'all would like to feature this interview, please feel free!

Thanks very much, and GO ROBEL!

-Ian
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