The Believer

I was flying home from Denver today and I came across this amazing story about Kwame “Snow Leopard” Nkrumah-Acheampong, the sole member of the Ghana Olympic Ski Team, in United’s Hemispheres Magazine.  It reminded me of why the Olympics makes me giddy. I love the profiles on the athletes as much as watching them compete! I am always so inspired by the athletes personal stories of sacrifice and passion.

Ghana will always hold a special place in my heart after living there for four months. Kwame is selling “spots” on his ski suit for $8 to help sponsor Ghanian charities.

Kwame was quoted saying,”I admit that I am an underdog and a novelty. But I hope I’m more like the Jamaican bobsled team and less like Eddie the Eagle. If I can beat a path so that others can follow, I’ll be happy.”

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One response to “The Believer

  1. One of my friends is going to the Winter Olympics and she is “obsessed” with the Snow Leopard. She keeps saying he’s going to win it all just with sheer spirit. It’s such a great story! I’m a sucker for those Olympic spotlight stories, too.

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